A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Furniture Warehouse In Stanway Destroyed By Fire
A furniture warehouse near Colchester has been completely destroyed in a fire.
Five fire crews and around 25 firefighters were called to Turkey Cock Lane in Stanway just before 6am yesterday.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival the incident commander reported that the entire building, which measures 10 metres by 15 metres, was alight.
"Crews are using hose reel jets and main jets to tackle the blaze.
"The fire was extinguished by 08:16hrs. Crews used one main jet and two hose reel jets.
"The building had been destroyed by the blaze. As of 9am two crews remain at the site working to eliminate hot-spots and ensure that all at he scene is call".
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The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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