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Murder investigation launched after man stabbed in Basildon

Man dies from stab wound

A murder investigation has been launched after man found stabbed in Basildon died.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was found near woodland around Sporhams shortly after 10pm last night.

He had suffered a stab wound to his leg but died this afternoon. Five men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101. They can also email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Our weatherman Aidan clears up the facts about fog

In the final part in his series Clearing the Air, ITV Anglia weatherman Aidan McGivern has been taking a look at fog.

He's been to Bedfordshire to talk to scientists involved in the latest research on what causes fog and how it can be predicted more accurately.

Click below to watch his special report

And here are ten facts about fog from Aidan

  • The difference between mist and fog is how far it is possible to see. The airline industry define fog as visibility less than 1000 metres. The civilian definition of fog is when visibility is less than 200 metres.
  • When fog occurs and the temperature is below 0ºC, it is called freezing fog.
  • Rime occurs when the water droplets in fog freeze onto the outer surfaces of objects, giving everything a frosted covering.
  • Smog is a type of air pollution made up of smoky pollution and fog. The worst smog to ever hit the UK was the Great Smog of 1952, which wreaked havoc for four days in London. This led to the Clean Air Act of 1956.
  • Vog occurs when volcanic gases such as sulphur dioxide react with oxygen and moisture in the atmosphere under direct sunlight to give a volcanic fog. It is common in Hawaii.
  • Fog is simply another type of cloud: a stratus cloud that sits on the ground
  • The foggiest place in the world is the Grand Banks off the island of Newfoundland where the cold Labrador current from the north meets the warm Gulf Stream from the south. The water vapour that accompanies the Gulf Stream cools quickly and condenses, forming fog.
  • In the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on Earth, fog is harvested from the air - using mesh-patterned nets to collect its water droplets.
  • The Fogstand Beetle in the Namib Desert stand still in the fog and allow the water droplets to condense onto their body, which they then drink.
  • Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is the only object other than Earth in the Solar System known to have plenty of liquid on its surface. It is also the only other object to have patches of fog, albeit fog made up of methane and ethane.

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Clacton Airshow has 'toned down aerobatic display'

The first airshow since the Shoreham disaster took place in Essex today with a 'toned down aerobatic display' in respect to those who died when a vintage jet crashed into traffic on a busy road killing 11 people last weekend.

Organisers say they thought 'long and hard' about whether or not to go ahead and included a special tribute to those who died, before the airshow began.

The Clacton Airshow has taken a year to plan and brings in more than five million pounds to the Essex town, generating more than 70 full time jobs.

Click below to watch our report from Serena Sandhu

New Ambulance boss says targets are unrealistic

Robert Morton Credit: ITV Anglia

The new boss at the East of England Ambulance Service says response time targets are unrealistic especially in rural areas.

Robert Morton joined the service this week and has more than twenty years experience - most recently in Australia.

He'll have quite a task to boost staff morale at a time when many say they're expected to work dangerously long hours.

Just today, he met union officials concerned about the fees student paramedics have to pay.

Click below to watch our report from Wesley Smith

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Three Saints players called up for England's Rugby World Cup squad

England's Rugby squad for the World Cup has been announced.

The squad includes 31 players from 8 Premiership clubs. They open their campaign against Fiji at Twickenham on September 18th.

Kieran Brookes Credit: PA Wire

There are three Northampton Saints players in the squad. Kieran Brookes, Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood.

However there's disappointment for Luther Burrell who misses out on a call up.

Ben Youngs Credit: PA Wire

Norfolk born brothers Tom and Ben Youngs are both included

“It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from. Selection wasn’t easy and it is tough to leave anyone out but it’s important to stress that the players not in this group are still part of our wider squad and could come in at any point."

– England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster
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