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Faulty Great Yarmouth bridge to be closed to traffic for repairs

Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV News Anglia

The faulty Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth will be closed to traffic from 7pm this evening (Monday 2 July) while engineers try to fix the 90 year old structure.

Norfolk County Council say attempts will be made to lift and close the bridge in time for Tuesday morning's rush hour. However they are warning if there are problems the road could remain shut for two days.

The plan is to open the Haven Bridge for just one hour tonight - between 8pm and 9pm to allow the TS Lord Nelson and other boats stranded by last week's malfunction to pass through.

From 9pm the bridge will then close to river traffic to allow the engineers to carry on working.

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Looking at options to expand Luton airport for millions more passengers

London Luton Airport is consulting on options to expand. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Luton Airport in Bedfordshire has begun consulting on a further options for a potential major expansion that could mean millions more passengers passing through it.

It comes after MPs backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

London Luton Airport wants to increase passenger numbers from 16 million a year to 38 million by 2050. The options include the building of a second terminal.

The 10 week consultation includes a series of events where people can see the plans and speak to the project team. A final decision due in 2021.

  • Watch a report on Luton airport expansion by Liz Summers

Fresh call for rail re-nationalisation after East Coast mainline comes back under government control

The East Coast mainline has been re-nationalised for the third time after successive private companies failed to keep the trains running. Credit: ITV News

There have been fresh calls from the Labour party for the rail network to be re-nationalised as the East East mainline through Stevenage and Peterborough came back under government control.

Stagecoach and Virgin agreed to pay £3.3 billion to run the franchise until 2023 but the contract was ended prematurely after they failed to hit revenue targets.

Now the line has been re-nationalised for the third time after successive private companies failed to keep the trains running.

The company now running the line is know as London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and will be run by the same managing director, David Horne.

Labour were campaigning at stations calling for the re-nationalisation of all the private rail operating companies.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

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Fire in tunnel causing long delays on the M25

A vehicle fire in the Holmesdale Tunnel on the M25 in Hertfordshire is causing long delays. Credit: Highways England Traffic Camera

A vehicle fire in the Holmesdale Tunnel on the M25 in Hertfordshire is causing long delays.

There are queues on the motorway because all traffic is being temporarily held on M25 anticlockwise between junction 26, theA121 for Waltham Abbey and junction 25 the A10 for Enfield.

Traffic queues on the M25 following the fire in the Holmesdale Tunnel in Hertfordshire. Credit: Highway England Traffic Camera
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