A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Essex WWII Vets To Get France's Top Honour
Three World War Two veterans from Essex are being presented with France's highest honour ahead of the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.
90 year-old James Raw, a Midshipman on a Tank Landing Craft, 92 year-old Walter Bridger, a Marine in the Royal Marines, and 93 year-old Donald McGeachy, a Stoker in the Royal Navy, are all being awarded the Légion d'honneur.
They are among 14 WW2 veterans to be presented with the awards during a ceremony at the French Ambassador's Residence in London.
96-year-old Marsie Taylor from London will be the first woman to be given the medal
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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