Lloyds Banking Group has announced it is to close its office in Southend putting up to 690 jobs at risk. The bank is also cutting another 160 jobs across wider operations.
The group has now announced almost 2-thousand 750 job losses since the start of the year. The Unite union has accused the bank of creating a 'constant tide of cuts'.
More top news
Essex could get an extra 150 frontline police officers - if a proposal to increase council tax is approved.
Up to one million defective tumble dryers are potential fire hazards in British homes. MPs are demanding "urgent action" from the company.
A cold and windy day across the region with sunny spells and scattered showers, these wintry in the West.