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 today announced major investment plans but passenger fees will rise to pay for it.
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Gatwick Airport announce plans to increase fees for passengers by up to three pounds per person. This could take them to £11.45 by 2018. This is part of an extra £1billion investment over five yeas.
The airport is also calling for and end to it being regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Thousands of people across the South are expected take to the roads, rails and airports today as the Christmas Getaway begins for many.
Gatwick alone is expecting one and a half million passengers to pass through the airport over the festive period.
Santa and his reindeer will be at the West Sussex terminals along with carol singers to get passengers in the Christmas spirit!
There is disruption to flights to/ from Gatwick Airport due to fog. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for flight information. Dense freezing fog in the South East today, which will cause disruption to flights this morning.
Some early morning arrivals and departures are delayed/cancelled.
Cannabis valued at £400,000 has been seized at Gatwick Airport as Wiltshire Police arrested a suspect arriving on a flight from Jamaica.
Sgt Scott Hargreave said it was believed the skunk (a strong form of herbal cannabis) - found in two bags - was destined for sale in Swindon.
In another recent development, London Mayor Boris Johnson met Sir Howard Davies yesterday to restate his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow and to express concern about what he sees an an unnecessarily long timeframe for the commission to report back on aviation options for the south.
Mr Johnson favours a new Thames Estuary airport or possible expansion at Stansted. A poll of MPs earlier this week showed that the so-called "Boris Island" scheme had little support. Of 93 MPs surveyed, only 16 per cent backed the plan, with 46 per cent supporting expansion at Heathrow.
The all-party 2M Group, which represents more than 20 local councils close to Heathrow, has said it will tell the Davies Commission that loosening restrictions on Heathrow's existing runways would destroy the quality of life for flightpath communities on all sides of the west London airport.
Bosses at Heathrow airport will make the case today for the UK to maintain a major hub airport. Colin Matthews, chief executive at Heathrow will launch a report entitled One Hub or None. Currently, Heathrow is the UK's major hub airport.
The need for a major hub forms part of the work of the Whitehall-appointed Aviation Commission, headed by former Financial Services Authority chief Sir Howard Davies. The Heathrow report is being sent to Sir Howard whose team will report on aviation policy to the Government by the end of 2013.
They will give a final report in summer 2015. Mr Matthews is expected to argue that splitting a hub between Heathrow and Gatwick - the so-called Heathwick option - is not practical and that building up other airports as major hubs would not work either.
Manston Airport in Kent could be the answer to the south east's aviation problems. That's what North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons today. MPs are calling on the government to freeze air passenger duty, which they claim harms tourism and trade.