Witham MP Priti Patel was credited by Chancellor George Osborne for a measure to double to £10,000 for tax free loans for commuters' season tickets.
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Very cold with snow showers and significant wind chill. Temperatures dropping to -3 deg C (27 F)
Tributes have been paid to a 25-year-old man from Essex who was found dead in a river in "unexplained" circumstances.
Feeling very cold and mostly sunny today with some snow showers overnight. Top temperatures reaching only 2 deg C (36 deg F)