A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A12 Near Chelmsford Shut After Fatal Crash
The A12 has been closed northbound after a "serious" crash that has left one person dead.
It is affecting the stretch between Junction 19 for the Boreham Interchange and Junction 20a for Hatfield Peveral.
Police say it involves one vehicle and the crash happened at around 7.15am.
Officers are warning the road is likely to remain closed for "a considerable time due the serious nature of the accident".
Colchester United are playing at home today with a 12.30pm kick off which is expected to add to delays.
A diversion via the B1137 through Boreham is in place.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
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