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Major rail disruption on services into Liverpool Street

Disruption on Greater Anglia services is expected until this evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Passengers travelling on the main Norwich to London line today are being warned to expect delays after a points failure.

The problem between Manor Park and Ilford means train have to run at reduced speed on some lines.

Greater Anglia says trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Services from Norwich, Clacton and Southend are affected.

Passengers can find out the latest here.

Next stretch of Essex Coastal path revealed

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans for the next stretch of the Essex Coastal Path will be unveiled today. The proposals for public access along the 37 mile stretch between Jaywick and Harwich are being published by Natural England.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

If approved, this section of route will become part of the England Coast Path - the 2700 mile long distance walking route and England's newest National Trail currently being developed around the entire English coast.

"The England Coast Path is a hugely exciting project and will enable people to enjoy more of the fantastic coast on a new or improved route. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us in shaping these proposals which take into account the sensitivities of the area's special wildlife and the comments we've had from land owners and managers".

"The stretch of coast from Jaywick to Harwich will take walkers on a journey showcasing the amazing diversity of the Essex Coast - from its traditional seaside towns, to the spectacular natural beauty of Hamford Water and the historic port of Harwich. Over the next eight weeks we are inviting all organisations, landowners, farmers, local residents, and businesses to have their say on the proposals."

– Aidan Lonergan, Natural England

There is now a period of eight weeks for legal interests and members of the public to make objections or representations that the Secretary of State must take into account when considering whether to approve the proposals.


Derailed train due to be removed from track

A derailed train near Ely.

A crane will start removing a derailed freight train near Ely later this morning.

Network Rail says it will take two days to lift the eleven wagons. Work can then begin to replace a quarter of a mile of damaged track.

They hope to re-open the railway on Monday.

Passengers travelling to Peterborough from Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich are affected.

Fairground workers due in court over bouncy castle death

Summer Grant died after a bouncy castle blew away.

Two fairground workers from Cambridgeshire are due in court today charged with the death of a schoolgirl on a bouncy castle.

Seven-year-old Summer Grant was killed last year when the inflatable she was playing on in Harlow blew away.

Shelby and William Thurston from Wilburton have been charged with manslaughter and a health and safety offence.

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