Jet returns after part falls off

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Thomas Cook passengers were being put on a replacement flight

2:52pm Friday 31st October 2014

A passenger jet was forced to return to Gatwick Airport part-way through its flight to Egypt after a part plunged to the ground.

BBC refuses apology over Top Gear

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Jeremy Clarkson said he was "shocked" when someone pointed out the link between the H982 FKL number plate and the Falklands War

2:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

The BBC has refused the Argentinian ambassador's demand for a public apology following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Rolf Harris loses first appeal bid

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rolf Harris was refused permission to appeal

2:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

Two bodies found after factory fire

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Firefighters attended the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The bodies of two men have been discovered in the wreckage of a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse following a detailed police search.

Labour leadership search under way

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The hunt for a new top team to revive the ailing Scottish Labour Party has officially started, with nominations now open for the posts of leader and deputy leader north of the border.

Abuse probe in chaos as Woolf quits

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Peter Saunders, Chairman of NAPAC, The National Association for People Abused in Childhood, with representatives of child abuse victims after a meeting in London

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The inquiry into historic child sex abuse has been thrown into chaos after the chairman announced she was stepping down in the face of a barrage of criticism.

Shotgun murderer set to die in jail

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: John Lowe was sentenced for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly dog breeder is likely to die in jail after he was sentenced to at least 25 years for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.

Firms 'must reveal drink calories'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The majority of the adults asked in a poll did not know the number of calories in a pint of lager

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

UK basks in warmest ever Halloween

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Swimmers enjoy the morning sun in the sea at Brighton on Halloween

2:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

The record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

UK's EU contribution soars to £11bn

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The UK's net contribution to the EU rose by £2.7 billion

2:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

The UK's net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to official statistics.

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