A man who killed his former lover has been sentenced to a minumum of 27 years in prison.
The family of Jeanette Goodwin say she was badly let down by the justice system.
Martin Bunch stabbed the mother-of-three more than 30 times at her home in Southend, after she ended their affair to give her marriage another try. Hannah Pettifer reports
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Fine and dry throughout the day with some good long sunny spells, feeling hot in the afternoon sun. Highs of 29 deg C (84 deg F).
It will be sunny and hot in places on Saturday. Sunday will be cooler with showers later.
For some parts of the region, there's a risk of thunderstorms tonight before a mainly fine weekend.