An army bomb disposal expert and a medic from our region have both been praised for their bravery in the latest round of the Army's operational honours.
Rachel Hughes, an army medic from Colchester, has been mentioned in despatches for performing life-saving first aid on three occasions during her first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
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Storm Ophelia may be battering the western side of the British Isles but in the East it has brought October warmth and a red sky and sun.
The strong and gusty winds should ease on Tuesday morning. It should be dry with sunny periods through much of the day.
Police are hunting a white van after a shooting in Kettering, Northamptonshire.