Three people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at Stansted Airport.
Essex Schoolboy Rushed To America For Treatment
An 8 year old from Essex has been rushed to hospital in America, as the brain tumor he suffers is so aggressive, UK doctors currently can't cure it.
Alex Field, from Collier Row, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in July 2010.
He's already had an operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital to remove 70% of the tumor.
He's also had to endure radiotherapy, several operations to insert a shunt into his brain to drain fluid and many intensive courses of chemotherapy.
On Wednesday 15th June the eight year old underwent another MRI scan, his tumour had grown significantly.
This meant he was rushed to America, along with his parents and sister, to meet with Consultants at the Chicago Children’s Memorial Hospital.
But treatment in America is expensive so his family are now trying to raise £300,000 to cover medical costs, they've raised over £160,000 so far.
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.
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.
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