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Ukip leader insists party can win again in Clacton

He was visiting the Essex seaside in his battle bus. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Ukip leader says he is optimistic the party will hang on to its one and only seat at Clacton, despite being wiped out in the recent county council elections.

Paul Nuttall visited the Essex seaside resort yesterday (May 20).He insisted Ukip still has a role in British politics even though the country has already voted to leave Europe.

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Victim of fatal collision named by police

A woman who died following a crash on the A134 near Banham in Suffolk has been named.

Helen Lovesgrove, 47, from Thetford was a passenger in a Skoda Octavia that collided with a Vauxhall Corsa on Wednesday, 17 May.

A woman in her early 20s, from the Dereham area, who was the driver of the Corsa, remains in a serious condition at Addenbrookes hospital with leg and internal injuries.

The man driving the Skoda, who is in his 50s and also from the Thetford area, received treatment at the West Suffolk hospital.

Mother and son 'lose everything in fire'

An investigation into the cause is underway. Credit: Gofundme/Katrina Follett.

A fire at a family home in Essex has left a mother and son with nothing after it destroyed their house.

Crews were called to the property on Coburg place in South Woodham Ferrers yesterday evening to find the entire roof on fire.

They put it out but the house and the house next door were left uninhabitable. Posting on a fundraising website the sister of the owner said all they have is the clothes they escaped in.

An investigation into the cause is underway.

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Suspected crash closes M11 both ways by Cambridge

The M11 has reopened after a suspected crash closed both carriageways near Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Police had warned drivers to expect delays as northbound and southbound routes between junctions 11 and 12 are both shut.

Pensioner's purse stolen in distraction theft

The 72-year-old woman was shopping in Waitrose in Daventry Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

Images of two men police want to speak after a pensioner had her purse stolen in a distraction theft have been released.

The 72-year-old woman was shopping in Waitrose in Daventry on Friday 28 April at around 2pm when the purse was taken. She was approached and asked a question by one man as another allegedly lifted it from her handbag.

Officers would like to hear from anybody who recognises the men in the CCTV images.

Fire destroys two houses in Essex

Damage caused by the fire left the two homes unhabitable. Credit: Google maps.

A fire has destroyed two properties in Essex.

Firefighters were called to a mid-terrace house with its entire roof ablaze in Coburg Place, South Woodham Ferrers at around 5:30pm yesterday afternoon.

They put out the fire but the house and the house next door were left uninhabitable.

An investigation into the cause is underway.

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