The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 36 min 25 sec ago
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:38
Teachers and parents in Thurrock are being asked to act as traffic wardens with powers to issue parking tickets outside schools.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 18:51
England's James Anderson takes career-best Championship bowling figures to keep Lancashire's hopes of the Division Two title alive.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 16:27
The family of a motorcyclist who died after a collision with a lorry on the M25 in Essex pays tribute to him.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:09
Two passengers on a bus which crashed with a lorry carrying a steam engine say it was fortunate there were not more injuries.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 14:53
Southend United appoint former Peterborough boss Dave Robertson as their new Under-21 coach.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 13:17
Essex batsman Dan Lawrence is named in the squad for the England Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:33
Relatives use a hidden camera to catch a carer stealing £15 from their elderly relative, who has Alzheimer's.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:35
A convicted drugs trafficker who has been on the run for five years is to be extradited to the UK after handing himself into Dutch police.
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 18:28
Jesse Ryder hits a century and shares a 186-run fourth-wicket stand with Ravi Bopara to give Essex the edge over Lancashire.
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 14:34
Eighteen people are hurt, five seriously, when a bus crashes with a low-loader lorry carrying a steam engine in Essex.
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:01
Ex-South Australia head coach Darren Berry is interested in the vacant position at Essex, reports BBC Essex.
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:49
Essex force taking longest in country to investigate cases and bring charges, it emerges.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:15
A psychiatric patient, who killed a vicar, escapes from a secure unit in Wales and is believed to have family in Essex.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:05
Live coverage of Tuesday's National League game between Braintree Town and Woking.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:05
Brentford defender Daniel O'Shaughnessy joins National League side Braintree Town on a one-month loan deal.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:44
No play is possible on day one between Essex and Division Two title hopefuls Lancashire at Chelmsford.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:49
A music lover with inoperable cancer is left stunned when musicians arrive at his home to perform a concert.
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 21:33
A wounded woman who was bleeding heavily had to wait 90 minutes for a paramedic to reach her, an ambulance service admits.
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:13
Less than half the homes needed in the East were built between 2011 and 2014, a BBC Inside Out investigation reveals.
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:01
England captain Alastair Cook is named in Essex's 14-man squad for their Championship game against promoted Lancashire.
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