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Classmates of Chelmsford stabbing victim to be offered counselling

Ashley Woolley, who was a student at Chelmsford College. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Classmates of a student who was stabbed to death in an Essex park are to be offered counselling.

Ashley Woolley was studying business at Chelmsford College.

He was killed following the attack on Thursday as he walked through Oaklands Park.

College principal Andy Sparks said staff and students would received support for as long as they needed it.

"Ashley was well liked by both students and teaching staff - the college community is shocked and upset by this tragic loss.

"Since the news of the tragedy broke, tributes to Ashley have been flooding in which is a testament to his popularity."

– Andy Sparks, Principal, Chelmsford College.


Man dies after car hits bridge

A man in his 20s has died after his car struck a bridge in Norfolk .

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which took place in Gorleston at about 5.25am on Sunday.

A black VW Golf was travelling along the A143 Beccles Road underpass of the A12 Gorleston bypass when it crash into the bridge footing.

The driver, a man in his mid 20s from the Norwich area, died as a result of the collision.

Mum drops four dress sizes so she can donate kidney to her son

Rosalind Ruffhead and her son Tom. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A mother from Kempston in Bedfordshire has donated a kidney to her ill son - after losing 3st in weight to have the operation.

Rosalind Ruffhead dropped four dress sizes in order to give the organ to her son Tom, who lives in Shefford.

His health had been going steadily downhill.

Olivia Paterson went to meet them.

Five offenders hand themselves in to police to avoid Christmas Day visit

Northamptonshire Police invited criminals to hand themselves in before Christmas. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Northamptonshire who opened up their cells and invited criminals to hand themselves in say five people did just that.

Officers in Wellingborough said they were giving offenders a chance to come clean last week - or risk getting a visit from police on Christmas day.

The force said it expected more than 20 crimes to have been detected thanks to the initiative.


Union admits factory workers will struggle to find new jobs

A union had admitted it will be difficult to find new jobs for the 200 workers losing their jobs because of a factory closure in Norfolk.

Food manufacturer Heinz has confirmed it will shut its plant at Worstead, near North Walsham, in April.

It follows the loss of a contract to make frozen potato products for the Aunt Bessie's brand.

Malcolm Robertson reports.

Council calls for Bassingbourn report to be published

Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Councillors in Cambridge have called for a government report into a series of alleged sexual assaults by Libyan soldiers to be made public.

Five cadets who were training at Bassingbourn Barracks were charged in connection with the attacks against men and women in Cambridge in October.

The city council wants an independent inquiry and has called on the Ministry of Defence to publish the findings of its review "immediately after Christmas".

Body pulled from river in Suffolk

A man's body has been pulled from the River Orwell in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The body of a man has been pulled from a river in Suffolk.

Police are treating the death as unexplained and are working to identify the victim.

They were called at about 8.45am on Sunday to reports of a body that had been found in the River Orwell at Ipswich.

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