The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 45 min 52 sec ago
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:46
Alongside the hundreds of parish and community halls poised to open their doors to voters are some more unusual polling stations.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:11
A football fan remains in a coma a month after he was attacked by a gang on match day, but his wife says there are signs he is recovering.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:56
Captain James Foster hits an unbeaten 80 as Essex complete a five-wicket win over Kent at Chelmsford.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:53
A 21-year-old man appears in court charged with murder.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:45
Matthew Selt says sloppy play in the first session cost him the chance of an incredible Crucible comeback against Barry Hawkins.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00
An ambulance service urges people to think before they dial 999 after they received a call about a squirrel injured in a "hit- and-run".
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:28
Schools across England are seeking to be removed from polling station duty because of the "disruption" elections cause, it emerges.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:16
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says snooker does not merit a place at the Olympics as it bids for inclusion.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:29
A man, arrested on suspicion of murder after the washed-up bones of a homeless woman were found by ramblers, is freed on bail.
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 21:42
Three male giraffes, including one from Essex, arrive at a new enclosure built as part of an expansion of a zoo in Leicestershire.
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:08
Essex need another 127 runs to beat Kent at Chelmsford after 17 wickets tumble on the second day.
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:49
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between Bury and Southend United.
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:00
A 66-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after the washed-up bones of a homeless woman were found by ramblers.
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:48
One in three children's homes in the east of England are inadequate or only meet the minimum standards, it has emerged.
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:42
The history of voter groups in UK politics
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 18:45
Essex's Jesse Ryder and Kent's Darren Stevens star as 16 wickets fall on an eventful opening day at Chelmsford.
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 15:45
A teenager is taken to hospital after a car was deliberately driven at a group of people involved in a fight, police say.
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:12
Twitter abuser's victim talks of "reign of stalking terror", which has cost her thousands of pounds and her health.
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 20:10
The main political parties have differing views on some of the big issues affecting the East
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:16
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Football Conference game between Wrexham and Braintree Town.
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