The developing stories in Essex and East Herts updated throughout the day.
Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a man found stabbed in Southend.
There are growing concerns for the welfare of a woman from Harlow who has been missing for nine days.
Colchester call centre worker Stevi Ritchie voted off X Factor, leaving only five acts remaining.
A whale found dead after a pod of the animals came close to the shoreline in Essex, probably died of starvation.
The owner of Center Parcs has rebuffed a £2bn takeover bid for the leisure resort operator, Sky News can reveal.
Turkey's president has declared women are unequal to men in his latest controversial comments on women's rights.
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down after criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State.
Iran has agreed with other world powers to extend talks on resolving a nuclear dispute until July 2015, according to a state news agency.
A long-lost letter that inspired Jack Kerouac to completely rewrite On The Road will go up for sale at auction next month.
Band Aid 30's single Do They Know It's Christmas? has gone straight to number one in the UK charts.
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, who stars as a villain in the new Paddington Bear film, has said she is happy to play "the bad girl".
Lily Allen has said she rejected an offer to appear on the new Band Aid 30 record because she thinks the project is "a bit smug".
Almost eight million people tuned in to watch Lulu and Kylie Minogue perform at the finale of the Commonwealth Games.
Ferrari have appointed Maurizio Arrivabene as their new Team Principal, replacing Marco Mattiacci who himself only took the post in April.
Former Chelsea boss John Neal, who managed the club for four years in the 1980s, has died at the age of 82
Exeter No 8 Thomas Waldrom has been called into Stuart Lancaster’s 34-man England squad for this weekend’s clash with Australia.
A nine-stone former police dog will be used to sniff out sewer-blocking 'fatbergs' consisting of oil, fat and grease.
A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's toilets at an airport terminal before violently assaulting an 84-year-old man, say police.
Winnie the Pooh could be banned from a Polish playground, after politicians labelled the character as a half-naked hermaphrodite who is an inappropriate role model to children.
Venice has banned noisy suitcase wheels from its cobbled streets.
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The English actor plays 'The Imitation Game' and does impressions of fellow actors.
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