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The mother of a six-month-old boy with Down's Syndrome has spoken of the human impact a planned mass eviction of travellers will have.

Travellers defy eviction with High Court hearing

Grandmother 'prepared to die' rather than swap her lifestyle for town-centre bricks and mortar

£335 fine for throwing £1 coin

A 17-year-old youth arrested for throwing a £1 coin at a bus door is considerably worse off today after being fined £335.22p.

Hampshire target Essex captain Foster

Hampshire have launched an audacious attempt to sign the Essex captain James Foster.

Carberry hits triple century in 523-run stand

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TV star Mark Wright cleared over club incident

Reality TV personality Mark Wright has been found not guilty of using threatening behaviour towards a man outside a nightclub.

Three people injured in police car crash

Two police officers and a taxi driver have been taken to hospital after a crash.

Alastair Cook signs new deal with Essex

England opener Alastair Cook has signed a two-year contract extension with Essex.

Weather thwarts lost mine operation

The Royal Navy has had to abandon a second attempt to detonate a live 2,000lb Second World War mine off the Essex coast after the device was "mislaid" during the first operation.

Bad behaviour of Essex costs Foster two-match ban

James Foster, the Essex captain, was banned for two matches last night for his side's repeated disciplinary offences.

Key finds form to send Bopara and Essex tumbling

Robert Key has not enjoyed the best of seasons; to be brutally honest, he hasn't enjoyed a really good season for a while now.

Huhne driving papers handed to CPS

Police investigating allegations that Energy Secretary Chris Huhne dodged speeding points to escape a driving ban have handed preliminary papers to prosecutors.

County round-up: Shah shines as Essex romp to victory

Owais Shah guided Essex to victory over Middlesex last night, hitting 78 to steady the Eagles after openers Ravi Bopara and Mark Pettini were out for ducks. Essex overhauled the home side's score of 150 for the loss of five wickets.

Murdered mother wanted police to end 'harassment'

Man who allegedly killed woman and two-year-old daughter had been reported to officers

Police 'could have saved mother and daughter'

A mother and daughter shot dead yesterday could have been saved by police, angry neighbours claimed as a double murder inquiry was launched.

'Police knew of Braintree gun suspect '

Police had been aware of a man suspected of shooting dead a mother and child for two years, it emerged tonight.

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