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16 things we came to terms with during the season finale of Humans

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: 16 things we came to terms with during the season finale of Humans

11:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The synths are all alive, but this is only just the beginning.

Chaos, war and terror behind the migrant rush to reach UK

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: British troops in Basra after the 2003 invasion of Iraq

10:50pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Migrants fleeing some of the world's most deadly wars, bloody genocides and brutal dictatorships are attempting to reach the UK from Calais. Here the Press Association takes a look at the nightmares that many of them are desperately trying to escape.

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

10:19pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Consumers will be able to switch energy supplier within 24 hours by 2018, under changes being introduced by the Government after a report found power companies were overcharging customers by £1.2 billion a year.

Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm".

Taxpayers foot hotel bill for asylum seekers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Migrants climb over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

At least 100 asylum seekers - including some who have recently smuggled themselves into the UK from Calais - are being housed in hotels at the taxpayer's expense, it has been confirmed.

Move to end taxpayer support for failed asylum seekers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Immigration minister James Brokenshire

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rules could be changed to remove taxpayer support for more than 10,000 failed asylum seekers living in Britain with their families, a Home Office minister has said.

Respect matters to Wenger

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Arsene Wenger, left, suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho

6:59pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory over the Chelsea manager at the 14th attempt.

Lord Alan Sugar calls Katie Hopkins an 'idiot' for going 'too far' in Twitter remarks about Cilla Black's death

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lord Alan Sugar calls Katie Hopkins an 'idiot' for going 'too far' in Twitter remarks about Cilla Black's death

6:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Lord Sugar told Katie this was ‘too far’ as she remarked about people posting messages to Cilla Black on Twitter.

McLean wins it for Dons

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kenny McLean scored Aberdeen's late winner against Dundee United

6:02pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Kenny McLean scored his third goal of the season as Aberdeen began their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with a 1-0 win over Dundee United.

Cilla Black: A life in pictures of the iconic showbiz legend who has died aged 72

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cilla Black: A life in pictures of the iconic showbiz legend who has died aged 72

9:47pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

She left a lasting impression on the UK’s entertainment landscape.

Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise! fans take to Twitter to remember Cilla Black

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise! fans take to Twitter to remember Cilla Black

5:27pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

“Let’s go to our Graham for a quick recap.”

Gunners gain early upper hand

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal earned Arsene Wenger his first victory over Jose Mourinho

5:23pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Arsene Wenger finally secured victory over Jose Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Under The Dome: Marg Helgenberger gets villainous kicks

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Under The Dome: Marg Helgenberger gets villainous kicks

5:07pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The ex-CSI star said it has been refreshing to embrace her darker side on the sci-fi show.

Glory for Nadal in Hamburg

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rafael Nadal, pictured, beat Fabio Fognini to win the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

4:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini in straight sets to win his 47th clay-court title with victory in the beat-at-home Open final in Hamburg.

Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Australia captain Michael Clarke has been backed to rediscover his form with the bat

4:40pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto has backed under-fire captain Michael Clarke to rediscover his batting touch in the remaining two Ashes Tests.

Cilla Black: From record-breaking pop star to TV entertainment sensation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cilla Black: From record-breaking pop star to TV entertainment sensation

4:36pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Liverpudlian light entertainment legend has died at the age of 72 at her home in Spain.

Aphibarnrat victorious at Murcar

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his nerve to claim a first win on European soil on Sunday

3:54pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his nerve to win his second European Tour title of the year on Sunday, beating Robert Karlsson in a hard-fought final of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay.

Woods slips out of contention

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tiger Woods was not able to keep him his bid for glory in Virginia

3:24pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Tiger Woods saw his bid for a first PGA Tour title in two years fade away on the third day of the Quicken Loans National as Troy Merritt helped set the pace after carding a tournament-record 61 i n Gainesville, Virginia.

Hearts win on top-flight return

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Sam Nicholson's goal ensured Hearts began the season on a winning note

3:18pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Hearts celebrated their return to the Ladbrokes Premiership by coming out on the right side of a 4-3 scoreline against St Johnstone.

Campbell too good for Coyle

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Luke Campbell, left, underlined why he is one of Britain's most exciting boxers by stopping old friend Tommy Coyle

3:16pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Luke Campbell won the battle of the Hull lightweights with a 10th-round stoppage of the brave Tommy Coyle in an electrifying encounter at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Bell expects Ashes drama to go on

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ian Bell made a timely return to form at Edgbaston

3:16pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

England batsman Ian Bell thinks the Ashes will "go right to the wire" and has acknowledged Australia are likely to be a stronger proposition for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge following their humbling at Edgbaston.

Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black who has reportedly died aged 72

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black who has reportedly died aged 72

9:47pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A host of stars have expressed their sadness at Cilla’s reported death.

Cilla Black has reportedly died in Spain aged 72

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cilla Black has reportedly died in Spain aged 72

2:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Reports say she was at her home in the south of Spain.

Drug possession 'should no longer be included in police performance measures'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The number of cannabis possession offences recorded by police almost doubled between 2004/5 and 2011/12

1:51pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Drug possession should be removed from police performance measures, research claims.

Cilla Black dies at 72: Tributes pour in for ex-singer and TV star

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain

1:49pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Friends of "national treasure" Cilla Black have spoken of their shock after the entertainer died suddenly at her home in the south of Spain.

United and PSG agree Di Maria fee

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Angel Di Maria's days at United look to be coming to an end

12:36pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for 63million euros.

Missing MH370: Wing part washed up on Reunion is from Boeing 777

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: French police officers carrying part of the wing of a Boeing 777 washed up on Reunion island (AP)

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Part of an aircraft wing that washed up on a beach on the French island of Reunion earlier this week is from the same plane model as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Vitamin D intake 'should be boosted with supplements'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The lack of bright sunshine in the UK means Britons are not getting enough vitamin D, researchers say

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The public should be boosting their vitamin D intake with supplements because of a lack of bright sunshine in the UK, government health experts have suggested.

Jericho the lion 'alive and well' in Zimbabwe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jericho the lion has not been killed by poachers, it has been confirmed

11:36am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.

Ennis-Hill demands doping action

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jessica Ennis-Hill wants a thorough investigation into the Sunday Times report which appears to highlight widespread doping in athletics

11:13am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill called on athletics' world governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency to address a report in the Sunday Times which appears to show cheating has taken place on a vast scale in the sport during the last decade.

Downpours hit Farne Islands puffin population

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Puffins on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast

8:55am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Puffin numbers on one of Britain's most important seabird colonies may be hit by the terrible summer weather, wildlife experts have warned.

Coe: IAAF will respond to report

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lord Coe is running as an IAAF presidential candidate

7:00am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Lord Coe has backed the International Association of Athletics Federations to issue a "robust and detailed response" to a Sunday Times report alleging widespread doping in the sport.

Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The judge said the meaning was obscured by the language used in the report

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A social worker's report on a woman who wanted to care for two children might as well have been "written in a foreign language", a family court judge has suggested.

Interest rates decision due amid split vote speculation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mark Carney said that a decision about a rise in interest rates would 'come into sharper relief around the turn of this year'

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Bank of England will announce its latest interest rate decision this week amid speculation that there will be a split vote among officials for the first time this year.

Anti-doping body 'alarmed' by athletics test-leak data

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is "very alarmed" by claims that one third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - won by athletes in endurance events were awarded to competitors with suspicious doping test results.

CarFest resumes after pilot Kevin Whyman dies in plane crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chris Evans speaks to the media after a display aircraft plummeted to the ground at the CarFest event, killing the pilot

1:13am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The CarFest event has resumed today despite the death of a pilot whose aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display.

Tax credit changes 'will make 346,000 children in Scotland worse off'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: There will be a reduction in the income threshold for tax credits from April next year

12:22am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Almost 350,000 children in Scotland will be worse off as a result of "shameful" changes made by the UK Government to tax credits, the SNP has claimed.

Lottery jackpot rolls over to £6.1 million

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Latest news

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

There will be a £6.1 million jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday after no one won Saturday's Lotto top prize, Camelot said.

Gibraltar's economy one of world's fastest growing

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Average annual earnings in Gibraltar have grown to £28,000, new figures show

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Britons are being told to be wary when travelling to debt-ridden Greece - but figures show that another Mediterranean tourist destination is thriving.

Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Zayn Dean, 47, also known as Dholtana Dad and his son Mani Dad, seven (Dawson Cornwell/PA)

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A woman whose seven-year-old son has vanished with her estranged husband wants Costa Coffee customers and staff to be on the alert.

Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber species suggests

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Scientists testing the way woodlice react to being prodded, squeezed or dropped found they display different personalities

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

It may be small, grey and easy to ignore, but the humble woodlouse is big on personality, according to new research.

Duchess of Cambridge obtains advanced scuba diving qualification

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Duchess of Cambridge has become an advanced scuba diver

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge is now an advanced scuba diver.

Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Portrait of the Queen by the British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, with a technique that involves the use of mirrors

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas has produced a striking quadruple portrait of the Queen - in one picture - and joked how the monarch put him at ease during the shoot.

Three more Kendal Calling festival fans ill amid 'rogue drugs' fears

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A green pill seized from the Kendal Calling music festival

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Three more people have fallen seriously ill after being sold rogue drugs at a music festival - just a day after a teenager died.

Lord Bew: strip peers over 75 of daily allowance

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Peers aged 75 or older should be stripped of their right to a £300 daily allowance for attending the House of Lords, the chair of Westminster's sleaze watchdog has said.

Jeremy Corbyn's economic policy 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has launched an attack on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn's "starry-eyed hard-left" economic strategy would push up inflation and interest rates, undermine support for public services and deliver a decade or more of Conservative rule, shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has warned.

Hollyoaks' James Sutton: Anniversary special sparked mad panic

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James Sutton talks Hollyoaks HIV storyline

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

There will be big stunts and a festival as the Channel 4 soap celebrates its 20-year anniversary in October.

Which older woman did Brian Conley have a crush on?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Which older woman did Brian Conley have a crush on?

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The TV presenter confessed to having a crush on singer and host Cilla Black.

I Am Cait: Jenner’s journey

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kim Kardashian and family rally behind Caitlyn Jenner in reality show I Am Cait

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Caitlyn Jenner’s life after gender transition forms the basis of new documentary series, I Am Cait.

Leo Sayer reveals why he doesn't feel like dancing anymore

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Leo Sayer reveals why he doesn't feel like dancing anymore

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The You Make Me Feel Like Dancing star finds nostalgia tours depressing.

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