Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Unemployment In Essex Rises
The number of people out of work in Essex rose last month.
According to figures released this morning, 13,305 people claimed Job Seekers' Allowance in January.
That is a rise of nearly 350 on the number in December 2015.
Nationally, a record number of people are in work and unemployment fell by another 60,000 in the final quarter of 2015 to its lowest rate in a decade.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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