Police in Essex are searching for an elderly woman who's gone missing from her care home in Clacton.
86 year old Josephine Murphy was last seen at 6.45pm on Friday 27th March.
She's 5 ft 3 ins tall, of medium build and has shoulder length grey hair. She has an Irish accent and was last seen wearing a white jumper, dark trousers with blue slippers.
Police say they're are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and say anyone who knows her whereabouts should contact them on 101.
It will be a windy weekend with outbreaks of rain at times but also some drier and brighter weather. Feeling milder.Read the full story ›
It will be a windy weekend with occasional outbreaks of rain.Read the full story ›
A gun shop owner and former professional clay pigeon shooter is facing eight years in jail for firearms offences.
55-year-old Mark Billington, from Westcliff, appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday.
He was jailed on a number of counts of selling guns and ammunition to an unauthorised person, and possessing an illegal firearm.
After a chilly start, it will be a fine day with plenty of sunshine before cloud rolls in later.Read the full story ›
More than 550 miles of roadworks will be removed over over the Easter weekend, to help Bank Holiday journeys go more smoothly. The Highways Agency is aiming to complete or lift works on the A14, A1 M and A421 completely by the 2nd of april.
Braintree MP Brooks Newmark has been talking to ITV News Anglia about the scandal that ruined his political career.Read the full story ›
A new maritime festival is to be held in Southend in June for the first time.
The weekend of free activities will be aimed at families and well celebrate the town's maritime history.
It's being organised by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and is being funded with money from the Coastal Communities Fund.
It comes after the council made a bid for the cash in 2013 to improve the seafront economy and profile of the history of the town.
"I am delighted that we have secured external funding to run this event and I am looking forward to being involved and part of it. We have a Film Festival, Folk Festival, and a Jazz Festival so I am very pleased that this year we will also have a Maritime Festival that will explore our important relationship with the water and our wonderful seafront. This will be a wonderful event for all the family with a host of activities that will boost the seafront economy and be a great weekend for residents, businesses and visitors alike. I hope that it is well supported and could lead to it becoming a fixture in the Southend-on-Sea events calendar."
It will take place 6th-7th June
The future of two maternity units in Essex will be decided today.
There were protests when Harwich and Clacton maternity units closed last year.
They reopened in June- but at night midwives have to be called to open them if a woman goes into labour.
The decision to continue with this on-demand system will be discussed at a board meeting at Colchester hospital later
There's disruption on Stansted Express between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport this monring.
It's due to engineering work finishing late.
It means trains are running with delays and will not call at Tottenham Hale but will call at Seven Sisters.
Likely to continue until around 7:00am.