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Update: Delays on rail services to London

PUBLISHED: 08:54 26 November 2012

A wet start for commuters across the region

A wet start for commuters across the region

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RAIL passengers travelling into the capital are facing delays of up to 15 minutes this morning.

Greater Anglia has reported congestion between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street due to earlier delays on the line.

The rail operator said the delays have been caused by late running freight trains and by poor rail conditions between Chelmsford, Billericay and Liverpool Street.

All services running through these stations are affected.

Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first broadcast interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

A police helicopter was involved in a search which continues this morning for a motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk last night.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening. Updates here.

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