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Police conducting searches for missing Luke Harding from Clacton have discovered a body.
The body of a man was located in the river at Castle Park this afternoon by an officer.
No formal identification has been conducted.
Officers have made Luke’s family aware of the discovery and will be providing support to them. Officers do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances at this stage.
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Temperatures are expected to reach 27 degrees this afternoon, and could be as high as 30 degrees inland.
At the Lido in Peterborough people have been enjoying the sunshine.
Abellio Greater Anglia and Network Rail are warning there could be some delays in train services because of the hot weather.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) some services will have speed restrictions imposed.
"As a result of the high temperatures forecast for Wednesday 1 July, speed restrictions will be in place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria for some of the day. These are measures introduced by Network Rail to protect the infrastructure. To assist in minimising delays, there are also some alterations planned to the evening peak timetable. We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience these temporary timetable changes may cause."
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TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary has agreed to become the new patron of St Helena Hospice.
“It is an honour to become a patron of St Helena Hospice. The charity is an institution in Colchester and North East Essex, and anyone who lives there has heard of it, and knows the great work they do. I hope we can continue to raise awareness of their invaluable services, and raise much needed funds towards the care of their patients and families. I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish St Helena Hospice a happy 30th anniversary.”
St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative care services for patients and their families living in North East Essex and parts of Mid Essex who have progressive, life-limiting illness.
A new film has been released to promote Essex as a hub for business.
Commissioned by the council, it features companies and attractions from all over the county.
It's hoped it will encourage more firms to set up there.
Music was composed especially for the film by Colchester Institute music student Jake Crawford, aged 18.