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Stansted passengers face walking over a kilometre

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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.

Essex village commemorates German zeppelin crash

The zeppelin crashed here in Little Wigborough in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

An Essex village that saw a German zeppelin crash in the First World War has commemorated the centenary.

100 years ago a 650 foot long airship came down in a field Little Wigborough near Mersea Island.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 22 Germans on board all survived but set fire to the wreckage shortly after to destroy any technical details that the British might learn from it.

The event was held to teach people about the area's history.

Part of the original wreckage on display Credit: ITV News Anglia


EasyJet pilots are 'too tired to fly'

EasyJet pilots want to take industrial action. Credit: PA.

Pilots for Luton-based airline EasyJet say they are getting too tired to fly because of their unforgiving rosters.

They have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over concerns about staff fatigue.

EasyJet, which flies out of Luton and Stansted airports, is in talks with union bosses to find a resolution and insists no strike action is currently planned.

Matthew Hudson reports.


Hundreds of cannabis plants seized in Essex police raid

The raid happened yesterday morning. Credit: Essex Police

More than 300 hundred cannabis plants have been seized following a police raid in Essex.

Officers broke into the property in Halstead yesterday after they were tipped off by a member of the public.

The crop will now be destroyed but no arrests have been made yet.

Warrant executions like these show that we will not tolerate those who supply and produce drugs in our communities.

By taking drugs off the streets, we will have disrupted drug dealing, associated crime and we have showed others involved in drugs that thanks to intelligence from the public and our partners we will catch you.

– Sergeant Tom Bastendorff

Veteran conned in phone scam backs fraud prevention plans

Cyril Banks was conned out of £9,000. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A war veteran from Bishop's Stortford who was conned out of £9,000 in a phone scam has welcomed new plans to stop financial fraud.

Cyril Banks, 91, had his life savings taken three months ago. Now Fraud experts and banks have teamed up for a National Campaign called 'Take Five' to give better advice on how to spot scams.

It comes as new figures show a sharp rise in cases.

Backing the campaign, Home Office Security Minister, Ben Wallace, said:

The impact of financial fraud can be devastating on victims, with fraudsters using increasingly cunning and convincing tactics.

They prey on people who are trying to get on with their lives but in a moment where they are busy or distracted become vulnerable.

The message of the Take Five campaign is don't be hurried or hustled, take a moment before you give out any personal information.

At the same time, the Government is working closely with law enforcement and the banking sector through the Joint Fraud Taskforce to take action to stop the organised criminals behind financial fraud.

– Ben Wallace, Home Office Security Minister
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