A man who died after he was assaulted in Harlow was a "gorgeous husband" says his wife who'd only married him 8 weeks before.
Soldiers Honoured For Courage In Afghan
Dozens of Essex-based soldiers have received praise after returning from Afghanistan.
Members of 16 Air Assault Brigade have been honoured for 'gallantry and meritorious' service during their tour of the country between October 2010 to April 2011.
Those given awards include Lieutenant James MacDonald of 3 Para and Private Mark Vidler of 2 Para.
Lt MacDonald was praised for his courage after putting himself in the firing line while in command of a platoon at the most hazardous point in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.
Pte Vidler saved lives by finding improvised explosive devices while serving in the area of Nahr-e-Saraj.
The NSPCC refers an average of ten reports of child neglect every week to Essex police and social services.
With exactly one month until this year's Invictus Games in Canada, Heart speaks to a wheelchair racer from Essex who's taking part.
Essex County Council has spent £74 million creating 2,500 new school places here.
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