A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Coryton: Interest Expressed In Refinery
Administrators to an oil refinery in Essex which went bust have received over 40 expressions of interest from companies around the world, the Government has announced.
The news was described as "very encouraging" as efforts continue to secure the future of the Coryton site.
Administrators PwC announced earlier this week that it had acquired a cargo of oil which will allow refining work to continue, providing a "breathing space" for the refinery.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry chaired a meeting of politicians, business officials and unions to discuss the future of the refinery.
The minister said: "We have had another positive meeting at which the joint administrators updated those present on what they have achieved so far and their planned next steps.
"I welcome the progress that the administrators have made. The deal that allowed petrol and diesel to be delivered to forecourts from the refinery was a crucial boost, while the crude oil delivery acquired on Tuesday was important to maintaining refining operations.
"The collaborative approach taken by the workforce and the refinery's management has also been vital in making these things happen.
"There are critical issues to be resolved in the coming weeks. For the long term, I understand there have been over 40 expressions of interest in Coryton from companies around the world, which is extremely encouraging. Work will now focus on securing a sustainable long-term future for the refinery."
The site, which supplies 20% of fuel in London and the South East, halted sales after its Swiss owner, Petroplus, placed the refinery in administration, prompting fears of up to 1,000 job losses.
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.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.