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MOD to close RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire

13 military sites will be sold by the MOD Credit: Henlow council

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to sell off RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire.

It's one of 13 military sites across the country, including Middlewick ranges near Colchester, that are being sold to raise £225m and provide land for up to 17,000 homes.

Defence minister Mark Lancaster said consultations will take place in the coming weeks over the future of each site.

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Teenagers admit to killing Spalding mother and daughter

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

Two 15-year-olds have pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a mother and daughter from Spalding.

The boy and girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are accused of killing 49-year-old dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie at a property in Dawson Avenue in April.

Tributes were paid to the mother and daughter Credit: PA

Relatives of the victims paid tribute on social media sites - with a teenage friend of Katie describing her as being "like a sister" and Ms Edwards as a second mother.

The two teenagers pleased guilty to manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court this morning, but denied murder.

The trial is due to begin on October 5.

Council leader: 'Harlow attacks don't represent us all'

The council are continuing to reassure the community in Harlow Credit: ITV News Anglia

The leader of Harlow council says the recent spate of attacks in the town shouldn't tarnish the reputation of the majority of people living there.

It follows the attack on two Polish men outside the the William Aylmer pub over the weekend and the murder of 40 year old Arek Jozvik who was killed on 27th August.

The Council is concerned about any disorder, whatever the motivations for it. The unacceptable behaviours of a tiny minority of people are not representative of the town I know.

The perceptions these create are not the reality for the vast majority in Harlow. Harlow is a strong, open and welcoming place, and I know residents will continue to stand together and support each other. Harlow is a good place to live, work and visit for all.

We are continuing to work with the Police to support the community and to provide reassurance during these difficult times.

– Cllr Jon Clempner, Leader of Harlow Council

Poles speak of their fears after two violent attacks

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Polish people in Harlow have been describing their fear after two violent attacks in the town.

It comes after two senior Polish ministers were dispatched to London to meet Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the safety of Polish nationals in the UK.

40 year old Arek Jozvik was killed on 27th August and 2 other Polish men were attacked yesterday leaving one with a broken nose and the other with head injuries.

Poles in the town have been telling ITV News Anglia how they are feeling.

Police say Harlow attack victims were wearing 'Poland' t-shirts

Essex Police say they are continuing to treat attacks on two Polish men in Harlow yesterday as hate crimes because their nationality was clear from the clothing they were wearing.

Officers say the men had Poland written on the backs of their shirts but that there was nothing to suggest they were football shirts.

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Investigations continue into attack on two Polish men in Harlow

Both victims were treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital and have now been discharged. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Harlow are continuing to investigate whether an attack on two Polish men in the town yesterday morning was another possible hate crime.

It happened outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way and follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was killed on Saturday 27 August in The Stow.

Officers say they are not linking the two incidents, but have stepped up patrols in the area as a response.

Police step up patrols in Harlow following second attack on Polish men

Police say they've stepped up patrols in Harlow following a possible second hate crime attack in the town overnight.

There will be an increased number of visible policing patrols in Harlow to protect the community Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two Polish men in their 30s were assaulted by a group of four of five men outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way around 3.35 this morning.

Both men were injured but have since been released from hospital.

It's follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was attacked in The Stow last weekend. Police say they're not linking the two incidents

Suspicious device found in Bedfordshire garden

An investigation is underway after a suspicious device was found in Turvey in Bedfordshire this afternoon.

Police were called at 3.45pm to reports of a potential unexploded World War device found in a garden in Newton Lane.

A 100 metre cordon is being put in place and houses are being evacuated as a precaution while the device is examined by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

Bridge Street and Tandys Close are currently closed.

78-year-old man dies in Essex house fire

The 78-year-old man was trapped inside the property Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 78-year-old man has died in a house fire in Colchester overnight.

Emergency crews found him unconscious inside his home at Rochdale Way shortly after 1.15am.

A neighbour had tried to enter the property twice before the fire service arrived.

The death is being treated as unexplained. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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