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Drive to arrive; reminding youngsters of the dangers of driving

A crash reconstruction scene like the one at the event today. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Emergency services in Peterborough will be giving young drivers a reminder of the dangers of being behind the wheel by staging a crash reconstruction.

The 'Drive to Arrive' day at Peterborough regional college is an interactive way of teaching young people about safer driving and how to deal with peer pressure.

Young male drivers are more at risk on the road and have a tendency to drive too quickly and overestimate their driving ability.

M1 near Northampton closed after pedestrian hit by a lorry

The pedestrian was hit near junction 15a. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are major delays on the M1 tonight after a pedestrian was hit by a lorry on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

It happened on the Southbound carriageway near to Junction 15a just after 1.30pm.

Cars are being diverted at the Northampton Services and the road is likely to remain closed until at least 6pm.

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A12 traffic at a standstill after pedestrian hit by 'several HGVs'

Traffic is still at a standstill from the Boreham junction. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pedestrian has died after he was hit by 'several HGV's' on the A12 in Essex.

It happened on the southbound carriageway near Chelmsford at around 6.10am today (February 10).

A pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 50s, has died at the scene.

Traffic is still at a standstill and police don't expect the road to be re-opened until later this afternoon.

The northbound carriageway is unaffected.

A12 remains closed after fatal crash

The A12 is likely to remain closed for much of the morning. Credit: PA

The A12 is expected to remain closed through this morning's rush hour after a fatal crash on the London bound carriageway.

It happened at junction 17 (A130/Howe Green) just after 6am. Police say the collision involved a pedestrian and several HGVs. The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 50s, has died at the scene.

The southbound carriageway at junction 17 remains closed and is not expected to open until the afternoon. There are currently 12 mile tailbacks, with congestion past Witham.

The northbound carriageway is unaffected but officers ask motorists not to rubberneck to allow a continuous flow of traffic.

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British Airways to launch Stansted flights in the summer

British Airways will fly to four European destinations. Credit: PA

British Airways will start flying from Stansted Airport this summer, the airline has announced.

The flights will begin on May 28, with destinations including Faro in Portugal and Malaga in Spain.

British Airways destinations from Stansted

  • Faro (Portugal)
  • Malaga (Spain)
  • Palma (Majorca)
  • Ibiza
The fights from Stansted will start in May. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year.

Since we acquired Stansted, our focus has been on attracting a wider choice of airlines and these new services to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 170 destinations across Europe and North America.

I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing east of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a huge success.”

– Andrew Harrison Stansted MANAGING DIRECTOR

Overnight closures on M11 as £4.7m improvements begin

Queues of traffic on the M11. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Weeks of roadworks on the M11 begin today - closing the southbound carriageway over night.

The first phase of the £4.7m improvements will be based around junction 8 at Stansted Airport.

The road will be closed from 10pm until 6am for the next two weeks while resurfacing is carried out.

Highways England has warned the work - which will last until the summer - will cause some disruption but insists the improvements will lead to better safety and smoother journeys on the M11.

"We understand this package of schemes will cause some disruption for drivers and we have planned to carry out the work overnight to reduce the impact.

"We have been working with Stansted Airport about these works but I would urge holiday makers and motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays."

– Jennie Fraser, Highways England project manager.

At the end of February, work will take place on the M11 at junction 7, with road marking, barrier renewal and resurfacing work being done on the A120 between Trinity and Stansted.

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