A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Tributes For Essex Crash Victim
The family of an Essex grandmother have been paying tribute to a 'special lady.
Ellen Elliott died after a crash at Lakeside on Wednesday 17 August.
A van collided with the 84-year-old as it was reversing in Motherwell Way.
Ellen's family said: "Her life was devoted to caring for us all and she will never be replaced in our hearts.
"We all miss the love and guidance given to us all. Ellen served in the RAF and worked throughout her lifetime whilst raising five children and looking after her husband and home."
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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