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.
Man Jailed For Life For Double Murder
A 23 year-old man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 32 years in prison for the brutal murder of his mother and her friend in a Stansted village.
Brett Rogers killed 54 year old Gillian Phillips and 60 year old David Oakes at a house in Bentfield Gardens last July.
Following a two week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court he was found guilty of two counts of murder this morning.
Investigators said Ms Phillips died from multiple stab wounds, whilst Mr Oakes suffered head injuries and several stab wounds.
DCI Morgan Cronin of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said following the sentencing: "Brett Rogers has still not given a reason behind the murders. He is a violent man who thankfully will have a long time behind bars to think about his actions and will not be able to hurt anyone else."
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.
A woman whose American bulldog mauled to death a three-year-old boy in Halstead has been spared jail.
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