Live updates

Advertisement

Council approves Stansted airport expansion plan

Stansted wins vote over passenger increase Credit: PA Images

Plans for Stansted Airport to raise the current cap of 35 million passengers a year to 43 million have been approved by Uttlesford District Council.

The vote was a close affair with the chairman of the planning committee having the casting vote.

Though the Government will need to ratify the decision of the council, a process which could take several months.

Cash machine stolen in Witham ram raid

Police on the scene in Witham Credit: Jay Blatchford

Ram raiders used a Toyota to steal the cash machine from the front of a shop in Essex.

Police were called to Honeysuckle Stores in Witham around 2.10am today, November 13.

A Toyota Rav4 was used to ram the shop before three people - all with their faces covered and wearing hoodies - were seen getting into two other cars and fleeing.

They headed in the direction of Flora Road in what is thought to have been an Audi four-wheel drive and a Mercedes.

Police were on the scene within six minutes and searched the area using a helicopter.

Officers have appealed for CCTV and dashcam footage.

Advertisement

Stansted Airport expansion plans nearing decision date

Stansted airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stansted Airport will learn this week if it's been successful in its bid to increase the number of passengers it can handle, by eight million a year.

Uttlesford District Council is due to make a decision on Stansted's planning application on Wednesday (14th November).

But not everyone is convinced with anti-expansion campaigners raising concerns about carbon emissions and noise.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper.

Load more updates