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Athletics facing fresh doping storm

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

7:00am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Athletics is set to be engulfed in a fresh doping crisis following the "biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history", the Sunday Times reports.

Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judge

Chelmsford Weekly News: The judge said the meaning was obscured by the language used in the report

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A social worker's report on a woman who wanted to care for two children might as well have been "written in a foreign language", a family court judge has suggested.

Interest rates decision due amid split vote speculation

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mark Carney said that a decision about a rise in interest rates would 'come into sharper relief around the turn of this year'

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Bank of England will announce its latest interest rate decision this week amid speculation that there will be a split vote among officials for the first time this year.

Athletics faces fresh doping storm after blood-test data leak

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results, the "biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history" reportedly reveals.

CarFest to carry on after fatal display plane crash

Chelmsford Weekly News: Chris Evans speaks to the media after a display aircraft plummeted to the ground at the CarFest event, killing the pilot

1:13am Sunday 2nd August 2015

CarFest will resume despite a pilot dying at the event when his aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display.

Tax credit changes 'will make 346,000 children in Scotland worse off'

Chelmsford Weekly News: There will be a reduction in the income threshold for tax credits from April next year

12:22am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Almost 350,000 children in Scotland will be worse off as a result of "shameful" changes made by the UK Government to tax credits, the SNP has claimed.

Lottery jackpot rolls over to £6.1 million

Chelmsford Weekly News: Latest news

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

There will be a £6.1 million jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday after no one won Saturday's Lotto top prize, Camelot said.

Gibraltar's economy one of world's fastest growing

Chelmsford Weekly News: Average annual earnings in Gibraltar have grown to £28,000, new figures show

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Britons are being told to be wary when travelling to debt-ridden Greece - but figures show that another Mediterranean tourist destination is thriving.

Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad

Chelmsford Weekly News: Zayn Dean, 47, also known as Dholtana Dad and his son Mani Dad, seven (Dawson Cornwell/PA)

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A woman whose seven-year-old son has vanished with her estranged husband wants Costa Coffee customers and staff to be on the alert.

Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber species suggests

Chelmsford Weekly News: Scientists testing the way woodlice react to being prodded, squeezed or dropped found they display different personalities

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

It may be small, grey and easy to ignore, but the humble woodlouse is big on personality, according to new research.

Duchess of Cambridge obtains advanced scuba diving qualification

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Duchess of Cambridge has become an advanced scuba diver

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge is now an advanced scuba diver.

Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease

Chelmsford Weekly News: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, with a technique that involves the use of mirrors to show each sitter from all four sides

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas has produced a striking quadruple portrait of the Queen - in one picture - and joked how the monarch put him at ease during the shoot.

Three more Kendal Calling festival fans ill amid 'rogue drugs' fears

Chelmsford Weekly News: A green pill seized from the Kendal Calling music festival

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Three more people have fallen seriously ill after being sold rogue drugs at a music festival - just a day after a teenager died.

Lord Sewel scandal prompts call for immediate suspensions for peers

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rogue peers should be subject to immediate suspension from the House of Lords when scandals break, a senior Labour peer has said.

Neil Kinnock endorses Andy Burnham for Labour leadership contest

Chelmsford Weekly News: Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has been backed by Neil Kinnock

12:20am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has given his endorsement to Andy Burnham in the battle for the party's top job, declaring his belief that the shadow health secretary is capable of winning back power.

Hollyoaks' James Sutton: Anniversary special sparked mad panic

Chelmsford Weekly News: James Sutton talks Hollyoaks HIV storyline

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

There will be big stunts and a festival as the Channel 4 soap celebrates its 20-year anniversary in October.

Which older woman did Brian Conley have a crush on?

Chelmsford Weekly News: Which older woman did Brian Conley have a crush on?

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The TV presenter confessed to having a crush on singer and host Cilla Black.

I Am Cait: Jenner’s journey

Chelmsford Weekly News: Kim Kardashian and family rally behind Caitlyn Jenner in reality show I Am Cait

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Caitlyn Jenner’s life after gender transition forms the basis of new documentary series, I Am Cait.

Leo Sayer reveals why he doesn't feel like dancing anymore

Chelmsford Weekly News: Leo Sayer reveals why he doesn't feel like dancing anymore

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The You Make Me Feel Like Dancing star finds nostalgia tours depressing.

Jeremy Irvine has no regrets over Oscars skip

Chelmsford Weekly News: Jeremy Irvine has no regrets over Oscars skip

12:12am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The 25-year-old actor has explained why he decided to pass on the Hollywood ceremony in 2012.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: How Rebecca Ferguson conquered claustrophobia and vertigo

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: How Rebecca Ferguson conquered claustrophobia and vertigo

12:11am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Swedish star had to get over her fears to play an agent in MI5.

Wenger tips Ozil to impress

Chelmsford Weekly News: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has tipped Mesut Ozil for a stand-out Premier League season

10:40pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Arsene Wenger has tipped Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil to be one of the Premier League's "great players" this season.

Bayliss aims to pile on pressure

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mark Wood may be in line to take the new ball if fit to return for England at Trent Bridge

10:40pm Saturday 1st August 2015

England are under orders to keep Australia 'on the floor' as they bid to regain the Ashes at Trent Bridge next week.

Sacked Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis admits to 'drinking too much'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Sacked Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis admits to 'drinking too much'

9:11pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Working six days a week had left her feeling “suffocated”.

Sacked Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis 'drinking too much'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Stephanie Davis admits she has been "drinking too much"

8:48pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Sacked Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis has admitted she turned to alcohol to cope with a gruelling workload and the death of her grandmother.

Mixed reports concerning fate of Cecil the Lion's brother Jericho

Chelmsford Weekly News: The killing of lions by hunters has caused outrage in Zimbabwe

8:27pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Cecil the Lion's story was given a further twist following conflicting reports that his brother Jericho had been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe.

Pilot Dan Griffith praised for emergency landing of Spitfire with engine trouble

Chelmsford Weekly News: A Spitfire made a forced landing at Biggin Hill Airport

8:27pm Saturday 1st August 2015

The pilot who crash landed a Spitfire at Biggin Hill Airport after it suffered engine trouble has been praised for his "textbook" emergency skills.

Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan reveals why helicopter crash scene was more embarrassing than scary

Chelmsford Weekly News: Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan reveals why helicopter crash scene was more embarrassing than scary

6:37pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Pete Barton and Debbie Dingle’s wedding day will end in disaster when a helicopter crashes into the venue.

FA Cup delight for Chelsea Ladies

Chelmsford Weekly News: Ji So-Yun scores the only goal of the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley

6:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Chelsea Ladies claimed the first major trophy in their history by defeating Notts County Ladies 1-0 in the SSE Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

Chelmsford Weekly News: They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

6:07pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Fans lined the streets outside St Michael’s Church to catch a glimpse of the celebrities.

McIntyre asks ref to explain call

Chelmsford Weekly News: Craig Gordon, right, received a yellow card for his challenge on Jackson Irvine

5:11pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre sought an explanation from referee Willie Collum after home goalkeeper Craig Gordon survived a possible red card in Celtic's 2-0 win over the Staggies at Parkhead.

Ed Balls (disappointingly) turned down an offer to go on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Chelmsford Weekly News: Ed Balls (disappointingly) turned down an offer to go on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

4:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

“I wrote back to say that I’d already subjected myself to one high-profile public vote this year.”

Stuart Baggs post-mortem examination fails to find a cause of death

Chelmsford Weekly News: Stuart Baggs post-mortem examination fails to find a cause of death

4:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Isle of Man Police said there is “no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious”.

Adam Sandler reveals how he trained to mend shoes for The Cobbler

Chelmsford Weekly News: Adam Sandler reveals how he trained to mend shoes for The Cobbler

4:27pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Adam Sandler reckons he could now repair anybody’s shoes if he was asked.

Declan Donnelly marries Ali Astall in Newcastle surrounded by celebrity pals

Chelmsford Weekly News: Declan Donnelly marries Ali Astall in Newcastle surrounded by celebrity pals

6:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ant was the best man, while guests in attendance included Tess Daly, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Chester emotional after Rovers win

Chelmsford Weekly News: Hull KR coach Chris Chester was proud of his side's Challenge Cup semi-final win

4:15pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Hull KR coach Chris Chester admitted he became emotional after guiding his team to their first Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final since 1986 in his first full season in charge.

Suspect package bomb hoax intended 'to disrupt' Brighton and Hove Pride parade

Chelmsford Weekly News: A bomb disposal expert prepares to carry out a controlled explosion in Brighton after a suspect package was found before the annual Pride parade

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

A bomb hoax which forced a major gay pride march to drop its new high profile route was deliberately designed to disrupt the event, Sussex Police said.

'Hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

Chelmsford Weekly News: Demonstrators protesting against Government drug policy stage a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in Parliament Square, London

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Demonstrators have protested against Government drug policy by staging a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in the shadow of Parliament.

Ant gets Dec to the church on time as he ties knot with manager Ali Astall

Chelmsford Weekly News: Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ant McPartlin joked that people clapped and cheered at the wedding of his best friend and TV presenting partner Declan Donnelly "because he's finally got married".

Tributes to pilot Kevin Whyman who died in plane crash at CarFest event

Chelmsford Weekly News: Chris Evans speaks to the media close to Oulton Park, Cheshire, after a pilot was killed when an aircraft taking part in an aerial show plummeted to the ground in front of horrified spectators at the CarFest event, created by the TV and radio presenter

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

The pilot who was killed when his aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display has been named as Kevin Whyman.

Katie Hopkins fears she might die during brain surgery to cure her epilepsy

Chelmsford Weekly News: Katie Hopkins fears she might die during brain surgery to cure her epilepsy

4:06pm Saturday 1st August 2015

“There’s a 40% chance I get rid of it all together. But there’s a 20% chance I would lose my left arm or leg.”

Hull KR upset Wolves to reach final

Chelmsford Weekly News: Hull KR are celebrating their first Challenge Cup final appearance in 29 years

3:06pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Hull KR turned the form book on its head with a battling 26-18 win over Warrington to end a 29-year wait for an appearance in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final.

Celtic off to winning start

Chelmsford Weekly News: Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring Celtic's opener from the penalty spot

3:01pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Celtic began the defence of their Ladbrokes Premiership title with a 2-0 home win over Ross County but not without cost or controversy.

Woods well placed as he finds form

Chelmsford Weekly News: Tiger Woods shot a five-under-par 66 on Friday

2:14pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Tiger Woods was firmly in the hunt for his first PGA Tour win in two years as he sat three shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the Quicken Loans National.

Keown: Wenger can rise above taunts

Chelmsford Weekly News: Arsene Wenger, pictured, has been tipped to lift more trophies by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

1:13pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger can easily brush off Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-season taunts, according to Martin Keown.

Chelsea hungry for more - Fabregas

Chelmsford Weekly News: Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea can retain their title

1:13pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Cesc Fabregas can see his Chelsea team-mates' desire for success has not been undiminished by winning the Premier League as Jose Mourinho's men bid to retain the title this term.

Woods well placed as he finds form

Chelmsford Weekly News: Tiger Woods found form in Virginia (AP)

11:40am Saturday 1st August 2015

Tiger Woods was firmly in the hunt for his first PGA Tour win in two years as he sat three shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the Quicken Loans National.

England spots for Footitt, Plunkett

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mark Footitt could make a Test debut at Trent Bridge

11:40am Saturday 1st August 2015

England have named uncapped Mark Footitt and the returning Liam Plunkett in a 14-man squad for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Clarke has Lehmann's support

Chelmsford Weekly News: Australia coach Darren Lehmann, right, is supporting captain Michael Clarke, left, despite a lack of form

11:31am Saturday 1st August 2015

Australia coach Darren Lehmann will give struggling captain Michael Clarke "as long as he needs" to turn around his poor form.

Dry spell for unlucky Anderson

Chelmsford Weekly News: James Anderson was unable to toast England's win at Edgbaston

11:24am Saturday 1st August 2015

Injured paceman James Anderson was left as England's "designated driver" for the third-Test celebrations due to a team-imposed alcohol ban.

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