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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Essex

All time
# UK
Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks
Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.
# Investigation
Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field
The pilot and passenger of the light aircraft died in the crash this afternoon.
# Missing
Missing Essex man found safe and well in Ireland
Gardaí said that Alex Saidian was seen leaving on a ferry from Holyhead in Wales to Dublin.
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Tuesday
Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.
# pic of the day
The Goat Who Can Never Find Anything in his Size Pic of the Day
“Do you have this in a size 8?”
# House Fire
Four children and their mother die in Essex house fire
Police are investigating a suspicious house fire in Essex that left four children and their mother dead.
# Up In The Air
Stansted owner says it won't allow Ryanair to buy the airport
Ryanair had expressed interest in buying part of the airport – but now it has been excluded from the sale.
# essex lion
VIDEO: Meet the animal that sparked the #EssexLion hunt*
*According to its owner.
# essex lion
Essex lion search called off
Police say that despite extensive searches, no trace of the reported loose large cat have been found.
# essexlion
Anyone seen the #EssexLion? Reports send Twitter into frenzy
A parody account for the lion already has 25,000 followers.
# essex lion
Search still on for Essex lion
A lion was reported to be on the loose in Essex yesterday – and it still hasn’t been found.
Column: 'I got people into Scientology, I had to do something to make amends'
Pete Griffiths, who has organised a Dublin conference against Scientology, tells of his experience over the years in the Church of Scientology and why is trying to help people leave it.
# transgender
Boy, 5, lives as girl in one of youngest cases of Gender Identity Disorder
Zach Avery behaved like a normal three-year-old boy until one day he decided he wanted to be a girl, according to reports.
# dale farm
Remaining Dale Farm residents and supporters leave site peacefully
The walkout was in sharp contrast to the violent scenes at the UK’s largest illegal camp site yesterday.
# dale farm
Photos, video: Dale Farm evictions resume
Bailiffs are due to enter the Dale Farm site in Essex this morning, as protests continue against the planned eviction of Travellers from the illegal site.
# dale farm
Photos, video: Clashes at early morning Dale Farm evictions
Bailiffs and riot police arrived at the site in Essex earlier this morning to begin the planned eviction.
# dale farm
Police and protesters clash as evictions begin at Dale Farm
Supporters of the Irish travellers have clashed with police as a caravan has been set alight on the site.
# dale farm
Dale Farm Travellers denied leave to appeal halting site eviction
The residents of Dale Farm admit their legal battles have run out – but say they will still physically resist their eviction.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?
# dale farm
Dale Farm travellers lose court challenge against eviction
The High Court in London rules that Basildon council has the right to evict travellers from the Dale Farm halting side.
Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need
Travellers are getting plenty of media attention at the moment – and it doesn’t help the families who’ll be splintered by evictions, writes Ben Archibald of Pavee Point.
# dale farm
Dale Farm travellers win latest legal battle at the UK High Court
The eviction of residents at the UK’s biggest illegal travellers’ site has been delayed until at least Thursday.
# dale farm
Dale Farm travellers win last-minute injunction against eviction
Travellers had barricaded the halting site and vowed to resist evictions that were to get underway today prior to a court ruling.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The fall out from the Vatican’s response to the Cloyne report; why there could be good news for mortgage holders; and what’s happening down at the Electric Picnic?
# Dale Farm Travellers
UN calls for eviction of Dale Farm travellers to be suspended
The call was made as Dale Farm supporters and residents plan events in the coming days to protest against the eviction of hundreds of Irish travellers.
# Dale Farm Travellers
London court rules Dale Farm eviction can proceed
More than 300 Irish Travellers had sought an injunction against Basildon Council’s efforts to evict them from their homes in Essex, England.
# Splash Mob
Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight
Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.
# Travellers
Essex Traveller evictions 'could breach human rights'
The United Nations has raised concerns as a local council plans to evict the Travellers from one of the largest sites in Essex.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Essex
Essex police on the trail of "Goldilocks" lie-in burglar
Jason Dobinson is suspected of breaking into houses, eating their food and sleeping… before absconding with electrical goods.