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Stansted passengers face walking over a kilometre

Stansted Airport

Passengers at Stansted Airport face the longest walk from check-in to departure according to a new survey.

At the Essex airport travellers face a walk of over a kilometre or three quarters of a mile. At Luton Airport they may have to walk up to 822 metres or 900 yards.

Travel organisation Abta say many travellers who have difficulty walking only request assistance once they arrive at the airport, which may be too late.

This can lead to them having to make their way across terminals on foot or miss their flight.

Work due to start on multi-million pound academic centre in Milton Keynes

An artists impression of the new £8.5 million academic centre Credit: Milton Keynes University Hospital

Work's due to start on an £8.5 million academic centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

It'll include a simulated operating theatre, video link for live procedures and lecture theatre.

Medical students and staff will seal a time capsule which will be opened on 19th September 2116.

The state-of- the-art building is the result of a partnership between the hospital and the University of Buckingham Medical School, who are funding the project.

The new Academic Centre will provide an outstanding resource for medical education and training for students, doctors, nurses and health professionals throughout the hospital.


Police investigating killing arrest two more people

Suhaib Mohammed

Police investigating the murder of a teenager in Milton Keynes last week have arrested two more people.

A 35 year old man and a 32 year old woman are being questioned on conspiracy to murder Suhaib Mohammed, who was 19.

On Friday a 33 year old man appeared before a crown court judge charged with his murder.

Mohammed Noor, from Milton Keynes, is accused of killing Suhaib Mohammed at an end of terrace house in Osprey Close, Eaglestone early on Tuesday morning.

A trial date was set for 7 March next year by Judge Richard Foster. He remanded Noor in custody. There will be a plea hearing on 9 December.

600,000 more seats available on trains


Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia says there are now 600,000 more seats available a year on its intercity trains between Norwich and London.

Seven catering carriages have been fitted with 54 seats each and extra seats added to some standard carriages. Its all part of a £12 million refurbishment of all intercity trains.

Demand for ambulance service spikes during heatwave

Figures show a spike in demand for ambulances during heatwave Credit: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

New figures show a sharp rise in demand for ambulances during this month's heatwave.

From 12th - 15th September, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 11,500 emergency calls regionally, compared to 10,300 over the same period last year.

"Despite the increase in demand faced over recent days, our staff and volunteers have continued to deliver quality care to all of our patients and for that I want to thank them. We would like to remind patients to only call us in an emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or major trauma and to otherwise consider contacting your GP, attending an urgent care centre, attending a hospital or contacting a pharmacist.”

– Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery for EEAST
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