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Thousands say no to libraries ‘closure plan by stealth’

Hundreds joined protests across Essex in SOLE’s ‘save our librarians – no closure plan by stealth’ day of action yesterday

It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1671: Pirate Henry Morgan lands at

Appeal following burglary in Epping

Essex Police are appealing for information following reports of an aggravated burglary in Epping. Two people returned home to find

Witness appeal after cyclist is injured in Chigwell

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was in collision with a van that failed to stop in Chigwell.

Sunday crossword

Across: 1. Quarrel (4) 8. Shaskespeare character (6) 15. Rampart (9) 16. Minstrel (10) 17. Amaranthine (7) 18. Shallow lake

It happened today – this day in history – January 26

1340: England’s Edward III is proclaimed king of France. 1531: Lisbon is hit by and earthquake killing 30,000. 1666: France

Dunton Hills a ‘breach of green belt planning principles’ argues councillor

A planned town of more than 2,700 homes is tantamount to “a confirmed breach of green belt planning principles”, a

It happened today – this day in history – January 25

844: Death of Pope Gregory IV. 1327: Edward III acceeds to the English throne after the abdication of Edward II.

Ilford triple stab victims identified

Three men who were killed in Ilford last weekend have now been formally identified. Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command

Rochford District Council holds Holocaust Memorial Day event

A Holocaust Memorial Day service, hosted by Rochford District Council’s Chairman Cllr Mr Robin Dray and featuring guest speaker Holocaust