'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here' star Joey Essex was simply amazed when he set eyes on an unusual insect for the first time.
The High Court rules today in a new legal battle against expansion at Stansted Airport.
A judge has branded two men as 'idiots, but not terrorists' after they were cleared of threatening to blow up a plane in mid air.
Police are investigating the theft of two puppies from a barn in Ramsden Heath. The puppies were just 14 weeks old when they were stolen from the barn in Park Lane.
They are female Foxhound puppies. One is called Vintage and has a number one tattooed on the inside of one ear. The other is called Village and has a number 2 tattooed on the inside of one ear.
They were stolen between 9pm on November 18 and 8am on November 19.
John Rayment from Essex is continuing his marathon walk around the coast of Britain to raise money for three charities working to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease: Parkinson’s UK, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and Parkinson’s Improvement Programme (PIP).
It’s a cause close to his heart as John’s father had the disease 10 years ago. The retired business lecturer from Anglia Ruskin University wants to walk 6,000 miles round the coast, a trek he estimates will take 12 million paces.
John’s journey began in August 2012 at the Tilbury Ferry on the River Thames and that’s where it will end this Saturday.
Since then he has completed the South West Coastal Path, the Wales Coast Path and the Lancashire Coastal Way. Heading north through Cumbria, he crossed the Scottish border on 20th April and marched along the Dumfries and Galloway coast.
Zoo keepers have launched an investigation to establish how five wolves escaped from their pen.
Three timber wolves were shot dead and two others recaptured after they escaped through a damaged fence at Colchester Zoo, Essex, yesterday morning.
One of the wolves which was shot was found beyond the zoo's perimeter after an eight-hour search.
Staff were said to be devastated by the deaths.
A zoo spokesman warned: "They are wild animals and in an unpredictable situation they would have posed a risk to the public."
Today zoo bosses said they were trying to establish how the damage was caused.
"Colchester Zoo management are holding an investigation today, and we have no further comment to make at this time," the spokesman added.
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Following several complaints, we would like to confirm that the shooting of escaped wolf yesterday was responsibility of @colchesterzoo
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of cancer waiting lists at a hospital in Essex.
The investigation into Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will aim to establish whether any criminal offences have been committed and then take any appropriate action depending on the evidence, the force said.
A spokesman added: "Essex Police is working with NHS England, the Trust and other health organisations to ensure that, throughout its investigation, the priority remains the safety and welfare of the public."
Last month the hospital was placed into special measures after the allegations came to light.
A number of cancer patients suffered "undue delays" at the hospital, according to a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
CQC inspectors found that there were "inaccuracies" with waiting time data relating to cancer treatment.
Staff told inspectors they were "pressured or bullied" to change data relating to patients and their treatment to make it seem as though people were being treated in line with national guidelines.
As a result some patients may not have had the treatment they needed in time, according to the CQC.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of waiting lists at Colchester Hospital, while NHS England announced its own review of the services.
"Patients need to know that cancer services are safe today, will be safe tomorrow and if they weren’t safe in the past, that everything is being done to rapidly put things right and provide on-going support.” Andrew Pike of NHS England said.
Staff at Colchester told care quality inspectors they were "pressured or bullied" to change data relating to patients and their treatment to make it seem as though people were being treated in line with national guidelines.
Essex Police have confirmed that the missing wolf from Colchester Zoo has been "found and destroyed" by zoo staff:
Sadly, the search for a wolf @colchesterzoo concluded shortly after 4pm when the animal was found + destroyed by zoo staff.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of cancer waiting lists at Colchester hospital.
The investigation will aim to establish whether any criminal offences have been committed and then take any appropriate action depending on the evidence, the force said.
A spokesman added
– Essex Police
"Essex Police is working with NHS England, the Trust and other health organisations to ensure that, throughout its investigation, the priority remains the safety and welfare of the public."
A wolf that escaped from Colchester Zoo earlier today has been shot dead.
Five wolves in total got out this morning after escaping through a hole in the fence in their enclosure.
One of the wolves returned, whilst two had to be shot and another was recaptured.
A police search was then launched to locate the remaining wolf, which has now been shot dead.