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1 hr ago | Sthelensstar.co.uk

Man sought in missing Alice hunt

Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Fourteen-year-old Alice was last seen on August 28, when she was last spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in west London.

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2 hrs ago | East Anglian Daily Times

Video: Shocking footage released apparently showing the moment a wanted man rammed police vehicles

Shocking video footage of two police vehicles being rammed was released today as part of an appeal to find a man wanted in connection with a string of burglaries across the East of England. The vehicles in the ramming incidents are believed to be used by Luke Wall, 23, who is currently missing after breaching crown court bail conditions.

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6 hrs ago | South End Standard

Which Tory MP has claimed thousands for London hotels - despite having TWO flats there?

A TORY MP has come under fire after for claiming A 11,348 of taxpayers' money, mostly on London hotels - despite having two homes in the capital. In the latest round of MPs expenses for 2013/14, Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge claimed the bulk of the cash on overnight accommodation in the city, from April to December.

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10 hrs ago | Maldonandburnham Standard

Coryton's iconic towers to be demolished

THE south Essex skyline is set to change forever after a deal to demolish Coryton's iconic towers and chimneys was struck. The work, expected to take two years, is the next stage in the site's transformation into an oil port and cutting-edge business technology centre.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Ipswich Evening Star

Ipswich/Essex: Man arrested in attempted robbery probe

The attack happened in Chelmsford when a female motorist, in her 50s, was forced to stop by a man standing in the middle of Rainsford Road at 3.30am on Sunday August 24. She was asked to take him to the High Street, but when she declined the man tried to take the car keys and punched her in head. The victim, a special constable from Chelmsford, was able to drive off and was left with minor bruising and swelling.

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South End Standard

THERE are not enough police to attend all burglaries, it has been revealed.

Cuts to Essex Police 's budget means officers are having to choose between shed and business break-ins, or being available to react to life-threatening 999 calls. The revelations came at a public meeting with Police Crime Commissioner Nick Alston, at which residents raised their concerns about crime levels.

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IcNorthWales

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

The brutal murder of one British aid worker and threat to kill a second will add urgency to efforts today to form a substantial international coalition to mount an assault on Islamic State extremists. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will attend a summit in Paris as Washington seeks military commitments from more regional and global allies for the fight to push back the jihadist advance.

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Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Five candidates to fight county council by-election triggered by resignation of Ukip's Roger Lord

FIVE candidates will fight it out for the county council seat left vacant following the resignation of Ukip's Roger Lord. Mr Lord, who represented the Europsceptic party on Essex County Council, resigned after he was unceremoniously dumped in favour of Tory defector Douglas Carswell.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton and Rail Minister Claire Perry at Blackfriars Station

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton, centre, and Rail Minister Claire Perry have a discussion with a commuter at Blackfriars Station And one irate passenger took his frustration out on Rail Minister Claire Perry as she helped launch the new franchise at Blackfriars station in London. Covering routes both north and south of London, the franchise - the biggest on the network - is run by Govia and is called Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern .

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South End Standard

My ordeal in crash with a prison van

A MUM told of the terrifying moment she was involved in a crash with a prison van outside Basildon Hospital. Motorist Michelle Mace broke her armwhen she and her husband Adam were involved in a collision with a Serco van in Nethermayne.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

South End Standard

The new Prada campaign, complete with Hollywood actor James McAvoy

CANVEY seawall seems to be the unlikely backdrop for a worldfamous fashion designer's advertising campaign starring a Hollywood actor. The Scottish star of X-Men First Class and Shameless can be seen walking along what appears to be the seawall by the Lobster Smack pub.

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SFGate

Iraqi leader: No need for Arab powers to strike IS

Iraq President Fouad Massoum, right, followed by Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, left, arrive with Iraqi officials at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world.

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Tring Today

Clubs and Community

Eric Pillinger receiving a cheque for i 1 23,000 from Bourne End Village Association s Sally, Sophie and Ian Gibbs Escolinha do Brasil e Centro Cultural is a Brazilian community language school for children aged four to 11 years old. Our aim is to promote and teach Portuguese as an inherited language as well as disseminate Brazilian Culture among children from a Portuguese-speaking background.

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Maldonandburnham Standard

THE Royal Opera House's Thurrock centre is looking for volunteers.

High House Production Park in Vellacott Close, Purfleet, has been running a volunteer programme for two years and is looking for more volunteers for the new season, which is now starting.

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WHDH

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

14, 2014. . Mitch Winehouse, centre, poses for a picture with a statue of his late daughter, Amy Winehouse, accompanied by friends and family after it was unveiled in Camden's Stables Market, in London, England, Sunday, Sept.

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The Jackson Sun

British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil'

British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice." British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil' LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice."

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thurrock Gazette

Community groups need votes for cash

The four groups which have been shortlisted for Grays are: Karis May Darling Foundation, East Thurrock Community Association Orsett Church of England Primary School and Thurrock's Next Top Boss.

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Thurrock Gazette

The Essex Entertainment Awards is heading to Grays

The musical awards ceremony, which celebrates talent from across the county will be held at the Civic Hall in Grays on November 2. The awards, which were started last year, proved to be a great success and str back for a second year running. Several musicians from Thurrock are up for awards, including the band Tall Dark Friend who have been nominated for best original artist and ISPA for best dance act.

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Braintree and Witham Times

Beecroft gallery thriving in new location

SOUTHEND'S old town centre library has been converted into a thriving art gallery, showcasing some of the town's best talent. The Beecroft Art Gallery relocated to the former Central Library, in Victoria Avenue, Southend, earlier this summer, but has now been officially opened.

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Braintree and Witham Times

180k windfall to help spark business growth

BUSINESSES across south Essex can apply for A 180,000 of Government cash to fund expansion and create new jobs. Southend Council has handed out part of its A 1.8million "business growth hub" funding to Basildon , Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock councils to help companies grow and safeguard jobs across the area.

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