An army bomb disposal expert and a medic from our region have both been praised for their bravery in the latest round of the Army's operational honours.
Rachel Hughes, an army medic from Colchester, has been mentioned in despatches for performing life-saving first aid on three occasions during her first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
More top news
Officers investigating the murder of two people in Colchester have carried out a new search of the River Colne based on new information.
A dry evening with light winds, but soon turning cloudy with outbreaks of rain and increasing winds arriving by late evening.
A 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.