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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 25 August 2017
  2. Teenagers jailed over marine flare manslaughter
  3. Engineering works to disrupt bank holiday rail travel
  4. School staff not paid on time after council 'process failure'
  5. Clacton Airshow: Red Arrows wow the crowds

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Severe disruption: M11 Greater London northbound

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M11 Greater London northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A406 and J6 for M25.

M11 Greater London - One lane closed on M11 northbound between J4, A406 (Woodford) and J6 M25, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A12 Essex southbound

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A12 Essex southbound severe accident, between J24 B1024 and J23 B1024 London Road.

A12 Essex - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on A12 London-bound in Feering between J24, B1024 (Kelvedon North) and J23, B1024 (Kelvedon South), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J1A for A282 and J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock.

M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock, because of a broken down vehicle and all traffic being temporarily held.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, between J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J1A for A282.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of a police incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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A1306 West Thurrock

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Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

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M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J28 for A12 and J27 for M11.

M25 Greater London - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout) and J27 M11, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J26 for A121.

M25 Essex - M25 exit slip road partially blocked and queuing traffic anticlockwise at J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe disruption: A1060 Essex both ways

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A1060 Essex both ways severe disruption, between A1114 739858 and Baddow Hall Avenue.

A1060 Essex - A1060 Maldon Road closed in both directions between the A1114 739858 junction and the Baddow Hall Avenue junction. Also affecting A1060 Maldon Road between A1114 739858 and Maldon Road.

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Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

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M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J25 for A10 affecting J26 for A121.

M25 Greater London - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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Man 'lying in road' inquest opens

A man who was believed to be lying in the road in Essex when he was killed by a car died of head and chest injuries, an inquest has heard.

Andrew Cheffins, 23, of Halstead, was pronounced dead at the scene in Braintree Road, near Halstead, in the early hours of 1 April.

A full inquest is scheduled for August.

Andrew Cheffins
Essex Police

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J27 for M11 and J26 for A121.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J27 M11 and J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, between J26 for A121 and J27 for M11.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J27 M11, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Greater Anglia to add ANPR to more car parks

After introducing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) car parking at Ipswich railway station, Greater Anglia is to roll it out at four other railway stations.

Ipswich railway station car park
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Ipswich railway station's car park has ANPR on entry and exit

It will be installed over the coming months at car parks at Colchester and Shenfield in Essex; Cambridge; and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

The train operator said it would also be spending £20m to create 1,700 extra car parking spaces across its network.

The first phase will start this year at Attleborough in Norfolk; Hockley, Marks Tey and Shenfield in Essex; and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Severe disruption: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 and J9 for A11 Saffron Walden.

M11 Essex - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M11 northbound between J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford) and J9 A11 Saffron Walden, because of a broken down lorry.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A1306 Essex both ways

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A1306 Essex both ways severe disruption, between Back Lane and B186 West Thurrock Way.

A1306 Essex - A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock in West Thurrock closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Back Lane junction and Thurrock Services Roundabout, because of a police incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, between J1A for A206 and J31 for A1306.

M25 Kent - Slow traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A206 (Erith) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock). All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Greater London clockwise

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M25 Greater London clockwise severe disruption, between J25 for A10 and J26 for A121.

M25 Greater London - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J25, A10 (Enfield) and J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

New ambulance in Southend to help stroke victims

Nikki Fox

BBC Look East

Stroke patients could get vital treatment more quickly thanks to a project in Essex which is the first of its kind in the UK.

It is hoped a specialist stroke ambulance, based at Southend Hospital and ready to respond to 999 calls, could help prevent disability and save lives.

New ambulance
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The £500,000 ambulance comes from Germany, but will cost the NHS nothing.

Saarland University in Germany has provided the ambulance as part of a research project, while running expenses are met by three local charities - the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation, Southend Hospital Charity and the Advanced Surgical Equipment Trust.

The vehicle will have two stroke doctors on board and it is equipped with blood testing equipment to check if the patient is on medication and a CT scanner to look for clots on the brain.

A diagnosis on the road means quicker treatment and if the patient needs an operation, they're driven to the operating theatre - bypassing accident and emergency.

The government wants treatment within what is called the golden hour.

The quicker a patient is treated, the better their chances of a full recovery.

Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, between J30 for A13 Lakeside and J29 for A127.

M25 Essex - Three lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J29, A127 (Romford), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic and two lanes closed on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Woman injured in Chelmsford airlifted to hospital after crash

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A woman's been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Chelmsford city centre.

Essex Police said officers were called to Victoria Road at 17:20 yesterday.

The pedestrian, who's in her 30s, had been involved in a collision with a car.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area until about 22:00.

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, at J8 for A120.

M11 Essex - M11 entry slip road closed, one lane closed and slow traffic southbound at J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford), because of resurfacing work.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M11 Greater London southbound

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M11 Greater London southbound severe accident, at J4 for A406 affecting before J6 M25.

M11 Greater London - One lane closed and stop-start traffic on M11 southbound at J4, A406 (Woodford), because of an accident and recovery work. Congestion to before J6 M25.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Rachel Farrant has recovered after doctors told her when she was 18 that she might never walk again.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic and stationary traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of a broken down vehicle and all traffic being temporarily held.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man killed in head-on road crash named

A man killed in a head-on crash last month in Essex has been named by police.

A120 Tinker Street, Ramsey,Essex
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Aironas Gzimaila, 23, of Harwich, died when his Ford Fiesta crashed with another vehicle on the A120 Tinker Street (pictured), in Ramsey, on 27 March.

Police said his family have asked for "privacy at this sad time".

Police probe into man's 'abduction' in Tilbury

Police are looking for a man believed to have been forced into a car in Tilbury, Essex.

The Circle, Tilbury
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The man, in a grey tracksuit, is thought to have been taken by a gang of men into a Land Rover Discovery in The Circle (pictured) at 21:25 yesterday.

The car has since been found and is being forensically examined.

Police say they are investigating a number of lines of inquiry, including the possibility the victim is no longer being held by the men, and are appealing for witnesses.

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Colchester United winger Courtney Senior signs a new contract, keeping him a the club until the summer of 2020.

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Man stabbed five times after breaking up altercation between teenagers

Basildon Echo

A man has suffered five stab wounds after breaking up an altercation between two teenage boys.

Beauty spot extension backed by council

Jason Noble

Suffolk Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to extend the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are a "once in a generation" opportunity, councillors in Suffolk have said.

Natural England has put together plans to extend the AONB down to the south shore of the River Stour in Essex, and reach the border with the Dedham Vale.

A consultation was launched in January, with Suffolk County Council's cabinet formally backing the proposals to move on to the next stage - submitting the plans to the government.

AONBs are designated areas for conservation because the landscape is considered to be of national importance, and is monitored by Natural England.

The AONB has already secured £1.1m of funding to bury electricity cables in Shotley and the Blyth estuary.

Harwich Harbour
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Looking west up the Stour (left) and Orwell (right) estuaries from Felixstowe

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J30 for A13 Lakeside and J29 for A127.

M25 Essex - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J29, A127 (Romford), because of a broken down truck.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J1A for A206 and J31 for A1306 affecting J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A206 (Erith) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of over running roadworks. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time