A man who died after he was assaulted in Harlow was a "gorgeous husband" says his wife who'd only married him 8 weeks before.
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 NSPCC refers an average of ten reports of child neglect every week to Essex police and social services.
With exactly one month until this year's Invictus Games in Canada, Heart speaks to a wheelchair racer from Essex who's taking part.
Essex County Council has spent £74 million creating 2,500 new school places here.
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