The Olympic torch will take in a mountain bike track and the world's longest pier as it continues its journey today.
Among the highlights will be a visit to the Olympic mountain bike course at Hadleigh Farm.
The relay will arrive at Southend-on-Sea - home of the longest pier in the world - mid-morning where it will be greeted by a 2,000-strong choir and swimmer Mark Foster, who is originally from Essex.
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Amanda Houston presents the early evening weather forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
Amanda Houston presents the early evening weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region.
The Thursday afternoon weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region presented by Amanda Houston.