Two men have been jailed for a total of 40 years after an aggravated burglary in Essex, where a man was shot.
Grants For Olympic Events In Essex
Essex County Council is offering community groups cash to help celebrate the 2012 Games coming here.
The new scheme called 'Celebrate Your Fete' aims to get people excited about next year's Olympics by offering a £400 grant to help with events.
It comes after the Olympic Torch Relay Route through Essex was announced earlier this month.
Councillor Stephen Castle, Cabinet Member for Education and the 2012 Games said: "Over the past three years Essex has been at the forefront for Open Weekend activities and has successfully encouraged communities to celebrate countdowns to the London 2012 Games.
"Celebrate Your Fete is a fantastic way of boosting an existing fete or event, which with the addition of a little funding could offer so much more to the community. Alternatively, the money could be used to help create a brand new event; bringing the community together through The 2012 Games. 2012 will be a year of celebration and I am delighted that we can offer the people of Essex the opportunity to be a part of it’.
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Anyone with information about an assault on a man in Chelmsford a month ago, which left him with serious head injuries, is being asked to come forward.
Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
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