Good progress is being made on the new landing site for the air ambulance.

Basildon Council voted to approve the building of the landing at Basildon Golf Course, and work has started.

UKIP councillor Stephen Hodge said: “I visited the new site and was pleased to see that the site had been levelled and is just waiting to be tarmacked.

“It’s great that we have a new site for the air ambulance that will save lives.”