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Update: Disruption on trains between Colchester and Marks Tey easing

PUBLISHED: 14:10 09 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:40 09 March 2014

Disruption to mainline trains

Disruption to mainline trains

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Rail services between Colchester and Marks Tey were cancelled because of a tree obstructing the overhead power lines.

Trains between the stations were earlier cancelled and delayed.

A spokesman for Greater Anglia said earlier today: “Network Rail engineers are working as fast as possible to rectify of loss of overhead wire power between Colchester and Marks Tey, which is being caused by a tree obstructing the power lines, affecting the London-bound line.

“Trains will use the country-bound line in both directions between Kelvedon and Colchester, with delays, alterations and short notice cancellations likely.”

A rail replacement bus service ran between Colchester and Ipswich, via Manningtree.

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

A prolific shoplifter’s 148th offence was exposed by a price tag hanging from his clothing.

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