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'Bag of rubbish' causes Southend Airport evacuation

Cordons have been lifted at Southend Airport after police said the suspicious package turned out to be a bag of "rubbish".

Essex Police tweeted:


TOWIE orders 'The Only Way is Fish' to change name

The company behind hit reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex is ordering a local fish and chip shop to change its name 'The Only Way Is Fish'.

Production company Lime Pictures claim the branding on the shop in Ongar, Essex, is an "infringement of our copyright" and have given owner Dave Edwards 14 days to remove his signs and stop using similar logos on his Facebook page.

Production company Lime Pictures claim the branding of the shop is an "infringement of our copyright" Credit: The Only Way Is Fish/Facebook

Dave, who only opened his business in March has accused them of an "infringement of human rights," according to a Masons News Service report.

The father-of-three said: "We are not trying to impersonate TOWIE - it's only a gimmick. If you sell good fish and chips people will come back. I don't think it is the name they have come for."

Family pay tribute as light aircraft crash victim named

The family of one of the two men killed in a light aircraft crash in Essex yesterday have paid tribute to him, saying they love him "more than anything in the world".

Simon Chamberlain, 29, was travelling as a passenger when the Yak 52 plane downed after flying out of North Weald airfield. His family said:

Lizzie, his wife, has lost her best friend and soul mate. His son, Charlie, who will be two years old in August, has lost his father. And his parents, Paul and Steph, have lost a loving son. We love him more than anything in the world.

Our hearts also go out to the other person involved in this tragedy.

Police have said they are not in a position to identify the pilot, but confirmed yesterday that he was also from Essex.


Pilot and passenger confirmed dead at crash scene

The two victims of a light aircraft crash in Essex were confirmed dead at the scene despite the "best efforts of (ambulance) crews" to save them.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said:

The ambulance service was called at 2.55pm today, dispatching an ambulance, three paramedic officers, the hazardous area response team (HART) and Magpas helimedics.

Despite the best efforts of crews the casualties were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Ambulance resources have now been stood down.

Aircraft crash's pilot and passenger confirmed dead

Two men have been confirmed to have died after their light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area of Essex.

Essex Police said the Yak 52 aircraft's pilot and passenger, both from Essex, were killed after the plane flew out from North Weald airfield.

A spokeswoman said the aircraft was seen to be in difficulties before crashing into a field off the A414 at around 2.55pm.

Aircraft was 'completely alight' after Essex field crash

The light aircraft that crash landed in a field in Essex was "completely alight" when firefighters arrived at the scene near Cooksmill Green, Essex Fire and Rescue Service have said.

On arrival the incident commander reported that the plane was completely alight. Crews used foam and had extinguished the fire by 3.55pm.

– Essex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman
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