A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Massive Fire At Charity Shop In Essex
An investigation's started into the cause of a fire in Billericay on Friday.
Fifty firefighters were called to the Oxfam shop on the High Street just before 5am.
Divisional Officer Bob Wahl said: "The high street in Billericay has old type buildings and these buildings often contain voids where they have been altered over the years and this can lead to unseen fire spread.
"The fire spread through a void under the building's flat roof from the Oxfam shop where it started to the adjoining shoe shop. Unfortunately the roof of the shoe shop has collapsed.
"We expect to be here for most of the day now damping down, turning over and ensuring that no hotspots remain.
"This will cause some traffic congestion but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum.
"Crews have done an excellent job at this incident, fires like this are often complicated and difficult to tackle and it is thanks to our firefighters that this fire has been contained and extinguished so quickly."
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
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