Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex Lotto Fortune Claimed
A £1.5 million National Lottery jackpot prize won more than two weeks ago has been claimed, say competition organisers.
Earlier this week lottery operator Camelot issued an appeal because the winner had not come forward.
Camelot said the winning ticket was drawn on January 29 and bought in or near Chelmsford.
The lucky numbers were: 5, 20, 25, 30, 36, 47 - and the bonus ball number 15.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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