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Are there plans for a light rail service linking towns in Essex?

According to news reports, there are plans for a DLR style service linking up several parts of Essex.

Lower Thames Crossing gets funding in the budget

A large road tunnel under the Thames to the east of London has been given funding in the 2020 budget.

Half price travel on C2C trains in October

The C2C train operator, which runs trains between Fenchurch Street and Essex is offering half-price off-peak tickets for use during October.

Day trips from London – Coggeshall: A barn, a church, a manor and a village

A small picture-postcard type village in Essex is home to some remarkable historical buildings, many of which can be visited

Day trips from London – Tiptree’s Jam Museum

A small village in Essex that you probably didn’t know existed, yet with an instantly memorable name is also home to a museum – of the making of jam.

St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

Although I was rudely thwarted in my attempt to visit the Foulness Heritage Centre yesterday (and the church next to it), I was slightly compensated by a look around another its sister church which was on my route between Shoeburyness

A small museum inside a military firing range

Lurking on the eastern most edge of the River Thames sits Foulness Island, a low lying marshy farmland that is also almost entirely controlled by the Ministry of Defence for weapons testing. Rather improbably, sitting in the middle of this