In the first of our new ITV Fixers series we meet a hoodie-wearing group from Harwich who want people to look beyond the stereotype.
ITV Anglia is screening a series of films about young people coming up with projects that help in their community. They're called Fixers.
Cannabis worth more than £330,000 has been seized by Border Force officers at the Port of Harwich.
An attempt to smuggle more than two million cigarettes into the UK through the Port of Harwich has been halted by Border Force.
The seizure was made on Thursday 23 May when officers stopped a lorry containing a load of plastic tubs.
The tubs contained cartons of cigarettes hidden among plaster granules. An estimated 2.2 million cigarettes were seized.
The new Mayor of Harwich will continue a long tradition today by throwing buns from the balcony of the town's Guildhall. Dave McLeod is taking over from John Thurlow and will follow in the footsteps of previous mayors to take part in the ritual.
Plymouth has long it was from there that the Pilgrim Fathers on board the Mayflower sailed in the sixteen hundreds
But now a group in Harwich have said they deserve more of the credit. Malcolm Robertson reports.
An Essex town has launched a campaign to reclaim the Pilgrim Fathers from Plymouth.
Campaigners in Harwich are fed up with Plymouth taking all the credit for the Mayflower - the ship that sailed to America to create a new colony in 1620.
The ship's captain named the landing point in America Plymouth Rock, meaning the Devon city has since been linked to the founding of modern America.
But now a group in the Essex town says it's Harwich which should be credited as the home of the world famous ship.
Police are investigating a burglary which occurred during a house party in Little Oakley.
Between 8pm on March 31 and 3am on April 1, at a property in Harwich Road, jewellery, a games console and medication were stolen from the main bedroom while a house party was being held.
The medication stolen was prescription pain killers which should not be taken without consultation with a doctor.
Jewellery, a games console and prescription medication were stolen from a house in Little Oakley in Essex. The items were stolen during a house party in Harwich Road on March 31.
Paramedics and an air ambulance reacting to reports of a person locked in a car and not breathing at Harwich in Essex discovered it was a just dummy when they arrived at the scene.
East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) crews were alerted at 7.40am to Milton Road in Harwich to a person believed to be unconscious in a car.
– Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service
“Following assessments at the scene, it appears the person in the car was actually a mannequin. This is a very unusual incident our crews attended this morning and the person who dialled 999 did the right thing as they could not gain access to the car and thought the person was not breathing."
Mr Sanderson added the mannequin had been found in "bizarre" circumstances.
It was sitting upright in the rear seat, fully dressed and with a blanket wrapped around it.
Cocaine and amphetamines with a potential street value of £13.4m have been seized by Border Force officers at the Port of Harwich.
The drugs were recovered by officers at 6am on Tuesday, January 29 from a lorry that had arrived at Harwich on a boat from the Hook of Holland.
When the vehicle and its load of soft drinks was searched, officers found approximately 35kg of cocaine and around 160kg of amphetamines.
A 44-year-old Dutch man, Farid Wenteler, has been charged with illegally importing a Class A drug.
He has appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates Court and has been remanded in custody until 21 February.
A man who left a knife embedded in another man's head after a street fight in Harwich has been jailed for 18 years. Kyle Ogilvie, who is 23, got into a fight with a 20 year old man after a party in Mill Road in May last year.
He was found guilty of attempted murder after a four week trial. Police say his victim is now recovering.