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Parents to protest over council plans to relocate school

Essex County Council has proposed moving Farnham Primary School. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Parents are due to stage a protest this afternoon against plans to relocate their children's school.

Essex County Council says there are too few children in the catchment area of Farnham Primary's current site at Bishop's Stortford while nearby Stansted is experiencing an increase in demand for places.

It hopes to move the school to St John's Road in the nearby village.

Parents opposed to the proposal plan to hold a demonstration at the end of the school day.

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Stansted campaigners head to High Court

Stansted Airport Credit: PA Images

Campaigners trying to prevent the expansion of Stansted Airport will go to the High Court today in their latest move.

Stop Stansted Expansion claims that work carried out by the Airports Commission is biased and needs to be redone. The Commission has been looking at the best way of improving airport capacity for London.

Another aid aircraft prepares to leave from Stansted

A second aircraft carrying aid will leave from Stansted. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A second aircraft carrying aid to the Philippines is preparing to leave from Stansted Airport.

Oxfam and Save the Children are sending 38 tonnes of supplies to survivors, after the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

It will be the second aid filled aircraft that has left from the Essex based airport in the last week.

Oxfam said the delay was necessary, in order to make sure workers in the Philippines were ready with the lorries, fuel and manpower to receive it.

Architects say Thames Hub is airport answer

The Foster and Partners plan for a Thames Hub airport
The Foster and Partners plan for a Thames Hub airport

A leading firm of architects says a new airport in the Thames estuary would solve the need for more runway capacity in the East of England.

Designers at Foster and Partners have drawn up plans for a four runway Thames Hub airport which they say would cost £20 billion to build.

Foster and Partners designed the Stansted expansion programme in the 1980s
Foster and Partners designed the Stansted expansion programme in the 1980s Credit: ITV Anglia

Earlier this week a group of economists said building an extra runway at Stansted would contribute almost £6 billion a year to the region's economy

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EasyJet trials volcanic ash technology

by Mike Pearse

It's no heavier than a bag of sugar, but could help prevent a repeat of the travel chaos that affected thousands of us back in 2010.

EasyJet, which operates hundreds of flights a day from Stansted and Southend, has been trialling a new piece of technology, to help them detect and avoid volcanic ash.

Click below to watch a report from Mike Pearse

Report: extra runway could create 30,000 jobs

Stansted Airport Credit: PA

A leading economic forecaster has published a new report that suggests an extra runway at Stansted Airport would create more than 30,000 jobs in the East of England.

Oxford Economics, who carried out the research on behalf of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, also found an extra runway would add £5.9 bn to the UK economy every year.

At the moment Stansted generates £750m and supports 14 thousand jobs.

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