Drivers in our region could be entitled to claim back millions of pounds in unenforceable parking penalties, according to the RAC Foundation.
A motorist from Essex is taking a test case to the Court of Appeal claiming payments issued for overstaying parking on private land are extravagant and out of proportion to any losses suffered.
The Foundation warns that more action is needed to tackle what it calls a "barely regulated" system.
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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Chelmsford early today.
It happened at the back of McDonalds on the Riverside retail park.
A woman was pushed to the ground and assaulted.
She managed to struggle free and raise the alarm.
A watchdog panel is asking for volunteers to help look after the welfare of inmates at Chelmsford Prison.
The Independent Monitoring Board is recruiting members to help assess how well prisoners are being cared for.
They will have to spend time inside the prison every month to do checks.
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Police have release pictures of their pursuit of a drunken motorist through residential streets in Chelmsford.
Ben Jolly, who's 27, was arrested after he was spotted in his Vauxhall Zafira in the early hours of New Year's Day. He was tracked from the air and followed on the ground as he drove at speeds of 70 miles an hour.
He eventually abandoned the car in Aubrey Close, running through a number of back gardens before he was arrested. He was nearly twice the drink drive limit.
Jolly was handed a three year driving ban after admitting a series of offences including aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop for police, drink driving and being in possession of cannabis. He also received a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years, and was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.
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The funeral of an Essex teenager who was stabbed to death in a park in Chelmsford before Christmas was held this morning.
Hundreds of friends and family of Ashley Woolley gathered at Chelmsford Cathedral for the service.
Ashley's family said they wanted to give him the best possible send-off in a celebration of his life.
A 17-year-old has has been charged with his murder.
The funeral of an Essex student who was stabbed to death before Christmas, will be held today.
18-year-old Ashley Woolley died in hospital from his injuries after he was stabbed in a park near his home in Chelmsford.
The funeral service will take place at the city's cathedral.
A 17-year old boy has been charged with Ashley Woolley's murder.
The father of a teenager, stabbed to death in Chelmsford a week before Christmas, has said he wants his funeral to be a celebration of his life.
Ashley Woolley was killed on his way to college in December.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with his murder. Ashley's father Trevor says he wants to give his son the best send-off.
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Horse racing has returned to Chelmsford City Racecourse for the first time in six years.
The circuit at Great Leighs closed in January 2009 after going into administration, just a year after it launched.
It has now undergone a £25 million refurbishment.
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