Royal Navy divers are on their way to blow up a Second World War bomb off the coast of Shoebury, after a 24 hour delay due to weather conditions.

The bomb saw London City airport closed throughout Monday and a number of flights diverted, with many landing at Southend Airport.

The bomb was dragged underwater for nine hours yesterday to Shoebury, where the controlled explosion was planned to take place.

But poor weather conditions meant the explosion was delayed, and Royal Navy divers have now set off, in much improved weather conditions, to conduct the explosion today.