A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
A12 Northbound At J17 To Be Closed Until At Least 1am
Essex Police has said the northbound section of the A12 at Howe Green is set to be closed until at least 1am after a major lorry fire.
An HGV loaded with wood caught fire at around 7.30am between the on and off slip roads at Junction 17 for Howe Green and the A130.
Both carriageways have been shut and officers at the scene say the northbound stretch could stay closed until the morning as repair works are carried out.
The closure has caused problems on other roads, especially the A130 as well as the A414.
Sergeant Colin Shead, from the Essex Road Policing Team, said on Twitter: "Lorry now cleared of its load of timber. Recovery underway. This will take some time due to severe damage.
"J17 northbound will remain closed until at least 1am tomorrow".
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.