A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Essex: Busy New Year For Firefighters
New Year's Eve has been a busy night for Essex firefighters.
Just after midnight crews were called to Victoria Chase in Colchester following a fire in a third floor flat.
Then around an hour later they were called out to another fire in a first floor flat in Harcourt Avenue in Southend. A man in his 60s who suffered injuries had to be rescued and was treated by paramedics.
Crews wore breathing apparatus and used four hose reels to extinguish the fire by 2:30am. An investigation has been launched to find the cause of the fire.
At about 5:15am three crews were called to a fire in a house in Glenwood Avenue in Westcliff. It's thought the fire started when a candle caught light in the kitchen. One man has been treated by paramedics for breathing difficulties.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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