A court's been hearing how a gang of rogue traders from Essex conned elderly people out of more than £1 million by overcharging them for shoddy building work.
The group, who operated around the Clacton area, targeted at least 18 victims, although police believe there may be more. The victims were aged between 65 and 99; many lived alone, had dementia or were seriously ill.
The men have admitted fraud or money-laundering offences. John John Dodds will sentence the men when all mitigation has been heard.
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A new report by the education watchdog is calling on state schools to work harder at creating our Olympians of the future.
Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says too many head teachers are treating competitive sport as an optional extra and that means a disproportionate number of our top athletes came from fee-paying schools.
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Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been ordered to pay £1,810 in fines and costs after he was found guilty of assaulting a man in an Essex nightclub.
The 27-year-old, who was tried under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, denied attacking George Chittock at Chicago's in Chelmsford.
But he was convicted by magistrates at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and fined £800. He's also been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £930.
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man in a nightclub in Chelmsford.
The 27-year-old, who appeared under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, had denied attacking George Chittock during a public appearance at Chicago's nightclub.
Chair of the bench Angela Tucker said the magistrates had found Contostavlos was not under any physical threat at the time of the incident.
He held is head in his hands as the verdict was delivered.
Magistrates in Chelmsford have retired to consider their verdict in the trial of former N-Dubz singer Dappy over a nightclub assault.
The 27-year-old, who appears under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, is accused of attacking George Chittock in the early hours of February 27.
The singer claimed he was acting in self-defence after being abused three times during a public appearance at Chicago's in Chelmsford, Essex.
He has denied assault by beating in a two-day trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy slapped a member of the public outside a nightclub in Chelmsford after making a celebrity appearance, a court has been hearing.
The 27-year-old is accused of attacking George Chittock in the early hours of February 27th.
He denies assault by beating and is standing trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.
Prosecutor Jaqueline Carey told the court the incident happened after Contostavlos carried out a "meet and greet" at Chicago's in Chelmsford.
The pair were in a smoking area along with Contostavlos's minder and two of the club's own doorstaff when he was seen to slap Mr Chittock, she said
The performer was arrested by police and claimed he acted in self-defence..
His friend, comedian Jim Davidson, also attended in a show of moral support.
Abellio says owing to a problem currently under investigation at Chelmsford some lines are blocked. Train services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.
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A problem with overhead lines is causing long delays and some cancellations for passengers passing through Chelmsford.
Thirty people have been left homeless after fire destroyed part of a block of flats in Chelmsford.
The blaze broke out in the top floor of the flats in Harberd Tye on Saturday morning.
Fire crews said their efforts to put it out were hampered by a "poor water supply."
The Red Cross was called to help a number of people who were left homeless as a result of the fire.
Sub Officer Syd Barrett said "When crews arrived, there was a well developed fire in the roof void of the block which had broken through the roof. The fire did not spread to an adjacent block.
"We made sure the entire building had been evacuated. In all, around 30 people escaped safely from the building but none of them will be able to return because of the damage caused.
Following news of his surprise resignation, outgoing chairman of Chelmsford FC, Mansell Wallace, says he's stepping aside because he believes the club needs 'a younger person' to drive through changes.
In a statement, the 64 year old said "a younger person will have more energy to drive the plans through the next five years and beyond. I feel the time is right as a new appointment can be made in time for the coming season. The new Chairman can influence the organisation with his own ideas."