Three of our MPs are putting the case for further investment in the region's rail network to the transport secretary.
Chloe Smith, Ben Gummer and Priti Patel are hosting a business forum with Patrick McLoughlin.
They say improvements to the region's rail infrastructure will drive economic growth and attract inward investment to the region.
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Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell admits that he feared for his safety when he was mobbed group of anti-austerity protesters outside Westminster.
This evening's showers will ease and then it will be a fine start to the weekend before rain arrives on Sunday.