David Cameron chose Essex as the location for a speech to lay down a few markers ahead of the G8 summit next week.
He said he wanted Britain to cement itself as a global competitor and believed its role in organisations like the EU would be central to that.
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A mainly dry morning with sunny spells. Showers developing later with some of these becoming heavy and perhaps wintry with thunder.
Peterborough United boss Grant McCann was delighted by Leo Da Silva Lopes' match-winning display against Bristol Rovers.
Rain clears tonight. Cold and frosty overnight.