Essex

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

An HGV driver said he was "shocked but not surprised" at the discovery of a lorry in Essex containing 39 dead bodies.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Seaside town named England's most deprived place for third time

Seaside town named England's most deprived place for third time

An Essex town has topped a list measuring deprivation in 32,844 small areas or neighbourhoods across England for a third time.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tomb

UK 'equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb' found near Essex Aldi

UK 'equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb' found near Essex Aldi

A royal burial site discovered beneath a roadside verge in Essex has been hailed as the UK's "equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb".

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music at lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

The head teacher of a school in Essex has defended the decision to force children to listen to classical music during their lunchtime, describing it as a “win-win” situation.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Double yellow lines

Council criticised for painting 'pointless' double yellow lines

Council criticised for painting 'pointless' double yellow lines

A council has been criticised for painting "pointless" double yellow lines on an Essex street, which measure just 4ft in length.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates confidential medical files to charity shop

Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Four men detained as police secure cargo ship after ‘stowaways threaten crew’

Four men detained as police secure cargo ship after ‘stowaways threaten crew’

Four men have been detained under the Immigration Act after police boarded a cargo ship amid reports of stowaways threatening crew.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

A US politician has faced backlash from a UK council after it used an image of a village in Essex in a campaign advert as an example of what “foreclosures, unemployment and economic recession” would look like if they voted for the opposition.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

Police previously offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information on Bradley Blundell

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Joe Haide, 30, and Victor Oladipo, 18, both admitted one count at Basildon Crown Court

Thieves who threatened 97-year-old man with pickaxes face jail

Thieves who threatened 97-year-old man with pickaxes face jail

Pair of burglars threatened man and his 87-year-old partner

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Warren was uncooperative during police interviews

Man caught with £800,000 of cocaine is jailed for six years

Man caught with £800,000 of cocaine is jailed for six years

Alexander Warren claimed he was used as a drug mule

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

David Grant was given only a 15-month suspended sentence

Essex man who cost Network Rail £230,000 by climbing station gantry spared jail

Essex man who cost Network Rail £230,000 by climbing station gantry spared jail

David Grant warned not to enter any UK station under the influence of alcohol

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Michael Butler fled the scene and remained a fugitive for 10 months

Michael Butler: Essex man pleads guilty to threatening motorist with firearm

Essex man pleads guilty to threatening motorist with firearm

Michael Butler confronted his fellow motorist in a street and pulled a gun on him because he was driving too fast

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Waltham Forest women racially abused Asian girl and broke her arm in KFC attack

Waltham Forest women racially abused Asian girl and threw food at her

Attackers pulled teenager's hair, kicked her on the ground and thew food and hot drink at her

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Colin Hodgson filmed himself abusing children

Colin Hodgson: Essex paedophile who filmed himself abusing children jailed for seven years

Essex paedophile who filmed himself abusing children jailed for seven years

Colin Hodgson used vibrators in his videos as he filmed the sexual abuse

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Reece Brown was sentenced to two years and three months for robbery and six months for possession of a bladed article, to run concurrently.

Reece Brown: Essex man who robbed a motorcyclist with an axe and hammer before crashing into a garden fence jailed

Man who robbed motorcyclist with hammer before crashing into fence pleads guilty

Reece Brown pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of a blade and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Police are hunting this woman in connection with the attack in July

Met police hunting woman who battered female taxi passenger in 3am brawl

Police hunting woman who battered female taxi passenger in 3am brawl

The incident took place just after 3am on Sunday July 23, when the 30-year-old victim called for a taxi after leaving the Champs Sports Bar and Grill in Ilford.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Chloe Hammond was sentenced to five years in jail

Chloe Hammond: Essex woman who bit off chunk of victim's ear in road rage attack jailed

Essex woman who bit off chunk of victim's ear in road rage attack jailed

Chloe Hammond got out of her Audi to kick her victim and bite off a piece of her ear before spitting it on the floor

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Brown suffered serious facial cuts when he crashed the bike

Essex man who robbed a motorcyclist with an axe and hammer before crashing into a garden fence pleads guilty

Man who robbed motorcyclist with hammer before crashing into fence pleads guilty

Reece Brown pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of a blade and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Teenagers sentenced for 'train surfing' in Essex

Teenagers sentenced for 'train surfing' in Essex

Teenagers sentenced for 'train surfing' in Essex

The teenagers were filmed climbing between carriages and holding on to the outside of a TfL train as it moved along

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Police hunting rapist who attacked woman during young farmers' party in Essex

Police hunting rapist who attacked woman during young farmers' party in Essex

Incident took place in a barn in Manningtree on July 8

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

The gang were linked to a series of burglaries through forensic examination work, CCTV and phone analysis

Essex burglars who towed away Co-Op cash machine jailed for 16 years

Essex burglars who towed away Co-Op cash machine jailed for 16 years

Jamie Johnson, Robert Flint and Joshua Flint drove into shop windows and tried to drag away equipment by force

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Officers also found a fictional story describing the sexual abuse of a child

Essex man Simon Glerum sentenced for importing a child sex doll in landmark case

Essex man sentenced for importing a child sex doll in landmark case

Simon Glerum was arrested after officers intercepted a parcel from Hong Kong containing a 3ft doll at Stansted Airport

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Pizza shop worker uses stilettos to attack woman in nightclub

Pizza shop worker uses stilettos to attack woman in nightclub

Pizza shop worker uses stilettos to attack woman in nightclub

Natalie Jeffery has been handed a 14-month suspended jail term for the attack at Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Sikh driver who killed Muslim friend converts to Islam to atone for the death

Gurvinder Mudhar drank alcohol and smoked cannabis for two hours before driving his car and losing control, killing Zeigum Mohammed

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Lillo Troisi has been detained under the mental health act, after admitting to manslaughter and arson

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Flood warning in place for east coast as rain, wind and snow batter the UK

Flood warning in place for east coast as rain, wind and snow batter the UK

Flood warning in place for east coast as rain, wind and snow batter the UK

The Environment Agency upped its warning to potentially life-threatening floods

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Woman and child die in Braintree house fire

Woman and child die in Braintree house fire

Woman and child die in Braintree house fire

Despite the work of emergency services, the pair were trapped inside the burning house

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Remains of mutilated cat discovered near war memorial

Headless cat found near war memorial in vile Halloween prank

Headless cat found near war memorial in vile Halloween prank

The remains of a mutilated cat have been discovered in Essex near a war memorial, the RSPCA are investigating the incident

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

A baby was killed and another child seriously injured in the attack

Colchester dog attack: Community left 'in shock'

Colchester dog attack: Community left 'in shock'

A baby boy has died in an attack by a dog on Harwich Road, while another has suffered life changing injuries

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

'Clownpocalypse' - disturbing craze comes to the UK after creepy clown sightings

'Clownpocalypse' hits the UK with spate of creepy clown sightings

'Clownpocalypse' - disturbing craze comes to the UK after creepy clown sightings

The dark, unnerving trend began in America in August

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Essex dog attack: behaviour expert blames owner for Halstead incident

Essex dog attack: owner blamed for child's death in Halstead

Essex dog attack: behaviour expert blames owner for Halstead incident

Training expert Sheila Hamilton-Andrews said owners need to take more responsibility

A young boy has died following a dog bite in Essex

Essex dog attack: young boy dies after bite in Halstead

Young boy dies after bite from pet dog in Essex

A 29 year old woman is in police custody following the incident

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Leigh-On-Sea has been named as the happiest place to live in Britain

Essex fishing village Leigh-on-Sea named Britain's capital of happiness

Essex fishing village Leigh-on-Sea named Britain's capital of happiness

Harrogate has been knocked off top spot after three years at number one