A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Trust Cleared After Essex Schoolboy Dies
The High Court has ruled the National Trust was not to blame for a tragedy in which an Essex child died and three others were injured.
11 year old Daniel Mullinger died instantly when a branch fell on him at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.
He was on a school trip with Heathlands Church of England Primary School in West Bergholt at the time.
3 of his friends were also injured.
One of them, Harry Bowen, now uses a wheelchair although he can walk short distances with sticks.
Earlier families of the children lost their damages action against the National Trust.
A High Court judge rejected the claim that the Trust's tree inspectors failed to exercise reasonable care in their task.
''I regretfully conclude that I cannot find that the defendant was negligent or in breach of its duty in respect of this tragedy.''
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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