Plans for a second runway at Gatwick costing £5-9 billion were put forward by bosses of the West Sussex airport today.
A van that sparked a major security alert at Gatwick was not linked to terrorist activity and nothing of concern was found, police say.
Border Force officers have seized 94 kilos of dried caterpillars at Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick Airport has pledged to spend more than 250 million pounds as it tries to outbid Heathrow for the right to build a new runway. The Government will decide after next year's general election which airport is allowed to expand. Rags Martel has more.
A Turkish man sparked a security scare at Gatwick Airport today after passing through customs without a ticket.The man managed to reach the departure lounge at around 8.20am before he was stopped by staff.
Shocked passengers were said to have left the airport after hearing what had happened.
– Spokesman for Gatwick Airport
Earlier this morning a gentleman accompanying his family through the airport was incorrectly allowed access to the departure lounge without having a boarding pass. The incident is being investigated but all individuals correctly passed through the series of full security search and screen processes."
A community policewoman has gone on trial accused of using her position to steal thousands of pounds from passengers while on duty at Gatwick Airport.
It's claimed that Community Support Officer Alexis Scott, who's 39, told travellers that she would have to take money from them, because they were attempting to take too much cash out of the country.
She denies any wrong doing. John Ryall has been following the case and sends this.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has raised concerns about aircraft noise over Downland villages resulting from a trial flight path from Gatwick. The MP has received numerous complaints from residents who say that it results in lower flying aircraft and noise over their villages.
The flight path trials are part of a consultation about London airspace by the Civil Aviation Authority.
In a reply Stuart Wingate, Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport, said that the trial would run until 17 August, after which the flight paths would revert to their previous route and he apologised for any disturbances caused during the trial.
There's a security clampdown at airports tonight - after a new terror alert, issued by the Government of the United States of America. There are fears that al-Qaeda groups are targetting the aviation industry once again.
The alert came on the day new low-cost routes were introduced from Gatwick - to the United States. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
The first new low cost airline for 40 years to fly from the the UK to the United States is taking off today from Gatwick.
Norwegian will fly the new Dreamliner to New York, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles from as little as £150.
But unions claim the airline want to use cheap labour from South Asia and have concerns over safety, which the airline deny.
– Gatwick spokesperson
"Gatwick would like to apologise for the longer than usual wait for bags some passengers have experienced this weekend. We are working closely with the ground handling teams at Gatwick, who are employed directly by our airlines, to improve delivery speed and service levels."
Arriving bags are taking longer that usual to reach passengers. We apologise for the wait. We are working with @swissportuk to ease delays
Been waiting over an hour at @gatwick_airport baggage reclaim and still haven't even been told the conveyor belt number >:o