It takes intensive training to prepare a rookie police dog for action. The Essex Police Dog Section at Sandon near Chelmsford has been welcoming seven new recruits. Their mother Steffi was bred with a German Shepherd belonging to Greater Manchester Police earlier this year.
Serena Sandhu has been to find out more
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A traditional Kenyan dance troupe will be performing in an Essex church today as part of their 11th UK tour.
Outbreaks of rain will continue, on and off, throughout much of today but it should clear by the weekend.
It will be a cloudy but mild night ahead of a wet day tomorrow.