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Woman dies in three-vehicle crash on A131 in Essex

A woman has died in a crash. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman in her 70s has died after a crash on A131 in Essex.

It happened between Chelmsford and Great Leighs at the junction of Scurvy Hall Lane at around 8.10pm last night (Monday October 12).

The three-vehicle collision involved a red Ford Focus, an orange BMW Z4 and a brown Honda Jazz.

The woman driving the Focus was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital where she later died.

The A131 was closed for around six hours. Police are appealing for witnesses.


Footballing legend opens primary school extension

Teddy Sheringham at the official opening of the primary school extension Credit: ITV News Anglia

A very famous footballing face has been to the opening of an extension to a primary school in Stevenage.

Former Manchester United, Spurs and England forward Teddy Sheringham now manages the town's League 2 side.

He took time out to visit the Roebuck School hoping to inspire the fans and players of the future.

Teddy Sheringham Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Well, that's the plan from Stevenage Football Club is to get all these youngs kids supporting Stevenage rather than the West Ham's and the Tottenham's. It's a lovely place to come down and watch, so come down and watch."

– Teddy Sheringham, Manager, Stevenage

Taking a look at the history of the 'Great Court Run'

The 'Great Court Run' at Trinity College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Each year the Great Court Run is held at Trinity College in Cambridge, where students try to sprint around the 370 metre course before the clock has chimed for midday.

It featured as a memorable scene in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire and tonight on ITV News Anglia we'll be taking a look at the history of the run and the clock that they are all trying to beat.

370 metre course at Trinity College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ram raid at Waitrose in Milton Keynes

There has been a raid at Waitrose in Milton Keynes. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are at the scene of a ram raid at a supermarket in Milton Keynes. Thames Valley Police say no one was hurt and nothing was stolen in the raid on Waitrose in Oakgrove.

Police at the scene in Milton Keynes. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Essex fire crews off to 'World Rescue Organisation Challenge'

Essex 'traffic collision extrication team' to represent the UK Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fire and Rescue crews from Essex are about to prove they are the best in the world at what they do.

The 'traffic collision extrication team' is representing the UK at the World Rescue Organisation Challenge taking place in Portugal.

They'll have to save people from a mock crash - watched by a panel of judges who'll mark them on their skill and technique and will be competing against more than 30 international rescue and trauma teams.

"When the names were announced that Essex was in fact the top team going through to Portugal to represent the UK just a great thing and a great honour."

– Divisional officer Nigel Dilley, Essex Fire & Rescue
Essex crews in training before heading off to Portugal Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I only stopped two weeks ago on a very serious RTC first there before any other emergency services and I just put into action everything that we do now which really assisted in a quick extrication of that casualty."

– Antony Clement, Essex Fire & Rescue


Lengthy bans handed out after horseracing inquiry

The Chief Executive of Towcester Racecourse in Northamptonshire has been disqualified from racing for six months and fined £5,000 by the British Horseracing Authority's disciplinary panel.

It comes after a lengthy investigation into the running and riding of a horse called Ad Vitam in a series of races in 2011 and 2012.

Five people were accused of corruption and the panel ruled that CEO Kevin Ackerman, one of the five men, was ruled to have acted in breach of regulations.

ITV News Anglia has a new look: Watch the studio under construction

You may have noticed that ITV News Anglia has a new look.

The nightly news programme for the East of England has a brand-new set to bring ITV News Anglia into line with the rest of the ITV network news.

If you want to see how it was all done, then click below to watch a short clip showing the studio being constructed.

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