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Travel: Another day of rail delays as points failure and broken down train cause problems for Greater Anglia

PUBLISHED: 13:54 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 06:34 13 August 2014

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A broken down train has been causing delays on the main line between London and Norwich.

Cancellations to services on the line are mostly affecting services in south Essex, although the 1pm Braintree to London service and 1.18pm London to Clacton trains won’t now run.

However there are delays of up to 60 minutes for other services affecting a number of services running through north Essex and Suffolk.

This is expected to last until around 3pm.

The 11.35am Clacton to London service broke down earlier today at Hatfield Peverel and needed another train to move it.

To compound the problem there was also a points failure between Chelmsford and Witham.

The remains of an outdoor classroom set alight in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park have again been hit by fire.

Birch Farm Nursery in Hintlesham, which was given an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted in December, has made significant progress to gain the requires improvement rating on its re-inspection last month.

A 51-year-old benefit cheat who was overpaid £26,000 has been sentenced to a six month supervision order.

Kesgrave Town Council has laid on an event to help older people who struggle to get out or experience loneliness.

Skilled inmates at a Suffolk open prison should be put to use repairing the building, a report suggests.

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Parish councillors in a west Suffolk village have recommended controversial plans for 100 homes be refused amid infrastructure concerns.

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