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Recruitment drive at Stansted following recent expansion

Stansted Airport. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A massive jobs fair is taking place at Stansted aiport today.

Nearly 50 employers will be there offering everything from pilot and cabin crew positions to retail jobs.

The airport is the biggest single employment site in the East of England and home to more than 11,600 workers.

But it now needs more workers to cope with its recent expansion.

67,000 burger buns made every hour in Dunstable for fast food chain

Burger buns made in Dunstable for McDonalds Credit: ITV News Anglia

It might have its roots in the States but did you know the buns for McDonalds burgers are made right here in our region.

Over the last year 70 people have been recruited for a new 10,000 square metre factory in Dunstable.

They're now making 67,000 buns every hour, 24 hours a day for restaurants across the country.

Adrian Doran, Commerical Director, Aryzta Bakery Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We have bakers in the north west, we have a bakery in the south west, but nothing really in the south east of England which represents really the biggest market for McDonalds, so it is important to have a presence in this area to enable us to get the freshest product to our restaurants on a daily basis."

– Adrian Doran, Commerical Director, Aryzta Bakery
Burger buns being produced in Dunstable Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Announcement expected on Chinese involvement in nuclear power

Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Government is expected to announce a multibillion pound deal later which will secure Chinese backing for a nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

The deal could also allow Chinese state-owned companies to design and build a nuclear reactor using their own technology at Bradwell in Essex.

Those in support say it's a huge boost for the region, but concerns have been raised about national security as well as ecological and environmental concerns.

Professor Steffen Boeh, Director of Essex Sustainability Unit Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's too much of a gamble to be honest. It' a new Chinese reactor that will be built here, the first one in the western world and there's no track record of the Chinese being able to build safe and to cost reactors."

– Professor Steffen Boehm Director, Essex Sustainability Unit
Bradwell in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex jobs fair the best yet say organisers

Hundreds packed out the jobs fair in Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council

More than 2,000 jobseekers went along to the third annual 'Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair' in Clacton.

The event which took place at the Princess Theatre attracted 55 exhibitors with around 150 jobs available on the day.

There were long queues to get into the jobs fair Credit: Tendring District Council

"It really was fantastic to see so many people come along, some were searching for jobs while others were looking to change their career path. We also had students from a number of colleges looking to make contact with companies and the feedback from all those involved has already been extremely positive.”

– Giles Watling, Tendring District Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Inward Investment
Jobs and Careers Fair, Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council

Buses were also put on to bring people in from Harwich and they proved popular.

First World Cup game for Milton Keynes

A banner at Stadium MK. Credit: ITV Anglia

Milton Keynes will tomorrow play host to its first game for this year's Rugby World Cup.

In the first of three games taking place at the venue, France will look to take on Canada. The other two will feature Samoa against Japan and Uruguay facing Fiji.

With more than thirty thousand fans expected at each game the tournament is worth more than 50 million pounds to the town.

The MK Don's chairman said;

Ten years ago you would not have imagined milton keynes hosting a worldwide event, a big international sporting event but the stadium has helped put us on the map.

– Peter Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons

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Top employers at Milton Keynes jobs fair

A major event aiming to drive forward growth across our region will take place in Milton Keynes today.

The Milton Keynes jobs fair will see 90 top employers, including the Army, and businesses like John Lewis and Ikea, offer around 10,000 jobs to people in the area.

The event will take place at the Centre MK today and tomorrow and organisers are expecting 105,000 people to attend over the two days.

It takes place between 10am and 6pm.

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