Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over his wrongful arrest.
By-election To Replace Hanningfield
Ian Grundy has won the Essex County Council by-election for Stock - the seat previously occupied by Lord Hanningfield.
The disgraced peer, who is currently in jail for expenses fraud, was kicked off the council last month after losing his appeal against the conviction.
A poll for the election of a County Councillor for Stock was held on Thursday 8 September with Conservative Grudgy winning with 1820 votes.
Jesse Pryke (UKIP) received 736 votes, Maurice Austin (Labour) 273, Marian Elsden (Liberal Democrat) 160 and 80 for Reza Hossain (Green Party).
A man has been jailed for four years and banned from driving for five years after a fatal crash in Weeley Heath.
"Have fun in a safe environment" is Essex Police's message to festival-goers this year as Chelmsford gears up for the V Festival.
Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals could soon become one under plans to merge.
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