A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Stansted Flight Diverted Over Smell
Passengers on a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to Stansted faced ten hours of delays and two diversions after a suspicious smell was reported on board.
It took off on Tuesday but was diverted to France after a passenger complained about the unusual odour.
An engineer checked the plane and four hours later it was given the go ahead to fly. But an hour into the flight, it was forced to land again at Gatwick after a passenger complained of fumes.
Passengers had to get a coach from Gatwick to Stansted and Ryanair say the plane is being inspected again.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
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.
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