Cuts to bus services are now reaching "critical levels", according to a report by the Campaign for Better Transport charity.
The report says that Southend is one of three councils across the UK to stop supporting bus services altogether, whilst Cambridgeshire County Council is among those making year-on-year cuts of more than 10%.
More top news
Video footage of a funnel cloud in Essex has been captured by an ITV News Anglia viewer.
Swansea City winger Kenji Gorre has joined Northampton Town in a six-month loan deal.
A man from Luton who murdered his girlfriend's baby boy has been sentenced to life in prison.