Essex fire crews ‘bracing themselves for a rise in electric car fires’

Essex Fire and Rescue Service is focusing on one area of “top-up” training for its crews. In recent years, this has included sessions on firefighting at height and managing hazardous materials. This year, a new course is being introduced on how to deal with electric vehicle fires. Station manager Terry Maher has recently taken on […]

Three police forces combine to combat road crime

Essex and Kent Police, along with teams from the Met, have come together to tackle cross-border road-related crime. The Road Crime Team of Essex Police led teams from across the force, including Dog Unit, Roads Policing and Operational Support Group, to tackle road-related crime in the west of the county. The three forces’ coordinated proactive […]

Latest Operation Tramline campaign hits streets in Essex

Police in Essex have used National Highways’ “supercab” to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county, leading to 97 drivers being reported for a variety of offences. The vehicle was provided by National Highways between 10-14 July as the latest part of a national project which aims to improve safety […]

Police chief promises to support National Highways at A12 roadworks

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has pledged his officers’ support to keep the A12 flowing while roadworks continue. National Highways began reconstructing the major route between Marks Tey and Stanway near Colchester last October with a contraflow and 50 mph limit. However there have been several accidents while the works have taken place. Chief […]

Essex Police investigating video of woman moving cones on A12

Essex Police have announced they are investigating a driver who was witnessed illegally moving cones from a sectioned off area of the A12 near Colchester.  In a statement, the force says it believes the incident occurred on the northbound carriageway close to the Marks Tey junction on Tuesday 18 April at around 1.30pm. Highways News […]

Just Stop Oil activists jailed for Dartford disruption

Two men have been sentenced after causing widespread disruption across the Southeast when they climbed the QEII Bridge at the Dartford Crossing. Morgan Trowland (pictured right) and Marcus Decker (left) began climbing the bridge stanchions in the early hours of 17 October last year. The men then eventually climbed to about 200ft above the water […]


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