The Prime Minister David Cameron has given his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
How did it go down with MPs in the East? Our political correspondent Emma Hutchinson has been finding out.
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A 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.
A fine and generally dry day with a light breeze and plenty of long sunny spells, though becoming cloudier through the afternoon.
Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.