Travel journalist Simon Calder says it good news that Stansted airport has a new owner. He said: "At last they are unshackled from Heathrow where they have been something of a poor relation."
Mr Calder says Stansted will now be able to compete more effectively with Heathrow and particularly Gatwick.
Stansted has been bought by M.A.G. which owns Manchester airport.
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A chilly but bright start to the day. Cloud and showers will develop later this morning with some sharp downpours expected in the afternoon.
Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.
There are now more hospital admissions than ever before due to obesity. A survey found Hertfordshire had the most admissions.