A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
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.
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
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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