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Travel: Essex Police warn motorists to take care following accidents in Colchester and Maldon

PUBLISHED: 08:45 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:45 27 January 2014

An elderly woman was thrown from her mobility scooter after a crash.

An elderly woman was thrown from her mobility scooter after a crash.

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Police in Essex have advised motorists to drive careful in this morning’s icy conditions following a number of minor accidents.

A spokesman for Essex Police said that driving conditions in the north of the county were particularly treacherous and urged drivers to take extra care.

A number of minor crashes in Maldon, Colchester and the M11 have been attributed to the icy roads.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened following a serious crash this morning where a man was killed.

A man has died after a crash involving a tractor on the A14 Orwell Bridge this morning, police have confirmed. The bridge has remained closed since the incident but is expected to reopen before 2.30pm.

Gale force winds are set to batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as a ‘weather bomb’ brought by Storm Brian sparks a series of safety warnings.

Childhood obesity is on the rise in Suffolk and Essex, with almost one in 10 reception pupils hitting dangerously fat levels.

The term Jabadao won’t mean much to most people. But for one Ipswich pre-school, it is transforming child development.

Tourists have been flocking to a tiny village on the Essex coastline after its stunning landscapes were filmed for a hit ITV drama series.

A popular Ipswich park event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to fears over high winds that Storm Brian is forecast to bring to Suffolk.

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