A premature baby from Chelmsford who doctors said had a slim chance of survival has defied the odds.
The Government wants to set up dedicated courts to deal with traffic offences.
Crays Hill Primary School in Billericay, which serves the Dale Farm Travellers' site, has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
England take on New Zealand in the first day of the first test at Lord's, but it was a day of mixed fortunes for skipper Alistair Cook.
The Essex batsman won the toss and put his side into bat., but despite a promising start he was out just after lunch, caught behind for 32 runs.
Police have charged ten football fans from our region with violent disorder following a Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham in January.
Northumbria Police said the fans are all aged between 18 and 28 and come from Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. They will appear before Sunderland Magistrates' later this month.
Police are warning people over fraudsters who pose as detectives to steal from the bank accounts of elderly and vulnerable victims following two attempted frauds in Harlow.
Nearly 40 thefts and attempted thefts have been reported, mainly in the Loughton and Chigwell area, since the offences first came to light in January 2013.
More than 2,000 similar offences have been reported in the Metropolitan Police area in the past two years.
The new Mayor of Harwich will continue a long tradition today by throwing buns from the balcony of the town's Guildhall. Dave McLeod is taking over from John Thurlow and will follow in the footsteps of previous mayors to take part in the ritual.
A12 Colchester Bypass Northbound lane blocked on exit slip road due to broken down vehicle at J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate).
A carpet fitter from Clacton who smothered his frail mother to death after she threatened to write him out of her will has been found guilty of murder.
Grandmother Carol Cooper, 66, was discovered by police lying in bed with a pillow over her face in her flat in St Vincent Road, Clacton, in November.
Her son, Peter Dickson, 37, who lived with her, was found kneeling alongside her lifeless body, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.
Dickson had already admitted manslaughter but denied murder saying he had not intended to kill her. He was convicted by a jury after a 12-day trial.
He did not give evidence during the trial but the court heard from a psychiatrist that he may have a personality disorder.