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Coggeshall Road Braintree closed after woman and bus collide

Coggeshall Road in Braintree is closed after a crash involving a woman and a bus earlier this afternoon. Picture: Archant

Coggeshall Road in Braintree is closed after a crash involving a woman and a bus earlier this afternoon. Picture: Archant

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Police are at the scene of a serious collision between a woman and a bus in Braintree today.

Essex Police were called to the scene in Coggeshall Road at 1.40pm after reports of a collision between a woman and a bus.

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The road is closed between Wheatley Avenue and Bartram Avenue North and police say it is expected to stay closed for several more hours.

Police urge anyone with information or dash cam footage to call the Serious Collision Investigations Unit on 101 quoting incident 611 of 16/09 or report information online by visiting www.essex.police.uk


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Four car crash closes A148 Cromer Road at Bodham

One person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Cromer Road, A148. Picture: Google Maps

One person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Cromer Road, A148. Picture: Google Maps

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The Cromer Road has reopened after a collision between four cars has forced it to close for more than three hours.

A crash on the Cromer Road at Bodham has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Google MapsA crash on the Cromer Road at Bodham has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Google Maps

Police were called to the A148 Cromer Road in Bodham at 7.42am on Wednesday, September 16, following reports of a crash involving four vehicles.

A man is understood to have suffered serious injuries in the collision which was also attended by the fire and ambulance services.

The road was reopened shortly before 11.30am.

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Volunteers respond to Nenthead snowplough driver appeal

Volunteers respond to Nenthead snowplough driver appeal

image copyrightNenthead Community Snowplough Team

People in one of England’s most remote villages may avoid being stranded this winter after volunteers responded to an urgent appeal for community snowplough drivers.

Nenthead in Cumbria is about 1,500ft (500m) above sea level and is hit by blizzards each year.

At least seven drivers are required to commit to being available to take the vehicle’s wheel one day per week.

Tony Pennell, a retired design and development engineer who built the plough 10 years ago by converting an Army truck, said a shortage of drivers had left the venture in a “critical” position.

Several people have now come forward, the 80-year-old explained.

“Ten days ago, for various reasons, we only had three people who were prepared to drive and we were in a position where we thought we wouldn’t be able to operate this year.

“Now we possibly have eight, although people often like to travel in pairs in case there are any problems so we could still do with a few more.”

Volunteers respond to Nenthead snowplough driver appeal

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Volunteers must be qualified to drive 7.5-tonne vehicles and training will be provided by Cumbria County Council.

Mr Pennell said the plough is “vital” for anyone not living alongside the village’s main roads because they are “not treated as a priority” by the local authority’s gritting team.

“If we get ice on the hills it can be lethal,” he warned.

A mechanic is also required to maintain the plough as Mr Pennell says “crawling around under a truck is not easy anymore” given his age.

Staff from South Tynedale Railway Limited at nearby Alston helped last year, but the organisation has since gone into receivership.

Anyone interested in helping should contact the Nenthead Snowplough group on Facebook.

Volunteers respond to Nenthead snowplough driver appeal

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