Two teenagers who killed a "superhero daddy" by throwing a lit flare into his car as he slept inside it in Essex have been jailed.Read the full story ›
A pizza shop worker who used her stiletto to strike another woman in a nightclub has been sentenced to a 14-month suspended prison term.Read the full story ›
A man in his 40s is in a life threatening condition in hospital after he was attacked in Basildon.
The victim was kicked in the head near Market Pavement around 7 o'clock on Friday 28th July.
The suspect, who's described as white and between 20 and 30 years old then left the scene. He was said to have mousey brown hair, and was wearing a grey t-shirt and jeans
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, as they believe there were a number of witnesses near the immediate area at the time.
46-year-old Gary Pitcher killed 'Baby' the kitten, after downing three glasses of wine and arguing with his partner.Read the full story ›
Basildon Council has offered to find temporary accommodation for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.Read the full story ›
Independent candidate Kerry Smith has been re-elected in Basildon Westley Heights in the first result of the night in this year's Local Elections.
Smith won the same seat as a Ukip councillor in 2013, but left the party a year later.
He was the clear winner in this year's count, registering 3,341 votes compared to his nearest challenger Andrew Schrader from the Conservatives who earned 1,329 votes.
Turnout in Westley Heights was 33.62%.
A council is bringing a High Court case to stop an illegal travellers site in Essex that residents fear could be larger than Dale Farm.Read the full story ›
There are fears that travellers are developing an illegal site in Essex that could be larger than Dale Farm.Read the full story ›
Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock is to receive his MBE at Buckingham Palace later today.
The athlete from Pitsea near Basildon in Essex made history when he won gold in Rio on the floor, doubling his tally less than two hours later with victory on the pommel horse.
Thomas Eastwood, 22, has been sent to prison for 10 years after throwing a corrosive liquid at a man who broke up a fight in Essex.Read the full story ›