A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Basildon: House Fire Leaves Three Homeless
A woman and two children have been made homless following a fire at a house in Basildon.
Three fire crews were called to the property on Malyons just before 10.30am yesterday (Sunday 13 October) to find the first floor well alight.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to tackle the blaze in the mid terraced property.
Once the fire was out, crews used a high pressure fan to clear the building of smoke but there was too much damage to make the property habitable and the local authority was informed.
A fire investigation is now being carried out to find out how the fire started.
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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