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  1. Updates for Friday, 15 September 2017
  2. Essex win County Championship
  3. Attempted murder charge following stabbing
  4. Stansted flight in emergency landing
  5. Cyclist killed on Canvey
  6. Stansted Airport boss calls on government to set out aviation strategy

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By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Local Live

    Our news updates have now come to an end for the day and for the week, and it's time for us to head off home.

    Many thanks for your company - we hope you've enjoyed reading the stories we've brought you.

    Have a great weekend and we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. The weekend weather outlook

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Any rain should clear tonight, with showers becoming confined to the Norfolk coast.

    It'll be mostly dry by morning with clear spells and a few fog patches.

    With temperatures falling as low as 4C (39F) there could be a touch of grass frost in rural areas.

    Weather graphic for 06:00 Saturday

    Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, which could turn heavy with hail and thunder.

    Top temperature of 15C (59F).

    Sunday will start cold, with a touch of frost in rural areas. Any mist and fog patches will clear to leave mainly dry conditions with sunny spells.

    There's a small chance of an isolated shower, which could be heavy and thundery.

    BBC Weather has more.

  3. Cricket: A mixture of emotions for Jamie Porter

    How does batsman Jamie Porter describe his feelings after Essex were crowned County Champions?

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  4. Essex victory a 'fantastic achievement'

    As we reported earlier, Essex have become county champions for the first time since 1992, with their closest challengers Lancashire losing to Somerset.

    The cricketers are due back in Chelmsford this afternoon, but heard the result on board their coach travelling back from Birmingham.

    Chief executive Derek Bowden says it's a fantastic achievement...

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  5. Passengers on diverted flight set to take off

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Passengers on a Ryanair flight that had to perform an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport are due to depart for their original destination soon.

    A spokesman for the airport said they're set to leave for Copenhagen at 13:46.

    The Boeing 737 set off from Stansted at 08:07, and landed at East Midlands at about 10:15.

    It was towed off the runway and the area was cleared an by 11:15.

    East Midlands Airport said disruption to other services was "minimal", with one incoming flight forced to divert to Birmingham airport to refuel before it arrived in East Midlands.

    East Midlands Airport Ryanair Stansted diversion
  6. BreakingAttempted murder charge following Ongar stabbing

    An 18-year-old man from Leyton has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Ongar.

    Officers were called to Cripsey Avenue at about 17:00 on Wednesday and found a man with a stab wound to his stomach. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

    The teenager is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court later.

    Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man from Buckhurst Hill was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

    An 18-year-old woman from Loughton, also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released without charge.

  7. Air crash investigators sent to airport

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been sent to East Midlands Airport, where a plane made an emergency landing after losing a wheel.

    Traffic was held on the nearby M1 motorway while the jet landed.

    East Midlands Airport Ryanair diverted flight

    The flight from Stansted to Copenhagen was diverted soon after taking off.

    In a statement, Ryanair said the aircraft "landed safely" and passengers were being put onto another flight.

  8. BreakingEssex win 2017 County Championship

    So that's it - Essex have won their first cricket County Championship title since 1992!

    Ryan ten Doeschate's team put themselves on the brink of glory when they trounced Warwickshire by an innings inside three days at Edgbaston.

    But after their eighth victory of a remarkable season, Essex had to wait for second-placed Lancashire's failure to win away to Somerset to be confirmed before they could start celebrating the silverware.

    And it's been confirmed - Lancashire duly lost by seven wickets at Taunton, and Essex have therefore completed their task with two matches to spare in their first season back in the top flight.

    Huge congratulations!

    Keep an eye on BBC Sport for all the reaction.

  9. Cyclist killed on Canvey

    A 53-year-old cyclist has died after crashing with a red Volvo estate on Canvey.

    It happened on Canvey Road shortly before 06:15.

    Three men in the car were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are being questioned.

    Anyone who saw the crash or who has dashcam footage has been asked to contact Essex Police.

  10. Stansted boss calls for government to set out airport's vision

    The boss of Stansted Airport has called on the government to put in place a national aviation strategy to unlock air capacity.

    Ken O'Toole says a lot more can be done to improve UK's connectivity with the rest of the world, as the country prepares to leave the UK and at a time when airport capacity is at a premium.

    "The UK is going to need to the aviation industry to be at the top of its game over the next 10-15 years," he said.

    Ken O'Toole

    Mr O'Toole, who was appointed chief executive of the Essex airport last month, says it'll shortly be applying to raise the planning cap to allow it to make full use of Stansted's runway.

    To get the most from our airports, he said the joined-up thinking on road, rail and aviation policies should be a priority for the government.

    Quote Message: In the case of Stansted, a key priority is creating the best possible rail links from the airport to London and Cambridge... faster journey times will expand our reach and strengthen our ability to attract the increasing number of long-haul airlines that wish to serve London." from Ken O'Toole Chief executive of Stansted Airport
    Ken O'TooleChief executive of Stansted Airport
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, before J30 for A13 Lakeside.

    M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise before J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A130 Essex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A130 Essex westbound severe accident, at Mulberry Road.

    A130 Essex - A130 Canvey Road in Canvey Island closed westbound at the Mulberry Road junction, because of a serious accident involving a car and a motorbike. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. 'A good all-round performance'

    County Championship (play starts 10:30 BST)

    Essex celebrate

    More from Essex batsman Ravi Bopara (see 10:21 entry).

    He says the soon-to-be-champions' success is down to a "good all-round performance" rather than any individual.

    "We have had Tom Westley come on a long way and play for England, Simon Harmer has been unbelievable and one of our youngsters Jamie Porter has come along with 60-odd wickets, that has been a massive help," Bopara told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I think eight of our batters have got hundreds, it has been a good all-round performance.

    "A lot of the lads I have grown up with and with my best mate Ryan ten Doeschate leading the side, it is just nice to be playing cricket with him for this long."