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Essex surgery to shut

by Jenny Line

Patients in Essex say they're outraged after being given just two weeks to find a new GP.

NHS England has decided to close Clements House Surgery in South Woodham Ferrers following a public consultation but patients who use the centre say they haven't been given enough notice.

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Cyclist killed on Essex roundabout

Essex Police are investigating an early morning collision in which a cyclist was killed in South Woodham Ferrers.

Emergency services were called just after 4am following reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist at the roundabout junction of Burnham Road, Ferrers Road and Willow Grove.

The cyclist died at the scene. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Burnham Road was closed during rush hour while officers carried out initial investigations.

'I was trying to save his life' - man cleared of killing tourist

by Serena Sandhu

A man from Essex who's been cleared of drowning a fellow passenger on a booze cruise in Tenerife nearly 17-years-ago says he's now trying to rebuild his life.

Darren Sapstead, from South Woodham Ferrers, was accused of pushing Garry Walton from Ireland overboard in 1996.

In his first TV interview he says he actually tried to save Mr Walton's life. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu:

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Man cleared of killing tourist speaks out

A man from Essex who's been cleared of drowning a fellow passenger on a booze cruise in Tenerife nearly 17 years ago has been telling ITV News Anglia about how it's affected his life.

Darren Sapstead, from South Woodham Ferrers, was accused of pushing Garry Walton from Ireland overboard. The case was originally treated as an accident but in 2005 Mr Sapstead was extradited to Spain.

Mr Sapstead was extradited in 2005 and spent 8 months in jail in Spain before returning home on bail. Last week he was acquitted by a jury.

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