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People smuggling ringleaders spared life sentences for deaths of 39 migrants

In 2019, the 39 victims were found crammed into an airtight lorry container in pitch black and sweltering conditions.

Sonic boom as fighter jets intercept private plane

A sonic boom has been heard and felt by residents in London, Essex and Cambridge after two RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a private plane.

Essex in top three areas where Covid-19 cases are surging

Brentwood, Epping Forest and Thurrock – all in Essex – have the highest rates, as 90% of areas in England see rise in cases.