The first load of soil has arrived from London at an Essex island to start the creation of Europe's largest coastal nature reserve.
Four and a half million tonnes is being excavated from beneath the capital to create a rail link between Heathrow and Shenfield in Essex and the earth is being used to bolster Wallasea island near Southend to create a haven for hundreds of thousands of birds
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Coastal wintry showers will continue in the Anglia region but elsewhere it will be a dry night with clear spells and a widespread frost.
Six people including a woman and three young children were hurt in a crash near a rugby club in Houghton Regis
Widespread frost tonight. Coastal wintry showers, drier elsewhere. Cold.