Children are getting weaker because they are doing less exercise, according to worrying new research from the University of Essex.Read the full story ›
A cool start to Wednesday but plenty of sunshine. Warmer than yesterdayRead the full story ›
Dry and fine overnight, but not as cold as last nightRead the full story ›
A 63-year-old man is fighting for his life after reportedly falling and becoming trapped under his car outside Stansted Airport.
Essex Police said officers were called shortly before 4am this morning to reports of the incident in Terminal Road North, in which the man suffered "life-threatening injuries".
The driver was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with a head injury.
A 17-year-old boy is in a stable condition after being stabbed in Essex.
Police were called to Windmere Road in Southend just before 10.30pm on Friday, September 21.
A teenage boy had been stabbed and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Officers said they believed it was an isolated incident and did not think there was a wider threat to the community.
A 12-year-old girl is being treated for serious burns after the caravan she was sleeping in was set alight in Essex.
Firefighters were called to Humber Avenue in Jaywick just after 2am on Thursday, September 20.
Police said the victim was lucky to escape alive.
"This was a callous act where a young girl was seriously injured and narrowly escaped with her life. “We ask that witnesses, or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident, contact us, so that we can bring the person responsible for this crime to justice.”
A 15-year-old boy from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of arson and released on bail until October 18.
A heavily pregnant woman who faced being sent back to China and separated from her Essex husband has been granted a visa.Read the full story ›
Sparks have been flying in Essex with power cables crashing together.
Chas Haase, who filmed it, says it was sparked by starlings sitting on the wires
The study from the University of Bedfordshire warns disabled parents are often seen as a risk to their children rather than given supportRead the full story ›
Councillors have backed a major change to parking charges on the streets surrounding Southend Hospital.
They say the plan to introduce more pay and display bays instead of resident permits during the day should give patients and visitors more options.