Revealed: Here are the worst roads in Essex for delays

Cromwell Trucks[1] and Online Marketing Surgery[2] have published a road delay report[3], which has been used to rank roads in Essex based on on the amount of time people are delayed during their journeys.
The most delayed motorway or mayor A road in E…

Courts round-up: 15 people in south Essex sentenced

>>> Court reporting – what your newspaper can and can’t report[1]
A prolific shoplifter who targeted a shop repeatedly has been banned from entering the store.
David Knight, 41, of Dalys Road, Rochford, stole from the Sainsbury’s Local store in West St…

National Highways Dartford road closures in April

National Highways has said five of the closures are set to cause medium disruption, with hold-ups between 10 and 30 minutes.
The latest works list shows 20 closures anticipated over the next fortnight.
National Highways maintains motorways and main A-r…

Traffic and travel latest news

Essex Live is the place to find up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information for the Essex region, including rail, public transport and across major road routes including the M25, M11, A12, A13, and the Dartford Crossing. Get updates on Greater Angl…

M25 Insulate Britain protesters convicted for blocking roads

The protestors, believed to be of action group Insulate Britain, blocked the key junction close to junction 31 of the M25, at the A282, early on September 13 2021.
The disruption on that day had knock-on impacts on the M25, A13, A282 and the A20.
The g…

Plan for new Thames crossing runs to 359,000 pages

A 15-year attempt to build a motorway east of the Dartford Crossing has become the UK’s biggest ever planning application, running to more than 359,000 pages.
Documents for the Lower Thames Crossing planning application would stretch 66 miles if laid e…

Lorry driver sentenced for crashing into police car on A13

On the day of the crash, police arrived after a BMW broke down on the London-bound carriageway of the A13 between the Stanford-le-Hope interchange and Orsett Cock roundabout. Officers were waiting for a recovery vehicle to move the car and had placed a…

A13 Dagenham crash: Met Police update on person’s condition

Officers were called at around 10.30am yesterday (November 29) to the collision involving a lorry and two cars on the major road near Dagenham.
London Ambulance Service attended, and medics treated two people at the scene.
One of them was taken to a ma…

M25 crash caused traffic near Dartford crossing – recap

Motorists are experiencing long delays this morning (November 22) due to a crash near Dartford crossing. The M25 clockwise is partially blocked, causing traffic at J1b A296 (Dartford).
There is congestion to J30 of the A13, back over the QE2 Bridge, ac…