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New protest over airport expansion plans

Campaigners against new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick have been staging a new protest ahead of a government decision, expected in October. They held an Olympic style event with Heathrow awarded a pair of Gold ear defenders for making the most noise

It's claimed noise at both airports will massively increase if the plans are approved. A new opinion poll for Windsor and Maidenhead Council reveals 38 percent of local people oppose a third Heathrow runway with 34 percent supporting it. The rest said they had no preference.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.


easyJet 'appalled' at video of bags being chucked

easyJet says it is 'appalled' after video emerged of baggage handlers throwing luggage onto trolleys from one of its planes.

A passenger who was waiting in the terminal at Gatwick Airport recorded the footage when he saw the bags being unloaded:

easyJet says it is now investigating.

easyJet is appalled to see this footage. We would like to assure our passengers that this is absolutely not the standard of baggage handling we expect from our suppliers and we will investigate this incident thoroughly.

– easyJet statement

Damage to cars parked near Gatwick Airport

Many cars parked near the airport have been damaged Credit: ITV

Dozens of people have now made complaints to Trading Standards about damage to cars parked near Gatwick Airport. Last month thousands of vehicles were found dumped in a muddy field by rogue parking firms. Five companies are now being investigated by police.


Luke, 19, is country's youngest airline pilot

Luke Elsworth is only19, but he's already earned his wings as an airline pilot - making him one of the youngest ever in this country.

Luke was offered a job with easyJet after completing a fast-track training programme. Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse caught up with him at Gatwick and discovered that, despite his achievement, his feet are still firmly on the ground.

EU Referendum result could delay runway decision

EU referendum result could delay runway decision Credit: ITV News Meridian

There's a warning the Brexit vote could delay a decision on expansion at Gatwick Airport. Campaigners say the Prime Minister's resignation may well stall plans to make an announcement early next month.

It was previously suggested that ministers could announce a decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick before the summer Parliamentary break at the end of July.

But David Cameron's announcement that he will step down by October following the Brexit vote could mean a further delay in the process.

Huge improvement scheme opens at Gatwick

Gatwick has opened its biggest ever improvement scheme. Around £186 million has been spent on its Pier 1 development that provides new bigger departure gates and a complete new baggage system for the South terminal.

The airport say it should cut delays and comes as new figures reveal a 5.8 per cent rise in passengers last month, and an all time record for an airport for a single runway. Gatwck saw over 41 million people come through the airport on the last year.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Gatwick makes promise over second runway noise

Gatwick wants permission for a second runway Credit: ITV

Gatwick Airport has promised to limit how many residents are affected by aircraft noise - if it's granted permission for a second runway.

It says no more than 15,000 people would be subject to 57 decibels - the level the Government believes "significant annoyance begins".

Ministers are yet to decide if a new runway will be built at Gatwick or Heathrow.

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