The developing stories in Essex and East Herts updated throughout the day.
There are growing concerns for the welfare of a woman from Harlow who has been missing for nine days.
Colchester call centre worker Stevi Ritchie voted off X Factor, leaving only five acts remaining.
A whale found dead after a pod of the animals came close to the shoreline in Essex, probably died of starvation.
Three men have been racially abused and assaulted in Basildon.
A major incident at the crisis-hit Essex hospital will continue into next week, bosses have said.
Detectives investigating incident in which one man was murdered and another seriously injured say "it was not not a random attack".
Police investigating sexual assault of nine year-old girl release CCTV images of three men who could be witnesses.
Three more people have been arrested over the murder of a man in Southend.
Five people have been rescued from the sea in Shoeburyness.
A couple in their 70s and a 15 year-old boy have been left homeless after a fire in Grays.
A murder investigation has been launched after two men were found stabbed at a property in Southend.
Jaymi Hensley from boy band Union J has become a patron for an Essex children's hospice after making an emotional visit earlier this year.
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