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  1. Updates on Monday, 16 May 2016
  2. New Ryanair European training centre at Stansted Airport to create hundreds of jobs
  3. Ryanair staff attended the airport speech by Chancellor George Osborne and airline boss Michael O'Leary
  4. A woman arrested on suspicion of assisting a suicide on a beach in St Osyth has been released on bail
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Jack Warren

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from us at Essex Live today - but before we run off, here's "human hamster" Dean Ovel practising before his 24-hour giant wheel marathon event on behalf of Southend Hospital on Saturday. Good luck to him.

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    Video caption: 'Human hamster' in Southend Hospital dementia appeal challenge

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 with more of the county's news. In the meantime take a scroll back down the page to catch up with today's stories. Have a good evening.

    Video courtesy of Southend Hospital

  2. Weather: Dry and chilly overnight, some warm sunny spells tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    It will stay dry across the region overnight with light winds and some good clear spells. 

    Turning chilly overnight, particularly where skies clear and in rural spots. A minimum temperature of 7C (45F).

    Weather map Tuesday

    Tomorrow will stay largely dry throughout the day with some further warm sunny spells, although cloud will tend to thicken more generally from the west come the end of the day.

    Get the latest forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  3. Latest in Essex v Derbyshire County Championship match

    BBC Sport

    After Essex declared their first innings on 538-7, Derbyshire have quite a deficit to chase. 

    They are currently 98-2 on day two of the County Championship match in Chelmsford. 

    You can follow commentary for the remainder of the day here.

    County Ground
  4. In the news: Darren Kelly murder jury sent home... Ryanair opens training centre at Stansted Airport

    Nick Alliker

    BBC Essex

    To recap, here are the top stories for Essex: 

    • The jury in the trial of four people accused of murdering Darren Kelly in Pitsea has been sent home for the evening
    • A large group of men have raided a Tesco supermarket in Harlow stealing several mobile phones  
    • Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has opened the airline's European Training Centre at Stansted Airport
  5. Darren Kelly murder trial: Jury sent home for the evening

    The jury in the trial of four people, including three teenagers, who are accused of murdering Darren Kelly in Pitsea has been sent home for the day.

    Chelmsford Crown Court

    The 42-year-old was fatally stabbed last October. The accused have denied the charges. 

    The jury will continue with its deliberations at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow.

  6. Jewellery worth £12k stolen in Basildon burglary

    Gold jewellery worth almost £12,000 has been stolen from a house in Basildon, police say. 


    Thieves also took a white Honda CBR 600 motorbike, more than 500 Euros, a Swarovski braclet, and a number of other items during the break-in in Dordells on 12 May. 

    Anybody offered any of these items for sale is asked to call Basildon CID on 101. 

  7. CCTV released after chair is thrown in Coral bookmakers

    Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after a char was thrown over the counter at a Coral bookmakers in Brentwood last month. 

    Coral CCTV

    Police say the chair struck the leg of a member of staff following the incident in the High Street on 29 April.   

  8. Airlines queuing up to use Southend Airport as bosses reveal they turned down Ryanair deal

    Southend Echo

    Southend Airport's bosses turned down a deal with Ryanair as airlines queue up to launch flights.  

  9. King of Bahrain returns home from Stansted

    From a visit by Chancellor George Osborne to royalty. It's not just holidaymakers jetting off from Stansted Airport today... 

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  10. Euro 2016: Pick your England starting XI

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier today Roy Hodgson named his initial 26-man squad for Euro 2016 - but who would be in your starting XI?

    Over at BBC Sport you can pick your very own England team, selecting from the whole squad and slotting them into the formation of your choice.

    Here's mine - feel free to use if you're reading Roy. 

    Starting XI
  11. Large group of men raid Tesco store in Harlow

    A large group of men have raided a Tesco supermarket in Harlow stealing several mobile phones, police say. 

    Tesco, Harlow

    The suspects are believed to have forced open a door to an associated Costa Coffee to get in, before threatening staff at the store in Edinburgh Way at about 01:05.

    The men, who arrived in a Ford van, were all wearing tracksuit bottoms and dark hooded tops with scarves over their faces. 

    A man, 18, and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

  12. Man spends weekend training inside giant hamster wheel

    Chances are, my weekend and your weekend were quite a lot different to Dean Ovel's - unless you spent a couple of days running in a giant hamster wheel?

    Dean Ovel

    The 40-year-old has been practising for his 24-hour run inside the in the 8ft (2.4m) wooden wheel that begins on Saturday in Southend High Street. 

    Mr Ovel is hoping to raise money for the newly launched £100,000 dementia appeal at the town's hospital.

  13. Belgian beer offer makes Bible class 'very popular'

    Tim Gillett

    BBC Essex

    The Anglican vicar of Saint Mary's Church in Wivenhoe has a waiting list for his Bible study class after offering Belgian beer as part of the course. 


    Father Erwin Lammens advertised in his parish magazine four Monday evening sessions on learning about the rule of Saint Benedict and its relevance from the Bible. 

    Within days the course, which began last week, was full up. He says it's probably the offer of Belgian trappist beers, at end of each session that's made it so popular.

  14. Browne's marathon innings comes to an end

    BBC Sport

    That's it for Nick Browne in his marathon innings. He was caught at mid-off for 255. 

    He managed to reach 250 off 440 balls, including one six and 33 fours. 

    Essex v Derbyshire commentary continues here.

  15. Stanford-le-Hope shooting: Police appeal for motorbike rider who could help investigation

    Remember last week a man was shot in Stanford-le-Hope while he was in his van? Well today Essex Police says it wants to trace a motorcyclist who may be able to help its investigation. 

    Police line

    It happened in London Road on Tuesday at about 19:00. The suspect is thought to have been driving a silver Mercedes C-class saloon which drove off at speed.

    Police are keen to speak to a motorcyclist who was in the area at the time and was passed by a silver Mercedes as he may have vital information that could assist them.

  16. Browne hits double century for Essex

    BBC Sport

    Nick Browne has put in quite an innings for Essex. He has hit 200 from 401 balls faced in their County Championship match against Derbyshire. 

    Essex are 433-4 in day two of the match. Live commentary here

    Nick Browne
  17. Weather: Cloudy but bright and warm this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    There may be a little more cloud at times through this afternoon, but it should still be bright and warm.

    Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).

    Weather map

    As you can see, it's not a bad afternoon down in Chelmsford as captured in BBC Weather Watcher "Ladyparker's" nowcast.


    There's more on the latest forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  18. Jury retires in Darren Kelly murder trial

    Robby West

    BBC Essex

    The jury has retired in the trial of a man and three teenagers who are accused of murdering Darren Kelly.

    Darren Kelly

    Mr Kelly, 42, was fatally stabbed near his home in Pitsea last October. All four denied the charges at Chelmsford Crown Court. 

    We'll keep you posted on any updates we receive throughout the afternoon.

  19. In the news: Ryanair announces new Stansted training centre... Darren Kelly murder trial jury retires

    Nick Alliker

    BBC Essex

    If you're just joining us, here's a look at the top stories for Essex this lunchtime: 

    • Michael O'Leary, the boss at Ryanair, has announced the airline is to open a new European training centre at Stansted Airport
    • The jury has retired in the trial of a man and three teenagers accused of murdering Darren Kelly in Pitsea last October
    • Police are appealing for a motorcyclist to come forward who may have witnessed last Tuesday's shooting in Stanford-le-Hope
  20. Ducklings hatch at Stansted Mounfitchet Castle

    If you're suffering from the Monday blues then hopefully the news that ducklings have hatched at Stansted Mounfitchet Castle this morning will cheer you up.


    Daisy Duck is said to have come "proudly waddling" out from underneath the tower earlier today followed by her newly hatched brood of ducklings. 

    The attraction says none of the staff knew she was nesting on the site so it was a "lovely surprise".