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These New Puritans meld inspirations as diverse as the Essex countryside, Benjamin Britten, and Japanese drums to create a unique music that sounds as though it's from a weird, private cult. Nick Hasted meets the foursome
Poll shows that public's view of politicians has not been affected by scandals
It may not be the most glamorous of places, but the Essex town of Basildon hopes to bring itself a fortune by installing a homage to Hollywood's famous white sign.
Nobel laureate chosen by Essex University after smear campaign cost him Oxford job
She may have wowed the critics at Cannes, but Kierston Wareing would still be running a tanning salon if not for a lucky break.
A bid to set a new world record for the number of women being photographed wearing bikinis in one place failed today.
Ravi Bopara staked a solid claim for the No 3 spot in England's Test team with his century here yesterday. But if all else fails he could always contemplate a career as batting coach, having last night put forward a suggestion or two on how Kevin Pietersen might deal with 90mph outswingers. Yes, the Essex boy is now brimming with confidence on and off the field.
Potentially crucial evidence was lost by police investigating the death of Stuart Lubbock at Michael Barrymore's home, an official report revealed today.
Blimey! I've come a long way since then. Well, more of a circle really. Essex, Shoreditch and back to Essex. "Oi, you! Naked!" they used to shout at me back then, when me and the missus (sorry, the Lovely Jules) used to live in that flat.