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Press Association 2014

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Greeks vote in debt deal referendum

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Protesters take part in a demonstration by the Greek Solidarity Campaign in Trafalgar Square

4:51am Sunday 5th July 2015

Greek voters go to the polls today in a crunch referendum on the country's debt deal, with the impact set to ripple across the rest of Europe whatever the result.

More sunshine due after rainy days

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: More balmy weather is on the way, but not before an unsettled few days of showers.

2:39am Sunday 5th July 2015

The UK is set for more balmy July weather but not before an unsettled few days of showers.

Gunman son 'couldn't kill a mouse'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tunisian hotel gunman Seifeddine Rezgui (SITE Intelligence Group/PA)

2:38am Sunday 5th July 2015

The mother of the Tunisian beach gunman has revealed her son once refused to kill a mouse because he "couldn't kill anything".

Chile clinch title on penalties

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Alexis Sanchez scored the clinching penalty as Chile won the Copa America

12:22am Sunday 5th July 2015

Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win their first ever Copa America title on home soil.

Police condemn bridge woman taunts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police have condemned motorists who taunted a distressed woman

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

Police have condemned people stuck in traffic who taunted a distressed woman as negotiators tried to save her life by talking her down from a bridge.

Fire crews battle warehouse blaze

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Firefighters tackle a blaze in Perivale

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

Dramatic pictures have emerged of more than 100 firefighters battling a warehouse blaze.

EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Almost half the fish consumed in the EU came from non-EU waters in 2014, a study shows

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

Europe is consuming more fish than its waters can provide, leaving it reliant on other parts of the world to supply almost half its seafood, a study has found.

SNP slams veto plan for English MPs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to think again on voting rights for English MPs

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

The SNP is calling on David Cameron to "think again" on proposals to give English MPs a veto over legislation which affects only England.

Murray keeps Wimbledon hopes alive

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Britain's hopes now rest on Andy Murray

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

Andy Murray is Britain's sole Wimbledon survivor once again after fellow Briton James Ward crashed out of the tournament.

Memorial funded for Tunisia victims

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Prime Minister David Cameron said a memorial will be created for victims of terror attacks overseas

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

The Government is to fund a permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre, David Cameron has announced.

Tunisia killer 'showed no emotion'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The coffin of Claire Windass is carried from the RAF C-17 at RAF Brize Norton, one of the final five bodies returned

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

A gas engineer who was shot three times during the Tunisian beach massacre has told of the moment he shielded his fiancee and told her: "I'm going to die."

Princess Charlotte to be christened

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Princess of Cambridge is being christened in Norfolk

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

The Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four today when Princess Charlotte is christened in front of the Queen and close family.

Eurotunnel faces difficult night

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Eurotunnel is facing another difficult night

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

Eurotunnel is facing another difficult night after around 150 migrants tried to storm the Channel Tunnel terminal yesterday in a bid to board UK-bound freight trains.

Osborne to cut social housing cash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week

12:18am Sunday 5th July 2015

George Osborne will use this week's summer Budget to launch a clampdown on taxpayer-funded subsidies for hundreds of thousands of higher earners living in social housing.

Adam Rodriguez excited about Empire

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Adam Rodriguez excited about Empire

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

The CSI: Miami star will play a blast from Cookie Lyon’s past in the musical drama.

Amanda Seyfried teases 'interesting' relationship with Hugh Jackman in Pan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Amanda Seyfried teases 'interesting' relationship with Hugh Jackman in Pan

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

Hugh and Amanda played father and daughter in Les Mis.

Conor Maynard promises fans his new album is just around the corner

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Conor Maynard promises fans his new album is just around the corner

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

The pop singer has a second album due out this year.

7/7 drama a traumatic job for Emily Watson

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: 7/7 drama a traumatic job for Emily Watson

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

The actress had to get to grips with a harrowing part for the terror attacks anniversary drama.

Coronation Street's Kate Ford on filming Deirdre's funeral: 'It was very difficult'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Coronation Street's Kate Ford on filming Deirdre's funeral: 'It was very difficult'

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

The cast will be saying farewell to the much-loved character of Deidre Barlow.

UnREAL star Constance Zimmer: I had to apologise to a lot of my co-stars

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: UnREAL star Constance Zimmer: I had to apologise to a lot of my co-stars

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

The star of Entourage and House Of Cards plays executive producer Quinn King on the new Lifetime show about what goes on off camera on a Bachelor-inspired reality TV show.

Ted 2 director Seth MacFarlane says political correctness can go too far

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ted 2 director Seth MacFarlane says political correctness can go too far

12:11am Sunday 5th July 2015

It’s okay to make jokes about difficult subjects as long as you don’t mock the events or people, says co-writer and star.

Finn: England desperate to win urn

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Steven Finn says England are determined to win back the Ashes

11:04pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Steven Finn has warned Australia that England have a "burning desire" to win back the Ashes.

6 things we learned from day two of Wireless Festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: 6 things we learned from day two of Wireless Festival

10:56pm Saturday 4th July 2015

First, Tinashe can sing and second, Jordan Dunn looks amazing.

Osborne to cut social housing cash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week

10:19pm Saturday 4th July 2015

George Osborne will use this week's summer Budget to launch a clampdown on taxpayer-funded subsidies for hundreds of thousands of higher earners living in social housing.

Mark Wahlberg loved being carefree for Ted 2

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mark Wahlberg loved being carefree for Ted 2

9:46pm Saturday 4th July 2015

The actor-turned-producer liked not having to worry about production problems on his latest film.

Karlovic targets Murray upset

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ivo Karlovic continues to defy the odds at Wimbledon

9:40pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Ace king Ivo Karlovic has admitted he will bid to upset a nation by blasting Andy Murray out of Wimbledon with his record-breaking, siege-gun serve.

Independence Day: Taylor Swift knows how to party

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Independence Day: Taylor Swift knows how to party

9:26pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are all loved up this weekend.

Root hits back at Warner

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: England's Joe Root, pictured, was struck in a bar by Australian David Warner in the build-up to the 2013 Ashes

8:36pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Joe Root has defended his character after Australia batsman David Warner revealed the reasons behind his fracas with the England vice-captain two years ago.

One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

7:16pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Proving that One Direction fans don’t miss a trick.

Police condemn bridge woman taunts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A motorway was closed as police tried to help a distressed woman on a bridge

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Police have condemned people stuck in traffic who taunted a distressed woman as negotiators tried to save her life by talking her down from a bridge.

Man charged over girl's 1984 murder

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Melanie Road died more than 30 years ago

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

A 63-year-old man has been charged with the historic murder of teenager Melanie Road who was stabbed to death more than 30 years ago.

Two arrested over woman's murder

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police are investigating a murder in Basildon

6:57pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Two men have been arrested over the "horrific" murder of a young woman who was stabbed to death near a horse sanctuary.

Ennis-Hill delays Beijing decision

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jessica Ennis-Hill feels her speed is returning but will make a late call over the World Championships

6:56pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Jessica Ennis-Hill revealed she would make a late call on whether to compete at the World Championships in Beijing in August after proving her speed is returning with a season's best over the 100 metres hurdles at the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

Clarke boosts Bears to victory

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rikki Clarke excelled with both bat and ball for Birmingham

6:46pm Saturday 4th July 2015

A fine all-round performance from Rikki Clarke saw Birmingham through to an impressive eight-run victory over Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Ward edged out in five sets

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James Ward was unable to stretch his Wimbledon adventure into a second week

6:43pm Saturday 4th July 2015

James Ward's finest-ever grand slam showing has ended in an agonising five-set defeat to Canada's Vasek Pospisil, with Wimbledon's second week remaining just out of reach.

Soul-searching starts for Kvitova

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Petra Kvitova's defence of her Wimbledon title is over

6:40pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Petra Kvitova fears she will be haunted for weeks by her stunning Wimbledon exit as a title defence that looked to be running smoothly came dramatically off the rails.

Call to improve Universal Credit

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A new way of measuring child poverty has been introduced to include factors such as educational achievement and living in workless households as well as income

6:10pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Over half a million children could be lifted out of poverty by reforming Universal Credit, the Government has been told.

Greece tourists warned about euros

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tourists heading to Greece have been warned to make sure they have enough euros

6:10pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Holidaymakers heading to Greece this summer are being warned to take euros with them as cash reserves in the country reach a critical level.

Button looking to reverse fortune

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: McLaren Honda's Jenson Button during Paddock Day of the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester.

5:41pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Jenson Button has joked that he would welcome the introduction of reversed grids in Formula One such is the woeful form of his McLaren team.

Froome satisfied with Tour start

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chris Froome finished in 15:46 to place 39th

5:15pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Chris Froome was content after an opening stage of the Tour de France where an Australian overhauled an Englishman's record at the start of an Ashes summer.

Damien Hirst's new sculpture 'Charity' questions our attitudes towards disability

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Damien Hirst's new sculpture 'Charity' questions our attitudes towards disability

4:46pm Saturday 4th July 2015

The seven-metre high Damien Hirst sculpture is of a disabled young girl clutching a teddy bear and a collection tin.

Federer not focused on history

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Roger Federer, pictured, eased past big-serving Australian Sam Groth

4:18pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Roger Federer insists he is no longer obsessed by eclipsing Pete Sampras to claim a record eighth Wimbledon title.

Three held as van overturns on M11

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Three men were arrested by Essex Police after the crash on the M11

4:11pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of people trafficking after a van overturned on a motorway.

Jankovic revels in shock win

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jelena Jankovic has never got beyond round four of the singles in SW19

3:37pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Defending champion Petra Kvitova was hustled out by former world number one Jelena Jankovic as the Serbian savoured rare Wimbledon success.

Podolski seals Galatasaray move

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to join Galatasaray

3:37pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal.

No regrets from beaten Brown

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Dustin Brown, pictured, could not follow up his shock victory over Rafael Nadal

2:24pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Dustin Brown's Wimbledon success story may be over but the German insists his shock second-round victory over Rafael Nadal will stay with him for life after he was beaten in four sets by Viktor Troicki on Saturday.

Passers-by target jewel raiders

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Photo taken by members of the public of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Newport Street, Bolton.

1:12pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Passers-by became involved when r obbers who targeted a jeweller's store were making their getaway.

UK protesters make Greece debt plea

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Protesters take part in a demonstration by the Greek Solidarity Campaign in Trafalgar Square

12:29pm Saturday 4th July 2015

Protesters in Britain today urged the cancellation of Greece's debt as voters in the country's referendum prepared to go to the polls.

Harris: Australia fine without me

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ryan Harris has called time on his cricket career

11:42am Saturday 4th July 2015

Australia paceman Ryan Harris admits calling time on his cricket career was one of the hardest things he has ever done, but does not believe his absence will diminish the tourists' bowling threat in the Ashes.

Girls 'marry IS militants' in Syria

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Amira Abase, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum, 15, fled Britain in February (Metropolitan Police/PA)

11:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

The families of t wo east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) have lost hope that the teenagers will return after discovering they have been married off to militants.

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