The developing stories in Essex and East Herts updated throughout the day.
Find out how you can join thousands of Shrimpers fans as Southend's play-off winning squad parades through the town on Bank Holiday Monday.
Police are looking for a man who broke into a home in Colchester - and threatened the man who lives there with a knife.
Southend United have been promoted into League One, after a nail-biting play off final at Wembley.
Two men assaulted outside Loughton nightclub.
Southend United are heading to Wembley later for the Biggest game of their season.
Downing Street has announced Brentwood and Ongar MP, Eric Pickles, is to be knighted.
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake in Kent has been felt in some parts of south Essex.
A man has suffered what are being described as "traumatic injuries" after a wall collapsed on him in Bishop's Stortford.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital with a suspected heart problem.
A Tunisian soldier has been shot dead after opening fire on comrades, reportedly killing a colonel and wounding eight other troops.
Malaysia's chief of police has revealed that his officers have discovered 139 graves in 28 human trafficking camps along Malaysia's northern border with Thailand.
The Sydney siege gunman was a self-obsessed liar who was kicked out of a motorcycle gang for being "weird", ran a spiritual healing business and once flew to New Zealand and back to prove a point,
Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, who rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex, have got married at a celebrity-packed ceremony in Suffolk.
Migrant drama Dheepan has taken the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes film festival in France.
Sweden has won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest while the UK managed to avoid "nul points" - just.
Snoop Dogg, who was once accused of promoting misogyny by chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, has told Sky News his attitude towards women has changed.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has apologised to travelling fans after his side's 6-1 defeat at Stoke City but insisted he is the right man to lead the club.
West Ham have started their search for a new manager after deciding not to renew Sam Allardyce's contract.
Ben Stokes admitted he 'rode his luck' after smashing the fastest Test century ever recorded at Lord’s as he and Alastair Cook put England in a strong position to strike for victory over New Zealan
Chelsea bid an emotional farewell to Didier Drogba but it was two other Chelsea forwards who gave the champions the points as they came from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Golfers had to deal with a spectacular divot after a 35ft deep sinkhole appeared on a course in Missouri.
A solar halo appeared in Mexico City on Thursday - prompting dozens of calls from worried locals to meteorologists.
As the 'first ever portrait' of the Bard is reportedly unearthed, we take a look at some everyday words and phrases we all use that you didn't realise were actually Shakespearean!
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un left managers shell-shocked during an angry visit to a terrapin farm.
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Prepare for a dodgeball showdown to end all match finales as the 1D boys take on their nemesis - the Ball Busters under the guidance of Coach Corden.
A whopping 79% of women lie to their friends and family about the real reason they can’t go out on the town.
According to one in ten men a man's place is now well and truly in the kitchen.
Research has revealed that 85% of British men dream of an easy life.
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