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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With temperatures rising and expected to top 30 degrees here are some top tips from experts on how to stay safe in the sun
Dry with long periods of strong sunshine. Becoming very warm, but it will be cooler along the coast due to the southeasterly breeze.