A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
£180m Plans To Expand Lakeside
180 million pounds is going to be spent improving Lakeside Shopping Centre.
By 2015 there will be around 40 new shops there, more restaurants and an improved transport hub.
The proposals also include around 1,000 construction jobs, as well as 2,500 permanent jobs once the development is complete.
Paul Lancaster is the General Manager of Lakeside. He's been telling Heart: "Lakeside has served the community for the past 21 years, and we're very excited about this new development. This development will allow us to introduce new brands and widen our offer to customers.
"The proposed integrated transport hub will make using public transport easier, with shorter and sheltered links between bus and rail."
A public exhibition of the plans is taking place inside the complex today (Thursday October 20th) until Saturday (October 22nd).
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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