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Commuting to London costs five times more than in Europe

Trains from Luton and Chelmsford to London Credit: ITV Anglia

Travelling from Chelmsford or Luton to London costs five times more than a similar commute into Paris or Rome.

New fares come into force today - and the much higher cost of a 30 mile trip compared to Europe is being highlighted by the TUC.

A monthly season ticket to London from Luton costs £400, and from Chelmsford it's £381.

In Europe a 30 mile commute from Étampes to Paris costs £66 a month and from Civita Castellana to Rome is £65



School paints mural for 6-year-old 'inspiration'

A school in Milton Keynes has paid tribute to their very own superhero - a six year old boy who lost his legs and an arm to meningitis.

Staff and pupils at Stantonbury's Wood End say Jeremy Osei is such an inspiration they raised money to create a spiderman mural in his honour.

Driver killed in crash on Christmas Day

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

One person has died in a crash near Milton Keynes on Christmas Day.

It happened on the A421 between junction 13 of the M1 and Milton Keynes just after 3pm.

The collision involved a blue Citroen C3 travelling away from Milton Keynes and a beige Vauxhall Astra travelling in the opposite direction.

Emergency services attended but the driver of the Citroen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police 101.

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