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Essex: County of England
Essex is a county in the southeast of England, northeast of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the southwest. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.

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£1 million Lottery win for key worker who saved a policeman's life [Video]

£1 million Lottery win for key worker who saved a policeman's life

A key worker who helped save the life of a policeman who had a heart attack on the bus during lockdown is celebrating a £1 million Lottery win. Anthony Canty said he told the officer, who has since..

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Father recovers from Covid-19 coma in time for son's birthday [Video]

Father recovers from Covid-19 coma in time for son's birthday

A father-of-two who spent 19 days in an induced coma in hospital has recovered from coronavirus and returned home in time to celebrate his son’s second birthday. Omar Taylor, 31, was applauded by NHS..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published
Fruit and veg pickers arrive from Romania to help UK demand [Video]

Fruit and veg pickers arrive from Romania to help UK demand

Fruit and vegetable pickers are being flown from Romania to the UK to keep up with demand. An air charter company said it has arranged for a flight to bring up to 180 Eastern European farm workers to..

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Traffic is seen queuing for the fast food restaurant following its reopening in Chelmsford, Essex.
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HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin's ship gets protected status

The submerged mud berth on the River Roach in Essex is recognised as a nationally important site.
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'Jet-like roaring' noises heard from Coryton power station

Residents in parts of Essex and Kent took to social media after being startled by loud noises.
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Essex lorry deaths: Ronan Hughes appears in court in Dublin

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Essex lorry deaths: Suspect charged with manslaughter after migrants discovered in refrigerated trailer

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Man arrested in Ireland in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese in 2019: UK police

Ronan Hughes, a 40-year-old from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, was arrested in Ireland on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found in a lorry trailer in..
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Essex lorry deaths: Man held in Ireland faces manslaughter charges

The man is due to appear in court in Dublin on Tuesday facing 39 charges of manslaughter.
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Essex lorry deaths: Man arrested on immigration offence

Thirty-nine Vietnamese nationals were found dead in a lorry container in October.
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Simon Harmer: 'Stars-struck' boy gets birthday call from Essex cricketer

Tim, seven, had to cancel his party because of the coronavirus pandemic but got a big surprise.
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County cricketers agree 'support package' to help first-class game

County champions Essex are among clubs to put players on furlough after a "support package" is agreed to help the first-class game.
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Essex lorry deaths: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 people found dead in refrigerated truck

A lorry driver has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 people who were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Essex last year.
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Essex lorry deaths: Driver Maurice Robinson admits manslaughter

Maurice Robinson has admitted charges of manslaughter after the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants.
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Harlow teen arrested after doctor robbed on way to work

The doctor was walking to hospital when he was approached by three people in Harlow, Essex.
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Coronavirus: Essex school burgled and all food stolen

A school says it will no longer be able to feed children of key workers who are still attending.
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Essex lorry deaths: 39 Vietnamese people died of suffocation and overheating in container, inquest hears

Coroner calls incident a 'tragedy on a large scale' as criminal proceedings continue
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Essex murder inquiry starts after targeted stabbing

A 45-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man is killed in Southend.
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Man charged with immigration offence over Essex lorry deaths

Alexandru-Ovidiu Hanga will appear before magistrates later.
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Coronavirus: Twelve more cases confirmed in England

One person from Essex had "no relevant travel" and it is unclear how they had contracted the virus.
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Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese police charge seven people

The Vietnamese nationals are accused of helping others to "flee abroad or stay abroad illegally".
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Harwich brothers, 8 and 10, raise £1,800 for vandalised bus

The vehicle was donated to Mayflower Primary in Harwich, Essex, to be turned into a library.
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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after fatal van crash in Essex

Suspected hit-and-run occurred following nearby fight
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Essex stabbing: Two men arrested after teenager killed outside pub

Police treating murder of 19-year-old as 'targeted attack'
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Writtle stabbing: Two more men arrested

Liam Taylor, 19, died at the scene outside the Rose and Crown in Writtle, Essex, on Friday evening.
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Essex beaver flood defences 'stood up well' in winter rain

The two dam-builders are the first beavers to live in the wild in Essex for 400 years.
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Essex lorry deaths: Irish court approves extradition of driver to UK over deaths of 39 Vietnamese people

Suspect faces charges for 41 offences include manslaughter and human trafficking
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Essex lorry deaths: Accused driver 'can be extradited'

Eamonn Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two charges of conspiracy
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Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home

A man has admitted trying to stab a police officer to death in Essex.
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Essex chemical incident: Hazmat teams deployed as cloud of fumes spreads in West Thurrock

Locals told to keep doors and windows closed as gas billows from industrial cylinder
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Somerset: No appeal against 'poor' pitch points deduction

Somerset decide not to appeal against a points deduction imposed for a "poor" pitch against Essex in September.
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Essex lorry deaths: Eamonn Harrison extradition hearing resumes

Eamonn Harrison, who was detained in Dublin in November, is to face 39 manslaughter charges.
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Lorry stuck on Essex crossing barrier almost hit by train

A cement lorry came within seconds of being struck by a train carrying passengers in Essex.
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Harley Watson hit-and-run: Terence Glover faces murder trial

Terence Glover is accused of killing Harley Watson, who died after being struck by a car in Essex.
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Dovercourt parent tells of bedroom ceiling collapse

People living in a historic terraced building in Essex say they have been plagued by problems.
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Harley Watson hit-and-run: Man in court charged with murder

Terence Glover is accused of killing Harley Watson, who died after being struck by a car in Essex.
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Man charged with murder of 12-year-old

Man charged with murder and dangerous driving over death of 12-year-old Harley Watson in Essex, say police.
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Loughton hit-and-run: Harley Watson named as victim

Four teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were also struck by a Ford Ka outside a school in Essex.
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Dog starts house fire in Essex by turning on microwave

The husky's owner was not in but was alerted by a camera feed to their mobile phone.
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Loughton car crash: 12-year-old boy dies after vehicle 'mounts pavement' outside Essex school, sparking murder probe

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Debden Park High School: Several hurt in crash outside school

The air ambulance says it helped treat "a number of patients" after the crash in Essex.
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Essex lorry deaths: All victims' bodies back in Vietnam

All 39 are returned to their families five weeks after they were found in a refrigerated lorry.
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Essex lorry deaths: Christopher Hughes' firm loses HGV licence

Christopher Hughes is one of two brothers wanted by police over the deaths of 39 people in Essex
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Bodies of Essex lorry victims arrive in Vietnam

The bodies of 16 of the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry are being returned to their families.
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County Championship fixtures: Essex start against Yorkshire

Essex start their County Championship title defence with a home fixture against Yorkshire in a much-changed schedule in 2020.
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Essex lorry deaths: Another man arrested

A 36-year-old from Essex is being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter, say police.
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Essex lorry deaths: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over 39 bodies found in trailer

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex, police have said.
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Essex lorry deaths: Driver Maurice Robinson pleads guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration

Maurice Robinson, 25, faces manslaughter charges over deaths of eight females and 31 males
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Essex lorry deaths: Christopher Kennedy charged with human trafficking over 39 deaths

A man has been charged with human trafficking offences after 39 migrants died in a lorry trailer found in Essex.
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Essex lorry deaths: Teenage victim had escaped Dutch asylum centre

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