The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 16 min ago
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:45
Essex openers Mark Pettini and Tom Westley hit centuries as their side thump Warwickshire by 152 runs at Chelmsford.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:49
Two men accused of attempting to smuggle 35 immigrants into the UK in a shipping container, in which one man died, are to face a retrial.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:58
An intruder punches and then shoots a woman in the eye with an airgun soon after she leaves the bathroom in her own home, police say.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:06
Former Ipswich, Leeds and Reading striker Noel Hunt is in talks with League One side Southend United.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:59
Two firefighters are cleared of indecently assault following a trial which heard about initiation ceremonies that "went beyond" practical jokes.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:43
A couple wowed their wedding guests by performing a first dance with a difference.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:32
One of four men accused of attempting to smuggle 35 immigrants into the UK in a shipping container is found not guilty.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:02
Ravi Bopara says Reece Topley's first over was the "game-winning moment" of Essex's One-Day Cup victory over Lancashire.
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 20:27
All-rounder Ravi Bopara claims 4-31 and then smashes 101 not out as Essex crush Lancashire by seven wickets at Chelmsford.
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:30
Hundreds of drivers have their licences revoked for failing a roadside eye test under police powers brought in after the death of an Essex teenager.
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 14:22
British divers Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg failed to claim Britain a Rio Olympic place at the Fina World Championships in Russia.
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 13:51
Bad weather hits Sunday's One-Day Cup programme, with the matches at Tunbridge Wells and Horsham both washed out.
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 12:20
A huge smoke cloud billows from a fire at a derelict cinema in Southend.
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 09:12
A woman in her 80s has died and four other people, including girls aged five and two, are in hospital after a car crash in Essex.
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 19:54
Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg finish 10th at the World Championships and must wait to secure Olympic places.
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:16
An abandoned, "dying" foal, found on a roadside, is to meet some of the people who raised more than £20,000 to pay for his care.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:41
T20 Blast holders Birmingham Bears face Essex in the quarter-finals after rain affects the final round of group matches.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:42
A 23-year-old is accused of murdering a man and woman who were found dead in a house in Essex.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:28
A court publishes the reasons behind a decision not to let a couple adopt their grandchild, which the pair had claimed was down to their age.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:32
Four cats living rough in the home of a deceased "extreme hoarder" are rescued after spending a week evading RSPCA officers and a PCSO.
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