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Overnight snow leads to delays at Norwich Airport

Some flights have been delayed at Norwich Airport today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Flights at Norwich Airport are being delayed this morning due to the weather.

There's been snowfall and hail storms in the city overnight, which has turned to slush on the runway.

It was more like winter than spring in Norwich this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Passengers are advised to check before they travel.


Warning issued about filming serious accidents

A man was air lifted to Addenbrooke's hospital Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police have warned they will take action against any drivers caught filming a serious road accident on mobile phones.

A man was air lifted to Addenbrooke's hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds yesterday afternoon involving three cars and two lorries.

One of the lorry drivers received serious injuries. People filming the incident caused severe delays on the opposite carriageway.

Jobs could be at risk at Luton-based airline Monarch

Jobs could be at risk at Luton-based Monarch. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire.

Luton-based airline Monarch is considering closing one of its engineering bases.

Unions say it would mean the loss of more than 100 jobs - including 13 in Luton.

Monarch's interim managing director Andy Mackay said all staff would be offered alternative roles if the closure of the base at Manchester Airport went ahead.

But Unite said workers had already had to make "significant sacrifices" in terms of pay and conditions to secure their future.

"It is very disappointing and a severe blow to our engineering members to hear this news when they have played their part in turning around Monarch and making the airline the profitable business that it is today."

– Oliver Richardson, Unite national officer.

Norfolk construction project to use only British steel

Balfour Beatty are behind the build. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Construction teams behind a 20km road project in Norfolk have said they will use 100% British Steel for the build.

The Northern Distributor Road (NDR) will run around Norwich from the east at the A47 near Postwick to the North at Fakenham Road.

Balfour Beatty say using British made material is important due to the problems facing the country’s steel industry.

The project has faced opposition from some groups who live nearby saying it will cause unnecessary damage to the environment there.


Police hunt teens after rock hurled from bridge hits car

A rock was thrown from a bridge onto a car on the A12 at Ingatestone. Credit: Google Maps / Street View

Police are hunting two teenage boys after a rock thrown at a car from a bridge on the A12 in Essex smashed the windscreen.

The victim was driving a red Fiat Punto under a bridge near the junction with the B1002 at Ingatestone on Saturday 9 April when he saw two teenage boys on the bridge.

A large rock was thrown, which hit the windscreen, causing it to splinter on the driver’s side. The driver, a 52-year-old from Heybridge, was unhurt.

Officers carried out a search of the area police are still trying to track down the suspects. They were thought to be aged in their early teens, wore dark coloured clothes and had bicycles.

New Chelmsford road bridge replaces 1930s viaduct

The new A138 Chelmer viaduct has opened in Chelmsford. Credit: Highways England

A new £32m road bridge has been officially opened in Chelmsford to replace a viaduct built in the 1930s.

Highways England says it will increase road capacity, help deliver better journeys for drivers and help boost the local economy.

The new three-lane A138 Chelmer Viaduct is 900 metres long and replaces the old two-lane 1930s bridge which is now due to be demolished.

The viaduct was opened by Roads Minister Andrew Jones and will be fully open to traffic from Monday 18 April.

“I am delighted that we have delivered this much-needed new bridge with an extra lane which will help cut journey times for hard-working people in Chelmsford and deliver economic growth.

“Our £15 billion investment in Britain’s roads is all about completing local projects like this which replace ageing infrastructure, and create new capacity at the same time.”

Andrew Jones MP, Roads Minister

Click below to watch a report on the new Chelmer Viaduct by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

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