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Fear plan to cut traffic congestion could like local business

A new traffic scheme to ease congestion around the Army & Navy roundabout has local opposition. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There is opposition to a new traffic scheme in Chelmsford aimed at beating congestion at a notorious junction in city which some claim will just push the jams onto surrounding streets.

Essex County Council wants to ban cars from a stretch of road heading into the city at busy times. However businesses have told ITV News Anglia that they are concerned this will rob them of trade.

The county council wants to install enforcement cameras on Baddow Road to stop cars travelling towards the Army and Navy roundabout from Meadgate Avenue at peak times. They say the scheme is vital

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Severe storms cause more disruption at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport. Credit: PA

Passengers are facing more disruption at Stansted Airport as severe storms hit the East.

The weather means that air traffic control restrictions have been put in place. The airport said this may lead to flights being disrupted.

They've urged people to check the latest status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.

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It comes after a miserable bank holiday weekend for the airport.

A lightning strike knocked out the aircraft fuelling system, leading to cancellations and delays.


Passengers told to expect bank holiday rail disruption

Bank holiday rail disruption Credit: PA Images

Rail passengers are being encouraged to check their route before they travel this bank holiday (May 26-28).

Network Rail will be carrying out engineering works. It means train time times will be altered and some journeys are expected to be longer.

Replacement buses will run between Ipswich and Felixstowe and some lines into Liverpool Street will be closed.

For the latest changes check the Greater Anglia website.

Some Luton airport Bank Holiday strike action called off

Although some industrial action at Luton airport has been called out other strikes are still on. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Workers employed by Luton Airport have postponed planned industrial action over the bank holiday weekend to consider a revised pay offer.

The firefighters and security staff were due to take action from Friday 25 May.

Strike action by baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation at the airport on Saturday 26 May is still set to go ahead, although the workers are also considering a revised offer.

Unite's members employed by Clece Care Service Ltd are still taking action from 5am on Monday 28 May until 5am on May 30. They provide assistance at the airport to passengers with reduced mobility.

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