There are reports a nine foot Python is on the loose in Essex.
Police were apparently called to a house in Shoebury near Southend after it's owner reported it missing.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving a car and a pedestrian.
A Volkswagen Polo and a 32-year-old man were involved in the collision in Lifstan Way, Southend, near the Walnut Tree pub, shortly before 9.20pm on Friday, August 14.
The pedestrian suffered leg and head injuries and is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
A 25-year-old man from Southend was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs, traffic offences and possession of drugs with intent to supply.
He was released on bail until October 13.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash, particularly the occupants of a black Range Rover.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Lucy Watson at Laindon road policing unit on 101.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing from his home in Greenways, Southend.
David Robertson, 48, has not been seen since around 1am today (Sunday, August 9).
He is white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, close shaved and may be wearing casual clothing, possible jeans and a t-shirt.
Essex Police have released this picture as they investigate an armed robbery by a group of men armed with baseball bats.
The men forced their way into a house in Southend and demanded money from a woman inside.
Five men, three of whom were armed with bats, forced open the door of the house in West Street just before 2am on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
They demanded money, damaged a television and made off with a games console and watch, leaving the woman, who was in her 50s, with a minor injury to her arm.
Anyone who recognises the man should call Dc Alex Deacon at Southend CID on 101.
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Residents living in Southend are being told to keep their windows shut whilst firefighters tackle a large blaze at a derelict cinema.
Six engines are currently at the scene on the fire on Alexandra Road.
The blaze broke out just before 8am this morning.
An Essex MP has been admitted to hospital after being taken ill following a health setback.
James Duddridge, who has been the MP for Rochford and Southend East since 2005, was appointed a Foreign Office minister in 2014.
His office said he was unwell last year and despite making a good recovery, had suffered a setback and had been re-admitted to hospital.
Mr Duddridge, 43, said he had been overwhelmed by the kind words and well wishes he'd received and is looking forward to returning to work as soon as he can.
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A retired footballer who once played for Southend United has won £5.5 million on the Lotto.
Terry Bradbury, 75, hit the jackpot in Saturday's draw.
Bradbury began his career with Chelsea in 1957 and made 29 appearances for the First Division club.
He moved to Southend United in 1962 for a reported £6,000 before going on to play for Leyton Orient.
Bradbury moved to Wrexham in 1967 before joining rivals Chester, and later worked as a player-coach at Weymouth.
An unemployed man has been charged with murder after another man was stabbed to death in Essex.
Police found a 50-year-old man collapsed in a house on Beedell Avenue in Wescliff near Southend on Sunday night.
46-year-old Carlyle Daley has now been charged, while another man who was arrested in connection with the incident won't face any further action.