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    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, at J30 for A13 Lakeside affecting J29 for A127.

    M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving two lorries and a car. Travel time is around 35 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

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

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    Severe congestion: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe congestion, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting J28 for A12.

    M25 Essex - Delays on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe). Travel time is 40 to 45 minutes. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting J30 for A13 Lakeside.

    M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident involving a car and lorry. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of emergency repairs. Travel time is around 25 minutes. Congestion to J27 M11.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J27 for M11 affecting J28 for A12.

    M25 Essex - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J27 M11, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. 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

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    Severe disruption: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe disruption, between J8 for A120 and J9 for A11 Saffron Walden.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M11 northbound between J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford) and J9 A11 Saffron Walden, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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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 - Very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J27 M11, because of an accident involving a lorry and two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J25, A10 (Enfield).

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

  8. Witham MP Priti Patel elected to Foreign Affairs Select Committee

    Priti Patel, the Conservative MP for Witham, has been elected by her colleagues to serve as a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

    “With Britain leaving the EU and our role in the world changing, I want to see our country make the most of the new opportunities we will have," Ms Patel said.

    Last November, Ms Patel resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials

    Priti Patel MP
  9. Jodie Halford

    BBC News

    Jordon Cox in Berlin

    Jodie Halford

    BBC News

    A money-saving blogger hit the headlines after travelling from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin to save money - what inspired his love for watching the pennies?

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  10. Damage to land from traveller encampment 'should be criminal matter'

    The Labour leader of Basildon Borough Council is calling for travellers - who camped on a field in Billericay - to be investigated for criminal damage.

    As reported in The Echo,the Hannikins Farm Community Centre was forced to close and stop hosting activities on its artificial football pitches following an encampment there.

    Hannikins Farm damage

    "What I have seen at Hannikins Farm is criminal damage," said councillor Gavin Callaghan.

    "I'm writing today to the district commander of Essex Police in Basildon - criminal charges should be brought."

    Damage at Hannikins Farm
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    Severe accident: A1169 Essex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1169 Essex both ways severe accident, between Tillwicks Road and B1133 Water Lane.

    A1169 Essex - A1169 Southern Way in Harlow closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Tillwicks Road junction and the B1133 Water Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Duchess of Cambridge opens addiction centre in Essex

    The Duchess of Cambridge meets staff and patients at Action on Addiction in Essex.