Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Southend: Tom Daley Takes A Break
Tom Daley is meant to be training in Southend - but he has been posting photos of him and his team mates at the beach!
The British Olympic diving team are using the Southend Swimming & Diving Centre at Garon Park as a training base ahead of the London 2012 games.
Costing £13.5m, the new swimming and diving centre includes a 25-metre 8-lane competition pool and world class diving pool.
The diving pool has fixed platforms at 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m, two springboards at 1m and 3m.
It also features a moveable floor for swimming lessons and exercise classes, as well as water agitation and air cusion system.
Other features include a dry-diving training facility, 374 tiered seating for spectators (including 22 wheelchair spaces) and a small 'fun pool' with water slide.
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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