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Severe disruption: M25 Greater London clockwise

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M25 Greater London clockwise severe disruption, between J29 for A127 and J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

groynes at Clacton

Work is due to start this week on a £36m coastal defence in Essex designed to protect 3,000 homes and businesses for 100 years.

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Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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

M25 Essex - One lane closed and very 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 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 very 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

Wheelie bins being considered for homes in Tendring

Homes in the Tendring district could be given free wheelie bins to replace the black sacks currently used for rubbish collection.

The change is being considered as part of a new waste contract and could be introduced from summer 2019.

Black wheelie bin in Tendring.
Tendring District Council

Tendring District Council said the current bags are prone to splitting and can be ripped apart by animals, causing litter and the need for extra street cleaning.

Recycling arrangements, assisted collections and the weekly food waste collection would remain unchanged and a four-week public consultation has begun to garner people's views.

Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J28 for A12.

M25 Greater London - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Conservative councillor wins Clacton St Paul's by-election

Susan Honeywood (Conservative) has been elected to represent the Tendring District Council ward of St Paul's in Clacton, following yesterday's by-election.

The turnout for the vote was 25.5%, with Mrs Honeywood polling 378 votes to succeed Jack Parsons (independent), who resigned from the Conservative-run authority in December.

Prior to his resignation, Parsons was fined and given a 12 month community order after he was convicted of carrying a knife in a public place last year.

Second and third places in the election were taken by independent candidates, while Labour was fourth.

Full results of the by-election for St Paul's ward.

'Neigh-bourhood' cops round up stray horses

Police officers had to use their cars to create a road block to protect other motorists after four horses were spotted running loose.

"Neigh-bourhood" officers from Essex Police's community team put their horse-herding skills to the test on Lower Road in Hullbridge, near Rayleigh, on Sunday night.

Horse in the road in Hullbridge
Essex Police
"The horse was not blue", officers who photographed one of the animals, wrote

Concerned for both the safety of the animals and motorists, they blocked off the road for about an hour, and secured the animals with help from members of the public

"Not every incident we attend is a crime but an incident like this can potentially cause serious harm to the public," PC Steve Joynes said.

"We’re glad we resolved it without any injury and the horses were put back in their field safely."

Woman charged with baby girl's murder

A woman has been charged with murdering a seven-month-old baby girl who died last year.

Officers were called to an address in Buckhurst Hill at about 03:00 on 15 August 2017. A baby was taken to hospital but later died.

Tests showed the child had sustained multiple fractures.

Shalina Kukkundoor Padmanabha, 31, of Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, has been charged with murder as well as neglect.

Baby hippo: New pics from Colchester

A year after its baby pygmy hippo Yeni died, Colchester Zoo has posted some new mother and baby photos:

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Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, between J26 for A121 and J25 for A10 affecting before J27 M11.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25, A10 (Enfield), because of an accident involving lorry and a car earlier on. Congestion to before J27 M11.

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

Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J5 for A1168 and J4 for A406.

M11 Essex - M11 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound between J5, A1168 (Loughton) and J4, A406 (Woodford), because of an accident involving vehicle that has left the carriageway. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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, at J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock.

M25 Essex - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise at J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock, because of an accident involving lorry and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J30 for A13 Lakeside affecting J3 for M20.

M25 Essex - Delays and stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise in Lakeside between J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving lorry and a van earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 55 minutes. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

Severe accident: M25 Greater London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London clockwise severe accident, between J29 for A127 and J30 for A13 Lakeside affecting J28 for A12.

M25 Greater London - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

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

Police standing outside a house after a fire.

Fire crews say flames spread through the open-plan ground floor of the semi-detached property.

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Man dies in house fire in Rayleigh

A man has died after a house fire in Rayleigh last night.

A neighbour called emergency services to the semi-detached home on Ferndale Road at about 18:30.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it took less than an hour to completely extinguish the fire, which had spread to most of the ground floor.

An investigation has begun into the cause.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J1A for A282 to J31 for A1306 affecting J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) to J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of earlier Police incident. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

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

Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J28 for A12 affecting halfway before J30 A13 Lakeside.

M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of roadworks. Congestion to halfway, Lakeside.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, between J30 for A13 Lakeside and J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock.

M25 Essex - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock, because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, at J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a broken down car and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, before J27 for M11 affecting J26 for A121.

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

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

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 car.

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

Severe congestion: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe congestion, at J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock affecting J2 for A2.

M25 Essex - Delays on M25 anticlockwise at J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock. Travel time is around 30 minutes. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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

wwII bomb

The 500kg device was discovered at the King George V Dock during planned work at London City Airport.

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WWII bomb controlled explosion
The 500kg device was discovered at the King George V Dock during planned work at London City Airport.

Watch: City Airport's WW2 bomb detonated off coast

A WW2 bomb which caused disruption at London City Airport earlier this week has been detonated off of Shoeburyness on the Essex coast.

The device was discovered at the King George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the east London airport.

It was supposed to have been detonated yesterday but poor weather conditions prevented it.

Nelly

Claims rapper Nelly attacked a fan after a gig in the UK in December are formally reported to police.

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Cat carrier in bag on bin

The three one-day-old Staffie puppies were dumped in a cat carrier on top of an industrial bin in freezing temperatures.

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Always the bridesmaid: Streets fail in 'most romantic name' bid

Two streets in the east of England in the running to be crowned as having the "most romantic name"... have failed to top a public poll.

Fourteen streets across the UK were shortlisted by charity Living streets - among them Trueloves Lane in Ingatestone, Essex, and Sweetpea Way in Orchard Park, Cambridge.

Trueloves Lane, Ingatestone
Google
Truelove's Lane in Ingatestone was in the running for romantic street names...
Sweetpea Way, Cambridge
Google
...As was Cambridge's Sweetpea Way

While both sound very romantic - and more than 1,200 people took part in the poll - they failed to beat the loved-up Love Street in Paisley, Scotland, which came out on top.

Trueloves lane, however managed second place with 159 votes - only five fewer than the winner, while Sweetpea Way came in sixth place with 126 votes.

Union Street in Manchester came in last, with only 28 votes.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J27 for M11.

M25 Essex - M25 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic anticlockwise at J27 M11, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J27 for M11 and J26 for A121 affecting J28 for A12.

M25 Essex - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J27 M11 and J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down lorry and all traffic being temporarily held. Congestion to J28 A12.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J26 for A121 and J25 for A10.

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

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

Football

Mikael Mandron's late winner gives Colchester a 2-1 win over fellow League Two play-off chasers Coventry.

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Football

Bury and Southend United extend their unbeaten runs with a goalless draw at Gigg Lane in League One.

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Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J26 for A121 and J27 for M11 affecting J25 for A10.

M25 Essex - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J27 M11, because of an accident involving lorry and car. Travel time is over 60 minutes. Congestion to J25, A10 (Enfield).

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