John Lewis will close all of their shops across the UK in reaction to government advice and the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated Travel: A12 northbound is now open

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The A12 northbound in Essex was shut earlier this morning as roadworks overran.

Thousands of scouts and guides have been left disappointed after the Essex International Jamboree was cancelled due to coronavirus fears.

A GP surgery near Chelmsford has confirmed that one of its patients has tested positive for coronavirus and is operating on a reduced number of doctors due to the need to self-isolate.

Heartfelt tributes have been paid after the “untimely” death of a man following an assault outside an Essex social club, with relatives saying they will never get over his death.

Plans to ease A131 congestion between Essex and Suffolk - by directing traffic to the A134 - were criticised as “madness” by councillors.

A council team attended a major bus conference in London in which it later emerged a visiting delegate had coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

Police are carrying out extra patrols and using enhanced stop and search powers following the fatal stabbing of a man outside a pub.

Peter Andre is performing at one of Essex’s most glamorous events this summer.

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