A mother whose son was stabbed to death at a Colchester party has opened a new shop to try to raise awareness of knife crime.
Caroline Shearer launched her "Only Cowards Carry" charity following the death of her son Jay Whiston last year.
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Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.