Britain's first port in almost 20 years opens.
A 95 year old woman from Wickford in Essex has spoken about the terrifying moment she was attacked by burglars in her home.
Disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield spent more than £286,000 on luxury trips using an Essex County Council credit card, receipts show.
A three-year-old boy from Essex has a rare food allergy that means he cannot eat anything other than boiled sweets.
Finley Ranson's body fights food as it it were a virus, causing him to bleed internally.
He has medicated milk through a feeding tube in his stomach to get his nutrients and eats only boiled sweets which are melted down into ice lollies.
"For a Mum you want to feed them, you want to give them treats," his mother Rhys Ranson told ITV News.
"If you go to the cinema you get some sweets but Finley can't do that and if there's one thing that he can have, then little and often, there's no problem with that."
Disruption on C2C between Pitsea and Fenchurch Street due to signalling problem between Tilbury Town and Grays. Tickets being accepted on Greater Anglia and local bus services. Trains are currently unable to run via Grays. C2C expect disruption to be ongoing until around 08:00.
A chess set may not have been top of everybody's Christmas stocking list, but a South East MP thinks it can help children's development. Thousands of youngsters are to get free lessons. Laura Plumer reports.
Under provision of GP services in Essex is leading to added pressure on Basildon hospital, that's according to the MP for Thurrock. Jackie Doyle-Price says not enough people are able to get GP appointments and end up attending A&E.
Detectives investigating the deaths of two people in a car fire in Southend believe it could be a mother and son.
Formal identification is likely to take some weeks.
Witnesses saw the car alight near Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club on the Esplanade on Tuesday afternoon.
Once the fire had been extinguished the bodies of two people were found in that vehicle, which is believed to be a black Vauxhall Vectra.
Detectives are particularly keen to hear from a dog walker who may have been in the area at about 5.20pm or anyone else.
Police are aware some people may have taken moving footage or images on mobile devices at the time and would ask for these to be made available to detectives.
The A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved at M25 J31 / A282 Dartford River Crossing. Near to the M25 roundabout.
A professional cyclist from Essex is calling on drivers and those who ride bikes to be more careful on our roads. Alex Dowsett has competed in some of the world's top cycling races and also with Great Britain. He's had his own bad experiences on the roads. Luke Farrington reports.
A council in the south east says it may have to increase the average size of its burial plots because residents are getting bigger and fatter.
Rochford Council is to change its cemetery and memorial regulations. With almost a quarter of people in England officially classed as obese, councils across our region are having to adapt, as David Johns reports.
These are eight quay cranes which have been installed at the new London Gateway.
Sixteen more cranes will be installed in the next few years.