A campaign against knife crime set up after the death of a teenager from Essex has been given the support of some of the region's footballers. Jay Whiston, who was 17, was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester last year.
Today, players from the town's football club called for action to stop young people carrying weapons. Watch Serena Sandhu's report.
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A man from Peterborough has admitted murdering his two-month-old daughter two days in to his trial at the Old Bailey.
The weather stays humid for now and there's a risk of intense thunderstorms later today and overnight. Cooler and drier this weekend.
It will be a largely cloudy but humid day with the risk of hit-and-miss heavy showers and thunderstorms.