A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Colchester Zoo Named Best By Which?
Colchester Zoo has been named the most popular wildlife attraction in the UK in a survey by Which? the consumer magazine.
The magazine surveyed over 3,000 readers who placed the Essex attraction as, "the king of the animal parks when it comes to satisfied visitors."
Which? awarded Colchester Zoo five stars for the range and quality of its facilities and praised its 'engagement' and 'entertainment'.
The zoo also scored 4 out of 5 stars for Value for money and for its Food and drink.
Zoological Director, Anthony Tropeano said, "We are obviously delighted to have received the seal of approval from such a well respected publication and to know that our visitors leave the park satisfied.
"We always aim to exceed our customers’ expectations and will work even harder to ensure that we achieve even higher scores in the future.”
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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