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81 year-old robbed in Brentwood supermarket toilet & Man tries to steal puppy in Brentwood
81 year-old robbed in Brentwood supermarket toilet
An 81 year-old man's been robbed in a Brentwood supermarket.
He was pinned against the wall of the disabled toilet in Sainsbury's by two men - who made off with £30.
Man tries to steal puppy in Brentwood
A puppy's fighting for his life after being attacked by a man who tried to tried to steal him.
The Bichon Frisse's owner - a 21 year-old woman - was also assaulted during the incident near St James Road on Friday.
Pub Watch relaunched in Colchester
A scheme to try and reduce alcohol related crime in Colchester's being relaunched.
Pub Watch is made up of representatives from the police, the council and the licence trade.
Added by news on 09/03/2014 08:03:26
BREAKING NEWS.......Body found in street
Body foundAn investigation`s underway after a man was found dead in the street in Waltham Abbey.
Police have named the victim as thirty five year old Stephen Pope who was from the town.
The discovery was made on Thursday afternoon in Mason Way.
Mister Pope was found with his neck trapped between a fence panel and a concrete gravel board.
The cause of death has been given as suffocation.
Elderly residents evacuated
Residents at a sheltered accomodation near Epping have spent the night at a nearby hotel after a water tank burst.
Thirty six people were evacuated from the building in Theydon Bois after it was declared unsafe.
Update on attack victim
A man - believed to have been attacked in Colchester last month - remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Police say they still need to know more about 35 year-old Stuart Caldicott's lifestyle.
Legacy of Olympic mountain biking venue
The Salvation Army at Hadleigh Farm and Country Park is set to receive a hundred and seventy thousand pounds to fit out a visitor hub.
The centre will include a cafe kitchen and an outdoor play area as well as providing work experience and an employment training programme for young people with learning difficulties.
The park hosted the mountain bike races during the 2012 Olympics.
Added by news on 08/03/2014 11:04:18
Network Rail apologises over level crossing deaths & U-turn over respite centre closures in Essex
Network Rail apologises over level crossing deaths
Two families from Essex, bereaved by level crossing accidents, are among those who've received a "full and unreserved apology" from the boss of Network Rail.
The firm's been heavily criticised in a report by MPs for their treatment of
those affected, particularly after the deaths of two teenagers at a crossing at Elsenham.
Olivia Bazlinton and Charlotte Thompson were killed there in 2005.
U-turn over respite centre closures in Essex
Essex County Council's done a u-turn on plans to close two respite care homes for disabled youngsters.
The move comes after hundreds of people backed a campaign to save the Maples in Harlow and Lavender House in Stanway.
Clare's Law rolled out in Essex
A scheme which allows women to find out if their partner has a history of domestic abuse is to be rolled out across Essex.
The move follows a successful pilot of 'Clare`s Law' in four other areas.
More security lanes open at Stansted
The Aviation Minister's officially opened Stansted Airport's new 22 lane security search area.
It's the first phase of an 80 million pound project to transform the terminal
and reduce waiting times.
Fire crews called to two serious fires
An investigation's underway into a major blaze at a scrapyard in Takeley.
The fire, involving a number of cylinders at the site on Dunmow Road, took more than 2 hours to put out.
Meanwhile, A number of cars have been damaged in a suspected arson attack in Grays.
Firefighters were called out to an underground car park in Martello Close overnight.
Anger over road improvement delays
Councillors in Tendring say they`re frustrated work`s been delayed on reducing speed limits and introducing cameras along a dangerous section of the A120.
The stretch between Horsley Cross, Pellens Corner and Hare Green`s been identified as an accident blackspot.
Officials are welcoming the measures but say they`re annoyed the scheme hasn't got underway on time.
Southend Lagoon a step closer
Plans for a massive lagoon on Southend seafront have moved a step closer.
The governemnt's announced it's giving £1.3m pounds towards the project on Western Esplanade.
Added by news on 07/03/2014 13:18:19
Man dies after incident last month & money for local businesses
Man dies after incident
Police are investigating the death of a man following an incident in West Hanningfield last month.
Officers were called to a caravan park at Bakers Lane last month after reports 69-year-old Ronald Mayne had suffered a head injury at his home.
He died in hospital yesterday.
Money for businesses
Firms throughout Essex are set to benefit from a cash boost from the EU.
A hundred thousand pounds of funding is being set aside for companies in Brentwood, Maldon and Chelmsford.
The money can be used for things like training and business advice.
Police hunt robbers
Two men with knuckledusters have robbed three people in Basildon.
The incidents happened within half an hour of each other in an underpass on Southmayne in the early hours of Sunday.
Three jetskiers have been fined after being caught speeding in waters off the Essex coast.
The trio have each been told to pay 15-hundred pounds in fines and costs.
Pilot scheme to tackle domestic abuseEssex Police are trialling a new approach to dealing with domestic abuse. A special unit's been set up in the south of the county with the aim of speeding up intervention after the intiial response. ** UKIP leader visits Essex
The UKIP leader was in Essex last night.
Nigel Farage attended a Chambers of Commerce event in Ongar.
Mr Farage says he`s confident about his party`s chances in this year`s Euro elections and immigration will be a key issue.
Clacton explosion clear up plan
Plans are being put in place to clear-up the debris of two homes following a gas explosion in Clacton last month.
Two people were seriously injured and seven others were also hurt after the incident on Cloes Lane.
PCC to focus on 'hidden' abuse
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is promising to tackle physical abuse in ethnically diverse communities.
Nick Alston says vicitms of things like Female Genital Mutilation and so-called honour-based abuse are forced to suffer in silence.
Added by news on 06/03/2014 14:57:31
Owners of Essex based cruise liner could be sued & fire service to help colleagues
Possible legal action against cruise liner owners
The owners of an Essex-based cruise liner which was hit by a freak wave - killing an 85
year-old passenger - could be be sued for safety failings.
The widow of James Swinstead has asked lawyers to investigate her claims the Marco Polo - which sails out of Tilbury - was 'badly
Cruise and Maritime says it won't comment until investigations have been completed.
Fire service to help colleagues
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing it`s methods in tackling a major blaze at Tilbury Power Station two years ago with colleagues across the country.
A report outlines guidance for firefighters faced with similar situations in the future.
Farage in Essex tonight
Nick Clegg's to go head-to-head in a TV debate with the leader of UKIP.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Nigel Farage will face each other next month.
The news comes ahead of Mr Farage attending an Essex Chambers of Commerce event in Ongar this evening.
Teen robbed in Southend
Police are investigating after an attempted robbery at a railway station in Southend.
The incident happened in Westcliff in January but details have just been released.
An 18 year old man was threatened with violence and forced to hand over his mobile phone.
4 hurt in taxi crash
Four people have been hurt in a crash involving a taxi in Loughton.
One passenger had to be freed from the back of the cab which left the road and collided with a building.
20 arrested in drugs swoops
Twenty people have been arrested in a clampdown on suspected drug dealers in Harlow.
Police raided a number of properties across the town yesterday.
Seventeen men and three women are in custody.
Parking charges to go up
Car parking charges are to go up at a number of Essex Country Parks.
The county council also says vehicles with zero road tax will now have to pay but season tickets are unaffected.
The new charges come into effect on April 1st.
Teenager assaulted in underpass
A 19 year old man`s been injured during an attack in Southend.
The incident happened in the underpass of Porters Grange roundabout on Monday.
Added by news on 05/03/2014 13:22:35