A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
World War 2 Mine Blown Up
An old World War 2 mine that was found off the Essex coast on Friday has finally been blown up.
Previous attempts to detonate the 2000lb mine were abandoned due to bad weather.
The device was picked up by a dredger off the coast of Walton last Friday morning (15th July).
Experts had planned to blow it up on Saturday, but high winds prevented them.
Poor sea conditions on Sunday again stopped Royal Navy divers from making contact with the mine.
The Royal Navy denied reports that it lost the mine during Saturday's operation to lower it to the sea floor.
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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