Theresa May has now signed a letter to trigger Article 50, the start of the official process to leave the EU.
Essex Closer To New Nuclear Power Plant
Plans for new nuclear power plants in the UK, including one in Essex, are being pushed forward, despite the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
The government's confirmed a list of eight sites where the next generation of reactors can be built, Bradwell is on it.
It means we could see a new power station built there by 2025.
Plans will have to be debated and voted on in Parliament first, but ministers are hopeful that, with a pro-nuclear majority in the Commons, they will win the argument.
Other sites include Hartlepool; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury, South Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa, Anglesey.
Three people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at Stansted Airport.
A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
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