A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Another Essex Town Going For City Status
Could Britain's oldest recorded town become it's newest city?
Colchester is the latest town in Essex to say it will bid for city status after the council approved plans at a meeting this week.
Destination Colchester - made up of local people and businesses - are leading the campaign to boost interest and local pride in the town.
It'll be their third attempt at city status after missing out twice before in 2000 and 2002.
Colchester will also be up against Southend and Chelmsford who have both already revealed their plans to put in a bid.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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