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Rail disruption expected for Monday rush hour on London mainline through Essex

Urgent repairs are being made to the Blunts Hall Road bridge in Witham. Credit: Google Street View

Rail operator Greater Anglia is warning of a reduced train service on the Essex mainline to and from London on Monday because of emergency repairs to a bridge at Witham.

Damage to the bridge at Blunts Hall Road means only one of the two lines is open and is being used by trains going in both directions.

Greater Anglia says a reduced service will operate on the line on Monday 6 July affecting services between Colchester and London including those from Norwich, Diss, Stowmarket and Ipswich.

Earlier on Sunday buses replaced trains between Chelmsford and Colchester.

Princess Charlotte on show to Norfolk crowds with big brother George

Hundreds of people gathered at Sandringham in Norfolk today to watch as the Royal family arrived to see Princess Charlotte of Cambridge christened.

It's the first time they've been seen out in public as a family of four and some people even camped out overnight to make sure they got the best spot.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson who was there to watch all the action.

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Elderly pedestrian hit by tractor trailer and dies

An elderly pedestrian has died following a collision with a tractor tailer in Birch near Colchester.

The 79-year-old who lives locally, was walking along Birch Street just before 9am this morning (Sunday 5th July) when the trailer became uncoupled from the tractor and was in collision with the man.

Police say he died at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating along with the Health and Safety Executive.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second while Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third at a rain-hit Silverstone.

The 30-year-old home favourite extended his lead over his Mercedes team-mate to 17 points in the championship, after overcoming a poor start and two rain showers.

Today's win seals Hamilton's fifth victory from nine races this season.

Appeal after man in wheelchair hit by a car on pedestrian crossing

Essex police are appealing for witnesses after a man in a wheelchair was hit by a car as he made his way over a pedestrian crossing in Colchester.

It happened at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd July in the High Street by the Slug and Lettuce pub.

The man's legs were injured, but not seriously.

Police say the make and model of the car is unknown at this stage.

Anyone with information should call police on the 101 number.

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