The developing stories in Essex and East Herts updated throughout the day.
Some staff in Essex Fire Service's 999 control room are being forced to quit because of changes to their shift patterns, according to the Fire Brigades' Union.
Tickets for this summer's V Fesitval in Chelmsford go on sale at 9am.
Essex Police say a man found with life-changing facial injuries in Chelmsford has no idea how he got them.
Heart has been told the level crossing in Grays is one of the most dangerous in the country and it WILL close if people keep risking their lives there.
Police are hunting a gang who attacked a woman from Basildon with baseball bats and a knife while she was giving birth.
The home of a former Essex MP has been searched as part of an investigation into historic child sex abuse allegations.
Stansted Airport says it plans to double passenger numbers in the next 15 years, creating thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds for the region's economy.
The Government says 4,000 new homes are set to be built on land it has sold off and freed up in Essex.
The Chancellor has admitted he regrets not beginning a radical restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) following the last General Election.
A pilot scheme to support emergency service workers who experience depression and mental health problems will be announced by the Government later.
Drivers are to get ten minutes' grace before being given a ticket if they stay too long on council parking spots.
Harrison Ford has been injured after the plane he was piloting suffered engine failure and crash landed onto a golf course in Los Angeles.
As Han Solo, Indiana Jones and other larger-than-life characters, Harrison Ford has spent his distinguished career as one of Hollywood's leading men thrilling audiences.
Folk musician Jim McCann, who played with Irish band The Dubliners, has died at the age of 70.
Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut this autumn in a stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery.
Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is in talks to play the Beast/Prince opposite Emma Watson's Belle in Disney's new Beauty And The Beast, according to reports.
Seven tries and a perfect kicking display from Kevin Sinfield gives Leeds Rhinos a 43-12 Super League win at Hull FC on Thursday.
Fernando Alonso thought it was 1995 after being questioned by doctors following the concussion he sustained after a crash in testing in Barcelona, according to a Spanish news report.
Roy Hodgson says Tottenham striker Harry Kane is ready for a call-up to the senior England squad but has warned his selection is far from a certainty.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has accepted an Football Association charge in relation to the spitting incident with Jonny Evans.
Thomas Edison may have succeeded in inventing a device to record the voices of the living but he failed to pick up sounds from beyond the grave.
An armed robber bragged about his plans to steal cash from a supermarket just minutes before he was picked up by police.
A prototype toilet which uses urine to generate electricity has been launched on a UK university campus.
Bidding on eBay for the patterned tie that ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford wore when he admitted smoking crack cocaine has finished with a winning bid of $16,100 (£10,572).
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