Labour sources say they expect to take Thurrock from the Conservatives by as many as 2,000 votes. The Tories had a majority of 92 over Labour in 2010.
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A bus providing shelter in the freezing temperatures for rough sleepers in Brighton has been severely damaged by fire.
There are growing fears that there could be 100,000 fewer care staff when the UK leaves the EU.
It happened on the southbound carriageway at Junction 3 of the M27, where it joins the M271, on Tuesday morning.