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Two Ryanair jets damaged in Stansted collision

Two Ryanair planes have collided while parking at Stansted Airport in Essex Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two Ryanair planes have been damaged in a collision at Stansted in Essex, one of the country's busiest airports.

Passengers faced delays of up to three hours after a Warsaw-bound plane and an aircraft from Frankfurt that had just landed, collided in the parking area of the Airport at about 6.45am.

The crash occurred when the wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another "made contact", Ryanair said.

No one was injured on the ground or in either aircraft.


A11 Elveden bypass partially opened

A major milestone was reached early this morning as the new A11 Elveden bypass was partially opened.

Traffic was able to use the stretch of road for the first time with one lane open in each direction. Work will now start on a new southbound slip road. The work is expected to take around 12 weeks.

The dualling of the A11 between Thetford and Barton Mills is expected to be completed at the end of the year.

A11 bypass set to open on Monday

Part of the A11 bypass around Elveden in Suffolk is set to open. Credit: Mike Page and Dan Gray

A key part of the project to dual the entire A11 road between Norwich and London is set to open on Monday 28 April.

For the first time, the bypass around the village Elveden in Suffolk to south of Thetford, will be open to traffic.

The Highways Agency says: "The new bypass will run with one lane open in each direction, and with a 40mph speed limit, between Chalk Hall Farm to near the end of the scheme, just before Thetford roundabout."


New way of repairing potholes

A new machine that can repair potholes in just two minutes is set to be rolled out across our region.

Potholes on our roads Credit: ITV Anglia

The robotic device can fill a hole in the road with tar and gravel around 30 times faster than the standard method.

It's already been trialled in Bedfordshire and will soon be seen in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes.

One billion pounds to be spent developing new engines

One billion pounds is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Vince Cable MP Credit: PA

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be at Ford's research centre at Basildon in Essex to announce joint government and industry funding for the work.

It's expected the project could secure 30 thousand UK jobs linked to producing engines.

Delays on A14 costing Suffolk business £140m a year

The cost of delays on the A14 are put at £140 million in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Delays on the A14 are costing Suffolk businesses £140 million a year according to a new report on the impact the road is having on the county's economy.

The study by accountants firm Ernst and Young says the time lost in delays across the A14 costs companies over £110 million with a further £29 million lost by supply chain industries.

They believe ending congestion on the road could instead generate revenue and create thousands of more jobs.

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