Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
More V Festival Acts Announced For Chelmsford
V Festival organisers have announced another group of acts that will be playing in Chelmsford in the summer.
Lawson, The Charlatans, Sigma, Wretch 32, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods and Indiana have been added to the list.
On the 22nd and 23rd August, they will be joining a line up that includes Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and Kasabian - as well as Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding and Ella Henderson.
Ahead of their eighth V Festival outing The Charlatans front man, Tim Burgess said: "Having been lucky enough to be part of the first ever V Festival line up in '96 we're thrilled to be playing its 20th anniversary year."
Wretch 32 also commented:"This will be my hat trick appearance and I can't wait to get out there and have some fun with my fans."
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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