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Signalling system fixed at Liverpool Street Station

Commuters squeezed onto trains this morning Credit: Chris M

A fault with the signalling system at London Liverpool Street which led to long delays for commuters this morning has been fixed.

There were delays and cancellations on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between Norwich and London -especially through Essex.

All lines have now reopened after Network Rail engineers fixed the problem.

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Coastal communities scoop Govt cash to the tune of almost £2 million

The pontoon for the Burnham Ferry in Essex will benefit from the money. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Government has announced almost £2 million of funding for the region's coastal communities which it says will create jobs and help develop tourism.

Suffolk Coastal District Council will get £490,000 to implement a series of projects including improve parts of the coastal path and developing food tourism. This will create more than 6 jobs and 140 indirect jobs.

The announcement was made in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

In Norfolk £497,000 goes to the North Norfolk Railway which it’s hoped will benefit 90 local businesses and create 34 jobs. Great Yarmouth Borough Council will receive £650,000 to provide business advice and training where it’s thought up to 260 jobs will be created.

Meanwhile Maldon District Council in Essex gets £292,000 to develop a coastal trail around the Dengie Peninsula as well as improving links to the RSPB’s Wallasey Island by improving the pontoon for the Burnham Ferry, creating 38 jobs.

Chaos in rush hour rail commute

Commuters struggling to squeeze onto trains Credit: Chris M

Commuters on the Norwich-London line faced disruption this morning.

A fault with the signalling system at London Liverpool Street led to long delays and cancellations on Abellio Greater Anglia trains- especially through Essex.

Passengers packed into Shenfield Railway station Credit: Tim Harvey

Services are still not back to normal. There is no estimate as to when normal services are being resumed.

A viewer photo of packed Greater Anglia trains Credit: Paul Goldsmith

Marathon effort by woman hurt in riding accident

A woman from Newmarket has pledged to run the London Marathon - despite shattering her ankle in a riding accident. Cat Elliott is raising money for the MAGPAS Helimedix who flew in and gave the emergency treatment that meant she could walk again.

Cat Elliott and the Magpas helicopter she's raising money for. Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Cat has two metal plates and 11 screws holding her right ankle together but the 40 year old is determined she will complete all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon in April.

Cat's leg shattered in several places. Credit: Cat Elliott

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Newmarket could bid for 'Royal Town' status

Town Councillors will vote tonight on whether or not to apply to the Queen for 'Royal Town' status for Newmarket.

The Suffolk town, well known for its links to the horse racing industry, has a long history of Royal patronage dating back centuries.

Now an independent group, made up of local businessmen and women, representatives from the horse-racing industry and councillors, would like to apply for the status because of its links with horse racing and the royals.

It has to be approved first by the town council, and if so, could take around 12 months to go through the process of applying to the palace.

The Queen will have the final say on whether or not to bestow the honour on Newmarket.

"There has been racing in Newmarket since the 1600s, Charles II used to come here and there's been racing in Newmarket since and most monarchs have had horses here...The Queen is very keen on racing and she does have a number of horses here."

– Cllr Warwick Hirst, Newmarket

There are only two other 'Royal Towns', Royal Leamington Spa and Royal Tunbridge Wells. If Newmarket gets approval from the Queen, it will be the third town to have the status.

The Town Council meeting is at 7pm tonight.

Woman reports being sexually assaulted on Newmarket playing field

A woman has told officers she was attacked on the playing fields in Rowley Drive. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported that she'd been sexually assaulted in the early hours of this morning in Newmarket in Suffolk.

A woman has told officers she was attacked on the playing fields in Rowley Drive.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 11.30pm last night and 2am this morning.

The victim is receiving support from specially trained officers.

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