A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
The Royal Wedding In Essex
There are just two weeks to go until Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot at Westminster Abbey.
So, to get into the spirit of things, Heart wants to find out how Essex plans to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
We want you to let us know what your town, village, street, workplace or local group etc has lined up - anything from street parties and big screens to fun days and big buffets!
So to get you started...in Widford, people will be able to watch the events as they happen on a giant screen at the Village Hall on April 29th.
Wentworth Primary School in Maldon's holding a kings and queens party for the schoolchildren.
And the Red Lion pub on New London Road in Chelmsford is planning a big street party.
Let us know below what you're planning and send us your pictures by texting the word 'Essex' along with your photo to 82122.
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.
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