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Soldiers Honoured For Courage In Afghan
Dozens of Essex-based soldiers have received praise after returning from Afghanistan.
Members of 16 Air Assault Brigade have been honoured for 'gallantry and meritorious' service during their tour of the country between October 2010 to April 2011.
Those given awards include Lieutenant James MacDonald of 3 Para and Private Mark Vidler of 2 Para.
Lt MacDonald was praised for his courage after putting himself in the firing line while in command of a platoon at the most hazardous point in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.
Pte Vidler saved lives by finding improvised explosive devices while serving in the area of Nahr-e-Saraj.
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
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