Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Southend: Eight Homeless After Flat Fire
Eight people, including a family of five, have been left homeless following a fire in flats in Southend.
Firefighters were called to Hastings Road at around 12:50 this morning (Wednesday April 25th) to find a fire on the ground floor of a two storey block of flats.
One man has been taken to hospital.
An investigation is now underway by Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police to establish how the blaze started.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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