"Following a full and thorough search by the Police, we are now able to re-open our North Terminal to passengers. Passengers should check with their airlines for information about their journey.
"Our priority is always the safety and welfare of our passengers and extra Gatwick staff are on hand to assist those who have experienced significant disruption to their journey today.
"We are working with our airlines to return North Terminal to usual operations. South Terminal is operating as normal."
Gatwick Airport's North Terminal has reopened after a security alert prompted an evacuation.
The closure was prompted by the discovery of what police believed to be a firearm in a bin at the airport.
A 41-year-old man from Vendome in France was arrested at the scene on suspicion of discarding the suspected weapon.
He had not checked in or passed through any passport or security checks at the time, Sussex Police said.
A 41-year-old French man is being questioned after "what appears to be a firearm" was discovered at Gatwick airport's North Terminal, Sussex Police say.
1/2 UPDATE: North Terminal remains closed due to an earlier incident. Flights are departing from Gatwick however...
2/2 UPDATE: If you are expecting to travel from North Terminal this afternoon we recommend that you contact your airline for the latest info
We'd like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience while the NT incident is investigated. We have extra staff on hand to assist.
The North Terminal at Gatwick was evacuated this morning after reports of a man performing 'suspicious actions'.
Sussex Police have confirmed that they have arrested a man in connection with the incident. Further details will follow.
Airline passenger Tim Unwin, who was caught up in the evacuation at the Sussex Airport, has sent out a series of messages and photographs via social media.
Very cramped in Sofitel - passengers are now beginning to get frustrated - would like to be given some information https://t.co/QClgOCV3oF
Helpful airport staff waiting to provide further information to passengers at Gatwick North https://t.co/PO4bhiUcK1
Sussex Police have arrested a man after an incident at Gatwick Airport. The site's North Terminal was evacuated this morning, and police called at 9.30am after 'suspicious actions' by a man who discarded an item at the airport.
Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene as a precautionary measure, to investigate the item.
"At this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the incident and it is too early to say what the item may be. However, given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness.
"We are aware that there is concern about what has happened in France, but the general threat level remains the same and people should be aware as usual of anyone acting suspiciously."
Due to an incident - the North Terminal has been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Extra staff on-site looking after passenger welfare
There's still no agreement where a new crossing over the Thames should be built. Most drivers agree - one is certainly needed - as they endure long delays between Dartford and Thurrock.
But faced with a range of options from East London to Gravesend and Tilbury - the arguments about where the bridge and its approach roads should go, have continued
As Nashreen Issa reports, the Government is due to make a decision early next year.
The interviewees are: Cllr John Kent, Thurrock Council; and Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Thurrock.
Older drivers in Kent will now be offered training to help them drive more safely and reduce accidents.
Motorists over the age of 60 are involved in fewer crashes than other age groups. But if the over 70s have an accident, then they're three times more likely to be killed.
So Kent County Council now plans to offer older drivers advice about how to cope with failing eyesight and slower reaction times.
You can watch Abigail Bracken's full report below.
Interviewees are: Harry Standley, driver Paddy Hopkirk, former rally driver Steve Horton, Kent County Council Road Safety Team
Older drivers have come under the spotlight in Buckinghamshire, with new figures showing a dramatic increase in the number of people over the age of 65 being involved in accidents.
Now the local council has enlisted the support of one of the World's top rally drivers to help keep senior citizens in the fast lane.
During his racing career Paddy Hopkirk, won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally and numerous World titles. Now 82 years old, he's backing a scheme that encourages mature motorists to get their driving checked by the professionals. Penny Silvester reports.
The interviewees are: Paddy Hopkirk, 1964 Monte Carlo rally winner; Cllr Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council; and June Howlett, Buckinghamshire County Council road safety officer.
There is helpful information for older drivers at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum.