A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Strike Action: The Picture In Essex
Up to two million public sector workers walked out today (Wednesday 30 November) in a row over pensions.
Unions say it's the biggest strike the UK has seen for 30 years.
More than 150 schools were forced to close as teachers joined nurses, bin men and border staff at marches and picket lines in Chelmsford, Colchester, Basildon and Southend.
Council services remained largely unaffected by the action and officials at Stansted airport told Heart that their services stayed on time.
If you click on the links below you will be able to find details about which public services will be disrupted by the action in the area where you live.
Some links also include details about school closures.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
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.
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