Good morning and welcome to the Essex Live daily blog. We'll be bringing you the latest news throughout the day, including traffic and weather updates. So if there's a problem on the A12, M11, M25, Dartford Crossing or any of the other county's main routes, you'll read about it here. We will also bring you the latest court news, appeals from the police and of course, keep you updated on the weather. We want to hear from you too - so please get in touch if you have a story to tell.