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Christie Brinkley congratulates ex Billy Joel on his fourth marriage

Chelmsford Weekly News: Christie Brinkley congratulates ex Billy Joel on his fourth marriage

9:19am Monday 6th July 2015

The supermodel had kind words for her ex husband when he married again.

O'Driscoll joins Reds staff

Chelmsford Weekly News: Sean O'Driscoll has been appointed Liverpool assistant manager

9:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Sean O'Driscoll as their new assistant manager .

X Factor auditions cancelled after Simon Cowell's mum dies

Chelmsford Weekly News: X Factor auditions cancelled after Simon Cowell's mum dies

8:27am Monday 6th July 2015

Hopefuls will have to try out another day after head judge Simon’s sad news.

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Falling sport participation figures have angered Dame Tessa Jowell

8:12am Monday 6th July 2015

The chance to build an Olympic legacy of wider participation in sport has been "squandered", according to Dame Tessa Jowell.

Gazza threw Rolex out of window 'because it was listening to him'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Gazza threw Rolex out of window 'because it was listening to him'

8:06am Monday 6th July 2015

The troubled footballer admitted he struggled to keep a grip on reality when he was using drugs.

Sledging days over for Anderson

Chelmsford Weekly News: England's James Anderson says his sledging days are over

7:46am Monday 6th July 2015

James Anderson says his sledging days are over as England ready themselves for the start of the Ashes.

Greece tourists warned about euros

Chelmsford Weekly News: Tourists heading to Greece have been warned to make sure they have enough euros

7:23am Monday 6th July 2015

British tourists heading to Greece are being warned to take euros in cash as the country's financial situation remains precarious in the wake of the Greek people's No vote in the debt deal referendum.

Emotional Hamilton savours victory

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at Silverstone

7:21am Monday 6th July 2015

Lewis Hamilton fought back tears after he triumphed on home soil and took a step closer to becoming the first Briton to successfully defend his Formula One World Championship crown.

Care for dementia patients slammed

Chelmsford Weekly News: Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, with his mother, Jenny, 86 (Alzheimer's Society/PA)

7:19am Monday 6th July 2015

GPs believe dementia patients are being failed by health and social care services, with many saying they do not feel they have had sufficient training to deal with people with the condition themselves.

Monster black holes discovered

Chelmsford Weekly News: An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings (ESA/PA)

7:12am Monday 6th July 2015

Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.

Lloyd dazzles in US triumph

Chelmsford Weekly News: Carli Lloyd's stunning early hat-trick spurred the United States to victory

6:39am Monday 6th July 2015

Carli Lloyd enjoyed the game of her life as the United States beat Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup.

Boris: Pay Living Wage then cut tax

Chelmsford Weekly News: Boris Johnson has backed cutting the 45p top tax rate to 40p if firms pay staff the Living Wage

6:34am Monday 6th July 2015

Boris Johnson has called on the Chancellor to cut the 45p top rate of tax to 40p ahead of this week's Budget.

Amazon launches global shopping day

Chelmsford Weekly News: Amazon's inaugural Prime Day will be on July 15

6:20am Monday 6th July 2015

Amazon is set to launch a new global shopping day promising more deals than Black Friday - but only for consumers who have signed up to its annual subscription service.

2 killed by summer storms lightning

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lightning flashing over Flintshire, North Wales, on Friday night. (Picture: @ClaysLaura)

6:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Two people died after they were hit by lightning while out walking as summer thunderstorms battered Britain.

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Dame Tessa Jowell says the UK's Olympics legacy has been wasted by the previous coalition government

6:04am Monday 6th July 2015

The chance to build an Olympic legacy of wider participation in sport has been "squandered", according to Dame Tessa Jowell.

Murray faces a towering obstacle

Chelmsford Weekly News: Andy Murray is hoping to make it through to the quarter finals

6:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Andy Murray faces a towering obstacle at Wimbledon as he looks for a place in the quarter-finals.

NotW editor last to be sentenced

Chelmsford Weekly News: Features editor Jules Stenson will be the eighth man to face jail in the News of the World phone hacking saga

6:04am Monday 6th July 2015

The final chapter in the News of the World phone hacking saga will play out at the Old Bailey today when the last journalist to be convicted of his role will be sentenced.

Cowell loss halts X Factor try-outs

Chelmsford Weekly News: Simon Cowell's mother Julie has died at 89

12:53am Monday 6th July 2015

X Factor auditions have been cancelled following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell's mother.

£100m boost to build new homes

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Government is matching the £50 million pledged by Lloyds Banking Group to boost new builds

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Ministers are hoping a £100 million boost to small builders will aid the construction of 2,000 new homes.

Call to use ex-inmate intercepts

Chelmsford Weekly News: High-profile offenders to be returned to jail include notorious loyalist killer Torrens Knight

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Intercept evidence could be used to recall former paramilitary prisoners to jail in Northern Ireland, the UK's terrorism watchdog said.

Runway wait 'costs £31bn in trade'

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Airports Commission last week recommended that a new runway is built at Heathrow to improve air capacity

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

The UK could lose up to £31 billion in trade by 2030 because of the failure to increase flights to Brazil, Russia, India and China alone, according to research.

Minaj show blow after travel delays

Chelmsford Weekly News: Nicki Minaj was due to appear at Wireless Festival

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

American rapper and hip hop star Nicki Minaj missed her supporting slot at Wireless Festival because of "travel issues", organisers said.

Immigrant detentions soar at port

Chelmsford Weekly News: A total of 563 illegal immigrants were held or arrested by Port of Dover police officers last year, up from 148 in 2013.

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

A large increase has been revealed in the number of illegal immigrants detained or arrested by police at one of Britain's main gateways.

£30m boost for adoption services

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Government wants to speed up the adoption process

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

The Government has committed £30 million to finding adoptive parents for children in care.

Srebrenica dead to be remembered

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Princess Royal will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday for Srebrenica Memorial Day

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Thousands of men and boys killed in the Srebrenica genocide 20 years ago will be remembered at a service at Westminster Abbey today.

Alice family seeks extended inquest

Chelmsford Weekly News: Schoolgirl Alice Gross was killed last August (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

A coroner is today expected to decide whether the inquest into the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross should investigate wider questions around what authorities knew - or ought to have known - about her murderer.

Tributes to sea rescue grandfather

Chelmsford Weekly News: Richard Guest died while trying to save two teenage girls from the sea (Guest family/PA)

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Tributes have been paid to a "selfless and brave" grandfather who died while trying to rescue two teenage girls who got into difficulty in the sea.

Greek finance minister resigns

Chelmsford Weekly News: Supporters of the No vote celebrate after the results of the referendum in Athens, where Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans (AP)

12:17am Monday 6th July 2015

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has quit following the country's overwhelming referendum vote to reject the austerity terms demanded by its international creditors.

New show Married At First Sight tries out a scientific approach to arranged marriage - will it work?

Chelmsford Weekly News: New show Married At First Sight tries out a scientific approach to arranged marriage - will it work?

12:11am Monday 6th July 2015

Scientific techniques will be used to arrange marriages between strangers – and introduce them on their wedding day.

Living Wage 'benefits businesses'

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Living Wage would bring in £4.5 billion in taxes, says KPMG

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Paying the Living Wage rather than the statutory minimum would only cost 1.3% of the national wage bill and bring in £4.5 billion in taxes and reduced benefit payments, according to a new study.

Families priced out of rural areas

Chelmsford Weekly News: A chronic housing crisis in rural areas is pricing out young families

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Swathes of rural England are set to become "pensioner pockets" in the next six years as young families find themselves priced out of the areas they grew up in, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned.

London leads 'unbalanced' recovery

Chelmsford Weekly News: TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady says the Chancellor needs a better economic plan

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Jobs in London have been growing twice as fast as the UK as a whole in recent years, showing an "unbalanced" economic recovery, according to new research.

'£12k lower pay without degree'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Job vacancies have increased to a post-recession high, especially for university graduates, according to a new study

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

Jobseekers without a degree earn up to £12,000 a year less than graduates, a new study has shown.

Contactless payments on the rise

Chelmsford Weekly News: Visa cardholders spent 1.6 billion euro in March 2015 alone, according to figures from Visa Europe

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

The use of contactless payments in Europe continues to climb with more than one billion transactions in the last 12 months, according to new figures.

Over-55s 'at higher risk of scams'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Vishing scams involve criminals tricking people out of their savings by pretending to be from their bank or the police

12:04am Monday 6th July 2015

People aged over 55 could be four times more likely than the general population to become victims of a telephone scam where fraudsters pose as a bank or the police, according to figures from the financial ombudsman.

Nani closes on Fenerbahce move

Chelmsford Weekly News: Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Fenerbahce

11:08pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Manchester United winger Nani has arrived in Istanbul to complete a move to Fenerbahce.

Simon Cowell's mum has died

Chelmsford Weekly News: Simon Cowell's mum has died

10:46pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Julie Cowell was 89.

BBC One drama A Song For Jenny is a painful look back to the events of July 7

Chelmsford Weekly News: BBC1's drama A Song For Jenny is a painful look back to the events of July 7

7:26am Monday 6th July 2015

A powerfully moving BBC 1 drama shows how difficult it is to lose a loved one to terrorism.

O'Driscoll set for Liverpool role

Chelmsford Weekly News: Sean O'Driscoll is expected to be confirmed as Liverpool's assistant manager on Monday

10:33pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Liverpool are set to confirm the appointment of Sean O'Driscoll as assistant manager and the promotion of academy coach Pep Lijnders to Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff on Monday.

Beckhams share adorable throwback snaps to mark their 16th wedding anniversary

Chelmsford Weekly News: Beckhams share adorable throwback snaps to mark their 16th wedding anniversary

10:26pm Sunday 5th July 2015

It’s been 16 years since the couple made it all official. SIXTEEN LONG YEARS.

Starc ready to bring the heat

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mitchell Starc is ready to tackle England in the Ashes

10:08pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Mitchell Starc has warned England's batsmen there will be no place to hide when Australia's pacemen turn up the heat for the start of the Ashes series in Cardiff.

Where IS Nicki Minaj? Fans are gutted after rapper misses slot at Wireless Festival

Chelmsford Weekly News: Where IS Nicki Minaj? Fans are gutted after rapper misses slot at Wireless Festival

9:56pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Organisers were forced to admit that they had LOST contact with the singer amid travel issues.

Collingwood: Stokes up for Ashes

Chelmsford Weekly News: Ashes winner Paul Collingwood has backed his Durham teammate Ben Stokes to make an impact

9:48pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Paul Collingwood has warned Australia that potential match-winner Ben Stokes will not take a backward step as he prepares to head into Ashes battle.

Here are all the celebs spotted at Silverstone as Lewis Hamilton battled to win the British Grand Prix

Chelmsford Weekly News: Here are all the celebs spotted at Silverstone as Lewis Hamilton battled to win the British Grand Prix

8:46pm Sunday 5th July 2015

George Lucas, Lindsey Vonn and a few Spice Girls were there to see Hamilton extend his F1 Championship lead.

Saints expect to sign Alderweireld

Chelmsford Weekly News: Southampton expect to beat Tottenham to a deal for Toby Alderweireld.

7:10pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Southampton are expecting to complete a deal for Toby Alderweireld after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in time, Press Association Sport understands.

Lionel Richie's 13-year-old album is back on top of the charts and he has Glasto to thank for it

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lionel Richie's 13-year-old album is back on top of the charts and he has Glasto to thank for it

9:46pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Lionel Richie & The Commodores’s The Definitive Collection jumped 103 positions for top spot.

Is Chris Moyles about to make his radio comeback on XFM?

Chelmsford Weekly News: Is Chris Moyles about to make his radio comeback on XFM?

6:46pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Chris left the BBC in 2012 after eight years in the breakfast show slot.

Brough marks victory with 100th try

Chelmsford Weekly News: Danny Brough scored his 100th career try as Huddersfield beat Hull KR

5:15pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Scrum-half Danny Brough scored his 100th career try as Huddersfield strengthened their grip on a Super League top-four spot with a third straight win.

He's so back! Arnold Schwarzenegger is 'honoured' to reprise his Terminator role

Chelmsford Weekly News: He's so back! Arnold Schwarzenegger is 'honoured' to reprise his Terminator role

4:46pm Sunday 5th July 2015

The action hero says he was still fit enough to take on the physical role.

Cav hits back on stormy day on Tour

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mark Cavendish was beaten into fourth in Zeeland

4:39pm Sunday 5th July 2015

A stormy and fractious day at the Tour de France ended with Mark Cavendish blaming his Etixx-QuickStep team-mates for his failure to win stage two to Zeeland.

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