Tayla Bunting from Brentwood and Alfie de Brito from Colchester will see their cartoons screened on CITV this week.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats made gains on Brentwood Council and cut the Conservative majority.
Police investigating an armed robbery at the Santander bank in Brentwood last month have released a CCTV image of a possible suspect.
Police in Essex are seeking the driver of a car which collided with a cyclist on Highland Avenue in Brentwood this morning, leaving her with a broken leg. The 17 year old's bike was clipped by a car, causing her to fall off. The car did not stop, and police are keen to speak to the driver.
There are severe delays on trains between Liverpool Street and Norwich, and Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria after a person was hit by a train near Brentwood in Essex.
Tickets are being accepted on local buses, underground and C2C services. Greater Anglia do not yet know when services will be back to normal.
Brentwood - Conservative hold
LD gain 2, Lab gain 1, C lose 3
Con 26 (-3)
LD 8 (+2)
Lab 2 (+1)
Ind 1 (no change)
Conservative majority: 15
An Essex ambulance station was raided by thieves while crews were out on 999 calls. They got into the empty station in Brentwood on Tuesday afternoon by forcing a window, then stole a car and a number of mobile phones.
Gary Sanderson from the East of England Ambulance Service said "This is a despicable act to carry out and especially whilst our crews are out saving lives in the community... Words cannot describe how the crews feel about the thefts."