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Shock figures on weapons in schools & Ford to share in cars of the future cash
Shock figures on weapons in schools
Nearly a thousand pupils have been caught with weapons including guns, knives and a meat cleaver inside Britain's schools over the last three years.
In Essex, there have been 35 cases.
Seven were aged just 11 while the youngest caught was a 10 year old.
9 were charged.
Ford to share in cars of the future cash
The Business Secretary Vince Cable's due at the Ford plant at Dunton in Essex this morning.
He's there to announce the first companies to get money from a £1 billion pound fund aimed at creating the vehicles of the future.
The government and British industry will each put half the cash in over the
Groups led by Ford, engineering firm GKN, power system manufacturer Cummins and JCB will use some of it to develop fuel-efficient technology.
Work starts ahead of free flow tolling.
Work's started at the Dartford Crossing ahead of free flow tolling.
New signs are being installed at the bridge and tunnels overnight.
From October - drivers will pay to use the road electronically in a bid to ease congestion at the toll booths.
Arrows confirmed for air show
The Red Arrows have been confirmed as part of the line-up for this year's Clacton Air Show.
The event takes place on the 21st and 22nd of August and Clacton will once again be the only seaside East Coast event of its kind with no shows at Lowestoft or Southend.
Added by Nick Hull on 23/04/2014 06:32:31
Essex to benefit from infrastructure projects & Man charged with Essex museum thefts
Essex to benefit from infrastructure projects
Essex is to benefit from a slice of £36bn worth of funding for major infrastructure projects.
Projects include improvements to the A12 at South Kelvedon and the Army & Navy in Chelmsford.
A full list of Essex projects:A12 South Kelvedon A176 Nether Mayne, Basildon
A Takely man's been charged with theft from museums in Essex and London.
32 year-old Daniel Johnson from Canfield Road's been bailed until next month.
The Maldon Combined Services Museum and Stansted Mountfitchet Castle were among four targeted in March.
c2c says services are now runing normally after commuters faced major disruption on the first day back after the Easter break.
Over-running engineering works at Pitsea led to a string of cancellations and long delays through the morning.
Queen to visit Chelmsford
The Bishop of Chelmsford is welcoming news of the Queen's visit next month.
Stephen Cottrell says it's the icing on the cake as the Diocese celebrates its centenary.
Her Majesty - and the Duke of Edinburgh - will attend a service at the Cathedral on May 6th.
They'll also visit the Felstead School.
Teen on rape charge
A sixteen year old boy from Suffolk`s appearing in court today charged with raping a teenager in Colchester.
The sixteen year old girl was attacked in woodland off Clairmont Road last month.
Man remanded over fatal stabbing
A 24 year-old from Leigh-on-Sea's been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a Southend man.
Luke Eva - from Avondale Road - appeared in court yesterday.
Michael Haastrup was found with stab wounds in Braintree last Wednesday.
World War medals stolen
Medals belonging to a British soldier who fought in both World Wars have been stolen from his grandson's home in Colchester.
They were taken from Jonathan Essex's house on Old Heath Road sometime over the last week while he was on holiday.
More acts announced for V
More acts have been announced for this year's V Festival in Chelmsford.
Tinie Tempah, Ceelo Green, John Martin, Pixie Lott and Sophie Ellis-Bextor - join headliners Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran and the Kaiser Chiefs on the bill.
Added by news on 22/04/2014 12:46:49
Man in court charged with Braintree murder & SWF Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
Man in court charged with Braintree murder
A 24 year-old from Leigh-on-Sea's due in court later -charged with the murder of a Southend man.
Luke Eva - from Avondale Road - was arrested after Michael Haastrup was found with stab wounds in Braintree on Wednesday.
SWF Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
A delivery driver's been robbed at gunpoint in South Woodham Ferrers.
The balaclava-clad suspect made off from Middleton Row on Saturday with the 26 year-old victim's wallet and keys.
It's not clear whether the gun was real.
Added by news on 21/04/2014 08:02:15
Leigh-on-Sea man charged with murder & Colchester Park murder investigation continues
Leigh-on-Sea man charged with murder
A 24 year-old man's been charged with the murder of another man in Braintree.
Luke Eva - from Avondale Road in Leigh-on-Sea - has been remanded in custody and is due back in court on Monday.
24 year-old Southend man - Michael Haastrup - was found with stab wounds on Cressing Road on Wednesday.
Colchester Park murder investigation continues
Police are trying to trace a man and a woman who were in Colchester's Castle Park - just hours before the body of murdered Jim Attfield was found there.
Detectives say the pair need to be eliminated from their enquiries - OR that they could have key information.
The 33 year-old was stabbed more than a hundred times last month.
Added by news on 20/04/2014 07:38:25
Murder update & fox cubs killed in back garden
A man remains in custody in connection with a murder investigation in Braintree.
A man died after being found with stab wounds at an address in Cressing Road on Wednesday.
A woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender`s been released on bail.
Another man`s been released without charge.
Fox cubs killed
The RSPCA`s appealing for information after four fox cubs were found killed in a back garden in Basildon.
Officers were called to an address at Vaughan Williams Road the week before last.
X Rays revealed the animals died after being hit with a blunt instrument.
Witness appeal to assault
Police want to speak to a man they believe is an important witness to an alleged assault in Chelmsford.
Two pairs of men were involved in an altercation on Moulsham Street last month.
Two men received injuries during the incident.
Two men were arrested and released on bail.
Added by news on 19/04/2014 07:54:05