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.
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.
An RAF Seaking rescue helicopter was sent out by the Coastguard in Essex on Wednesday evening to help find a boat that had run aground.
A 20ft motor boat with three people on board was heading from Canvey Island to Harwich when the incident happened.
The helicopter located the boat on the Foulness Sands and offered to winch the three men to shore, which they declined.
– Thames Coastguard
The Coastguard gave them safety advice, but they insisted remaining onboard and continuing their passage once refloated, albeit without having any charts, VHF radio or flares onboard.
Cannabis worth more than a quarter of a million pounds has been seized at the Port of Harwich.
The drugs were discovered by Border Force officers in the trailer of a lorry that arrived on a ferry from the Hook of Holland on Saturday.
The drugs had been concealed in 14 white boxes hidden among a load of flowers. In total, 117kg of cannabis was found.
A 62-year-old man from Holland has been arrested on suspicion of illegally importing a Class B drug.
The number of passengers sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland has reached a new high.
Figures released by Stena Line for the first 6 months of the year show an increase of 4,000 passengers and 800 cars.
The company says it expects the sea transport sector to remain volatile throughout 2012.
Thousands of Home Office workers, including Border Agency staff, are to strike on July 26 in a row over jobs, pay and other issues. The action, the day before the Olympic Games starts, could hit ports and airports like Stansted, Luton and Harwich.
The PCS unions says they will also take other forms of action until August 20.
A family of eight have been left homeless after a fire broke out in the second floor of their terraced home.
Crews were called to the property in West Street in Harwich at about 5.30pm yesterday.
Firefighter Ivan Cranfield said: "The house is three stories and the fire started in a second floor bedroom.
"Crews did an excellent job in containing the fire to that room and preventing it from spreading.
"There was a fairly large fire in the bedroom and the room itself was extensively fire damaged.
"The rest of the second floor suffered smoke damage and the rest of the property suffered light smoke and water damage.
"We have carried out an investigation into the cause of the fire and have determined that it started accidentally."