Police in Essex say they're tackling burglars who've been taking advantage of the warm weather. Too many homeowners are leaving windows open, they say. But an increased police presence in Basildon has reduced burglary there by 30 per cent.
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A section of the M3 has been closed and bomb disposal units are at the scene after reports of "potential hazardous material in the road".
Largely dry with cloud and some sunny spells this afternoon with light winds.
Dry with sunny spells and light winds.