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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The mother of missing RAF Serviceman Corrie McKeague says she "now knows" that her son is not in a Cambridgeshire landfill.
Officers say they are 'content' Corrie is not in the landfill areas which have now been searched.