Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex: Another Day, More Rail Delays
Thursday has been a case of "another day - further delays" for thousands of rail travellers in Essex.
Amid freezing temperatures, the latest in a series of incidents meant long hold-ups for commuters who face inflation-busting fare rises in less than four weeks.
Those travelling in to London from Essex were particularly badly hit, with a broken-down train at Colchester and a signal problem near Gidea Park leading to delays.
Since the beginning of November, few rush-hour mornings have been free of hold-ups, with yesterday's snow and last week's floods adding to travellers' woes.
On January 2, regulated fares, which include season tickets, will be rising by an average of 4.2%.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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