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Two nine-month female tabby cats and four young kittens have been found dumped on a doorstep in Essex.
The cats were duct-taped into a cardboard box and left outside the Great Baddow Clinic in Chelmsford on Friday morning.
One of the tabby cats didn't have a tail.
The animals were cold and covered in fleas, but it's expected that they will all make a full recovery.
They have now been named after Disney princesses and princes by RSPCA staff.
“These poor little things were left cold and uncared for on a doorstep but will hopefully now have a happy ending, so Disney royalty seemed an apt theme.
The cats were found at 7am but we don’t know how long it had been there - it could have been anytime since 6pm the day before as that is when the clinic closed. It would have been very cold for the little things if they had been there overnight.
The box had been sealed with black masking tape with some rough air holes made around the top."
Excited festival goers will be trying to get their hands on tickets for this summer's V Festival today.
Tickets for the August event at Hylands Park in Chelmsford go on sale at 9am.
Calvin Harris and Kasabian have already been announced as this year's headliners.
Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as the headline acts for this summer's V Festival in Chelmsford.Read the full story ›
Drivers in our region could be entitled to claim back millions of pounds in unenforceable parking penalties, according to the RAC Foundation.
A motorist from Essex is taking a test case to the Court of Appeal claiming payments issued for overstaying parking on private land are extravagant and out of proportion to any losses suffered.
The Foundation warns that more action is needed to tackle what it calls a "barely regulated" system.
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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Chelmsford early today.
It happened at the back of McDonalds on the Riverside retail park.
A woman was pushed to the ground and assaulted.
She managed to struggle free and raise the alarm.
A watchdog panel is asking for volunteers to help look after the welfare of inmates at Chelmsford Prison.
The Independent Monitoring Board is recruiting members to help assess how well prisoners are being cared for.
They will have to spend time inside the prison every month to do checks.
Work will start today on the first major improvement work on the Chelmer Viaduct in Chelmsford.Read the full story ›
Police have release pictures of their pursuit of a drunken motorist through residential streets in Chelmsford.
Ben Jolly, who's 27, was arrested after he was spotted in his Vauxhall Zafira in the early hours of New Year's Day. He was tracked from the air and followed on the ground as he drove at speeds of 70 miles an hour.
He eventually abandoned the car in Aubrey Close, running through a number of back gardens before he was arrested. He was nearly twice the drink drive limit.
Jolly was handed a three year driving ban after admitting a series of offences including aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop for police, drink driving and being in possession of cannabis. He also received a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years, and was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.
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The funeral of an Essex teenager who was stabbed to death in a park in Chelmsford before Christmas was held this morning.
Hundreds of friends and family of Ashley Woolley gathered at Chelmsford Cathedral for the service.
Ashley's family said they wanted to give him the best possible send-off in a celebration of his life.
A 17-year-old has has been charged with his murder.