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.
Wickford: Five-year-old Shot By Boy Aged Eight
Essex Police have confirmed that an eight-year-old fired a gun which seriously injured a five-year-old boy in Wickford.
Officers were called to a property in Upper Park Road at 1.20pm on Sunday (3 November).
The injured child was taken to the Royal London Hospital with a serious but not life threatening injury.
The gun and other legally held firearms at the property were handed over to officers.
The force has refused to comment on the type of weapon or the relationship between the two children.
It is understood the owners of the property were not at home at the time but were nearby.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested for possession of a firearm and drugs offences.
He has been released on police bail until January 6 while enquiries continue.
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.
A woman whose American bulldog mauled to death a three-year-old boy in Halstead has been spared jail.
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