A man who assaulted his former partner in Basildon, leaving her for dead, has been found guilty of attempted murder.
At the time it was one of the region's worst fires - sweeping through homes and ripping the heart out of an historic village.
A father whose daughter was killed in a level crossing accident has described a Network Rail crossing safety report as "mealy-mouthed".
The UK's first research institute supporting veterans and their families will officially open at Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford campus today.
Former head of the army Lord General Richard Dannatt will help launch the centre and has given it his backing, along with Falklands hero Simon Weston and veteran Phil Packer, who is an ambassador for the institute.
There are an estimated six million military veterans across all three armed forces in the UK.
A driver could face prosecution following an incident in Maldon Road, Burnham, where a lorry shed its load of straw bales.The road was blocked on Monday, April 14 whilst police, specialist recovery teams and local farmers cleared the carriageway.
The lorry left the road and went into a ditch just before 2.40pm.
Essex Police are investigating the incident. A 41-year-old man from Newry in County Antrim has been reported for careless driving.
The mother of murdered teenager Jay Whiston will be handing out leaflets in Colchester today appealing for information to help find the killer of James Attfield.
James was stabbed 102 times in Colchester's Lower Castle Park.
A 38-year-old man arrested at the beginning of the investigation has been released without charge. A 27-year-old woman is on bail until tomorrow morning.
Jay's mother Caroline Shearer set up the charity Only Cowards Carry to help get knives off the streets.
His killer, Edward Redman, was convicted Jay's murder by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court last week.
Essex Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Braintree. The letterbox of a house was removed and the owner’s handbag pulled through the opening. Police are advising residents to ensure any belongings are not kept near their doors and are away from view.
Firefighters rescued two people after a fire broke out in the library of a sheltered accommodation block at Rayleigh in Essex late last night (Saturday). When they arrived in Tendring Avenue crews reported the library was fully alight.
One of the couple they rescued, an 80-year-old man, was treated by ambulance crews for the effects of inhaling smoke. Using breathing apparatus and hose reels the crews managed to put the fire out just after midnight.
Essex Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at Ladbrokes in Witham. A man entered the betting shop in Newland Street at around 3.50pm yesterday (Saturday) , and handed a note over to the cashier demanding money.
No money was handed over and the man left empty handed. He is thought to have made off in the direction of Lockram Lane.
Firefighters carried two unconscious people out of a flat following a kitchen fire at Harlow in Essex in the early hours of this morning (Sunday). Crews in breathing apparatus carried the man and woman out of the block within minutes of arriving at the incident.
They were treated by ambulance crews. Three fire crews went to the fire in Rectory Wood and used two hose reels to extinguish the blaze.