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Stansted Airport is best for low-cost airlines

Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Stansted Airport has been named the world's best for low-cost airlines for the fourth year in a row at an international award ceremony.

The accolade is based on a survey of 13 million passengers at more than 400 airports across the world.

Stansted recorded a growth in passenger numbers last year for the first time since 2007.

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Terror suspect returned to UK from Turkey

Counter terrorism officers stopped a man at Stansted Airport on Sunday night.

He was arrested on Monday on suspicion of terrorism offences and has been taken to a London police station where he remains in custody.

The 21-year-old had returned to the UK from Istanbul, Turkey, via Stuttgart.

Detectives says the arrest was not in response to any immediate threat or risk. Detectives have carried out searches of three addresses in connection with this investigation.

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Milestone in £80m Stansted Airport refurbishment

Stansted Airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

The £80m re-furbishment of Stansted Airport has reached another milestone with a new security search section opening.

The new area has more lanes, which will speed up the search process with separate access for families and disabled people.

The next phase of work to re-develop the international departures lounge is now also underway.

Stop Stansted Expansion group 'relieved' after Stansted Airport not earmarked for expansion

The Stop Stansted Expansion group say that they are "relieved" that Stansted Airport has not been shortlisted as a potential site for expansion in today's Airports Commission interim report.

"We are obviously greatly relieved that Stansted is not on the shortlist.

The environmental consequences of even one extra runway would have been catastrophic and the fact is that there has never been a viable business case for any extra runways at Stansted.

The airport currently operates at less than half of its potential capacity.

We must now show solidarity with the communities around Heathrow and Gatwick and support their efforts in resisting the threat that they now face."

– – BRIAN ROSS, ECONOMICS ADVISER, STOP STANSTED EXPANSION
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