A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Hylands Park To Host Olympic Torch
Hylands Park will be the overnight venue when the 2012 Olympic torch comes to Essex next year.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out as it arrives in Chelmsford on July 6 2012 as it tours the UK ahead of the London Games.
Celebrations will take place in the town throughout the day with a finale event put together by local artists and groups.
8,000 people will get to carry the torch on its journey around the country.
Councillor Ray Ride from Chelmsford Borough Council, said: "I am very, very proud that our hard work has come to fruition and we will be welcoming the Olympic Torch convoy through Chelmsford just three weeks before the Games are due to start.
"I'm sure we will see a huge public turnout as the community comes together to celebrate the start of the Games and witness the passage of the torch first hand. It will ignite a spark to light up the occasion!"
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
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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