The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
Southend: Thousands Spent On Torch Relay
Southend Council spent more than £27,000 hosting the Olympic Torch for last year's Games, figures published on the one-year anniversary of the start of the relay show.
In total, the cost to Southend-on-Sea Council was £27,808.88, which funded items such as security and street furniture as well as road-closure notices.
Thurrock Council spent £42,227 while Barking and Dagenham recorded a figure of £57,763 to host the Torch.
Essex County Council did not record any expenditure, saying costs - apart from whatever staff overtime was incurred but not calculable - were met by the district authorities or town councils.
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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