Essex County Council have asked local supermarkets to help feed vulnerable residents stuck at home because of the coronavirus outbreak.Read the full story ›
Essex County Council have confirmed the start date for demolition work on a major road junction in Chelmsford.Read the full story ›
Local authorities across Essex have joined forces on a campaign aimed at cutting the amount of single-use plastic used in the county.Read the full story ›
A grandfather from Essex has received a fragment of Chelmsford's Army and Navy flyover as a Christmas present from his daughter.Read the full story ›
The Conservatives have quadrupled their majority on Essex County Council while UKIP has lost all its seats.Read the full story ›
More than nine in ten children in Essex will go to their parents first or second choice of primary school in the county.
The county council says its created more than three thousand new places for the current academic year.
Its also set aside three hundred and sixty thousand pounds to create more over the next 3 years.
The Leader of Essex County Council has called on the former council leader Lord Hanningfield to do the right thing and pay back money the council says he owes Essex taxpayers.
The council has decided not to pursue legal action to recover nearly £51,000 from Lord Hanningfield.
But Cllr David Finch said he was still angry and frustrated at the situation and called on Lord Hanningfield to repay the money.
Hanningfield has previously served a jail sentence for fiddling his Parliamentary expenses.
A couple from Essex have claimed the secrecy of the family courts almost resulted in them losing their granddaughter to strangers.Read the full story ›
As temperatures fall, we're being reminded to keep warm this winter to avoid falling ill.
Last winter there were over thirty thousands deaths in England and Wales, that could have been prevented, by making sure we heat our homes properly or get vaccinated against flu.
The elderly and the very young are most at risk.
Essex County Council say there could be government grants available to help.
Have you ever been stuck behind two lorries on a dual carriageway as one slowly overtakes the other? It can be pretty frustrating. The idea of banning HGVs from overtaking has already been tried on the A14 and the M11.
Now Essex County Council wants a ban introduced on the A12. But lorry drivers say the idea will be dangerous and could prove expensive. Here's Tom Barton.