Long-term suspensions such as that of a £225,000-a-year chief fire officer need to be resolved quicker, an MP says.
Ryan ten Doeschate and James Foster hit centuries for Essex before Northants collapse on day three at the County Ground.
A careless thief taunted by police for leaving his soft drink, tools and a balaclava at the scene of a crime is identified through his DNA.
Essex's Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the youngest player to score 10,000 test runs.
Essex's Jaik Mickleburgh hit his first Championship century of the season as batsmen continued to dominate in Northampton.
After a secret German WW2 code machine is found in Southend, the National Museum of Computing is asking people to search for its motor.
Ben Duckett's excellent 189 puts Northants in a commanding position against Essex on day one at the County Ground.
Colchester United midfielder Jack Curtis signs a new one-year deal with the League Two-bound club.
Shrewsbury bring in Southend midfielder Gary Deegan on a two-year deal and prepare to sign Port Vale striker Louis Dodds.
A teenager who murdered two strangers is appealing against his sentence which ruled he must be detained for at least 27 years.
Essex survive for a draw in Cardiff despite early Glamorgan pressure, with opener Nick Browne leading their resistance.
A jury hears how 35 people sealed inside a container brought into the UK were heard making cries for help by port workers.
Colchester United winger Drey Wright signs a new one-year contract with the League Two-bound club.
The disappearance of man last seen a year ago is now being treated as a murder case, it has emerged.
A 17-year-old is arrested in connection with a suspected acid attack in which five teenagers were injured.
Will Bragg's ton guides Glamorgan to a lead of 242 against leaders Essex with seven wickets left and one day to play.
Two lorry drivers from Northern Ireland deny being part of a people-smuggling operation in which an Afghan man died.
Timm van der Gugten helps Glamorgan limit Essex's lead after innings of 80 from Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara.
League Two-bound Colchester United sign Maldon & Tiptree left-back Ben Wyatt on a one-year contract.