Theresa May has now signed a letter to trigger Article 50, the start of the official process to leave the EU.
Former Essex Firefighters Face Abuse Claims
Two ex-firefighters are due to appear in court next month, after an investigation into claims of institutional abuse.
Anthony Benham, 49, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, and Ian Maguire, 55, from Benfleet, Essex, have been summonsed to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court over allegations of misconduct in public office which date to the 80s and 90s.
An Essex Police spokesman said: ``Detectives investigating complaints concerning allegations of criminal offences at the former Tilbury Fire Station have completed their inquiries.
``They have interviewed more than 100 people in this large and complex investigation.''
A file was prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service's complex casework unit after police were called when concerns were raised last June.
Martin Sibley, 48, a firefighter with 24 years of experience, was found hanged at his home in Colchester after being interviewed as part of the investigation.
The two men will appear in court on July 17.
Three people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at Stansted Airport.
A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
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