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Cambridge busway closed as repairs get underway

The maintenance track will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work to repair the crossing points on the busway in Cambridge has got underway.

The busway will be closed from midnight on Friday, 20 October until 6pm on Sunday 29 October while the repairs at Iceni Way, Chariot Way, Chieftain Way and Graham Road are carried out.

The Orchard Park East and West stops in both directions will be closed between these dates and closure signs have been placed at these stops.

The maintenance track will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists all week.

Reports of new railcard launching first across Anglia

A briefing letter describing the railcard was obtained by moneysavingexpert.com. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Greater Anglia are said to be the first train operator to launch a new railcard.

Dubbed the ‘Millennial Railcard’ it will reportedly allow people aged between 26 and 30, a third off most rail journeys.

It has been revealed in a briefing letter obtained by moneysavingexpert.com.

They say Greater Anglia iss set to rollout the scheme in December with a possible national rollout in the new year.

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Road closure after crash on the A14 Orwell Bridge

The A14 is closed eastbound in Suffolk between junctions 56 and 57 after a serious crash on the Orwell Bridge.

Police say the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Highways England have put a diversion in place.

Wizz Air launches UK licence bid ahead of Brexit

Opening its base in June

Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence ahead of Brexit. It plans to set up a Wizz Air UK subsidiary at London Luton Airport, where it currently operates 41 routes. This will begin in March 2018 subject to receipt of an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The firm pledged to employ more than 100 people in management, pilots and cabin crew roles at Luton by the end of next year.

It follows the airline opening its first base in the UK at Luton in the summer.

Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi said:

"It is a natural next step in the development of our UK business and will bring additional investment and jobs to our UK base at London Luton. "The UK remains the single biggest travel market in Europe and we are currently the UK's eighth largest operator, and this move is also part of our broader strategy to ensure that our UK operations are Brexit-ready. "We look forward to working with the CAA to take this application forward."

– Jozsef Varadi

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Stansted airport plans to serve 17 million more passengers a year

London Stansted Airport Credit: London Stansted Airport

Stansted airport plans serve 17 million more passengers a year, without increasing the number of flights or its noise levels.

The Essex airport wants to increase its passenger cap from 35 million to 43 million to allow them to grow over the next decade. They say the planning cap must be raised so they can best use their existing capacity.

The plans come after discussions with the local community and they say it will allow them to offer more destinations, without increasing the number of flights or their 'noise footprint'. However, they had to revise down their aims for the cap from 44.5 million after concerns were raised by local residents.

Currently around 26 million passengers use the airport every year, up by 10 million from five years ago.

“These plans provide a good balance between ensuring our future growth, support for the region’s economy and addressing concerns around local environmental impacts. With clarity over the airport’s ability to grow, airlines and business partners will have the confidence to continue to invest and grow at Stansted.”

– Ken O’Toole, Chief Executive of London Stansted Airport

Flight operation bringing back stranded Monarch holidaymakers ends

The last of of the flights bringing stranded Monarch holidaymakers home after the airline collapsed landed at Luton airport this morning.

More than 80,000 holidaymakers have been repatriated to the UK as part of an operation expected to cost around £60 million.

The CAA brought more than 80,000 passengers back to the UK. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) put on 567 flights which brought back 83,875 passengers to the UK after the travel company went into administration.

The last of the flights - a service from Tel Aviv in Israel with 122 passengers - landed at Luton Airport at just after 3.30am this morning (16 October).

Administrators KPMG said 1,858 of around 2,100 people employed across Monarch's airline and tour group had been made redundant after the firm went bust.

A second person has died after motorbike crash in Essex

Joanne Vincent who died at the scene Credit: Essex Police

A second person has died after a motorbike accident in Cressing near Braintree. Gary Keith Vincent, 51, of Braintree died on October 5 at Broomfield Hospital.

On August 14 he and his wife Joanne Vincent, 47, were riding a black Honda motorcycle on Ashes Road, when they were involved in a collision with two vans. Mrs Vincent died at the scene.

A 70-year-old man remains under investigation on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 44-year-old man also arrested was released without charge and faces no further action.

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