Man taken to hospital after being shot outside a boxing event at the Brentwood Centre.
Essex Fire Worker Told Not To Return After Remark
A fire service worker was told not to return to work for allegedly calling a pregnant woman a "retard" after she got her car stuck in flood waters.
The woman and her toddler reportedly had to be rescued when her vehicle was swamped by water in a village near Brentwood on Sunday as Storm Angus battered parts of the UK.
The woman was criticised online and an agency worker with Essex Fire and Rescue Service was told they would no longer be employed to work for the organisation after reportedly making the derogatory remark.
A spokeswoman for the service said it took "immediate action'' against the worker for displaying behaviour against its values.
She said: "The use of derogatory language against members of our public is something we will not tolerate."
A woman in her 20's has been threatened and robbed by a gunman in Colchester.
Chairman of luxury property group has been accused of fraud by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed.
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