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Car crashes into house in Harlow

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A car has crashed into a house in the Church Langley area of Harlow. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex firefighters have called to free a woman trapped in her car after it crashed into a house in Harlow.

The incident involving one vehicle happened in the Church Langley area of the town at just after noon.

The woman was given oxygen by fire crews until the Ambulance Service paramedics arrived.

Two other pensioners injured in fatal crash

Police investigating a motorway crash in Essex in which a 79-year-old woman died have said two other pensioners were also injured. Motorists were asked to avoid a section of the M11 linking London with Cambridge after the serious road crash, which happened at around 3.30pm on Thursday.

Essex Police confirmed that the woman who died was from Halifax, West Yorkshire, and was a passenger in a silver Vauxhall Astra which was travelling south when it was involved in a "slight collision" with a lorry travelling in the same direction. The car then left the road and hit some trees.

A 72-year-old man who was driving the car and an 81-year-old woman, who was a front-seat passenger, were both seriously injured and remain in hospital. Both are from the Retford area of Nottinghamshire. The road reopened at 10.30pm.

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Witness appeal following M11 Essex crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road crash on the M11 near Epping.

Emergency services were called at about 3.30pm this afternoon to reports of a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car on the southbound carriageway between Junction 7 and Junction 6.

A 79-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the car, has died. A man and woman who were also in the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The northbound carriageway was closed briefly while an air ambulance attended the scene but the southbound carriageway will be closed for several hours for vehicle recovery and while police carry out an initial investigation.

Woman who died in M11 crash was 79

Police said the dead passenger was aged 79.

A man and woman who were also in the car remain in hospital tonight.

A police spokesman said any witnesses who have not contacted police or anyone with information about events leading to the collision, should call the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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Woman dies in Essex M11 collision

A woman has died after a collision involving a car and a lorry on the M11, Essex Police have said.

Motorists have been asked to avoid a section of the motorway linking London with Cambridge after the serious road crash, which happened at around 3.30pm today.

The as-yet unnamed victim, who was a passenger in the car, has died. Two other people who were in the vehicle have been taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Specialist officers are currently at the scene, on the southbound carriageway between junctions six and seven.

"It is a serious collision, and there have been serious injuries.

"A woman who was a passenger in the car has died. Two other people who were in the vehicle have been taken to hospital with serious injuries."

– Police spokesman

The northbound carriageway has also being closed to allow an air ambulance to land. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area. The road is expected to be at least partially closed until 10pm.

"Heartless" thief steals heating oil from Essex hospice

The thief stole more than £1,000 worth of heating oil.
The thief stole more than £1,000 worth of heating oil. Credit: Essex Police

A thief has stolen more than £1,000 worth of heating oil from a hospice in Essex.

It happened last month at the St Clare Hospice in Harlow, which is a local charity offering specialist care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Police have described the thief as "heartless" and want help to catch him.

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£4.2m improvements to Harlow road to start next month

Works to improve traffic around the Clock Tower Roundabout in Harlow will start in late July.

The £4.2m works, which will last for a year, are being funded by Essex County Council and the Department for Transport’s Local Pinch Point Fund.

The improvements will ease congestion, improving access to the new Enterprise Zone and Town Centre. Two new slip lanes will be built and other approaches to the roundabout will be widened.

Pedestrian and cycle facilities along with lighting at the Clock Tower Roundabout junction will be also be improved.

Labour hold Harlow but only by the smallest margin

The new position of parties on Harlow Council Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour's majority on Harlow Council has been cut to just one as UKIP took seats from all parties.

The UK Independence Party has seats on the Essex council for the first time.

Labour won back control of Harlow in 2012 after a decade out of power. The Conservatives controlled the council between 2008 and 2012.

UKIP gains seats from both Labour and Conservative in Harlow

UKIP has gained two seats on Harlow Council in Essex where Labour have an overall majority.

They have taken Staple Tye from the Conservatives and Bush Fair from Labour.

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