A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
In what is thought to be a world first, monkeys at Colchester Zoo have developed their own sign language.
The Mandrills put their hands over their eyes when they want to be left alone, a gesture never seen anywhere else.
At first zoo keepers thought there was something wrong with the monkeys eyes, but after studying them for a while scientists worked out they were creating their own 'do not disturb' sign.
It is the first time monkeys have taught themselves their own gestures.
Other monkeys have also been taught to open their mouths on command so zoo keepers can check their teeth.
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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