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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of human remains on Essex island

Angela Millington. Credit: Essex Police

A 51-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman from Essex whose remains were found on marshland by a group of ramblers.

The body of Angela Millington was washed up on Foulness Island near Southend back in June, but DNA tests have only recently confirmed her identity.

Angela Millington's remains were found on Foulness Island. Credit: Essex Police

Police weren't sure how she died but now a man from from Westcliff-on-Sea has been taken to Southend Police Station for questioning in connection with the discovery.

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Firefighters from our region join four day strike

Firefighters from our region are set to join a national four day strike from this evening in an ongoing row over pensions.

FBU Members on strike in Cambridge in 2013 Credit: PA Images

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out from 6pm tonight until 6am on Tuesday. Fire and rescue services say they have back up plans in place to respond to emergency calls.

Norfolk scientists work on new water testing kit to save thousands of fish from deadly toxin

Scientists in Norfolk are developing a new water testing kit in the hope of saving thousands of fish from a deadly toxin.

They believe it will provide early detection of a poisonous algae which has devastated fish stocks in the past.

It is estimated that angling contributes more than a £100 million to the local economy every year.

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Transport minister visits sections of the A14

The A14 which crosses the region has long been a nightmare road for many motorists - not least the thousands of lorry drivers who get stuck in jams on it each day.

Now there may be light at the end of the dual carriageway - with improvement works being carried out and major changes planned for the route.

Today Transport Minister John Hayes visited a stretch that is being widened near Cambridge.

Hundreds of students turn out for a #selfie with Boris Johnson

There were amazing scenes at the University of Northampton today.

Hundreds of students turned out to take selfies, cheer and even sing - but it was not a pop-star they were there to see... it was the Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson is perhaps the only politician who could spark such excitement.

Matthew Hudson was there for us, click below to watch his report:

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