1. Derek Johnson

Giant cranes destined for new Essex super port

A boat loaded with giant cranes made its way around the region's coast today destined for a big new port on the Thames Estuary near the Dartford Crossing in Essex.

London Gateway will be the biggest port in Britain when it opens later this year. It will handle millions of containers each year and create 12,000 news jobs directly as well as thousands more in the local economy.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Meridian's Derek Johnson: