Two people have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Essex.
It broke out in South Street in Braintree late last night and was eventually put out just before 1.30am.
Five fire engines were sent to the scene.
An investigation into why the fire started is now underway.
Police investigating a shop robbery Essex have releases CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.
The robbery happened on Mountbatten Road in Bocking, near Braintree, at around 9.30am on 30 October.
The thief threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash. He left with a two-figure sum.
Officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.
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A replacement bus service is running on Greater Anglia trains between Braintree and Witham.
It's due to a signalling problem at Witham station. Commuters could face delays of up to half an hour.
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Eleven crews have been tackling a large fire at an industrial estate in Essex this evening.
Smoke could be seen for several miles from the estate at Lancaster Way in Earls Colne near Braintree.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service say it broke out in a builders yard at about 5 o'clock. Wooden pallets, tar and roofing have been on fire.
Three crews from Halstead, 1 from Coggeshall, Witham, Wivenhoe, Chelmsford, two from Colchester and two from Sudbury were called to the scene.
An aerial ladder platform has been used to pour water on the fire from above.
Crews are now bringing the fire under control and reducing back to three fire engines.
"Crews have done an excellent job to stop this fire spreading to neighbouring businesses. When crews arrived, the fire was well developed. Crews quickly got to work tackling the fire in multiple fronts and got the whole area surrounded. The fire is almost out, and crews are extinguishing the remaining hot spots. We have scaled the incident back to three fire engines who will remain at the incident dampening down."
Watch footage of the fire filmed by Essex Fire & Rescue Service
Firefighters have been called to a big fire at an industrial estate in Essex.
It broke out on a builder's yard in Earls Colne near Braintree at about 5pm.
The local fire service says wooden pallets, drums of tar and roofing are all alight.
Fire five engines have been sent to the scene and eyewitnesses say the smoke can be seen from several miles away.
Braintree Town missed out on a place at Wembley after losing their National League semi-final to Grimsby.
The Iron had taken a 1-0 lead into the second leg but couldn't hold on.
The part time Essex side had looked solid for more than 70 minutes before conceding a penalty which brought Grimsby level.
So close! We are still very very proud of our team!
It was 1-1 on aggregate at the end of normal time but Braintree were reduced to 10 after Mark Phillips saw red for a second yellow card.
Omar Bogle won it for Grimsby with a header on 110 minutes.
It was the biggest home crowd for Braintree in 60 years.
A 25-year-old man is being treated in hospital after being stabbed in Braintree in Essex.
The man was assaulted and stabbed in the back and hip at the King George’s Playing Field in Dunstable Drive, Braintree on Saturday evening.
He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where is in a stable condition.
A 16-year-old boy from Witham has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and making threats to kill. He was released on bail until 19 June pending further police enquiries.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police in Essex have arrested a man after cannabis plants were found near Braintree.
A 54-year-old man has been released on police bail after officers executed of a drugs warrant on The Street in Stisted.
Officers found 22 mature plants and nine younger cannabis plants within outbuildings at the address when they attended just after 9am on Monday 4 April.