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Summary

  1. Homes evacuated in Jaywick, West Mersea and Mistley
  2. Up to 3,000 people moved out of their homes to rest centres
  3. Sea wall at Jaywick, where some of the worst flooding was expected, was not breached
  4. There are no reports of serious flooding
  5. Environment Agency says a change in wind direction averted possible flooding

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Severe accident: A12 Essex both ways

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A12 Essex both ways severe accident, from J21 B1389 Hatfield Road to J22 B1389 Colchester Road.

A12 Essex - A12 in Witham closed in both directions from J21, B1389 (Witham South) to J22, B1389 (Witham North), because of an accident. Diversion in operation - through Witham via the B1389.

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Severe accident: A12 Essex both ways

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A12 Essex both ways severe accident, from J23 B1024 to J24 B1024.

A12 Essex - A12 in Kelvedon closed in both directions from J23, B1024 (Kelvedon South) to J24, B1024 (Kelvedon North), because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via the B1024 through Kelvedon.

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

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 London - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) in Greater London to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) in Essex, because of a broken down van.

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, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J25, A10 (Enfield), 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, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J27 M11 J6, 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

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J27 for M11 J6 to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 J6 to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe accident, at J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M11 northbound at J6 M25 J27, because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, at J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - M11 lane closed on exit slip road to M25 and queuing traffic southbound at J6 M25 J27, because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, from J27 for M11 J6 to J28 for A12 Brentwood Bypass.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J27 M11 J6 to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of an accident.

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, from J27 for M11 J6 to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 J6 to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Man on mobility scooter 'exposed himself'

Police are appealing for information after reports a man on a mobility scooter exposed himself in Hadleigh.

The man, described as aged between 70 and 80 and about 5ft 6in, is said to have exposed himself to a woman on London Road near the junction of Cottesmore Gardens at about 12:55 on 28 July.

He was driving a blue mobility scooter, was wearing a high visibility vest and had a beard described as "unkempt" by the victim.

Essex Police believe that several members of the public may have been stopped by the victim on the High Street, and are asking witnesses to get in touch.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, at J30 for A282 J30 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - M25 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J30, A282 (Lakeside), because of debris on the road.

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Kamo Mokotjo.

Brentford see off League One club Southend in a six-goal Carabao Cup thriller despite the Championship side making 11 changes.

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Stansted Airport

The court heard the flight from Stansted to Gran Canaria was diverted and the couple removed from the plane.

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Chelmsford cylist wins Transcontinental Race

Cyclist James Hayden
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A Chelmsford cyclist has won a 2,500-mile race across Europe - for the second year in a row.

James Hayden pedalled to victory in the 2018 Transcontinental Race, beating his nearest opponent by the length of Albania.

It was the fourth time the 27-year-old student had taken part in the competition, which he completed in just eight days. To maintain his lead, James allowed himself around three hours' sleep a night.

"I put a lot of hard work in this year so it was nice to see it pay off," he said.

The race, from Belgium to Greece, sees cyclists take on some of the toughest roads in the continent.

Stansted Airport

Following disruption at Stansted, Ryanair says it has drafted in more baggage handling staff.

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Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J27 M11 J6, because of an accident involving lorry.

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, from J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock to M25 J1A Erith.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31, A1306 (Thurrock Lakeside) to M25 J1a, Erith, because of emergency repairs.

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Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, at J30 for A282 J30 Lakeside.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J30, A282 (Lakeside), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 London - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) in Greater London to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) in Essex, because of a shed load. Congestion to before J24 (Potters Bar).

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Hannah Stodel: Para-sailor steps up Vendee Globe preparations
Four-time Paralympian Hannah Stodel steps up preparations for the 2020 Vendee Globe by competing in the Round Britain and Ireland Race.

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J25, A10 (Enfield) in Greater London to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) in Essex, because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to after J25 (Enfield).

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

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 Priory Wood Roundabout and J7 for A414 London Road.

M11 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M11 southbound between J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 Priory Wood Roundabout and J7 for A414 London Road.

M11 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M11 southbound between J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford) and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of a broken down lorry.

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