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Essex woman in court over stiletto shoe attack

Woman in court in Essex shoe attack

A restaurateur has appeared in court charged with attacking a woman with a stiletto shoe in an Essex nightclub.

Natalie Jeffery, 23, is accused of hitting Sophie Roberts in the face at Unit 7 in Basildon.

Ms Roberts, who is in her 20s, suffered facial injuries in the incident at around 3am last September.

Jeffery, from Canvey Island, is charged with grievous bodily harm.

She'll appear at Basildon Crown Court on March 23 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

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Anglia region battered as winds top 80mph

Winds are continuing to strengthen across the Anglia region as a gust of more than 80mph was recorded on the north Norfolk coast.

Wind gusts in the Anglia region have now reached more than 80mph. Credit: Gary Mabee / ITV News Anglia

The wind speed at Weybourne near Cromer reached 81 mph at 2pm.

There have been wind gusts of 50-70 mph widely across the East of England bringing down trees and power lines.

The winds have also blown over several lorries on the region's roads including one on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire.

Mercedes hope new Silver Arrow hits the mark

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas unveil the new Silver Arrow Credit: PA Images

The Formula One World Champions Mercedes unveiled their new car ahead of their latest assault on the championship.

The Brackley-based team's launch took place at Silverstone where both Lewis Hamilton and new team mate Valtteri Bottas got to give it a spin.

Start your engines: F1 gears up for the start of the new season

Storm Doris winds reach 74 mph in the Anglia region

Winds gusting in excess of 70 mph have been recorded in the Anglia region as Storm Doris brings widespread disruption.

The highest gust in the UK was 94 mph at Capel Curig in Gwynedd in Wales.

The highest gust in the Anglia region was 74 mph on the north Norfolk coast at Weybourne near Cromer.

Winds from Storm Doris have reached 74mph in the Anglia region. Credit: Dani Crawshaw / ITV News Anglia

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region up to 1pm on Thursday 23 February 2017

  • 74 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 72 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 70 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 68 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 62 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 60 mph at Bedford

Roof blown off Gorleston baptist church

The roof has been peeled off the baptist church at Gorleston by high winds Credit: Michelle Holt

The high winds have ripped part of the roof off Gorleston Baptist church.

There are reports that a strong gust lifted off the roof.

The building usually doubles as a foodbank on a Thursday and serves meals to vulnerable people but has had to be closed.

We have had to close the church hall, and foodbank. We were an hour away from serving meals to vulnerable people, so very very sad for everyone

– Michelle Holt, Gorleston Baptist Church

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M11 partially blocked by overturned lorry

The lorry blown over on the M11 Credit: Highways England

The M11 Northbound is partially blocked due to an overturned lorry at J9 A11 Saffron Walden.

A lorry has gone over as the A11 splits away from the main carriageway, heading away from Stansted towards Cambridge. There are reports the other side is solid as people slow to look.

It's the third lorry reported to have blown over in the high winds.

Police in Suffolk warn drivers not to venture out

Police in Suffolk have asked drivers to consider delaying their journeys as wind speeds pick up.

They say their officers are very busy with calls to fallen trees.

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