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Man charged with possession of knife in Chelmsford

A man has been charged with possession of a knife in Chelmsford.

Police were called to Wells Street at around 10.50pm on Friday July 24.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

Graeme Wharton, 41, of Patching Hall Lane, in Chelmsford, has been bailed to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Monday August 24.

Norwich's car club is largest in the country

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Norwich now has the largest not-for-profit car club city scheme in the country.

It sees cars in designated bays in the city being shared by members of the public. 20 new car club bays have been approved in Norwich in the last week. More are planned for the coming months

Members book online and use a 'smart card' to unlock the car and drive away.


Northampton market becomes a beach for the summer

The market square Credit: ITV Anglia

Northampton's Market Square is getting a bit of a summery makeover today - it's being turned into a beach.

A giant sand pit, complete with deck chairs and buckets and spades will be installed this morning and will be there until September.

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It's the fourth year the transformation has taken place

Activities will include a penny arcade, boating lake, children's rides, games and stalls.

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Police 'concerned' about missing Caitlin

Caitlin Sheppard Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old Caitlin Sheppherd who has been missing from Spalding in Lincolnshire since Saturday (July 25).

Caitlin was last seen by a friend at about 11am yesterday (Monday) in the park just off Station Road in Whittlesey, near to Hawthorne Drive and the Straw Bear statue.

There was also a possible sighting between about 7.30pm and 8.30pm last night near to The Bower on the river in Alleywell Road, Whittlesey.

Caitlin is described as slim with curly reddish brown hair and about 6’2”. She was last seen wearing a red top with a large jacket over it.

Fans and players pay tribute to MK Dons scout

Andy King Credit: ITV Anglia

MK Dons will pay tribute to their former Chief scout Andy King at tonight's friendly with Spanish side Getafe. King died at the end of May.

MK Dons Stadium Credit: ITV Anglia

Tonight players will wear t-shirts with his name on the back during the warm-up. There'll also be a minute's applause while a montage to celebrate the 58-year-old's life will be displayed on the big screens

"Kingy was a great man and he deserves a proper send-off. I'm sure the fans will take the opportunity to join us in remembering football's King."

"There's a number of ways in which we will do so on the night and I hope as many of you will come down and help us honour a legend who we all loved. He lives on in our thoughts and through the many stories."

– Karl Robinson, Manager


Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles

Michele Obama and Stevie Wonder were the headline names and an Olympic Coliseum was the stage for the Opening Ceremony.

But the reason that more than half a million American's have snapped up tickets to watch the Special Olympics World Games isn't because of household names - it's because of unknown names, from ordinary households, with extraordinary talent.

The Games are for athletes with Learning Disabilities. Our region is well represented in the Great Britain squad, and Ian Payne has travelled with them to Los Angeles.

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