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Cricket stars rally round for Grenfell tragedy

Monty Panesar and Henry Blofeld are taking part in the charity event. Credit: GMB

Former Essex cricketer Monty Panesar and Norfolk commentator Henry Blofeld are among the stars taking part in a charity cricket match to raise cash for those affected by the Grenfell tower tragedy.

Monty is playing for Lashings, a team described as the Harlem Globetrotters of cricket, against a team of politicians in a T20 game in London. Blowers will be providing match commentary. They hope it'll raise thousands for those caught up in the disaster.


Essex MP refuses to rule out Tory leadership bid

She was speaking on Peston on Sunday. Credit: Peston on Sunday.

The Essex MP Priti Patel has refused to directly deny speculation that she could run for the Conservative party leadership.

The Witham MP's appearance on Peston on Sunday came after reports in the press suggesting she could be one of the next generation of Tories in line for a leadership challenge.

Ms Patel insisted the Government's Brexit negotiating position was unchanged and refused to be drawn on any leadership ambitions.

Third teenager arrested after man is stabbed

Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Harlow Credit: ITV Anglia

A third teenager has been arrested in connection with an attack on a man in his 40s in Harlow.

A 15 year-old boy is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The attack took place in Southern Way at around 9.30pm on Friday, June 23.

The victim had been walking towards Staple Tye when he got into an argument with a group of people which was described to police as being mainly boys.

He suffered a stab wound to his chest. He has been taken to hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers arrested two boys, aged 13 and 15, on suspicion of assault. They are currently in custody.

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