A "monster'' teenager is due to be sentenced later for murdering two strangers in Colchester in 2014.
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Nearly 7,000 weapons have been handed in across Essex during a knife amnesty campaign.
The election to see who will be Essex's next Police and Crime Commissioner takes place on Thursday, 5 May.
Colchester Hospital has been told a "long-term partnership" with a neighbouring trust as the "only way" of securing better care long term.
Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation in historic child abuse allegations at a boarding school in Ongar.
The name has been released of a train driver who died while driving a c2c service from Essex into London.
A former doctor from Hornchurch has been jailed for a series of indecent assaults on patients.
A 16 year-old boy is due in court next month charged with possessing a knife in Chelmsford city centre.
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