The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
Lords Ban For Former Essex County Council Leader
Expenses cheat Lord Hanningfield has been suspended from the House of Lords today (Wednesday November 9th).
Peers approved without a vote a move to bar the disgraced former Tory, who was released from jail in September after serving just a quarter of his sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
The House of Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee recommended last week that Lord Hanningfield should be barred for nine months.
But the suspension, which was agreed after a brief debate, will run from the dates the peer was sentenced in court.
That means he could return at the beginning of April.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
After appearing on TV, the family of missing Clacton man, Nigel Kedar, have issued an appeal.
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