Paul Taylor, was described as a "sexual predator", has been found guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court of the 1979 murder of Sally McGrath, 22, from Peterborough, and five attacks on other women.
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Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.