A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Three People Rescued From Westcliff Fire
Three people, including a baby, have been rescued after a fire broke out in a ninth floor flat in Westcliff.
Seven fire crews were called to Balmoral Road at around 11.10pm yesterday (7 May).
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters rescued two adults and a baby after a fire broke out in a ninth floor flat. The fire was extinguished by 23:54hrs.
"17 people suffered smoke inhalation as a result of this fire.
"Crews wore 12 sets of breathing apparatus and used two jets to tackle the fire. They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the building".
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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