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Jobs could be at risk at Luton-based airline Monarch

Jobs could be at risk at Luton-based Monarch. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire.

Luton-based airline Monarch is considering closing one of its engineering bases.

Unions say it would mean the loss of more than 100 jobs - including 13 in Luton.

Monarch's interim managing director Andy Mackay said all staff would be offered alternative roles if the closure of the base at Manchester Airport went ahead.

But Unite said workers had already had to make "significant sacrifices" in terms of pay and conditions to secure their future.

"It is very disappointing and a severe blow to our engineering members to hear this news when they have played their part in turning around Monarch and making the airline the profitable business that it is today."

– Oliver Richardson, Unite national officer.



Tourist attractions get ready for early Easter

Now this weekend is of course a bumper bank holiday and that means thousands of us will be heading out for day trips and short breaks.

But Easter this year is early and that has brought a few complications for some businesses in our tourism industry as they rush to get ready for the start of the season.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

'Eastern Powerhouse' devolution deal expected on budget day

Chancellor George Osborne outside Downing Street. Credit: Press Association.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce a devolution deal for a so-called Eastern Powerhouse today as he delivers his budget.

It will mean more powers for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and the chance to make important decisions in areas like road, rail and digital infrastructure.

But the deal has met opposition. Cambridge councillors have previously said they do not believe a combined deal for the three counties was in the best interests of Cambridgeshire tax payers.

Catch-up: ITV News Anglia's special programme on Stansted airport

ITV News Anglia marked 25 years of Stansted's iconic terminal with a special programme live from the airport. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After the Queen declared the Norman Foster terminal building at Stansted open on 15th March 1991 just over a million people a year were using the Essex airport.

In the years which followed a lot has changed. Stansted is now a major hub for low cost airlines and annual passenger numbers have risen to more than 23 million. The terminal has been extended twice.

To mark the 25-year anniversary, ITV News Anglia produced a special programme live from the busy terminal presented by Jonathan Wills and Becky Jago

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