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Final stretch of Norwich NDR to open this week

The opening of the final stretch was delayed by bad weather. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The final stretch of the new Northern Distributor Road in Norwich is due to open to all traffic by 6am tomorrow morning. (Tuesday 17th April)

The last section linking the A1151 Wroxham Road and the A47 at Postwick was due to open before Easter but was delayed by bad weather.

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Council bosses recently announced that the road will be given the name Broadland Northway.

It's not yet known the final cost for the 12.5 mile road after the original budget of £178.5m budget was exceeded.


Stansted Airport bosses apologise to passengers

The bus fire at Stansted Airport on Good Friday Credit: Shanepretty6

Bosses at Stansted Airport have apologised to passengers for the major disruption caused by a bus fire on Good Friday.

A statement confirmed the blaze had broken out at 4.20pm outside the main entrance of the terminal building.

It was caused by an electrical fault on the bus and was brought under control within 20 minutes by firefighters. No one was injured.

Stansted cancelled all departures from the Essex airport on Friday night - prompting criticism from passengers who claimed they had not been given enough information.

"As a result, a number of flights were delayed, cancelled or diverted to other UK airports. Our terminal team and additional staff have worked around the clock to provide welfare assistance to those passengers who were affected by the flight cancellations.

"We apologise to those passengers who were affected and can confirm that the airport will be open today (March 31) with all flights expected to operate as normal."

– Stansted Airport statement


Stansted airport evacuated after shuttle bus fire

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Parts of Stansted Airport have been evacuated this afternoon after a fire broke out on a shuttle bus.

Eyewitness videos show the fire broke out on the bus near the terminal forecourt.

The surrounding area- including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated because of smoke.

It comes on one of the busiest days of the year so far for the airport as people get away for the Easter break.

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In the last few minutes the airport says the fire has now been put out. More to follow....

Cambridgeshire level crossing "was working correctly" before crash, says Network Rail

Police at the scene of the crash at Waterbeach Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Network rail says a level crossing where a train hit a car in Cambridgeshire yesterday evening was working properly.

A woman, thought to be the driver of the car, was taken to hospital following the crash at Waterbeach at around 5.40pm on Thursday, March 29. Her injuries are not thought to be serious.

A spokesman for Network Rail confirmed the crossing lights had been flashing, the barriers had been lowering and "there was no fault with the crossing at the time of the incident".

An investigation by British Transport Police into how the car came to be on the crossing is ongoing.

Network Rail workers on the scene at Waterbeach. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
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