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Update: Rail delays cleared

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:57 06 December 2012

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RAIL services in the region have returned to normal after a morning of delays caused by signalling problems.

Signalling problems between Gidea Park and Harold Wood caused some lines to be blocked and train services running through the stations to be cancelled or delayed.

All the lines have now reopened and services have returned to normal.

More signalling problems were then reported between Ipswich and Felixstowe, causing all lines to be blocked.

Network Rail engineers have now fixed the problem, which involved a set of points at Derby Road.

Trains running through Chelmsford also faced delays following an earlier train fault.

The disruption has now cleared and Greater Anglia is reporting a good service on all lines.

Police in Essex would like to speak to 26-year-old Jake Cooper in connection to a theft from a Co-op store in Harwich.

A senior Essex police officer did hurl a stress ball at a colleague’s throat, a misconduct hearing has ruled.

A 79-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a Land Rover in Ipswich.

Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

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

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women had their purses stolen from supermarkets in the Ipswich and Martlesham areas on Tuesday.

Pancake Day is at an earlier date this year compared to last - find out when you need to stock up on milk, eggs and flour.

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