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Tribute to Shoreham victims at Clacton Airshow

Before flying started at today's Clacton Airshow the announcer read a prepared tribute to those who died at Shoreham.

Clacton is one of the first shows to take place following the tragedy.

Tribute being made at Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

"As we get off the ground today we also send out heartfelt respects and prayers to the residents of Shoreham and their airshow organisers who have endured a very difficult and distressing time since Saturday. We now look forward to today's flying programme but will not forget the events of five days ago and their impact on so many lives."

– Clacton announcement

Norwich City defender Turner joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan

Michael Turner has joined Sheffield Wednesday. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Michael Turner has joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan deal.

The 31-year-old fell out of favour at Carrow Road last season following the arrival of new manager Alex Neil, and had a temporary spell at Fulham.

Gary Hooper has always been linked with a move to Hillsborough. Credit: PA

Sheffield Wednesday have also been heavily linked with Turner's Norwich teammate Gary Hooper.


Essex man given suspended sentence for claims about murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby

An Essex conspiracy theorist, who harassed the family of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby, has been given a six month suspended prison sentence and banned for life from publishing anything similar in the future.

Christoper Spivey Credit: PA Wire

Fusilier Rigby, 25, was killed in the street in Woolwich, south London in 2013.

Two men, Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adeowale, 22, were jailed for life for his murder in February last year..

Self-proclaimed investigative internet journalist Christopher Spivey claimed Lee Rigby was not murdered and that it was an MI5 hoax to promote anti-Islamist propaganda.

Today Chelmsford District Judge John Woollard said he realised nothing would ever change Spivey's beliefs.

"My experience shows me it's pointless telling you you are wrong because you will not believe me and you think it's part of a conspiracy against you, You totally fail, as any human being would do, to recognise that what you are doing is having a profound and shattering effect upon the family. Some 99.9 per cent of the public in this country would be as equally horrified as I am of the way you have behaved."

– District Judge John Woollard

The court heard Spivey, from Rochford had also made similar claims about the Tunisian beach massacre and the Glasgow bin lorry fatal accident.

Crowds gathering for Clacton Airshow

Thousands of people are gathering in Clacton for the annual air show.

Crowds gathering at Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

It's one of the first major events since 11 people lost their lives in West Sussex.

The commentator will pay tribute to those who died before flying starts.

Crowds on the prom at Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

"We have been considering a whole number of different things over the past few days - but somehow they did not seem appropriate. We have to remember this was not a pilot or a display team which lost their lives, they were members of the public who were going about their everyday business. It is important that whatever we do does not make family and friends suffering any worse than it already is."

– Nigel Brown, Tendring District Council

You can't stop the music: Show goes on outside when the fire alarm goes off

The cast taking part in a performance of 'Grease' at Norwich's Playhouse decided that the old addage of 'The show must go on' had to be upheld when the fire alarm went off on Tuesday night.

The audience, a full house, were left standing outside, so members of the cast broke out in song. They gavce a 15 minute performance on the street before getting the all clear from the fire service to continue inside.

Click below to watch a video of the outdoor performance


Family of Simon Dobbin hears his voice for the first time since attack

Simon Dobbin (centre) at a Cambridge United match.

The family of a Cambridge United fan who was attacked in Southend after a game have heard his voice for the first time in five months.

The attack left 42 year-old Simon Dobbin in a coma. According to his daughter, Emily Dobbin, it's the first time he's managed to speak since the attack.

The Facebook post

His daughter shared the news on her Facebook page. It was then shared on a Facebook group for Cambridge United fans.

Simon Dobbin who's from Mildenhall, and some other fans, were assaulted by a group of men outside a pub in Southend in March.

24 year-old woman missing from Southend

Stevie Ryan Credit: Essex Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find Stevie Ryan, who is missing from Southend.

She was last seen at her home address in St Leonard’s Road on Thursday, 20 August and police are concerned for her welfare.

Stevie, who's 24, is 5ft 1ins tall and has straight, shoulder length black hair and three tattoos on her arms.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to contact police at Southend on 101.

Damage to home caused by "mini tornado"

There was damage to at least one home at Winfarthing near Diss today.

One family came home to find what they believe may have been a mini tornado had struck their home.

One house at Winfarthing near Diss Credit: Paula McQue
More damage at Winfarthing Credit: Paula McQue
A tree also hit power cables Credit: Paula McQue

As well as high winds in places there was also some torrential downpours.

Drains were overflowing, cars were struggling and passers by were getting absolutely drenched.

Damage to the garden Credit: Paula McQue
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