There have been demands today for much tougher penalties for using mobile phones in cars.
An ITV News Anglia investigation has found 999 police phone lines are still being clogged up with tens of thousands of non-emergency calls.
Police in Essex have released CCTV images of a number of people who they say might be vital witnesses to a suspicious fire in Southend.
Thousands of non-urgent calls are being made to 999 with examples of people using it to report phone faults and even a fly in an ice-cream.
Despite the introduction of the non-urgent 101 police number, ITV News Anglia has uncovered tens of thousands of non-emergency calls still going to 999.
While overall there has been a slight fall in non-emergency cases dialling 999 between 2010 and 2012, in counties like Essex and Buckinghamshire there's been a slight rise.
Click below to hear examples of the type of calls being made to emergency operators
An ITV News Anglia investigation has found 999 police phone lines are still being clogged up with tens of thousands of non-emergency calls, despite the introduction of the new 101 phone line to help tackle the problem.
Among the examples of 999 calls to the emergency services are people asking for a lift home, a man who was reporting that he hadn't received his fast-food order and someone asking to be picked up because he was lost.
Click below to hear the calls
Detectives in Essex have released E-fits of two suspects after a violent robbery in Basildon.
On the 16th of July, four men forced their way into a house in Osborne Road.
One of the occupants, a 26-year-old man, was punched in the head and knocked to the ground. The robbers left with cash and valuables worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Police in Suffolk say that the death of a man found in the River Waveney in Suffolk is not being treated as suspicious.
Holidaymakers at the Waveney Valley Campsite spotted the body in the water yesterday afternoon. The emergency services were called and tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police in Chelmsford have arrested a man after a woman reported being sexually assaulted in the town.
The incident allegedly took place at a property in the Moulsham Street area, early on Monday the 5th of August.
A 23-year-old man from Chelmsford went to a local police station last night. He has been arrested and is in police custody.
Detectives in Suffolk are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed in Bury St Edmunds.
At about 11pm on Monday the 29th of July the victim went to an address in Thompson Walk, after responding to an online advert for a watch that was being sold.
As he arrived he was approached by six men, who appeared from an alleyway. Two of them pulled out what looked like handguns, then assaulted him breaking a tooth and possibly his jaw. The men then took his Rolex watch and a large quantity of cash.
The victim went back to his home in Hertfordshire, and contacted the police on Thursday night. They are making arrangements to visit him to take a full statement.
A man has been killed in a collision in a Suffolk village.
Emergency services were called to B1119 in Cransford near Framlingham at just after half past seven last night, after an accident involving a motorbike and a red Nissan Primera. The motorbike was on fire in a field nearby.
One man who had been riding the motorbike was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, who was riding on the back of the bike, is in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.
Two men have been found dead at Bawsey Pits near King's Lynn. It follows a huge search and rescue operation yesterday afternoon, involving fire and ambulance crews, and RAF and police helicopters.
The emergency services were called at about 4.30pm. Hours later, they found the two men's bodies in the water. An investigation into what happened is underway.