A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Jobs Boost As Power Plant Given The Go-Ahead
600 new jobs are on their way to Thurrock as plans for a new gas-fired power station are announced.
The £600 million power plant will eventually power 7 million homes across the South East.
Energy Minister, Charles Hendry, gave the plans the go-ahead as he visited the London Gateway Logisitcs Park in Coryton on Thursday 4 August.
It will take about three years to build the plant.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: ''With a quarter of our electricity-generating capacity shutting down over the next ten years as older plants close, new power stations like Coryton will play a crucial part in the country's energy mix as we make a move towards a low-carbon economy.
''There is also a major opportunity in the long-term for gas power stations like this to be fitted with abatement technology.
''This station will be built carbon-capture ready, which means that eventually CO2 emissions from the plant could be captured and transported for storage offshore.''
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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