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Witham bypass closed after cars collide with stray cows

The A12 Witham bypass is closed in both directions. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A major route in Essex is closed this morning (August 17) after vehicles crashed into cows that had strayed into the road.

The A12 Witham bypass is shut in both directions after collisions thought to involve cars, a van and the animals.

Essex Police say people have suffered "some minor injuries".

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The incident took place between junctions 21 and 22.

A diversion is in place through Witham town centre.

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Major rail disruption after person hit by a train

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All rail lines into and out of London are blocked this morning after someone was hit by a train. It happened between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Greater Anglia says all services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 11am.

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Passengers are being advised to check for updates online here.

Burst water main closes Caister Road in Yarmouth

A burst water main has closed a road in Great Yarmouth.

Motorists are being advised to avoid Caister Road. A section of the road, near to the Yarmouth Stadium, has been damaged.

The closure is likely to stay in place throughout this morning's rush hour.

Police, Fire and Anglian Water engineers have been at the scene overnight and motorists are being asked to avoid the area and find alternative routes while the road is repaired.

Severe delays on M1 in Hertfordshire after van overturns

Traffic is passing the scene using the hard shoulder. Credit: PA

There are severe delays on the M1 in Hertfordshire between Junction 9 (Harpenden) and J8 (Hemel Hempstead) after a van overturned on the southbound carriageway.

It happened around 3am this morning (20 July).

Four lanes have been closed as emergency services carry out investigation work.

Highways Agency say there is congestion to Dunstable (Junction 11).

Traffic is passing using the hard shoulder at this time, but there are delays of around 90 minutes.

The remainder of the carriageway is expected to remain closed until after this morning’s rush hour.

Drivers are advised to allow additional time for their journey and to consider alternative routes.

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Bedfordshire company unveils designs for 'world's longest aircraft'

What the inside of the Airlander 10 could look like. Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

The Bedfordshire company behind the world's longest aircraft has revealed what it could look like on board.

Passengers on the £25 million Airlander 10 will have private en-suite bedrooms, with horizon-to-horizon views from the lounge and bar.

Hybrid Air Vehicles says the Airlander 10 will change the way "we think about air travel".

The Airlander 10 has private en-suite bedrooms. Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

"Airlander challenges people to rethink the skies – that’s the driving force behind everything we do.

"Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. What we’re offering is a way of making the journey a joy."

– Stephen McGlennan, CEO of HAV

The aircraft crashed twice during early testing. It's designed to take off and land without the need of a runway.

What the inside of the Airlander 10 could look like. Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles
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