A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
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.
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.
Prince Harry's visited Epping Forest as part of a conservation project. See the pictures here.
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