The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 49 min ago
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:58
A chemical leak at an Essex vegetable storage facility results in nine people needing medical help, the fire service says.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:46
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:52
Cardiff City's game against Colchester United in the third round of the FA Cup will be broadcast live on BBC Two Wales on Friday, 2 January.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:00
Colchester is one of the most difficult places in England to get around without a car, according to a transport survey.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 06:46
More than a third of nurses in three Essex hospitals are from overseas due to a shortage of British-trained recruits, an investigation finds.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:11
Kerry Smith resigns as a UKIP parliamentary candidate after apologising for offensive remarks he made in a phone call.
Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:10
A UKIP election candidate makes an "unreserved apology" over remarks made in a leaked phone call obtained by a newspaper.
Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:12
A second man arrested following a fatal collision on the M25 near Waltham Abbey in Essex is transferred to the care of the mental health service.
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 15:50
Alastair Cook says he will still be England captain into next year despite losing a fourth successive one-day series.
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 13:54
A 25-year-old man is being questioned by police after being released from hospital following a fatal collision on the M25.
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:22
Ronnie O'Sullivan, who won a fifth UK Championship last week, wants to compile 1,000 career centuries before retiring.
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 09:37
A building which used to be home to the world's first wireless factory should be turned into a museum rather than flats, critics say.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:06
Plans for a new 11-mile (18km) dual carriageway in Essex are given a £5m boost by the county council.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:41
Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker, 23, signs a new one-year contract extension until the end of next season.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:55
A hospital inspection found patients were not being treated with "dignity and respect", a top inspector tells the BBC.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:29
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Colchester United and Rochdale.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:39
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:31
A man arrested in connection with a fatal crash on the M25 in Essex is released on bail.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:08
A water company reveals it spends £7m a year cleaning toys, false teeth and wipes from its sewers.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:36
The finances of an Essex hospital are to be investigated by a health service watchdog.
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