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.
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.
A man has appeared in court after cocaine worth up to half a million pounds, was seized at Gatwick Airport. The drugs were discovered when officers stopped a 43-year-old man who had arrived on a flight from Trinidad.
Sherwin Selkridge pleaded not guilty and has been remanded in custody. He will next appear at Croydon Crown Court on 14 October
Delays of up to 50 minutes on First Great Western between Reading and Redhill, and between Reading and Gatwick Airport due to emergency engineering works.
Nearly two hundred thousand more people used Gatwick last month compared with the same time last year. In total four million passengers passed through the airport in August.
London Gatwick saw four million passengers use the airport this August, which is up by nearly 200,000 compared to last year.
Passengers flying to European destinations continued to grow with over three million passengers choosing to fly from the airport.
The top European destinations were Spain, Italy and Greece.
A new route to Moscow with easyJet proved to be popular with over 19,000 passengers flying there from London Gatwick in August.
Long haul flights to Dubai and Vietnam also grew in popularity.
Video: one of our viewers captured the Gatwick coach blaze on camera.