Around 100 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a packaging warehouse.
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."
Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over his wrongful arrest.
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.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.