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East Midlands Airport reopens

East Midlands Airport has re-opened after heavy snow caused the runway to be closed for hours.

A spokesperson for the Airport said:

"All flights have resumed the normal program from this afternoon. Any delayed flights, for which people are waiting, they will be slotted in between scheduled flights today."

Passengers who are concerned about their travel plans over the next few days are advised to check live flight information or contact their airline or tour operator for the latest up to date information on their flight.

Deserted East Midlands Airport check in desks

What should be a busy time, instead check in desks are deserted as all flights are grounded

The runway at East Midlands Airport remains closed due to snow.

Passengers who are concerned about their travel plans over the next few days are advised to check live flight information or contact their airline or tour operator for the latest up to date information on their flight.

The next update on the situation is expected at 2.00pm.

Passengers are hoping no more snow will fall and their rescheduled flights will go ahead

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Passengers 'snowed in' at East Midlands Airport

This man was due to fly this morning from East Midlands Airport but his flight was cancelled as the runway was closed due to the snow.

He has been given a free flight transfer for tomorrow morning and has checked into a hotel.

Passengers who are concerned about their travel plans over the next few days are advised to check live flight information or contact their airline or tour operator for the latest up to date information on their flight.

The next update is expected at 2.00pm.

East Midlands Airport runway remains closed

The runway at East Midlands Airport remains closed due to snow.

Passengers who are concerned about their travel plans over the next few days are advised to check live flight information or contact their airline or tour operator for the latest up to date information on their flight.

The next update on the situation is expected at 12.00pm.

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Shrewsbury Prison set to close under Government plans

Shrewsbury Prison is set to close and a 'super prison' built in its place Credit: ITV Central

Shrewsbury Prison is going to close, along with 5 others across the country, under government plans announced today. The idea is that one 'super prison' will be built in their place.

It is part of a drive to replace older jails and bring down the cost of the prison system. It is expected to save £63 million a year.

Npower to close office where 300 people work

The energy firm Npower have announced it is to close its office in Dudley where almost 300 people are employed.

The company said some staff would be relocated to other branches from the Kingswinford office:

"Following a strategic review of our sites, it was identified, last July, that the Kingswinford office will be closing at some stage this year.

Some of our people will be relocated . There is an ongoing review with RWE IT staff who will also be affected by this closure.

We will update our people first on any changes that will affect them, as they are our number one priority."

– Npower spokesperson

Fight to save Birmingham's community law centre

One of Birmingham's longest-running community law centres is calling on the council to save and secure its future.

The Law Centre at Small Heath has been running for nearly a hundred years but now faces closure because of funding cuts.

It offers help and advice on housing, welfare, debt and homelessness, and staff say it's of even greater importance in the current economic climate. More than two thousand people use the centre each year, and an online petition's been started.

Pete Lowen, Chief Executive and Claudia Deans a Case worker both of Birmingham Law Centre explain why the fight to save it is so important.