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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe accident, between J6 for M25 J27 and J7 for A414 London Road.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M11 northbound between J6 M25 J27 and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of an accident.

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

  2. Couple retire from fire brigade on same day

    Ann Giles and Mark Young

    A couple who met while working for the London Fire Brigade are retiring on the same day after nearly 62 years of combined service.

    Control officer Ann Giles, 57, joined the service in 1988 while her partner Mark Young, 55, joined the Brigade 10 months before her.

    Speaking about her retirement, Ms Giles said "the thing I’m going to miss the most is the people" while firefighter Mr Young said he had "loved just getting out there and getting stuck in.”

    The couple, who live in Benfleet, Essex, and have two grown up children aged 21 and 23, said they are looking forward to spending the festive period with their family.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Suffolk One sixth form college in WW1 soldiers tribute

    College students paid their respects with a minute's silence and poppy petal ceremony.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1304 Cambridgeshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1304 Cambridgeshire southbound severe accident, at A11.

    A1304 Cambridgeshire - A1304 exit slip road to A11 Southbound blocked and stationary traffic southbound at Six Mile Bottom, because of an accident.

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

  5. Video content

    Video caption: President Macron salutes BBC man's 'beautiful' WW1 story

    Emmanuel Macron invited BBC Essex presenter Dave Monk to France after hearing about his grandfather.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, after J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

    M25 Essex - One lane blocked on M25 clockwise after J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down white van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, 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 a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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