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Discarded needles and syringes removed up to 50 times a day

A BBC investigation finds more than 100,000 used needles were collected in the UK in three years. Source: BBC Essex

Northern Ireland Open: Ali Carter defeats holder Mark Williams 4-3 in...

Ali Carter ends Mark Williams' reign as the Northern Ireland Open champion with a 4-3 victory at the Waterfront Hall. Source: BBC Essex

Stansted Airport expansion plan approved by council

Airport chief executive Ken O'Toole said the move would help create 5,000 extra jobs. Source: BBC Essex

John Pordage murder trial: 'Western-style pistol' used

A witness in the John Pordage murder trial saw the accused holding a gun, a court hears. Source: BBC Essex

Essex library closures: 25 out of 74 set to go

Essex County Council claims that the number of library users has fallen by 31% since 2008. Source: BBC Essex

Essex Police PC asked paedophile to send abuse images

PC John Storie had a sexually explicit conversation with a sex offender, a misconduct panel heard. Source: BBC Essex

Short circuit: What happens to all the redundant cables in Essex?

Meet the cable men, single-handedly trying to rid the area of unwanted cables Source: BBC Essex

Essex Police drop mental health trust manslaughter probe

Up to 25 deaths were being investigated as part of a corporate manslaughter inquiry. Source: BBC Essex

Reindeer events cancelled across England after abuse video

Companies withdraw festive business after a video highlights abuse of the animals. Source: BBC Essex

John Pordage murder trial: Man shot dead 'over nice bum comment'

Bradley Blundell, 19, is accused of shooting John Pordage following a dispute at a petrol station. Source: BBC Essex

Ronnie O'Sullivan: Barry Hearn rejects five-time world champion's 'dictator' claim

Ronnie O'Sullivan verbally attacks World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn before winning in under 45 minutes at the Northern Ireland Open. Source: BBC Essex

Essex bus passenger threatened to kill driver

The driver of a train replacement service refuses to stop between railway stations. Source: BBC Essex

Draw made for FA Cup second round

National League North side Guiseley are paired with League One team Fleetwood Town in the second round of the FA Cup. Source: BBC Essex

Jaywick: UN poverty expert visits deprived village

Prof Philip Alston spoke to residents of Jaywick during a fact-finding mission on deprivation. Source: BBC Essex

Essex police get cash to fight county lines drug gangs

A new unit will target county lines drug gangs exploiting young and vulnerable people in Essex. Source: BBC Essex

Remembrance arrest of suspected Chelmsford burglar

The 44-year-old suspect was spotted by a police officer during a two-minute silence. Source: BBC Essex