A bus and lorry have crashed on the A120 near Colchester. A number of children and adults on the bus were injured.
The East of England Ambulance Service sent four ambulances to the scene near Great Bromley.
Essex Police said: "A bus, carrying children and adults, had been in collision with a lorry.
"Nobody is believed to have been seriously injured but a number of people are being treated by paramedics for minor injuries."
"The road is likely to be closed for some time while we investigate and the vehicles are recovered."
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Hundreds of people gathered in Colchester to watch as airborne gunners fired a Royal Salute in Colchester to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
A battery of six guns from the Colchester based 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery fired a 21-gun salute in Castle Park at noon.
The Band of The Parachute Regiment performed a formal marching display before the Royal Salute.
“It is a great honour for Colchester Garrison to be a Royal Saluting Station. The salute provides a wonderful occasion for soldiers to put on a show for the people of Colchester and thank them for their support. The gunners and musicians performed impeccably in front of a large and appreciative audience to send our congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen.”
The guns fired were 105 mm Light Guns, the same type used by 7 Para for its operational role with 16 Air Assault Brigade, which is ready to deploy on operations anywhere in the world at short notice.
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Acclaimed British film director and producer Stephen Daldry and Benidorm actor Janine Duvitski are to be awarded honorary degrees from the University of Essex this summer.
They are among a dozen people to be honoured by the university in Colchester in July. There will be 15 degree ceremonies held over five days as nearly 4,000 students get their qualifications.
Janine Duvitski is best known for her roles in the ITV series Benidorm as well as One Foot in the Grave and Waiting For God
Stephen Daldry is the director of the Netflix series The Crown and was responsible for blockbuster films such as Billy Elliot and The Hours.
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Colchester Borough Council remains with no party in overall control.
The Conservatives did however gain two seats while the Liberal Democrats lost two including that of the council leader Paul Smith.
The council has been effectively hung since 1998 when the Liberal Democrats were last in power.
It is likely that the council will continue to be run by an alliance of Lib Dems, Labour and Independent councillors despite the Conservatives being the biggest party. They are one seat short of an overall majority.
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