Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Greater London clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    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

  2. 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 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

  3. 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 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

  4. 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 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.

  5. Envelope update

    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

  6. 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.

  7. '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
    Image caption: "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."

  8. 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.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    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

  10. Envelope update

    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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    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

  13. Envelope update

    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