One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
Essex Woman Told She Can't Work
Cindy Sanford has lived in the UK for 50 years but has no British passport or birth certificate - Now she's lost her job because she couldn't prove she's eligible to work in the UK.
The 52 year old care worker from Braintree has been told by her employers that because she couldn't provide 'documentary proof' confirming her immigration status and work entitlement, they could no longer offer her any further work.
Cindy was born in the US to a mother from Chelmsford and has lived in the UK since the age of 2.
She's told Heart she's now been left homeless and jobless because of it as she has no other means of income.
A UKBA spokesperson said:
"It is the legal responsibility of all employers to check that employees have the right to work in the UK.
“Those born abroad to British born mothers can apply to be registered as a British citizen. There is no fee for these applications.
“These applications are normally processed within 6 weeks, but in exceptional cases we will seek to process cases sooner."
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
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.