A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
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 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.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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