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New Wizz Air base at Luton to create 36 new jobs

Wizz Air has been flying from Luton since 2004. Credit: PA

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has announced it is to open its first UK base at Luton Airport.

The low-cost carrier has been flying to Luton for 12 years and is already the second largest carrier at the airport after easyJet.

The Luton base will be their first in the UK, and their 28th in total.

The company expect the move to create 36 new jobs and the base will house one new Airbus A320 aircraft.

As part of the plans, there will also be three new routes to Tel Aviv in Israel, Pristina in Kosovo and Kutaisi in Georgia.

Today’s announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to the UK. Our first Wizz Air flight from the UK took off from London Luton in 2004 and since then, we have carried over 35 million passengers on our low-fare UK routes.

By establishing base operations at London Luton, where WIZZ is already the second largest operator and an important supporter of local jobs with our business partners, we are also creating direct local jobs with one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines for the first time.

– József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air


Indian ship's crew face Christmas stranded in port

The Malaviya Twenty docked in June. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The crew of an Indian owned supply ship which has been detained in Great Yarmouth are facing the prospect of being stranded at the port over Christmas.

The Malaviya Twenty, which is registered in Mumbai, docked in June.

It is been detained by the Admiralty Marshall after it emerged that the crew haven't been paid.


Milton Keynes hosts first post-Brexit Jobs Show

Previous MK Jobs Show in January 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The first post-Brexit MK Jobs Show begins in Milton Keynes later.

The two day event at the centre MK showcases employment and training opportunities from the region's employers.

Many organisations are exhibiting for the first time including: Vauxhall, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.

The latest jobs stats from May to July 2016 show 1.63 million people unemployed, 39,000 fewer that the year before.

Unemployment falls to 112,000 in East Anglia

Unemployment has fallen across East Anglia. Credit: PA

There's been a small fall in unemployment across the Anglia region.

It's down by 1,000 in the East of England to 112,000 people.

That's 3.5% of the workforce - the lowest jobless rate of any region in the UK.

The number of people unemployed in East Anglia.

In the East Midlands, which includes Northamptonshire, the total was down by a similar amount to 106,000 people.

London-Cambridge corridor could create 400,000 new jobs

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

A high-tech corridor stretching from London through Stansted and on to Cambridge could generate nearly 400,000 jobs - if this region is given the power to develop it.

A new report published today says the area could be a prime location for technology and life sciences firms in the UK.

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