A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Stansted: Huhne In Court Over Speeding
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne has made his first appearance in court over a charge of perverting the course of justice after his car was allegedly caught by a speed camera on the M11 between Stansted Airport and London.
Prosecutors claim the wealthy Liberal Democrat politician dodged a speeding penalty by persuading his ex-wife Vicky Pryce to take points that should have been placed on his driving licence in 2003.
Almost a decade later, the pair barely exchanged a glance as they stood in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court, in central London, where they face the same charge.
Huhne and Pryce spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses.
The court heard the case would be adjourned to March 2nd at Southwark Crown Court.
Both defendants were granted unconditional bail.
Huhne, dressed in a dark suit and patterned tie, listened intently as the charge against him was read to the court.
His former wife, an eminent economist, sat several seats away from her ex-husband in a cropped beige jacket and black high-heeled shoes. The pair faced away from each other as the charges were read out during the hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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