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A group of National Lottery millionaires turned into party planners to throw a Christmas-themed celebration for young carers.The 24 lottery winners, with a combined wealth of more than £48 million, hosted around 75 carers aged between eight and 16 at the glitzy event near Chelmsford, Essex on Thursday.The invited carers,…
A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and police were called at about 10pm on Monday.Robert Knight, 52, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with…
A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and police were called about 10pm on Monday.A Leigh-on-Sea man, 52, who is related to the woman, was arrested…
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly relative at a seaside care home in Essex, police said.The man, 52, was arrested at the scene after a woman in her 70s suffered fatal injuries at the Langley Lodge Care Home on Imperial Avenue in Westcliff-on-Sea…
A five-year-old boy with autism dialled 999 and guided paramedics to his home after his mother fell unconscious while unpacking shopping. Charley-Anne Semple, 27, praised the actions of her son, Tyler, and he has been presented with a bravery award by the National Autistic Society. Tyler's three-year-old sister, Annabella, who…
A care home nurse told a court that she thought a male visitor was joking when he told her: "I just killed my nan." Antony Jennings, 33, killed his 94-year-old grandmother Ruby Wilson by slitting her throat at the dementia unit of her care home in Buckhurst Hill in Essex…
The parents of a 10-year-old boy who suffers from a form of cerebral palsy as a result of being starved of oxygen during birth have agreed a damages package approaching £10 million with hospital bosses, a High Court judge has been told. Mr Justice Lavender approved a settlement between the…
Bupa Care Homes has been fined £3 million over the death of an 86-year-old in Essex. Kenneth Ibbetson died after contracting Legionnaires' disease while living at the Hutton Village Nursing Home in Brentwood in March 2015, the Health and Safety Executive said. Bupa Care Homes admitted breaching the Health and…
A carer who fatally knocked down a 100-year-old grandmother in an Asda car park after "accidentally pressing the accelerator" of a van has been spared jail. Cherise Lyons, 57, was driving a paralysed man to buy flowers for a date when the tragedy unfolded outside the supermarket in Shoebury, Essex.…
A carer fatally knocked down a 100-year-old grandmother in an Asda car park after "accidentally pressing the accelerator" of a van while driving a paralysed man to buy flowers for a date, a court heard. Cherise Lyons, 57, denies causing the death of Joan Roskilly by dangerous driving and is…
A grandmother's "painful death" from cancer could have been avoided, the health ombudsman has said. Pamela North, from Dagenham in Essex, died after a hospital's nine-month delay to diagnose her bladder cancer, according to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The Ombudsman concluded that with prompt and proper investigations, Mrs…
A police force allegedly returned a laptop containing images of abuse to a man who was later jailed for rape after an investigation by another force. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it was investigating Essex Police's handling of the investigation. In a statement, the IOPC said the…
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