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Severe storms cause more disruption at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport. Credit: PA

Passengers are facing more disruption at Stansted Airport as severe storms hit the East.

The weather means that air traffic control restrictions have been put in place. The airport said this may lead to flights being disrupted.

They've urged people to check the latest status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.

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It comes after a miserable bank holiday weekend for the airport.

A lightning strike knocked out the aircraft fuelling system, leading to cancellations and delays.

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Holiday company creates new jobs at Stansted

Their Stansted operations will increase by 20%. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Holiday company Jet2 has announced it's creating new jobs with an expansion at Stansted Airport.

The company only started flying from the Essex Airport three years ago.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now it's ordering a number of new aircraft and adding three new destinations- Chania in Crete, Bourgas in Bulgaria and Izmir in Turkey.

It'll mean their Stansted operation will increase by 20% in the next year and they will be recruiting new staff in Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and Ground Operations to handle the growth.

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Police patrol playground after a six year old boy is seriously hurt by broken glass

Police are patrolling a park in Stansted after a young boy was seriously hurt by broken glass

Police are patrolling a recreation ground at Stansted in Essex after a six year old boy suffered a serious hand injury caused by glass that had been left on a slide.

He had to have an operation after suffering a deep cut to his hand and is now recovering at home Investigating officer Dc Greg Najdan said

This is a serious incident where a child sustained almost life-changing injuries.
Luckily he is now recovering but we’d like to advise all parents to check playground equipment before letting their children play on it. We have allocated patrols to the park to avoid this type of incident happening in the future.

– DC Greg Najdan, Essex Police

Driver killed when van hit by concrete block is named

The man killed when his van crashed on the M11 in Essex and was found to have a block of concrete smashed through the windscreen has been named.

He was 61-year-old Andrew Brett of Alexandra Road in Sible Hedingham.

Mr Brett crashed into the central reservation of the M11 near Bishop's Stortford before veering into a tree on the side of the road on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened on the M11 at Birchanger near Bishop's Stortford on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The incident is being treated as suspicious because a brick-sized piece of concrete had hit the windscreen but police ruled out the block being thrown from a bridge or the roadside.

“We continue to keep an open mind as to how it came to strike the windscreen and ended up inside the van, and whether this was the result of a deliberate act or accidental. “It is vital we speak to drivers who were travelling on the M11 Birchanger area, either north or southbound, at around 4.50pm.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
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