It's a sea of rubbish as far as you can see.
For months, land at Cory's Wharf in Purfleet, Thurrock, has been used to dump sofas, mattresses, building materials and household waste.
It's dumping on an industrial scale.
Video filmed by YourThurrock.com shows the full extent of the blight on the landscape.
The barriers at the Dartford crossing are coming down but at what cost? Tom Savvides talks to Nigel Gray from the Highways Agency, drivers and Paul Watters from the AA.
Plans to improve motorists’ journeys over the Dartford to Thurrock River Crossing with an automated "free-flow" system have moved a step closer with the signing of a major contract, the Highways Agency says.
It has awarded a £367m contract to design, implement, deliver and operate the new charging system to European tolls agency sanef. The deal could last ten years.
Plans to upgrade the crossing's tolls have proved controversial with motorists' groups arguing that the costs of building the bridge and tunnel have already been covered - and that the toll itself was becoming "a tax".
People living close to the scene of a chemical explosion in Essex were urged to stay indoors as emergency crews tackled a caustic soda leak following a blast at a chemical plant.
One employee received a minor injury in the explosion at Industrial Chemicals Ltd in Thurrock at around 8pm last night.
Essex Police asked residents to stay inside their homes and keep their windows and doors closed following reports of "a strong chlorine smell in the area".
Safety experts later declared the blast site safe and said there was no longer any danger to the public.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and the cause of the explosion is being investigated.
A major new wildlife haven has opened at a former landfill site at Thurrock in Essex today.
The Thameside Nature Park is one of The Wildlife Trust's largest restoration projects, transforming the 120-acre Mucking Landfill into a range of wild habitats. The land is now home to rare bees, birds and reptiles, other animals and plants.