A family dog who saved a boy from Clacton from serious injury is to get a bravery award.
Geo's owner Carly Riley said he pushed her 10-year-old son Charlie out of the way of a truck - but the German Shepherd suffered horrific injuries.
Thankfully this story does have a happy ending: Geo's now made a full recovery and is back at home.
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A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.
Cold but dry and bright this afternoon followed by a risk of icy stretches tonight.