Simon Harris instant analysis: Tory Rebecca Harris increased her majority in the UKIP target seat of Castle Point in Essex.
Mainline services out of London Liverpool Street are facing delays and cancellation after a person was hit by a train at Harold Wood.
Metro Services (London – Shenfield stopping services): These services are running in both directions between Liverpool Street & Gidea Park. Some train services may still be cancelled. Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on London Underground and London bus services on all reasonable routes. TfLBus 86 operates all stations between Stratford and Romford and TfL Bus 25 from Stratford to Ilford.
Southend Victoria services: These are running between Southend Victoria and Shenfield only. Some services may be cancelled, and some train services will run to/from London. Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on c2c train services between Southend Central & Fenchurch Street, and on all reasonable routes on London Underground services.
Mainline services to/from Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester: These are only running as far as Shenfield with some train services running to/from London. Some train services may be cancelled. Customers may also travel via Cambridge, and on Great Northern train services from Ely / Cambridge into London King’s Cross. Tickets will also be valid on all reasonable routes on London Underground services.
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A force has sacked two police officers after they were convicted of criminal offences.
PC Stephen Tilley from Rayleigh in Essex, was given a 22-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, after being convicted of misconduct in public office last month.
The offence related to him sending an "intimate" image to a woman he met while on duty.
Chief Inspector Ben Hodder, 34, from Thurrock, was given a six-month jail term, suspended for two years, after admitting one count of making indecent images of children last week.
Today Essex Police Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh ordered that both men be dismissed with immediate effect following disciplinary hearings.
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