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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A chilly start for many with sunshine developing. Increasing cloud this afternoon.
Son and daughter of murdered Chelmsford woman Maria Stubbings have been giving evidence at the inquest into her death.
Mostly dry with clear skies tonight. A chilly start tomorrow with sunshine developing.