A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
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 .
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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