A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Essex: Hospices Look Ahead To 2012
With the economic downturn and government cuts it's been a tough year for hospices in Essex.
As part of an exclusive feature on Heart over the Christmas, we've been finding out what their priorities are for 2012.
The St Clare Hospice in Harlow, J's in Chelmsford, St Helena's in Colchester and Havens in Southend all say this year has been both difficult and challenging.
With changes to the way the health service is run on the way there are worries about future funding.
Less spare change in our pockets generally also means there are concerns fund-raising could be tougher next year.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
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