A hospital trust has been reported to the police after staff said they were being "bullied" to falsify data relating to cancer patients.
Two guests - a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s - staying at an exclusive hotel in Essex have been found dead in a swimming pool.
A power-lifting grandad from Essex is becoming a hit on YouTube.
Essex Police have withdrawn their advice to residents to stay indoors after an explosion at a chemical plant in West Thurrock this evening.
A spokeswoman said the chemical smell had dissipated and any danger had passed.
Emergency services in Essex said they had been called to Industrial Chemicals Limited, Stoness Road, in West Thurrock.
Fire crews found there had been an explosion of chemicals in a chlorine scrubbing unit.
Essex police urged people who live around West Thurrock to stay indoors due to the chemical smell after an explosion at a factory.
– Essex police spokesman
Police are asking that anyone who lives in the area stay indoors and keeps their windows and doors closed.
There are reports of a strong chlorine smell in the area.
oooo something has just gone bang in west Thurrock. Thought my front door was being kicked in
Anyone else hear a massive bang in #Thurrock??
One man has been injured after an explosion at a chemical factory in West Thurrock, Essex, emergency services said.
Crew are standing by following an explosion in Thurrock. One man suffered minor injuries. Full details: http://t.co/UUE3P1Pag7
Essex Fire Service said the incident had "caused a leak of caustic soda liquid."
Armed police guard the entrance to Lizvale Farm,Navestock near Romford, as they continue to search for Francis O'Donoghue.
Scene of crime officers in white suits are working insidethe gates as police investigate the shooting of two men yesterday.
Essex Police are searching for a man in connection with a double shooting.
Francis O'Donoghue, 27, is of average build and speaks with an Irish accent.
Two men were shot and injured on farmland in Navestock near Brentwood at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.
They are both being treated in hospital and are in a stable condition.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call Essex Police on 101. If anyone knows of Mr O'Donoghue's whereabouts, they are advised to call 999.
It is believed a gunman is on the loose in Essex, after two men were shot and injured.
It happened on farmland in Navestock near Brentwood at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.
The two men suffered gunshot wounds to the legs. They are being treated in hospital and are both in a stable condition.
Police say they are searching for Francis O'Donoghue, 27, in connection with the incident.
He is described as white, about 5ft 11in and in his late 20s. He is of average build, with short-brown hair, protruding ears and speaks with an Irish accent.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call Essex Police on 101, or 999 if they know of Mr O'Donoghue's whereabouts.
Police said they are attempting to determine the motives behind an apparent arson attack at an Islamic centre in Harlow, Essex.
Chief Inspector Ed Wells said:
– Chief Inspector Ed Wells
Detectives are investigating this concerning incident and there will be a significant police presence throughout the day to reassure all local residents as we seek to identify those responsible.
We are appalled at the criminal behaviour of the individuals who last night tried to set fire to this building.
They appear to have set fire to foam at one of the centre's doors which has damaged the wall, but thankfully not taken hold of the building.