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Elderly pedestrian hit by tractor trailer and dies

An elderly pedestrian has died following a collision with a tractor tailer in Birch near Colchester.

The 79-year-old who lives locally, was walking along Birch Street just before 9am this morning (Sunday 5th July) when the trailer became uncoupled from the tractor and was in collision with the man.

Police say he died at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating along with the Health and Safety Executive.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second while Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third at a rain-hit Silverstone.

The 30-year-old home favourite extended his lead over his Mercedes team-mate to 17 points in the championship, after overcoming a poor start and two rain showers.

Today's win seals Hamilton's fifth victory from nine races this season.


Appeal after man in wheelchair hit by a car on pedestrian crossing

Essex police are appealing for witnesses after a man in a wheelchair was hit by a car as he made his way over a pedestrian crossing in Colchester.

It happened at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd July in the High Street by the Slug and Lettuce pub.

The man's legs were injured, but not seriously.

Police say the make and model of the car is unknown at this stage.

Anyone with information should call police on the 101 number.

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Tea and cake at Sandringham House after christening

Prince George wore the same gown at his christening two years ago. Credit: PA

Guests at the royal christening will be served tea and cake at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will walk from the house to the St Mary Magdalene Church for the 45-minute service which starts at 4.30pm.

Kate and William will serve tea at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the service. Credit: PA

Princess Charlotte will be baptised in the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly.

The royals and their guests will then head back to Sandringham where they will be served tea and slices of christening cake - which is a tier taken from William and Kate's wedding cake.

Read more: Ten things you need to know about the royal christening

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