A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
26 Towns Apply For City Status
Three Essex towns are among 26 which have applied for city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend all submitted bids ahead of the deadline on May 27 with one new city being created to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
The 26 towns applying for city status are:
- Milton Keynes
- St Asaph
- St Austell
- Tower Hamlets
The results are expected to be announced early in 2012.
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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