Mum-to-be in flight ban

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A WOMAN from East Lothian has told how she was banned from flying home from a trip to Spain because she was too heavily pregnant, despite having been allowed to fly just four days earlier.

Wendy Townsley, 32, from Prestonpans, went for a long weekend in Spain with her parents and daughters, and was allowed to fly from Prestwick to Alicante without problems.

However, on trying to board her return flight on October 10 she was told she must provide a medical certificate saying she was fit to fly, it was reported today.

She had the certificate faxed through by her midwife, but by the time it arrived, her flight had left.