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.
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.
London Gateway in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, is a £1.5 billion "super port" which is expected to save British importers and exporters hundreds of millions of pounds every year from reduced transportation of goods across the UK.
Just 25 miles from the capital, it is the closest deep sea port to the UK's largest markets of London, Birmingham and Manchester. The container ship MOL Caledon is expected to arrive from South Africa at around 11pm.
London Gateway is Europe's largest logistics park with 9.25 million square feet of warehouse capacity, and it is thought the development will add £3.2 billion to the economy each year and 12,000 direct jobs.
A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 13 years ago has won a landmark ruling from Britain's highest court which paves the way for her to pursue compensation from a local education authority.
Annie Woodland was a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon, Essex, when she had to be pulled from the water and resuscitated in July 2000. She suffered severe brain damage and needs round-the-clock care. Serena Sandhu reports.
A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson in Essex 13 years ago has won a landmark ruling from the UK's highest court, which paves the way for her to pursue compensation from a local education authority.
Annie Woodland was a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon when she had to be pulled from the water and resuscitated at Gloucester Park pool in July 2000.
Ms Woodland, now in her 20s, suffered severe brain damage.
In October 2011 a High Court judge threw out Ms Woodland's claim against Essex County Council on the basis that it was bound to fail, a view backed in a majority ruling by Court of Appeal judges.
Supreme Court justices in London have today allowed her appeal against those findings.
Annie Woodland, who suffered severe brain damage when she nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson in Basildon, Essex 13 years ago, has won a landmark Supreme Court ruling today in her battle for compensation against a local education authority.