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 Statement
We are currently experiencing a power outage affecting some operational systems in the South Terminal. Unfortunately this is causing some delays for passengers and we apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.
We are working to fix the problem and looking at what contingencies we can put in place in the meantime to minimise disruption.
We advise all passengers scheduled to fly out of the South Terminal today to check the status of the flight with their airline first and check the flight information on our website.
We are also advising passengers to expect some delays.
The power outage is affecting South Terminal check-in, baggage and some parts of the departure lounge.
We're advising passengers to expect delays and to check our live flight information on our website. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We have a power outage in South Terminal. Staff are currently assisting passengers and we are working to get this resolved.
New runways must be built, that is the message tonight from the man in charge of airport expansion. Sir Howard Davies said developing Heathrow or Gatwick, and a new airport in the Thames Estuary, is firmly on the agenda.
Campaigners living beneath the flightpath say extra planes and more flights will be unbearable and nothing short of an environmental disaster. The final decision will be made at the end of the year. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
Following plans to extend Gatwick and Heathrow at the Airport Commission discussion today, we asked residents in Ifield, near Crawley if they thought the plans for a new run way would affect them. Here is what they thought.
Airport campaigners hoping the Governments Aviation Commission would rule out expanding Gatwick, Heathrow or building a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been left disappointed.
Sir Howard Davies has told them at a gathering of campaigners and airport bosses new runways were needed.
Campaigners say this leaves hundreds of thousands of people living around airports blighted.
More runways in the South East must be built if gridlock in our skies is to be avoided, according to the man heading a Government review.
Today, it was confirmed the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick and a new airport in the Thames Estuary were firmly on the agenda.
Critics gave a furious response saying more runways would be an environmental disaster.
Sir Howard Davies, who is heading the Governments Commission on the future of airports, was giving an update on his policy a year after it was launched.
Discussions about the future of the Souths airports has been getting underway today, with Sir Howard Davies saying that new, additional runways will be needed in the coming decades.
– Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Airports Commission
Our provisional conclusion is that we will need some net additional runway capacity in the South East of England in the coming decades. To rely only on runways currently in operation would be likely to produce a distinctly sub-optimal solution for passengers, connectivity and the economy and would also almost certainly not be the best solution in terms of minimising the overall carbon impact of flights and travel to and from airports.
The man looking at the future of airport expansion in the South is answering questions on the issue today.
Chairman of the Airport Commission, Sir Howard Davies, is looking at whether Gatwick should have a second runway, Heathrow a third or whether a new airport should be built in the Thames estuary.
The event is the first public discussion of the Commission's thoughts since its launch in November 2012.