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Children involved in Tiptree collision

Emergency services at the scene in Tiptree yesterday Credit: David Johnson

Fire Fighters, Police and the Ambulance Service all attended a road traffic accident in Essex yesterday, which involved three children.

A woman in her sixties was air lifted by East Anglian Air Ambulance Service to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious pelvic injuries.

In a statement Essex Police said: "Police officers were called to Colchester Road, Tiptree, after a silver Hyundai estate car came off the road and was in collision with a tree."

"This happened just after 11.30am yesterday (Saturday November 16). The occupants of the car, believed to be two adults and three children, were taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital for treatment. The road was closed for just over two hours whilst the vehicle was recovered."

The car came off the road and collided with a tree Credit: David Johnson

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It's a kind of magic for Essex youngster

Joe Oyelade has been crowned the Young Magician of the Year.

A 13-year-old boy from Tiptree in Essex has been crowned the Young Magician of the Year by the Magic Circle.

Joe Oyelade, who's a pupil at Thurstable school in Tiptree, won the title at his first attempt.

His passion for magic originated from his trips to magic shows in Las Vegas when he was six. Joe wants to be a professional magician.

Fruits of success for Air Ambulance

Little Scarlet strawberries Credit: ITV Anglia

A charity Strawberry Race at Tiptree near Colchester has raised £2,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

In it's 7th year the race attracts fruit pickers from all over the country. They have 60 minutes to collect as many strawberries as possible.

Tiptree Strawberry Race, Essex Credit: ITV Anglia

Teams take part as well as individuals and it's all to raise money for charity. Now a cheque for £2,000 will be handed over to the Essex Air Ambulance.

This years race was delayed because of the cold springer, it's normally held in mid-June.

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US spirit for annual strawberry race

Joyce Thomas from Diss in Norfolk gets the American Independence Day spirit for the annual strawberry race Credit: Chris Warner / ITV Anglia

Now in its seventh year, the Tiptree Strawberry race is as popular as ever. Normally held in mid-June, it's late this year because of the cold spring.

The aim is to pick as many strawberries as possible in 60 minutes and raise some money for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Due to the chilly conditions, for the first time the race is being held on the 4th July, American Independence day. The winner of the best fancy dress was Joyce Thomas from Diss in Norfolk who dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

Late spring delays annual strawberry race

The strawberry harvest for jam-making in Essex is late because of the cold spring Credit: Chris Warner / ITV Anglia

There was a red, white and blue theme at the Tiptree Strawberry Race near Colchester in Essex, to mark American Independence Day.

Usually the race, which is in its seventh year takes place in mid-June, but because of a cold spring this year it was delayed.

Dozens of people came from all over the country to take part in the race to see who could pick the most strawberries in 60 minutes.

Strawberries being prepare for jam-making at Tiptree in Essex Credit: Chris Warner / ITV Anglia

Jam factory plans to expand

Inside the jam factory. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans have been submitted by Essex jam maker Wilkin and Sons for a brand new factory and more than 200 new homes.

The Tiptree-based manufacturer wants to eventually create a new 13,000 square foot factory complex in the village.

The company says it will help them increase capacity and allow them to stay in the village until at least 2030. The plans also include building 244 new homes, allotments, and the Factory Hall to be handed to Tiptree Parish Council.

Wilkin and Sons. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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