An intruder punched and then shot a woman in the eye with an airgun in her own home, police say.
Two men accused of attempting to smuggle 35 immigrants into the UK in a shipping container, in which one man died, are to face a retrial.
Two firefighters are cleared of indecently assault following a trial which heard about initiation ceremonies that "went beyond" practical jokes.
A couple wowed their wedding guests by performing a first dance with a difference.
Hundreds of drivers have their licences revoked for failing a roadside eye test under police powers brought in after the death of an Essex teenager.
Huge smoke cloud billows from a fire at a derelict cinema
Abandoned, "dying" foal found on a roadside meets fans
Former Ipswich, Leeds and Reading striker Noel Hunt is in talks with League One side Southend United.
Ravi Bopara says Reece Topley's first over was the "game-winning moment" of Essex's One-Day Cup victory over Lancashire.
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