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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 20 January 2017
  2. Delays on the M25 in Essex as emergency services deal with a lorry fire
  3. Jury in Dean Saunders inquest continues its deliberations
  4. Stolen dogs returned after being found dumped in garden

Live Reporting

By Kate Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Welcome back to live updates from Essex

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome back to the live page for Essex where we'll bring you all the news, sport, weather and travel as they happen until 18:00.

    Today, we'll be looking at a confidential report, exclusively obtained by BBC Essex, which shows that no evidence of misconduct has been found against a chief fire officer suspended on full pay for nearly two years.

    But first, there'll be a full regional weather forecast from Kate Kinsella.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe congestion, after J30 for A13.

    M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J30, A13 (Lakeside).

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    Severe disruption: A130 Essex southbound

    BBC Travel

    A130 Essex southbound severe disruption, between A1245 Fairglen Interchange and A13.

    A130 Essex - A130 in North Benfleet closed and slow traffic southbound between Fairglen Interchange and Sadlers Farm Roundabout, because of ice and surface water.

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    Severe accident: A13 Essex eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A13 Essex eastbound severe accident, at A132 South Mayne.

    A13 Essex - A13 in Pitsea closed eastbound at Pitsea Flyover, because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

    BBC Travel

    M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J9 for A11 Saffron Walden and J8 for A120.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M11 southbound between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford), because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: A13 Greater London westbound

    BBC Travel

    A13 Greater London westbound severe accident, at A1306 London Road affecting M25 J30 Lakeside.

    A13 Greater London - A13 in Wennington blocked and queuing traffic westbound at Wennington Interchange, because of an accident. Congestion to Lakeside.

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    Severe accident: A12 Essex eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A12 Essex eastbound severe accident, at J25 A120 Coggeshall Road.

    A12 Essex - Slow traffic on A12 eastbound in Marks Tey at J25, A120 (Marks Tey), because of an accident.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC 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 broken down caravan.

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    Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, before J26 for A121.

    M25 Essex - M25 blocked and stationary traffic anticlockwise before J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: A12 Essex eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A12 Essex eastbound severe accident, between J15 A414 Three Mile Hill and J16 B1007 Stock Road.

    A12 Essex - A12 in Chelmsford closed and slow traffic eastbound between J15 A414 Three Mile Hill and J16, B1007 (Galleywood), because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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    Severe accident: A132 Essex both ways

    BBC Travel

    A132 Essex both ways severe accident, between A127 Southend Arterial Road and Cranfield Park Road.

    A132 Essex - A132 Nevendon Road in Wickford closed and slow traffic in both directions between Nevendon and the Cranfield Park Road junction, because of an accident.

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  12. Overnight weather: Dry with a widespread frost

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    It’ll be a dry night across the BBC East region with mainly clear skies, a widespread frost and some patchy mist and freezing fog.  

    There’ll be light winds and temperatures in some spots could fall as low as -5C (23F).

    Overnight weather map

    Some mist and fog may be slow to clear Saturday morning. 

    Overall it’ll be a dry day, but thicker cloud is likely to feed in from the North Sea, perhaps producing some patchy rain in north Norfolk. 

    The best of any sunshine and brightness will be in the south of the region with highs around 6C (43F).

    Get a full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  13. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    It's that time of the week when we sign off, thank you for your company, and remind you that we'll be here again from 08:00 on Monday.

    Before we go, here's a quick look at some of the stories we've brought you:

    Have a good weekend.

  14. News 900-pupil secondary school for town a step closer

    A business case for a new 900-pupil secondary school in Colchester has been approved by Essex County Council.

    It would be built on the former Alderman Blaxill School site in Paxman Avenue.

    Alderman Blaxill School site, Colchester

    If planning permission and associated infrastructure gets approval, the local authority hopes the existing school buildings could be demolished in September, with the new school ready for the start of the school year in 2019.

    A rival bid to create a free school on the site has also been made to the Department for Education, but the council said it was pressing ahead with its own planning process because the government was unlikely to make a decision on the alternative proposal until spring.

  15. Video: School will have memories of Prince William's helicopter role

    As Prince William announces he's to step down as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Ambulance Service, one school with have fond memories.

    HRH touched down at on the playing field at John Henry Newman School in Stevenage earlier this year and joined children for lunch.

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    Video caption: Prince William lands for school dinner