More than nine in ten children in Essex will go to their parents first or second choice of primary school in the county.
The county council says its created more than three thousand new places for the current academic year.
Its also set aside three hundred and sixty thousand pounds to create more over the next 3 years.
The Leader of Essex County Council has called on the former council leader Lord Hanningfield to do the right thing and pay back money the council says he owes Essex taxpayers.
The council has decided not to pursue legal action to recover nearly £51,000 from Lord Hanningfield.
But Cllr David Finch said he was still angry and frustrated at the situation and called on Lord Hanningfield to repay the money.
Hanningfield has previously served a jail sentence for fiddling his Parliamentary expenses.
A couple from Essex have claimed the secrecy of the family courts almost resulted in them losing their granddaughter to strangers.Read the full story ›
As temperatures fall, we're being reminded to keep warm this winter to avoid falling ill.
Last winter there were over thirty thousands deaths in England and Wales, that could have been prevented, by making sure we heat our homes properly or get vaccinated against flu.
The elderly and the very young are most at risk.
Essex County Council say there could be government grants available to help.
Have you ever been stuck behind two lorries on a dual carriageway as one slowly overtakes the other? It can be pretty frustrating. The idea of banning HGVs from overtaking has already been tried on the A14 and the M11.
Now Essex County Council wants a ban introduced on the A12. But lorry drivers say the idea will be dangerous and could prove expensive. Here's Tom Barton.
Essex County Council is launching a new website to tell people about plans to improve the provision of superfast broadband in the county. Individuals and businesses are being encouraged to register their need for better broad band, to determine which areas of Essex will be upgraded first.
Essex County Council is to publish details of all its spending online.
The move is designed to make the council more transparent and allow residents to see how the authority spends it's Council Tax cash.
The information will be placed on the Council’s website within two weeks of the end of each month.
Villagers in Layer de la Haye near Colchester say they're extremely frustrated - after a road was resurfaced and then dug up again just a few days later.
Essex County Council blames bad weather and emergency gas works for the unfortunate timing on Malting Green Road.
11 million pounds could be invested in repairing potholes in Essex.Read the full story ›
Essex County Council has employed a security firm to guard the new travellers' site in Colchester from illegal occupiers.Read the full story ›