A week-long delay in realising a notorious criminal had been murdered has left police with a "challenging" crime scene, a senior detective says.
Police say they are "very concerned" about the disappearance of a mother and toddler who have not been seen for a week.
Convicted murderer Peter Tobin who killed Essex teenager Dinah McNicol is taken to hospital after being slashed in prison.
The death of a vulnerable teenager who injected herself with animal antibiotic calls into question child welfare procedures.
A man accused of smuggling 35 people into the UK in a shipping container tells a court he had "no idea" what was inside.
No new runway but Stansted is expected to grow
Girl in crash says the collision "didn't feel real at all"
Southend sign striker David Mooney on a two-year contract, and midfielder Michael Timlin extends his Roots Hall stay.
Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson joins Essex in a one-month loan deal and will be available for all formats.
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