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Power failure causes airport delays

Christmas holidaymakers at Stansted Airport in Essex have been facing major delays, after a power failure this afternoon.

Flights were still able to take off and land, but passengers reported that queues for departure were stretching the length of the main terminal building.

Stansted airport said neither the main terminal nor the runway were affected by the power failure Credit: ITV News Anglia

The power failure, which lasted two hours, affected a satellite building and the track transit which takes passengers for boarding. Stansted said neither the main terminal nor the runway were affected and passengers were being taken by bus to their flights.

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Much-needed makeover of train carriages to begin

An Abellio Greater Anglia train. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia will today begin a much-needed refurbishment of carriages used on the Norwich to London rail line.

The improvements will include new tables and seat covers, power points and better lighting.

The first of the refurbished carriages will return to use early next year with the entire fleet finished by October 2016.

"We are delighted to begin this major refresh for our MkIII carriages, which will deliver a significant improvement in the travelling environment for passengers on our key intercity services between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London."

– James Burles, Abellio Greater Anglia's managing director.

Teenager to appear in court over Chelmsford stabbing death

Ashley Woolley, who was killed in Chelmsford.

A teenager is to appear in court this morning charged with the murder of 18-year-old Ashley Woolley in Chelmsford.

Tributes were left at the spot where Mr. Woolley was stabbed in Oaklands Park last Thursday. He later died in hospital.

A museum in the park where he sought help remained closed over the weekend as a mark of respect.

A 17-year-old boy is due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court having appeared before the town's magistrates at the weekend.

He is also charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

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Classmates of Chelmsford stabbing victim to be offered counselling

Ashley Woolley, who was a student at Chelmsford College. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Classmates of a student who was stabbed to death in an Essex park are to be offered counselling.

Ashley Woolley was studying business at Chelmsford College.

He was killed following the attack on Thursday as he walked through Oaklands Park.

College principal Andy Sparks said staff and students would received support for as long as they needed it.

"Ashley was well liked by both students and teaching staff - the college community is shocked and upset by this tragic loss.

"Since the news of the tragedy broke, tributes to Ashley have been flooding in which is a testament to his popularity."

– Andy Sparks, Principal, Chelmsford College.

Missing girl found safe and well

A 12-year-old girl reported missing from her home in Essex has been found safe and well.

Tina Mackenzie, from Great Wakering, near Southend, had not been seen since Friday when she was due home at 8pm.

She was found at a property in Shoeburyness last night.

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