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Poyet charged by FA

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Gus Poyet, right, is sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean

10:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

Gender gap in science and maths

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

10:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science , according to an international study.

Kevin Spacey reveals House Of Cards is a house of fun

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: House Of Cards creator hints at marriage crisis for the Underwoods

9:44am Thursday 5th March 2015

The dark political drama is full of giggles behind the scenes, according its star.

BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

9:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

Speakers for the lectures will be unveiled later in the year.

Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

9:16am Thursday 5th March 2015

Pharrell Williams has appeared in a Los Angeles court over the copyright case being brought by the soul legend’s family.

Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

9:09am Thursday 5th March 2015

The BBC has announced a raft of new comedy shows.

House prices fall 0.3% - Halifax

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Halifax says a month-on-month fall in house prices is the first since October

8:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

House prices slipped back by 0.3% month-on-month in February - but there are signs that the pace of growth in values is starting to strengthen, Halifax has reported.

First UK strawberries on the way

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: British strawberries will be on the shelves earlier than ever this year

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

The first English strawberries of the year will appear on supermarket shelves this weekend after the sunniest winter in nearly 90 years.

£10,000 spent in kitten killer hunt

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A father claims he turned to a detective agency after police "failed to investigate" the death of his daughter's kitten

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

A father spent £10,000 on private detectives in a bid to trace the killer of his daughter's kitten.

Dawn probe nears dwarf planet Ceres

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nasa's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to go into orbit around Ceres (Nasa/PA)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

An American spacecraft is about to make an historic rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Prisoner awaits smoking ban ruling

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A prisoner wants a hotline to be made available to all inmates so they can report unauthorised smoking

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prisoner learns today whether he has won the unrestricted right to report unauthorised smoking in jail via a confidential health hotline.

Anti-IS Briton 'wanted to help'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kurdish fighters and foreign volunteers, including the killed Briton Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, foreground, in Sinjar, Iraq (AP/JordanMatson)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Royal Marine killed fighting against Islamic State in Syria went to the war-torn country to "help other people and to make a difference", his former girlfriend said.

'Six years of hurt' for cash savers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of rock-bottom interest rates, analysis has found

7:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of six years of "hurt" from rock-bottom interest rates, according to analysis.

Reid happy to have new deal sorted

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Winston Reid has extended his West Ham stay

7:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Winston Reid insists he was always keen to sign a new deal at West Ham and that there was no "big drama" as his protracted negotiations ended when he penned a long-term contract with the club on Thursday.

Bank expected to keep rates down

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Governor Mark Carney has raised the possibility of rates going down should low inflation persist for longer than expected

7:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Bank of England will mark six years of interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% today when it is widely expected to leave them on hold again.

Rodgers heaps praise on Henderson

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, pictured, has been praised by manager Brendan Rodgers

7:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder's second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley.

Wenger praises strike duo

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Alexis Sanchez, pictured, has been backed to go from strength to strength after ending a seven-game goal drought

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are ready to lead Arsenal to another top-four Premier League finish, according to Arsene Wenger.

Pellegrini pleased with rotation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Manuel Pellegrini rotated his squad for the victory over Leicester

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt he needed to "refresh the team" and leave out captain Vincent Kompany for his side's much-needed win against Leicester.

Battling Blues please Mourinho

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jose Mourinho, left, was pleased his Chelsea side claimed a narrow win at West Ham

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Jose Mourinho lauded the battling qualities of his Chelsea side after the Premier League leaders claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Ham.

Bangladesh end Scotland hopes

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kyle Coetzer scored a splendid 156 for Scotland but it was in vain as Bangladesh won in Nelson

6:47am Thursday 5th March 2015

Scotland are out of the World Cup after falling to a six-wicket defeat to Bangladesh , who are now on a collision course with England for a place in the quarter-finals.

Gomis 'feeling well' after fainting

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis has thanked fans for their concern after he fainted during the defeat at Tottenham

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Bafetimbi Gomis moved to allay concerns over his health after collapsing during Swansea's Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

FA to launch 'spitting' probe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jonny Evans, left, and Papiss Cisse, right, could find themselves in hot water after an apparent spitting incident

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The report claims that anti-drugs initiatives have "little impact" on halting drug abuse

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Anti-drugs campaigns can increase the risk of drug use, a report to Home Secretary Theresa May has found.

CPS pressed on terrorist's release

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Abid Naseer, right on mobile phone, was found guilty in New York over his role in a failed al-Qaida plot to bomb the New York City subway (United States Attorneys Office/AP)

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Police chiefs have questioned why an al Qaida terrorist was not prosecuted in the UK after planning to kill hundreds of people on Britain's streets.

Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The prototype toilet is located near the students' union bar

12:38am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prototype toilet that generates electricity from urine is being launched today - near a students' union bar.

Fraud office examines Bank auctions

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The inquiry relates to auctions held during the height of the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008

12:24am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating material referred to it by the Bank of England concerning liquidity auctions held during the financial crisis.

Heart disease linked to teen stress

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Researchers found that even good physical fitness did not seem to provide protection from heart disease among those who did not cope with stress well

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

T he worse a person deals with stress when young, the more likely they will develop heart disease later in life, a study has suggested.

Council tax freeze 'hits services'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The freeze on council tax has meant public services could be missing out on billions of pounds

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Stretched public services such as social care are missing out on billions in potential funding as a result of council tax freezes, research has found.

1D star hits out at 'drink' story

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: One Direction's Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily - saying he drinks no more than other people his age.

EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Veteran actress June Whitfield is to appear in one episode of EastEnders

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Veteran TV star June Whitfield is making a one-off appearance in Albert Square.

Brits in controversial LSD study

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Professor David Nutt has co-led a study into how LSD affects the brain

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

A group of 20 British volunteers are the first in the world to have had their brains scanned while high on LSD.

Gout 'reduces Alzheimer's risk'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Gout appears to have a protective effect on the brain, researchers have said.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

People with a history of gout have a 24% lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has found.

Adult care funding 'in crisis'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Adult social care funding is in crisis, it is claimed

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

The rise in short home visits to elderly people by care workers is a damning indictment of the underfunded social care and health system, the chairman of the Local Government Association has said.

Clegg: I'll take Cameron's TV place

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The PM has issued a "final offer" to broadcasters over televised leaders debates.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Nick Clegg has said he is ready to take David Cameron's place in a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband if the Prime Minister refuses to take part.

Becky stepbrother faces court

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tributes have been paid to Becky Watts

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts has been remanded in custody charged with her murder.

Star Wars show for Madame Tussauds

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Star Wars show for Madame Tussauds

12:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

Wax is being sculpted into the shape of some famous sci-fi characters.

EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

12:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

Albert Square will welcome the veteran actress for a guest appearance.

Housing market 'out of control'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Across England, the price of a starter home has increased by around 48 times since 1969, Shelter said

12:05am Thursday 5th March 2015

First-time buyers would be paying £77,000 less to get on the property ladder if house price inflation had kept pace with wage increases in recent decades, according to analysis by Shelter.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

12:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:56pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

1D star hits out at 'drink' story

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The One Direction star took to Twitter in the wake of the story

11:50pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily - saying he drinks no more than other people his age.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:45pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:35pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:25pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:16pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:05pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:56pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:46pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much

10:46pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The singer has responded to an article on Twitter saying the story is ‘out of order’.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:36pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

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