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Ancient woodland, which dates back to at least 1600, covers 2% of the country.
The consortium behind Phase Two of the London Array pulled the plug because of uncertainties about a population of birds.
Police in Essex are looking for a wolf which has escaped from a zoo. The animal was reported missing from Colchester Zoo in Essex at about 8 o'clock this morning:
– Essex Police
Officials at the zoo have said that wolves are naturally timid, and provided they're not cornered in any way, do not pose a risk to the public.
– Superintendent Steve Johnson, Essex Police
As a former member of the dog unit myself, I know the strong bond between a police officer and his dog.
Whilst they are working dogs, they also become a close and important member of the police officer's family. This is a very sad occasion.
Baron had been paired with his handler for the last four years. Essex Police says they had made many arrests together:
– Essex Police statement
He was injured and taken immediately to a veterinary practice but sadly he had to be put to sleep.
The circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are currently being reviewed.
Baron's handler and family are understandably very upset.
A police dog has died during a training exercise in Essex. Baron, a five-year-old German Shepherd working for Essex Police, was taking part in the exercise with his handler at a disused building near Chelmsford yesterday when he fell from a flat roof.
The East of England Ambulance Service has confirmed:
- Two buses collided at 16:27 near Epping
- Five ambulances were sent to the scene
- One person seriously injured
- The man and teenager have been freed from wreckage
A man and teenage girl are trapped on two separate buses after they collided near Epping in Essex.
Road traffic collision - two buses - Epping Road, North Weald http://t.co/Tw8zg6I9jD
Two men have been arrested in Essex by police investigating cross-Channel drug trafficking and money laundering. The men, aged 30 and 26, were held on suspicion of conspiracy to import cocaine and amphetamine, and money laundering. Today's arrests in Essex took place in Brentwood and South Ockenden.
This investigation has already led to the seizure of around 70 kilos of Class A drugs which were destined for the UK.
Working closely with law enforcement colleagues here and in France, the NCA is determined to tackle those responsible for trafficking illegal drugs into the UK.
- The man is of black Caribbean origin, aged between 55-65
- 5'9" in height and was of slim build with a fully-grown grey beard
- He was wearing a green jacket, brown trousers and white Tommy Hilfiger trainers
Anyone with information is urged to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.