Heart's discovered that dog attacks in Essex have increased by 143% over the last 5 years.
Bike Ride For Cancer Charity
A charity bike ride is taking place in memory of an Essex mum today (Sunday 4 September).
Natalie Geary's taking part in the Southend Bikeathon raising money for the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
It's after her mum Hazel Luckman died from the disease last year following a two and a half year battle.
Natalie said: "I used to see my mum everyday, so it’s left a massive hole in my life. She was an amazing lady, a lady of real strength. We cared for her together at home in the final few weeks and it was incredibly painful for everyone to see her deteriorating."
Joining the 37-year-old from Rochford for the 14-mile ride is close friend Nikki Woollard, who's also lost family members to blood cancer. To donate click here .
The 17th Southend Bikeathon starts at 9:30am on Sunday 4 September from Shoebury East Beach - find out more here .
The £1.5 billion deal will also see new fleet rolled out across the network.
Attack happened in Colchester yesterday afternoon.
Fatal light aircraft crash could have been caused by the captain suffering severe heart problem, accident investigators said.
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