Basildon Council are warning revellers about the dangers of using unlicensed taxis.
A hospital trust in Essex has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £350,000 for failing to ensure the safety of its patients.
New guidelines for councils to tackle illegal traveller sites have been issued, to try and prevent another incident like Dale Farm.
Police want to speak with this man in connection with the theft of cigarettes and tobacco from Basildon post office. A man went to the branch in Coppice Lane and requested the goods. He then snatched them and left making no attempt to pay at about 1.20pm on Wednesday, August 7.
An Essex hospital trust has been ordered to pay £350,000 over health and safety breaches.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust had previously pleaded guilty to failing to protect patients from the potentially-fatal effects of Legionnaires' disease, which led to the deaths of two people.
Today the hospital was fined at Chelmsford Crown Court for that failure, and another, which led to a patient falling from a window.
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The sentencing of an Essex hospital trust over health and safety breaches has been deferred until tomorrow.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust had previously pleaded guilty to failing to protect patients from the potentially-fatal effects of Legionnaires' disease.
Two patients at Basildon Hospital were infected and died in 2007 and 2010 and another eight people contracted the disease between 2004 and 2010.
The court heard the hospital cut spending on chemical treatment of the water system in 2006 in an "inappropriate cost-saving measure".
Bosses arrived at Chelmsford Crown Court today for sentencing but the judge decided to defer sentencing until tomorrow so he could deal with a second case against the trust at the same time.
The trust apologised and said significant improvements had now been made.
Detectives in Essex have released E-fits of two suspects after a violent robbery in Basildon.
On the 16th of July, four men forced their way into a house in Osborne Road.
One of the occupants, a 26-year-old man, was punched in the head and knocked to the ground. The robbers left with cash and valuables worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Essex Police want to contact two women who they hope can help their investigation into an alleged rape.
They are thought to have helped the victim of a sexual assault at Liquid nightclub in Basildon.
An 18-year-old woman reported being assaulted on Sunday the 30th of June. Later on two women found the victim in the club's toilets.
Councils are being told to get tough on illegal travellers' sites. The Local Government secretary and Brentwood and Ongar MP, Eric Pickles, sent local authorities guidance on what power they have.
He wants it to stop another episode like that at Dale Farm, but there's criticism from the travelling community. They say councils should focus on providing pitches rather than moving people on.
Four families have had to leave their homes, after a fire at a block of flats in Essex.
One woman was rescued during the blaze at Bockingham Green in Basildon, which spread from one flat to two neighbouring ones yesterday afternoon.
It has been described as a "TripAdvisor" for the NHS where patients have been able to rate their care for the very first time.
Patients at every hospital in England were asked whether they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated there.
Papworth Hospital in Cambridge achieved some of the highest satisfaction scores in the country while Basildon Hospital in Essex had some of the lowest.
In a statement Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust, says they are introducing new ways to ensure they are listening to and understanding patient feedback, including the introduction of patient listening events.
The Friends and Family Test is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care.
If you want to find out how your hospital was rated click here.