A woman from Essex almost died after a spider bite on a Spanish holiday
A man ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison for torturing and murdering his former partner and two-year-old daughter has died.
Essex Police have taken "significant steps" to improve their services to victims of domestic abuse.
A new foodbank is opening in Halstead in Essex to provide emergency food to people in crisis.
The centre at St Andrew's Church Hall in Parsonage Street will be part of the Braintree Area Foodbank which has been used by 300 people since it opened in April. Besides providing food, volunteers will also offer housing and benefits advice.
A special needs school in Braintree has been given a brand new minibus.
Pupils at the Edith Borthwick School were handed the keys by the President of The Lord's Taverners, Chris Cowdrey.
It's the 1,000th minibus to be donated by the sports charity since 1975.
Christine Chambers and her daughter Shania were shot dead by Christine's former partner in Braintree last summer.
Today the police watchdog said there'd been systematic failings by Essex Police, who'd failed to follow up a string of complaints Christine had made against her killer.
An investigation's found systematic failings by Essex Police after they failed to take action against a man who went on to murder his former partner and their two-year-old daughter. It happened in Braintree last year.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said Christine Chambers had made a string of complaints against her killer David Oakes which were not followed up by the force. Serena Sandhu reports.
Police are appealing for help in tracing four missing teenagers who've not been seen for two days. Two girls and two boys from the Braintree and Halstead areas are believed to be together.
13-year-old Jessica Abbott and 14-year-olds Sasha Papple, Jordan Fugeman and Ricky Newman were last seen at Hythe Hill railway station on Monday evening.
An inquest has heard how a man may have been murdered by his neighbour in Essex after a claim that he threatened to expose him as a paedophile.
Richard Wight, who was 55, was stabbed to death at his home in Braintree in January. Following the killing, his neighbour Alan Taylor returned home only to die of a heart attack
Armed police have sealed off a road in Braintree, following reports a man had been assaulted at a house in Halstead.
Police were contacted just after 8am this morning following reports a man had been assaulted in White Horse Avenue, and that the attacker may have been armed with an air gun.
The victim received injuries to his face which are not believed to be serious.Armed officers are currently searching the area for the man they believe to be responsible. White Horse Avenue is currently closed. Searches are also taking place in the Braintree area.
Footage captured by cameraman Stephen Huntley.