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£20m rail investment plans announced

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:56
A £20m plan to refurbish trains in the East of England and increase services from Stansted Airport to Cambridge is announced.
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Braintree Town 0-0 Gateshead

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:20
Adam Bartlett saves a penalty against rivals Braintree to maintain Gateshead's play-off place in Conference Premier.
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Cook shines as Essex take charge

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:41
England captain Alastair Cook made 181 to put Essex in a strong position going into day four against Derbyshire.
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Watchdog critical on airport custody

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:42
Concerns about the way people are held in custody at airports in Essex and Bedfordshire are raised by the prisons watchdog.
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Forced Caesarean baby girl adopted

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:14
The daughter of a woman forced to give birth by Caesarean section has been adopted, it emerges.
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Castle gets underfloor heating

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:55
A Norman castle is re-opening with underfloor heating after a year of refurbishment work which has cost £4.2m.
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England places up for grabs - Cook

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:26
Captain Alastair Cook says there are places to be won in the England Test side to face Sri Lanka in June.
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VIDEO: Trust apology over pregnancy death

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:55
A pregnant woman died after an ambulance crewed by untrained staff delays getting her to hospital in Southend.
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Trust 'sorry' over pregnancy death

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:19
An ambulance trust apologises after student paramedics sent to the Essex home of a 38-year-old pregnant woman, failed to realise she was bleeding to death.
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Shrine director appointed bishop

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:08
The director of a major Catholic shrine in Norfolk is appointed Bishop of Brentwood covering Essex and east London.
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MP slams 'lax security' at fire site

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:51
The owners of a former military garrison which was badly damaged in a fire, should be "held responsible for lax security", says Colchester's MP says.
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Cook hits century against Derbyshire

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:33
England captain Alastair Cook scores an unbeaten century as Essex take control on day two against Derbyshire.
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Topless men barred by theme park

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:56
Cover up call at nude record holding location
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Reward offered in park murder probe

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:48
A reward of up to £5,000 is offered in connection with a murder in which a man was knifed 102 times.
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Westfield hits ton after ban return

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:20
Former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield scores a century for Frinton on his return to cricket after a ban for spot-fixing.
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Groenewald hat-trick stuns Essex

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 18:40
A hat-trick from Derbyshire's Tim Groenewald steers them into a commanding position in their Championship game at Essex.
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Woman bailed in park murder inquiry

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:14
A woman questioned by police in connection with the murder of a vulnerable man in an Essex park is released on bail.
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Recipes heirloom given to family

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 03:16
A handwritten recipe book from 1811 is given to the author's great-great-great-grandson after it was found at a car boot sale.
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Luton Town 2-3 Braintree Town

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:23
Ten-man Braintree produce a fantastic display to hold off a Luton fightback and delay their promotion back to the Football League.
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Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:52
A Jack Midson penalty moves AFC Wimbledon closer to securing League Two survival and shocks play-off hopefuls Southend.
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