The were expected to fetch about 300 pounds and obviously there's a market for posh pants because they eventually went for 360 pounds to a collector from Braintree.
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A rather cloudy morning, turning very warm and perhaps triggering isolated thunderstorms across Essex and Suffolk later.
Police have named a teenage boy who died after a stabbing in Northampton.
A few heavy, thundery showers may continue to affect the west, but mainly dry and fine in the east with some late sunshine before dusk.