A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Prince Harry Visits Epping Forest
Prince Harry has been promoting ancient woodlands in Essex as his brother faced a media backlash after missing a major Commonwealth event for a "lads" skiing trip.
Harry donned a fleece and boots to visit Epping Forest to learn about a project to keep a centuries-old woodland management tradition alive - with the help of some rare cattle.
And he met former Para Sam Hobbs, now a forest ranger, who showed the Prince his prosthetic limb, fitted after he lost part of his leg following a serious nerve injury.
Meanwhile, the Duke of Cambridge has woken up to newspaper headlines like "Throne Idle" from the Sun and "Dancing King Wills In Boogie Blunderland" in the Daily Mirror.
William was reportedly in the Swiss resort of Verbier on Monday while the Queen was leading the Commonwealth Day celebrations with senior royal figures at an annual service in London.
Since the start of the year, William has carried out royal duties on 13 days, according to listings in the Court Circular, while his brother spent his 18th working day touring Epping Forest.
Prince Harry In Epping Forest
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.