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Travel: Signalling fault in Ilford causes delays to services in Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 07:26 29 August 2014 | UPDATED: 07:41 29 August 2014

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

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A signalling fault in Essex is disrupting services this morning from Colchester, Clacton, Braintree, Ipswich and Norwich.

Abellio Greater Anglia said the earlier fault at Ilford may cause cancellations and delays of up to 10 minutes to services running through the station until at least 9am.

Network Rail engineer had repaired the fault by 6.30am after it caused two of the station’s four lines to be blocked.

“Delays, cancellations and short notice alterations are likely to all services between Liverpool Street and Gidea Park, Shenfield, Southend Victoria, Southminster and via Chelmsford to Braintree, Colchester, Clacton Ipswich and Norwich,” a spokesman said.

The delays follow further problems with the line earlier this week, which fuelled fierce criticism from commuters and politicians.

Over-running engineering work by Network Rail led to a series of cancellations to early-morning services on Tuesday.

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A Shotley father with five drink-driving convictions has been jailed for 36 weeks after taking his mother’s car without consent and crashing it into a hedge.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

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