The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 39 sec ago
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.
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:51
Essex MPs John Whittingdale and Robert Halfon are promoted by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:50
A mobility scooter rider left a woman needing plastic surgery after he lost control and hit her, police say.
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:05
Maldon MP John Whittingdale, the former chair of the House of Commons culture select committee, is to take over from Sajid Javid as UK culture secretary.
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:51
A man in his 40s dies in a flat fire in Chigwell, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says.
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:39
A body is found following a "chemical incident" at a home in Essex.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 19:02
UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, rules himself out of the running to replace Nigel Farage as leader.
Sun, 05/10/2015 - 12:10
Police are treating a collision involving a man in his 60s and a Mercedes Benz car as murder.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 18:49
A 45-year-old man is charged with kidnapping a child.
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:10
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's League Two game between Stevenage and Southend United.
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:39
How World War Two forever changed the English countryside.
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:22
Long-standing Liberal Democrat MP Sir Bob Russell loses his seat to the Conservatives.
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:11
On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, an RAF pilot remembers parachuting in flames after being shot down over Essex.
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