A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Stansted: Woman Homeless After Fire
A woman has been made homeless following a fire in Stansted.
Three fire crews were called to Gilbey Crescent just after 3.30 this morning (Friday 8 November) to find that 10% of the mid terraced property was alight and that the whole of the building was heavily smoke logged.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a thermal image camera to assist in the search of the property to ensure no-one was inside.
They used two hose reels to tackle the fire and a covering jet to protect nearby properties.
The Electricity Board was called to isolate power and the incident was dealt with by 04:21 hrs.
A neighbour suffered smoke inhalation but did not need hospital treatment.
A joint Police and Fire Service investigation will be carried out to establish how the fire started.
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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