A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Flooding In Thaxted
Fire crews have been called to 20 floods in Thaxted, since 3am.
Fire crews have been called to Thaxted after flash flooding hit the town.
The flooding has affected the B184 and numerous properties. A road has also collapsed from the heavy rainfall.
Firefighters have been called to 20 flooding incidents and have been pumping out water from properties since 03:00hrs.
At 07:30hrs two fire appliances remain in Thaxted and are continuing to pump water out of the affected areas.
Crews also reported cars were stranded in flood water on the B184.
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.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
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