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Lorry driver guilty of causing crash that killed a brother and sister

The scene of the crash back in May 2014. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A lorry driver has been found guilty of causing a crash on the M11 that killed a brother and sister.

52-year-old Roger Sharatt fell asleep at the wheel while driving through Essex in May 2014.

Geoffrey and Eleanor Mills's car was one of five vehicles including a horsebox involved in the pile up when he failed to slow down as traffic braked in front of him.

Their car was forced under a horse box and they both died instantly.

Sharatt, who's from Staffordshire, will be sentenced in June.

Lorry driver seriously injured after crash on M1

A lorry driver has been seriously injured following a crash on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The collision happened at about 5am today, south of junction 15, close to Salcey Forest. The foreign-registered DAF articulated lorry left the carriageway and ploughed into a ditch. The driver was trapped for several hours.

Both carriageways of the M1 were closed at one point to allow the air ambulance to land.

The driver was flown to hospital where he's being treated for serious pelvic and leg injuries.

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TRAVEL- Train disruption after fire damages signals

Passengers heading in from Northampton and Milton Keynes are being warned it could continue until lunchtime. Credit: @NetworkRailEUS/PA

On the trains there is continuing disruption to services into and out of London Euston this morning.

Passengers heading in from Northampton and Milton Keynes are being warned it could continue until lunchtime.

A fire yesterday near South Hampstead next to the track damaged signalling and triggered a power cut.

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Train workers to stage 48-hour strike in row over guards

Members of the RMT union will walk out on April 28 and 29. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coastline which runs through Stevenage and Peterborough are to stage a 48-hour strike in a row over the role of guards.

Members of the RMT union will walk out on April 28 and 29.

The union said it has been seeking reassurance about keeping guards on trains in the future.

The only response the company has offered is to repeat the vague and non-committal mantra of 'within our discussions we have confirmed that the safety-critical duties of the guard will remain on the train'.

This mealy-mouthed form of words gives no reassurance to RMT members in the front line nor any protection from the possible introduction of driver-only operation.

– Union statement

Plans to ease congestion on A12 in Ipswich

The stretch of the A12 at Martlesham Heath is one of the busiest along the entire length of the road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans to install new traffic lights on the A12 in Ipswich have been announced ahead of a major development to reduce congestion.

Two thousand new homes are due to be built around Adastral Park at Martlesham Heath.

It's hoped a new traffic light junction between the BT and Foxhall roundabouts will help cope with thousands of more vehicles.

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