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The weather has cast a spell on the warmest Halloween on record

Midday temperatures across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

It's almost frightening just how warm it is outside this Halloween. Midday temperatures across East Anglia have widely reached 18 to 20°C and Santon Downham has seen the mercury climb to 21°C. This is higher than the previous UK Halloween record of 20°C held by Dartford since 1968.

However, it's Charlwood in Surrey that is the UK's warmest so far with a bloodcurdling midday temperature of 22.5°C. There were several days in August in which nowhere in the UK was as warm as this.

The warmth can't last forever, the weather will become significantly cooler during the next few days.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of human remains on Essex island

Angela Millington. Credit: Essex Police

A 51-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman from Essex whose remains were found on marshland by a group of ramblers.

The body of Angela Millington was washed up on Foulness Island near Southend back in June, but DNA tests have only recently confirmed her identity.

Angela Millington's remains were found on Foulness Island. Credit: Essex Police

Police initially weren't sure how she died, but now a man from Westcliff-on-Sea has been taken to Southend Police Station for questioning in connection with the discovery.

"I have been very encouraged by the number of calls we have had from people in the Southend area and the information they have given us has opened up a number of lines of enquiry.

We have made an arrest today in part as a result of information from the public.

However I would still encourage people who know anything about Angela to continue to contact the incident room by calling Essex Police on 101 and then extension 470173."

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett, Essex Police

Pedestrian killed on A12 in Essex was hit by a number of vehicles

A pedestrian has been killed in Essex after he was hit by a number of vehicles early this morning.

The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was walking along the A12's northbound carriageway between Boreham and Hatfield Peverel when he was hit.

It led to the road being shut for much of this morning's rush hour while police carried out their investigations. The road was eventually reopened just before 11 o'clock.

Severe delays after pedestrian killed on A12 in Essex

The pedestrian was killed on the A12. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Essex have confirmed that a man in his 20s has been killed on the A12 in Essex.

The incident happened at about 3am this morning, the pedestrian was in collision with a number of vehicles.

Forensic recovery work is now taking place.

Because of that the northbound carriageway will be closed for most of the morning between the Boreham Interchange and the junction for Hatfield Peverel South.

One lane is also closed on the southbound carriageway which is also causing delays.

"This is a tragic incident where a man has died. The road will have to be closed for a number of hours during the rush hour but this is so important forensic recovery work can take place so we can find out how he died.

Motorists are asked for their patience and understanding during this time."

– Inspector Scott Egerton
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