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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 10 March, 2017
  2. Leigh food blogger wins libel case against Apprentice contestant
  3. Motorist's car was crushed in 'act of God'
  4. Head teachers write to MPs over schools funding
  5. Defective train track causes delays

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  1. John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Paramedics' concerns ignored

    A paramedic called to treat a notorious criminal gunned down in his garden in Essex raised doubts about the cause of his fatal injuries, a report said.

    John "Goldfinger" Palmer, who previously ran a jewellery business in Bristol and lived in Bath, was initially thought to have died from natural causes in 2015. It took a week to establish he had been shot six times.

    A case review revealed a paramedic told police he doubted the conman's wounds were from recent keyhole chest surgery.

    But police officers at the scene were "not concerned", the report said.

    John 'Goldfinger' Palmer
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, at J31 for A1306 affecting J29 for A127.

    M25 Essex - Queuing traffic for five miles on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise at J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Travel time is about 20 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

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

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Insurance wrangle over wall collapse during Storm Doris

    The bricks came down during last month's Storm Doris.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 and J7 for A414.

    M11 Essex - Lane closed and slow traffic on M11 southbound between J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) in Birchanger and J7, A414 (Harlow) in Hastingwood, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Greater London clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Greater London clockwise severe disruption, at J28 for A1023 Brook Street.

    M25 Greater London - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise at J28, A1023 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 and J7 for A414.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed on M11 southbound between J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A414 Essex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A414 Essex westbound severe accident, between Canes Lane and Hastingwood Road.

    A414 Essex - A414 Canes Lane in Hastingwood closed westbound between the Canes Lane junction and the Hastingwood Road junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  8. Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

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    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Strange red cards, a penalty hero and Burton breaking new ground - BBC Sport rounds up Saturday's Football League action.

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  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe disruption, between J6 for M25 and J7 for A414.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed on M11 northbound between J6 M25 and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    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 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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A11 Cambridgeshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A11 Cambridgeshire southbound severe disruption, between A1307 Cambridge Road and M11 J9.

    A11 Cambridgeshire - A11 closed southbound between Four Went Ways in Babraham and the M11 J9 junction in Great Chesterford, because of roadworks.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A127 Essex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A127 Essex southbound severe accident, between Priory Crescent and B1015 West Street.

    A127 Essex - A127 Victoria Avenue in Southend-On-Sea closed and queuing traffic southbound between the Priory Crescent junction and the B1015 West Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Our live coverage from across the day

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    Farewell from the BBC Essex Local Live team for this week. 

    We'll be back again on Monday with all your news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00.

    Before we go, here's a quick recap of some of the stories we've covered today:

    • A Leigh food blogger wins £24,000 in libel case against a Daily Mail columnist
    • Motorist's car was crushed in an "act of God", insurers say
    • Money kept from a WW2 air disaster fund is to be spent 77 years on

    Scroll down for more... and have a great weekend.

  14. A120 campaign wins support from The U's

    A football club has given its backing a campaign to build a new A120 dual carriageway.

    The proposed options

    The  consultation  on the route options for the A120 between Braintree and the A12 closes on Tuesday.

    There are five proposed options.

    The campaign has won support from  Colchester United 's head coach John McGreal and current captain Chris Porter. 

    Matt Hudson, the club's media manager, said: "We were pleased to be able to back the campaign. 

    "The club has a great location adjacent to the A12, which has helped us build a strong business over the last nine years, and efforts to improve other parts of the road infrastructure can only be of benefit to the stadium, our business visitors and match-day supporters."

  15. Evening weather update: Foggy tonight, bright tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be a largely cloudy night with some patchy mist, fog and drizzle. It will also be very mild, with lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather forecast

    Any mist and fog will clear on Saturday morning and, after a mainly cloudy start, we should see some brightness and sunshine developing.

    In the best of any sunshine, temperatures could climb as high as 18C (64F).

    There'll be a light wind between the south-west and south-east.

    Find the latest weather where you live on the  BBC Weather website .