20,000 spectators pack out Promenade park in Maldon waiting for the start of the annual mud race.
One flood warning remains in place this evening after a day of high winds and rain along the East coast.
While the worst of the weather appears to have left Norfolk and Suffolk, the Environment Agency is still urging communities close to the waterfront in Maldon and the Hythe to prepare for flooding.
Lesser "flood alerts" are also in place across all three counties.
A man had to be rescued after becoming stuck in the mud off the Essex coast last night.
His 16-year-old daughter raised the alarm just before 9.20pm.
Her father had got into difficulty on the mud flats at St Lawrence Bay near Maldon. He was trying to retrieve his glasses which he had lost earlier in the day.
Coastguard rescue teams were deployed from South Woodham Ferrers, Southend and Clacton. A rescue helicopter was also called to the scene.
The man was plucked from the mud and taken to Colchester Hospital. He is believed to be safe and well.
This morning, the coastguard said: "We would like to remind members of the public that the mud flats around the Essex coast are very dangerous."
Some of the world's rarest cars have gone on display in Maldon in Essex.
The Warren Classic and Supercar show took place on Saturday.
Hundreds turned out to enjoy the sunshine and the cars!
On display was a Marussia Formula one car as well as a Rolls Royce once owned by Mick Jagger and a Ferrari owned by Eric Clapton.
A report has named three areas in the East as the most peaceful places in the UK.
The survey by the Institute for Economics and Peace looked at rates of murders and violent crimes to come up with the list.
The Norfolk district of Broadland came out top with South Cambridgeshire and Maldon in Essex also getting a mention as Luke Farrington reports.
The Plume School in Maldon has been awarded a one year contract to supply catering services to a local museum's tea room.Read the full story ›
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A school in Essex has outsourced its catering team to help run a tea room in a museum.
The Plume School in Maldon is working with the Steam Pump Tea Room located in the Museum of Power in Langford. Catering students will be able to get work experience in customer service and it's created two jobs.