Crawley wakes up to the empty skies of the coronavirus crash

With most Gatwick flights grounded and a looming economic downturn, residents of West Sussex town fear for their jobs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Elizabeth Laker received the email telling her she would be made redundant less than six weeks after discovering she was pregnant. “It took me a couple of days to respond to them. Being pregnant, my hormones were all over the place. I’d done a lot of crying, I wasn’t sure how we’d keep a roof over our heads.” The 26-year-old from Crawley, who worked in sales, is among thousands in the West Sussex town now facing financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...