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  1. Video content

    Video caption: 'Lucky escape' Felixstowe rail crossing driver jailed

    A man drove his car over the Felixstowe to Ipswich line despite lights warning of an approaching train.

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    Video caption: Adders are starting to wake up from their winter slumber

    Britain's only native venomous snake, the adder, is starting to wake up from hibernation.

  3. Yorkshire and Essex frustrated by bad weather

    BBC Sport

    A wet outfield meant no play was possible on day one of the Championship match between Yorkshire and last season's champions Essex.


    The whole morning session was wiped out and umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth agreed to inspect in the afternoon at 13:40 BST.

    Heavy rain at Headingley had left the outfield saturated and the decision was taken to call play off for the day.

    Play is set to resume at 11:00 BST on Saturday.

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    Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe accident, at J8 for A120.

    M11 Essex - M11 lane blocked on exit slip road and queuing traffic northbound at J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry.

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

  5. Thousands of cannabis plants discovered in Felthorpe

    Police say they've found what is believed to be one of the biggest cannabis factories in Norfolk in recent years.


    Up to 4,000 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment were found at an outbuilding on Holt Road in Felthorpe, north of Norwich, on Wednesday.

    Ch Insp Wes Hornigold said: "We are at the early stages of our inquiries and the factory is very large, therefore, CSI teams will be there all weekend to gather evidence before the set-up is dismantled next week."

  6. Man jailed after about £200k of cannabis is found in loft

    A man has been jailed for four years after 226 cannabis plants worth up to £189,000 were found growing in a loft.

    The discovery was made during a police raid at a top-floor flat in Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, in September 2016.

    Cannabis plants found in a loft during a police raid.

    Christopher Tame, 40 of Wallace Street, Shoeburyness, was arrested there and officers later found £21,000 in cash, which belonged to him, at another property.

    He admitted production of cannabis and was found guilty of abstracting electricity and various criminal property offences.

    The flat's tenant, Roy Laidlaw, 49, admitted cannabis production and abstracting electricity in June, and was given a 20-month suspended jail sentence.

  7. Harlow hospital has England's worst A&E waiting times

    Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has the worst A&E waiting times in the country, according to the latest figures.

    In the last 12 months, 70.9% of patients were seen within four hours, compared to the NHS target of 95%.

    Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

    A difficult winter period means the health service overall has recorded its worst-ever annual performance - at 88.4% - since records began in 2004.

    Last month, Princess Alexandra was moved out of special measures following a visit by inspectors, which a hospital spokesman said reflected "positive changes".

    The specific rating for emergency services there was upgraded from "inadequate" to "requires improvement".

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    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 on M25 clockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) 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