Dame Helen Mirren, who was born in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, has been awarded a Bafta Fellowship.
A teenager has lost the sight in one eye after a railway detonator exploded in his face, police have said.
A widow from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex whose husband died at sea during a freak storm is recruiting singers to record a fundraising single
Fire crews were tackling a house fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex this morning.
Four crews were called to the semi-detached property on Eaton Road at 3.45am.
When they arrived the building was "well alight". The fire was put out just after 5.30am.
A man who brutally murdered a retired Salvation Army officer from Essex has been jailed for life in Hong Kong.
The body of Major Janet Gilson, who was 64 and from Leigh-on-Sea, was found hidden under a sofa at her niece's home in Lamma, the third largest island in Hong Kong, in March 2011.
She had retired shortly before her death and been reported missing three days earlier.
Ahmed Fareed, who was 29 at the time of the killing, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at the city's hight court yesterday.
The court heard that Maj Gilson had been suffocated after being strangled with a rope and had a towel stuffed into her mouth. Four of her ribs had been broken.
It is understood Fareed was the ex-husband of Maj Gilson's niece and had been barred by a court order from entering the property.
A music prodigy from the Anglia region has just won one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country.
Eton College is renowned for schooling royalty, Prime Ministers and leaders of industry. It's also one of the most expensive schools in the country, traditionally the reserve of the wealthy few.
But James Yuen from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex has bucked the trend by winning the chance to study there and he's determined the experience won't change him.
Click below to watch the report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu:
A13 London Road partially blocked due to accident near Station Road (The Co-Op).
An investigation is under-way after a man died in a house fire in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.
Three crews were called just after 8 o'clock this morning. They searched the smoke-filled house and found the body of an elderly man in the lounge.
The fire is not being treated as suspicious.