Cuts to bus services are now reaching "critical levels", according to a report by the Campaign for Better Transport charity.
The report says that Southend is one of three councils across the UK to stop supporting bus services altogether, whilst Cambridgeshire County Council is among those making year-on-year cuts of more than 10%.
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Thundery rain or showers will clear overnight to leave sunny spells on Sunday.
Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder labelled George North as a 'world-class' talent following their win over Exeter Chiefs.
A mostly dry morning, with some brighter spells. Outbreaks of rain will then spread in from the west during the afternoon, heavy at times.