Four Essex districts are “clear losers” from the Brexit vote, new research has suggested.

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Visits to A&E in Essex have started to increase, but are still well down on the figures from a year before Covid-19 struck.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Reader comments and photos have kindly been sent to us during the clap for the NHS and carers. Here we feature a few more.

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Heroes
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog is a charming and appropriately wacky comedy, with a kind and heartwarming centre.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

From horror studio Blumhouse, comes this original take on a literary classic, with an Oscar-worthy performance from Elizabeth Moss.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Films to cheer the mood a month into the lockdown

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Top choices for family films on Netflix

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ideas from Becky Cranham of PlanBee, which supplies lesson plans for teachers.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The programme manager of Saffron Screen, in Saffron Walden Rebecca del Tufo shares her top tips for films to stream.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The top 20 Netflix films you may not have seen

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A film as relentlessly entertaining as this deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

The pair must race against time to deliver a message that will stop 1,600 fellow troops from walking into a deadly enemy trap.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lady Bird ddirector Greta Gerwig has assembled a stellar cast of Hollywood’s brightest young stars. Saoirse Ronan as eldest sister Jo March and Florence Pugh as Amy both have Oscar nominations for their performances.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

The inexplicable return of Emperor Palpatine has stunned the surviving members of the resistance, who under the stewardship of General Leia Organa (The late Carrie Fisher) must now deal with this ominous new threat, as well as facing off against the evil First order.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

With the same hilarious body swap antics that made the last film such a hoot, The Next Level doubles down on this success by adding more characters and freshens things up by switching their roles.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

For film fans, a new year means awards season approaches. Oscar Nominations will be announced on January 13 before the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles hosts the 92nd academy awards on February 9. PAUL STEWARD predicts the runners and riders in the six main categories and says who has the best chance of winning a golden statuette.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

The top ten films of 2019

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

When career con man Roy Courtney (McKellen) and his associate Vincent set their sights on recently widowed Betty McLeish and her millions, a con of jackpot proportions presents itself.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Martin Scorsese returns to the genre he knows so well, reuniting with Robert De Niro for this American gangster epic telling the tale of real life mob hitman Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

It’s undoubtedly Phoenix’s film. His slow transition from socially awkward loner into Rabble-rousing crime prince is utterly captivating and a performance that is already creating Oscar buzz ahead of awards season.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Pitt is an engaging screen presence as always, but isn’t suited to such an understated role. (Seek out Ryan Gosling’s performance in last year’s First Man for a much better example of a brooding astronaut.)

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Asked by the king if she was effected by the general strike, The Countess of Grantham replies: “My maid was rather curt with me. She’s a communist at heart.”

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Monday, September 30, 2019

With the stage bathed in red light, the statuesque 6ft 5 figure of Hozier arrived alone and began with the moody As it Was, a song about returning.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Quentin Tarantino returns with his ninth feature, this time focusing on Hollywood’s golden era of the late 1960s and following a fading actor and his stunt double as they attempt to recapture past glories.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Hot on the heels of Dumbo, and following a long line of ‘live action’ remakes, Disney turns its attention to another of its timeless classics The Lion King.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

When elemental monsters attack the capital cities of Europe, Nick Fury hijacks Peter Parker’s school trip and recruits the young superhero to fight against the destructive new menace.

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