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James Whale: BBC Essex breakfast show host in Celebrity Big Brother

BBC Essex - 1 hour 28 min ago
A BBC local radio presenter enters the reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
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Churchill painting of Miami Beach sold for £192k at auction

BBC Essex - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:37
A picture painted by Sir Winston Churchill on his first holiday after World War Two is sold for £192,000 at auction.
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Sex offenders given lie detector tests to manage reoffending risk

BBC Essex - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:40
Convicted sex offenders in Essex are to be given lie detector tests to find out if they might reoffend, a police force says.
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Unmarked cars warning to Essex drivers after vans stolen

BBC Essex - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:32
A police force warns drivers not to pull over if asked to do so by unmarked cars after thieves pretending to be officers steal a number of vehicles.
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One-Day Cup: Essex win last-over thriller against Glamorgan

BBC Essex - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:00
Essex all but secure a place in the One-Day Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling last-over win over Glamorgan.
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Kelly Pearce death: Man jailed for 'sadistic' murder

BBC Essex - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:19
A man is convicted of the murder of a woman who was stabbed multiple times and bludgeoned with a claw hammer in an attack "bordering on sadism".
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West Ham hamper fraud: Trial rescheduled for October

BBC Essex - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 14:49
The trial of a man accused of a Christmas hamper con which saw West Ham players lose thousands of pounds is abandoned.
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Olly Murs pays to get Coggeshall Town's showers fixed

BBC Essex - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 14:42
Pop star Olly Murs pays to have the showers at a non-league football club fixed, saying they were "dreadful" to use.
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Drivers playing Pokemon Go at wheel

BBC Essex - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:29
Two drivers are stopped after being spotted playing Pokemon Go at the wheel, police say.
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Ryanair cuts Stansted Airport flights citing Brexit vote

BBC Essex - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:21
Ryanair is cutting the capacity and frequency of flights at Stansted Airport following the Brexit referendum result.
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Stansted Airport: Drone 'serious crash risk' to Boeing 737

BBC Essex - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 13:01
A drone came within 82ft (25m) of a Boeing 737 near Stansted Airport, posing a "serious risk of collision", a report reveals.
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Simon Dobbin assault: Thirteen men face charges

BBC Essex - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:36
Thirteen men are to face charges in connection with an attack that left a football fan with brain damage.
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Michael Timlin: Southend United midfielder out for six weeks

BBC Essex - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:21
Southend United's Michael Timlin is going to be out of action for up to six weeks of action with a hamstring problem.
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Drowned Jaywick kayaker 'tried to swim back'

BBC Essex - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:54
An angler tells how he saw a kayaker drown off the Essex coast while he was getting ready to swim out and help him.
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One-Day Cup: Jesse Ryder century not enough as Essex lose to Surrey

BBC Essex - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 17:19
Jesse Ryder's blistering 131 off 110 balls proves in vain as Surrey beat Essex by 66 runs in the One-Day Cup.
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'Near miss' after 'instructions given to wrong plane'

BBC Essex - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 09:11
A near miss involving two passenger planes off the Essex coast happened after instructions were given to the wrong aircraft, an inquiry hears.
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Phil Brown: Sam Allardyce's England interests Southend boss

BBC Essex - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:53
Southend United boss Phil Brown would be interested in the England assistant manager's job if he was offered the role.
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Kelly Pearce murder trial: Accused Anthony Ayres gives evidence

BBC Essex - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:50
A man who denies the "frenzied" murder of a woman tells a court of the "devastating and horrible" moment he came across her body.
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Rio 2016: Emily Scott goes from boy's team to GB women's sevens squad

BBC Essex - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:31
Team GB women's sevens fly-half Emily Scott is going to the Olympics after starting her career with a local boy's team.
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Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino in amputee Shaun Whiter tribute

BBC Essex - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:29
The manager of Tottenham Hotspur describes a footballer who had to have his legs amputated following a car crash as "an inspiration".
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