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Police appeal following M11 crash

Traffic police investigating a hit and run on the M11 in Essex in which a motorcyclist was killed say they want to talk to anyone who saw a blue Ford Focus at the time of the crash

The crash closed the M11 in both directions Credit: ITV Anglia

The incident took place on the morning of Wednesday 16th January. The sixty three year old motorcyclist died at the scene.

Police say the Focus was seen driving south between Stansted Airport and Harlow and then on the A four one four towards Harlow.

The hit and run happened at 5 o'clock in the morning Credit: ITV Anglia

A 37 year-old man from Harlow has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene, and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Police release CCTV picture of man wanted in connection with armed robbery

CCTV image of a man police want to question in connection with an armed robbery in Essex. Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex have released a CCTV image of a man they want to track down after a shop assistant was threatened with what is believed to have been a firearm.

A man entered Broad Oak Stores in Hatfield Broad Oak near Stansted airport at around 2.50pm on 16 December 2018.

When he failed to gain access to the till, the man left in the direction of Feathers Hill.


Severe storms cause more disruption at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport. Credit: PA

Passengers are facing more disruption at Stansted Airport as severe storms hit the East.

The weather means that air traffic control restrictions have been put in place. The airport said this may lead to flights being disrupted.

They've urged people to check the latest status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.

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It comes after a miserable bank holiday weekend for the airport.

A lightning strike knocked out the aircraft fuelling system, leading to cancellations and delays.

Holiday company creates new jobs at Stansted

Their Stansted operations will increase by 20%. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Holiday company Jet2 has announced it's creating new jobs with an expansion at Stansted Airport.

The company only started flying from the Essex Airport three years ago.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now it's ordering a number of new aircraft and adding three new destinations- Chania in Crete, Bourgas in Bulgaria and Izmir in Turkey.

It'll mean their Stansted operation will increase by 20% in the next year and they will be recruiting new staff in Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and Ground Operations to handle the growth.

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