The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 hours 4 min ago
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:27
Former Arsenal winger Sanchez Watt is released by Colchester United, along with Jabo Ibehre and Kevin Lokko.
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 06:31
Some drivers using the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex are being charged twice due to glitches with the payment system, the AA says.
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 06:54
UKIP leader Nigel Farage "needs to take a break now", the party's only MP Douglas Carswell says.
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:32
Phil Brown says Michael Timlin's performance in Southend's play-off win over Stevenage is the 'bravest' he's ever seen.
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:53
Colchester United captain Magnus Okuonghae is set to leave the U's after the club decided not to offer the defender a new deal.
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:29
A team of flip-flop-wearing police footballers come to the aid of a group of travellers when their car catches fire.
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:04
A Grayson Perry designed house in Essex is causing a stir among art critics. BBC Arts Correspondent Will Gompertz went to see why.
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 18:08
Essex Eagles skipper Ryan ten Doeschate is to return from the IPL for the first two T20 Blast matches.
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:29
Mark Francois, MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, ,replaces Matthew Hancock as minister for Portsmouth, Downing Street says.
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:20
An Essex skeleton provides scientists with evidence that leprosy may have been brought to the UK from Scandinavia.
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:00
Without Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel, Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley would not be one step away from playing in a Wembley final.
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:54
A taxi driver from Chelmsford is charged with murder after a man was hit by a car.
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:32
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's League Two play-off semi-final second leg between Southend and Stevenage.
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:21
Sunlight reflecting on a magnifying mirror causes a flat fire which left a couple homeless, a fire service investigation confirms.
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:08
A row has erupted between senior UKIP figures and the party's only MP Douglas Carswell over £650,000 in public money they are entitled to receive.
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:59
New Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley offers 18 members of their squad new contracts for next season.
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:52
Smoke from an accidental fire in an industrial yard blew across the M25, affecting the visibility of drivers on the motorway.
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:04
Up to 40 homes are affected by flooding after a water main burst at the same location for the second time in five months.
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:24
The family of a man thought to have been deliberately knocked down in a crash say they "cannot begin to understand" his death.
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:08
A tidal paddling pool on an Essex beach is closed by a council after an independent report raised fears about its safety.
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