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The Essex areas set to be as hot as Barcelona as Met Office predicts mini-heatwave

The Met Office says it'll be cloudy changing to sunny intervals on Sunday (May 19) which could lead to temperatures in Essex greater than in Barcelona

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The forgotten Chelmsford prison with a grim past that's now a hairdressers

The prison had a striking design but had cramped and unhygienic conditions. Prisoners often came down with serious illnesses

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The forgotten Essex village with a name that makes everybody laugh that’s now lost in time

The laughable name was formed from a contraction of two words

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Future of Essex Body Shop branches confirmed after rescue bid fails

Seven shops have closed with 100 more at risk

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'I visited the cafe named the best in Essex and was seriously impressed by everything'

From the adorable, minimalist style to the delicious food and smooth coffee, this cafe delivered on everything

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EssexLive readers crown city as best place to live in the county

After weeks of nominations and voting we can finally reveal the result

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The tiny Essex village where dead bodies were snatched from their graves

The crime of body snatching involves the secret removal of corpses from burial sites- usually to sell and be used for dissection or anatomy lectures in medical schools

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The Essex village full of chocolate box cottages that King Henry VIII gave to one of his wives

Great Bardfield has a surprising number of connections to royalty

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The Essex area shared by millionaires and families struggling in bed and breakfast temporary accommodation

Families deemed to be homeless and in need of accommodation from local authorities can find themselves temporarily housed in B&Bs

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Teenager found guilty of 'brutal' murder of 'defenceless' dad near Harlow children's park

The teenage killer showed no emotion in the dock as he was convicted of murdering dad Max Richardson

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Police charge 20-year-old after three drug deaths in Colchester

Police have charged a further person in connection to three drug-related deaths in Colchester

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Essex school devastated after thieves chop down and steal beloved tree

The tree once towered over the entrance to the grounds - but thieves cut it down and made off with the wood

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The most connected part of Essex with a whopping 10 train stations

You could say there are even 12 stations in the area - and one of them is over a mile out to sea

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Chelmsford doctor struck off after trying to meet teenagers for sex in hotel

He was sending sexually explicit messages to children claiming to be aged between 11 and 16 - when actually they were undercover police and paedophile hunters

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Police name controlling thug who sexually abused woman and shot her hamster with a BB gun

Smith tried to control and manipulate his victim into not getting support

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Three people die across Colchester as police continue drugs investigation

Two people died over the weekend with a third death reported on Tuesday (May 14)

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Mr Ram and Mrs Cod: Moulsham Street takeaway loses iconic name as managers refurb and rebrand

The famous name has been wiped away as work to reform the popular takeaway continue

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Exact date set for hundreds to run through Central Park for this year's Chelmsford Marathon

By participating, runners helped to raise vital funds for a charity that provides palliative nursing and supportive care to children and young people living with complex or incurable conditions

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Essex County Council admits SEND assessment backlog is 'unacceptable'

The council heard that rejection of questions from the public without good cause can erode trust between this council and the residents it serves

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Terrifying moment thugs robbed Stansted service station at gunpoint

The thugs used a fake gun to make the robbery, getting away with hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes