A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Fixtures Go-Ahead For Chelmsford
Chelmsford City racecourse has been approved allocation of 12 'start-up' racedays for next year by the British Horseracing Authority.
The venue at Great Leighs opened in 2008 before going into administration and having its racing licence revoked in 2009.
It has been purchased by a syndicate headed by Fred Done of Betfred, and is to be renamed with a view to reopening in 2015.
At that point officials can then apply to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for more fixtures.
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
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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