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Hertfordshire student mows message to Donald Trump on Stansted flightpath

The message from the group Born Eco for US President Donald Trump. Credit: Born Eco

Protests are planned across the UK during Donald Trump's state visit - but one art student from Hertfordshire has found an imaginative way of getting his message across first.

Ollie Nancarrow, from Bishop's Stortford, has mowed a rather rude welcome to the US President into a field on the flight path into Stansted Airport.

One message featured an outline of a polar bear alongside the words: "Climate change is real".

The 18-year-old said that "living under the flightpath has to have some advantages".

"I wanted to show Trump that I oppose his views and policies on climate change and, as an artist, I use whatever canvas I have."

– Ollie Nancarrow

Trump will be hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and take part in the D-Day anniversary commemorations during his three-day visit.

Student Ollie, who is part of the sustainability and environmental awareness group "Born Eco", won't get to take part in any other Trump protests until later as he's tied up taking an A-level exam.

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It's cutting out! Race to restore power in Bishop's Stortford before World Cup clash

The power cut left traffic lights not working. Credit: ITV

Hundreds of homes in Hertfordshire are keeping their fingers crossed for the football... and it hasn't even kicked off yet.

A power cut in Bishop's Stortford has left people worried they may miss England's crunch World Cup clash with Sweden.

It's due to a fault in an underground cable.

Engineers are currently trying to restore power to around 400 homes, which were hit by the power cut at lunchtime.

The estimated time of restoration is between 3-4pm.

"Our engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity to around 400 properties in Bishop’s Stortford, which were affected by a power cut just before 13:30.

"The cause is a fault on an underground cable. We realise how difficult it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

– UK Power Networks
The power cut has hit around 400 homes. Credit: .

New £800,000 cycle path opens to Stansted airport

New £800,000 cycle path opens to Stansted airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Highways England has spent £800,000 improving a cycle path which links Bishop's Stortford to Stansted Airport carrying cyclists safely over the busy M11.

It means anyone cycling to and from the airport can avoid having to use the main multi-lane roundabout to get to there.

The project includes new signs as well as some resurfacing work and adding extra barriers and fences.

The cost of the upgrade was part of an £11 million improvement scheme for the M11.

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