A teenager has been charged in connection with the murder of John Pordage in Chelmsford.
The 16-year-old boy, who is from the city, was arrested on Sunday. He has today been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods and perverting the course of justice.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.
A van driver is in a potentially life-threatening condition in hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Essex.
A white Mercedes sprinter van, a silver Ford Mondeo and a HGV collided just after 10pm on Thursday night (August 4) between junctions 18 and 19 at Chelmsford.
A 40-year-old man, who was the driver of the Mercedes van, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and is in a critical - and potentially life-threatening - condition.
A woman and a man both in their 60s - the driver and passenger in the Mondeo - suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in Chelmsford.
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Organisers of the V Festival in Essex have confirmed the event will go ahead - despite safety concerns following Monday's terror attack at a music concert in Manchester.
Festival Republic, which runs the Hylands Park spectacular, said it would be consulting with police but insisted cancellation was not an option.
"We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice and are therefore confirming that Virgin V Festival will be going ahead as planned."
Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Chelmsford in August this year for the annual festival, which also takes place at a second site in Staffordshire.
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The family of a young singer from Essex who died after being struck by a train, have paid tribute to a 'sensitive, thoughtful and caring person' who was a 'much-loved son, brother, family member and cherished friend.'
23 year old Patrick Aspbury died at Chelmsford railway station on the 12th April.
He was one third of 'The Choirboys', the country's first choir boyband, which hit the headlines in 2005 after a nationwide search for choral singers.
Their album became the fastest selling classical recording in history.
Patrick started his singing career as a chorister at Chelmsford Cathedral before moving to Ely Cathedral at the age of ten.
"It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the loss of much-loved son, brother, family member and cherished friend Patrick. In addition to his singing, Patrick was also a talented and promising composer, keen footballer and Spurs fan, and above all a sensitive, thoughtful, and caring person. He will be sorely missed."