The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 hours 24 min ago
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.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 19:04
A man dressed as a chicken appears at a railway station during rush hour, aiming to give a "voice" to disgruntled passengers.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:02
Captain Alastair Cook says England's five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday was "a really important win".
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:59
A driver did not realise his train had derailed despite passengers reporting a "rough ride" through Essex, an investigation finds.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:42
Two diesel laundering plants are closed down by authorities and a man from Essex is one of eight people arrested.
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:24
London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:24
Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton withdraws from the selection process to become a prospective parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Essex.
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:27
Former PDC world number one Colin Lloyd says he will leave the sport if his "abysmal" year continues into 2015.
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:15
Half a dismantled aircraft hangar is stolen from an airfield in Essex, but a month on police are unable to find the huge haul.
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:03
Thousands of pounds worth of fake goods from the hit Disney movie Frozen are seized by officials at Stansted Airport.
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:37
A man is charged after a police community support officer's receives a broken leg during a tussle with a suspected shoplifter.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 14:03
An "incredibly rare" wooden carving from a Brazilian slave ship sells for 10 times its guide price at auction.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:56
Two people are remanded in custody charged with thefts of British Legion Poppy collection tins in Essex.
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