A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Calls For Improvements On The A12 In Essex
There are calls for urgent action to be taken to make the A12 in Essex safer.
It's after a number of recent crashes, including one near Witham yesterday morning (Wednesday 25 June).
Two people were taken to hospital and a lorry driver was questioned on suspicion of careless driving after seven vehicles collided southbound near Witham.
County Councillor Rodney Bass, Essex County Council's Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, has made a plea to the Highways Agency and the Government for urgent measures on the road.
He is calling for arrow markings to assist drivers to keep a certain distance from the vehicle in front, the restoration of A12 police patrols with Essex County Council part-funding them, and better signage.
Councillor Bass is also calling for a ban on lorries overtaking on the road between 6am and 8pm.
He said: "Safety is of the utmost importance for our residents and I would like to see the Highways Agency and the Government take these actions as soon as possible."
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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