A Stevenage built satellite is heading to Russia for launch. The Sentinel 5P Satellite was designed and made at Airbus in the town.
Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is heading to the launch site at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
The probe is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change.
"This mission will give Europe new way to measure global pollution levels in much greater detail.”
More on the Copernicus project.
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- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight
Flash flooding and lightning strikes hit parts of the Eastern Region last night.
The storms affected trains as overhead lines were damaged and a school in Essex was forced to close because of flooding.
Saffron Walden County High School was shut today because of flooding. The school said it was a reluctant but necessary closure.
The school sports centre was the worst affected.
The school has worked hard to ensure that it is safe and dry and can be re-opened tomorrow morning.
Rail commuters are being told to expect disruption this morning after overhead lines were damaged during last night's storms.
All lines between Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport are blocked by fallen trees and train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected until 10am.
Train Services from London Liverpool Street will terminate at Bishop's Stortford. Greater Anglia says it is trying to resource buses to supplement the service between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport.
Damaging strikes, which have crippled rail networks across northern and southern England, could now hit Greater Anglia services.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing to members of the public to help trace a man who has gone missing from Stevenage.
Andrew McGuinn, who is 53 years old, was last seen in the town at 9am on Tuesday, July 11.
He is described as being white, around 6ft tall and of stocky build, with a bald head, a goatee beard and a tattoo on his right arm.
There have been no further sightings of Andrew locally and police believe he could have travelled into Cambridgeshire.
Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101.
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The average home across Britain has added just over £3,000 to its value since the start of the year, according to analysis.Read the full story ›