A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Decision Made On Essex Fire Cuts
Plans which will see 138 full-time firefighter roles in Essex cut by 2020 have been approved.
The proposals will also see the number of fire engines reduced from 74 to 66.
In total it's meant to save £6.4 million.
It also means greater emphasis on the role of retained firefighters, with some full time crews becoming on-call ones.
Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley, has told HEART "it's a model that we know works... it's efficient (and) effective".
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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