A police officer from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire has run a local marathon while pulling a 40 stone Aga !
DCI Pete Digby ran all 26 miles of the Halstead and Essex Marathon in aid of the Afghanistan Trust for hurt soldiers.
The former paratrooper had previously been banned from pulling the Aga called Agatha in the London Marathon. Running partner Paul Milson helped him around the course. They were raising money for the Afghanistan Trust for hurt soldiers.
A new foodbank is opening in Halstead in Essex to provide emergency food to people in crisis.
The centre at St Andrew's Church Hall in Parsonage Street will be part of the Braintree Area Foodbank which has been used by 300 people since it opened in April. Besides providing food, volunteers will also offer housing and benefits advice.
A man has been charged with four offences after a firearms incident in Halstead in Essex.
Police were called to White Horse Avenue on the morning of Wednesday 25 July after a man was allegedly shot in the face with an air pistol.
29-year-old Henry Gaskin, of Long Green in Cressing, was arrested in Braintree later that day. He has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, assault causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and possessing cannabis.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday 27 July).