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No explosives found on easyJet plane diverted to Germany

Cologne-Bonn airport in Germany Credit: AP

German police said no explosives were found on board a Stansted-bound easyJet flight from Slovenia that was diverted when the pilot was alerted to a "suspicious conversation" with "terrorist content".

Three British men were arrested after the flight was diverted to Cologne-Bonn Airport in Germany yesterday afternoon. They have since been released.

A backpack belonging to the men was blown up by police, but wasn't found to have contained explosives.

All 151 passengers on board were evacuated from the plane down emergency slides

Flights were suspended at the airport for three hours and passengers only arrived back at Stansted this afternoon.

Extra trains to be laid on to get concert fans home

Credit: PA

Greater Anglia has announced it's to run extra trains to coincide with the Elton John concert at Portman Road in Ipswich.

They'll run two extra trains to take concert-goers home on Saturday 17th June.

An extra train will run from Ipswich to Norwich at 23.15 and from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street at 23.18.

“We know that Elton John’s concert is going to be hugely popular, so we wanted to make sure that fans could get home safely afterwards. I’m very happy that we’ve been able to put on two extra trains to coincide with the end of the concert. We will be using all of our available trains and carriages, but we are still expecting trains to be very busy on the night.”

– James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager

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A1 in Hertfordshire closed following 'serious collision'

Checked pattern indicates road closed whilst black means severe delays. Credit: Highways England.

There are severe delays on the A1 in Hertfordshire and up towards Bedfordshire after an accident in which a vehicle reportedly crossed the central reservation.

Highways England are warning of delays into the afternoon with the northbound carriageway between Junctions 4 and 6 closed (by Welwyn Garden City), and only one lane open going southbound.

It is thought a motorbike was involved in the incident, Highways England have called it a ‘serious collision’.

Diversions are in place

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