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Sex tape 'backdrop' of Tulisa charge

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:44
The lawyer for former N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos asks for an assault charge against her to be dropped.
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Ali Carter on catching up after cancer

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:14
Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after recovering from cancer. But top-16 rankings, World Championship ambitions and bills got in the way
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Police car 'blasts out rap song'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:33
Police in Essex appear to be opting for a novel way to make their presence felt - by blasting out a rap song from a Chelmsford patrol car.
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VIDEO: East Co-op's 'increased competition'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:09
The East of England Co-operative Society may be separate from the national Co-operative group but it is also facing challenges.
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Woman hurt as car crashes into home

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:21
A woman in her 70s is seriously injured as a BMW car crashes into a home in Essex.
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Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:16
Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.
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Brearey puts Olympic hopes on 470

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:35
Fireball world champion Sam Brearey returns to the 470 for the first time in five years in a bid to reach the Olympics.
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Boy, 13, repeatedly raped sister, 9

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:48
A teenage boy who carried out a "campaign of rape" against his younger sister is given a 10-year custodial sentence.
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NHS unit to fold later in the year

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:40
A body supporting NHS groups in the eastern region is to fold at the end of September.
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Cook makes century in Oval draw

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:05
England skipper Alastair Cook hits 127 as Essex bat out a draw on the final day against Surrey at The Oval.
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Man arrested in park murder probe

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:21
Police arrest a 27-year-old man in connection with the murder of a man who was stabbed 102 times in a Colchester park
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VIDEO: Farmers' concern as milk prices cut

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:15
Small dairy farmers are warning that cut-price milk promotions in supermarkets could put them out of business.
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VIDEO: £13m grant to develop greener cars

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:50
The government is investing £13m to help car-maker Ford to develop more fuel-efficient engines.
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Sinkhole blamed for forklift topple

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:00
The Health and Safety Executive confirms it is investigating how a forklift truck at a port collapsed into a suspected sinkhole.
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Squirrel found 'nesting' on sheep

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:56
Kitten taken in by animal charity in Essex
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Chelmsford & Newcastle wait on bids

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:52
The British Horseracing Authority will asses separate applications from Chelmsford and Newcastle for the 2015 calendar.
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'Blockbuster' Ryder excites Essex

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:35
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says big-hitting batsman Jesse Ryder could prove to be a "box office" signing.
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VIDEO: Easter tourism boost for the East

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:33
Tourist attractions across the East of England benefit from a late Easter bank holiday and good weather to more than double year-on-year visitor numbers.
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Smith finds touch against Essex

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:47
Skipper Graeme Smith makes 65 as Surrey reply to Essex's 306 all out with 217-6 on day three at The Oval.
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VIDEO: Mystery of the missing rhea solved?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:39
The mystery of an escaped ostrich-like bird called a rhea has a new lead.
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