Plans for a new island airport off the Essex coast have been rejected by MPs. Members of the Parliamentary Transport Committee say the proposals, backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, are unworkable without public investment and would also have an impact on wildlife in the Thames estuary.
The committee also recommended at least one new runway at Heathrow and better rail links to Stansted Airport in Essex. Emma Baker spoke to travel expert Simon Calder asking him what the news means for our other airports in the East.
More top news
A rare Aston Martin that was left in a Hertfordshire back garden for decades before being stolen has sold at auction.
More funnel clouds have been spotted spinning down from thunderstorm clouds across the Anglia region as the June summer soaking continues.
Some sunny spells for much of the day with scattered, locally heavy showers, mainly in the east. Cloud increasing from the west later.