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Police close road after serious crash

Police in Essex have closed the A120 after a serious crash Credit: ITV Anglia

Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a serious road collision which happened on the A120 near the B1024 between Marks Tey and Braintree.

It happened shortly before 5.40am today (Saturday, December 3) and involved a lorry and a black Vauxhall Astra.

This is a serious incident and the road will be closed for several hours this morning whilst forensic investigations are carried out the vehicles are recovered.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and follow the diversions. The A120 is closed in both directions between the A12 at Marks Tey and the B1018 at Braintree.

Police name cyclist killed in hit and run crash

Police are looking for the driver of this lorry after the hit and run crash Credit: Suffolk Police

A cyclist who died in a hit and run crash with a lorry in Suffolk has been named by police.

Colin Taylor, who was 72 and from Hitcham, died at the scene of the crash on Tuesday 29th November on Finborough Road in the village.

Police are urgently looking for the white lorry they believe was involved in the crash.

They say the white DAF LF vehicle had the words "I’M HERE” written in dirt on the back of the lorry.

If you saw this lorry on Tuesday, or if you captured pictures of the vehicle on your dashboard camera, or if you are aware of such a vehicle having sustained damage to the front nearside (passenger side) please contact officers as soon as possible.

– Suffolk Police

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MK Dons confirm Neilson appointment

Robbie Neilson is the new MK Dons manager. Credit: PA

MK Dons have officially appointed Hearts boss Robbie Neilson as their new manager.

The 36-year-old takes over from Karl Robinson who left stadium:mk last month.

A compensation deal between the two clubs was agreed last night, and Neilson as well as assistant Stevie Crawford have now finalised personal terms.

The Scot takes over a Dons side currently sitting 19th in League One, and leaves Hearts 2nd in the SPL.

Caretaker boss Richie Barker will take charge of tomorrow's FA Cup game at Charlton, before Neilson is unveiled to the media on Monday.

It’s great to be here and I’m looking forward to developing the club, developing the players and moving the club forward.

The most important thing for me was picking the right chairman and the right club and this was the right match at the right time –it’s a Club that’s going places.

Hopefully the fans are ready for the ride. We want to create excitement but, most importantly, win football matches. With the squad that we’ve got here, we should be winning football matches – our job is to help them do that.

– Robbie Neilson, MK Dons manager

Controversy over plans to build homes in Suffolk village

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

A judicial review into new homes in Suffolk could change planning laws across the country.

Babergh District Council granted permission for houses to be built in East Bergholt, against the recommendations of their local neighbourhood plan.

The plans are about to go before the High Court for a judicial review, which will look at how much weight local authorities should give to neighbourhood development plans.

It will also look at the government's new homes bonus, which provides central government income to authorities as a reward for authorising development.

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