Around 100 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a packaging warehouse.
Basildon DJ In Court Over Historic Sex Attacks
Chris Denning from Basildon has been in court charged with 41 alleged sex attacks on underage boys between 1967 and 1985.
The 73 year old is a former BBC broadcaster.
He stood in Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Friday 23rd May) to confirm his name, date of birth and address in Essex.
The alleged offences are mostly against boys aged nine to 16 but the alleged indecent assaults also include two alleged attacks on a man aged 16 or over.
There are 22 alleged victims.
Denning will next appear in custody at London's Southwark Crown Court on June 6th.
Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over his wrongful arrest.
A man has been jailed for four years and banned from driving for five years after a fatal crash in Weeley Heath.
"Have fun in a safe environment" is Essex Police's message to festival-goers this year as Chelmsford gears up for the V Festival.
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