The developing stories in Essex and East Herts updated throughout the day.
Police are looking for a man after a woman was assaulted on an Essex.
Essex Police are being investigated by the IPCC over the suicide of a teacher who they suspected of being a paedophile.
Two people have been charged with sex offences against young boys and girls in Basildon.
Essex County Council to receive £49m cut in government funding
Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford park.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision in Braintree this morning (Thursday, December 18).
Improvements to the junction where the A13 meets the M25 in Essex will start being carried out early neaxt year.
430,000 people to jet off from Stansted Airport this Christmas.
Shoppers are set to spend a total of £1.2bn on last minute gifts and groceries on what has been dubbed "Panic Saturday".
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an off-duty police constable was beaten to death in Liverpool.
Israel has said it has carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site".
Sierra Leone is now at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in West Africa, with more reported cases - over 8,000 - than any other country, a rising number of deaths and many children left orph
Sony has defended its decision to cancel a film mocking the North Korean regime after the studio suffered a damaging cyber-attack.
Barack Obama says Sony "made a mistake" by cancelling a film mocking the North Korean regime after the studio suffered a damaging cyber-attack.
As the Sony row shows no sign of letting up, here are the latest developments surrounding The Interview and the backlash following Sony's decision to drop the movie's release.
The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.
The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.
Phil Taylor put personal troubles aside to ease into the second round of the PDC World Championship.
Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Alastair Cook will not captain England at the World Cup.
A dog has been credited with saving the life of its owner after nudging him and alerting him to a fire inside his California home.
We have rounded up the heartwarming stories from across the globe about everyday heroes and their random acts of kindness that are making the world a better place.
Out partying this festive season? Give some of these a go and see how far you get… we dare you!
A letter from a nine-year-old boy to the Chinese President advising him to "lose some weight" has been censored in China.
The actor and his dog Mono make a very festive film!
He's got the moves like jagger - and he's only 8! Watch dancer Aidan Prince Xiong's awesome routine to Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk.
Shoppers in London's Borough Market were treated to a bit of a festive love in for the areas millennial birthday celebrations….
Forget heartbreaking British telly ads this Christmas, this German supermarket stunt is the coolest promo ever!
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A whopping 79% of women lie to their friends and family about the real reason they can’t go out on the town.
According to one in ten men a man's place is now well and truly in the kitchen.
Research has revealed that 85% of British men dream of an easy life.
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