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The Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the "extraordinary courage" of Essex police officer PC Ian Dibell, who lost his life while trying to stop a gunman in 2012.
Mr Cameron unveiled a memorial stone in honour of the 41-year-old, saying "it was a poignant reminder of what our police do to protect us."
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"I hope that as people visit this memorial over the generations, they will be inspired to stop for a moment to remember the extraordinary courage of one brave man who gave everything to protect the people he served in Clacton-on-Sea."
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The Prime Minister has arrived at a ceremony honouring a murdered Essex Police officer.
PC Ian Dibell was killed while off duty in Clacton in 2012. A memorial stone will be unveiled in the town later this afternoon.
A murdered Essex Police officer will be honoured today.
A memorial stone will be unveiled in Clacton for PC Ian Dibell who was killed whilst off duty there in 2012.
He was later posthumously awarded the George Medal for gallantry by the Queen.
PC Dibell's family will be attending the service along with his loved ones, friends and police colleagues.
It is a privilege to attend this service in memory of Police Constable Ian Dibell, who paid the ultimate price in protecting the innocent people of Clacton.
'In not only confronting evil on our streets but in going back in to his house to get his warrant card and putting himself on duty, Ian displayed the heroism and professionalism that characterise the best of our breed.
"There are no words to adequately sum up the enormity of Ian's sacrifice, nor that of any officer who dies in the service of his community. PC Dibell paid the ultimate price for his actions, but he will never be forgotten by his colleagues in Essex Police, or the people of our county."
More than 2,000 jobseekers went along to the third annual 'Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair' in Clacton.
The event which took place at the Princess Theatre attracted 55 exhibitors with around 150 jobs available on the day.
"It really was fantastic to see so many people come along, some were searching for jobs while others were looking to change their career path. We also had students from a number of colleges looking to make contact with companies and the feedback from all those involved has already been extremely positive.”
Buses were also put on to bring people in from Harwich and they proved popular.
A survey by a weapons awareness charity has found a quarter of teenagers in Clacton have been threatened with a knife.
Only Cowards Carry spoke to nearly 500 youngsters and 31% said they knew someone who carried a blade.
More than two-fifths said they had been approached by a gang.
The charity was set up by Caroline Shearer after her son Jay Whiston was stabbed to death.
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Clacton Pier has become one of the first attractions of its kind in the country to ban smoking.
The new rules are aimed at boosting the comfort of visitors.
Its owners say apart from the obvious health benefits, being smoke free on such a large wooden structure increases safety.