The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 10 min ago
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:41
A five-year-old rape victim who wrote to officers telling them they had let her down was failed by Essex Police, the force's police and crime commissioner says.
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:04
Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire vehemently defends his side against criticism from some supporters.
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:25
A hospital in the midst of a "major incident" is cancelling 10 times as many non-emergency operations as normal as a result, the BBC learns.
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:08
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's FA Cup game between Mansfield Town and Concord Rangers.
Sun, 11/16/2014 - 15:16
A man is arrested over an acid attack on a 56-year-old who had liquid thrown in his face and was left with serious injuries.
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:12
Colchester Hospital warns patients to stay away from A&E except for "serious or life-threatening" conditions after inspectors raise concerns.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:08
The Duchess of Cambridge is to attend the launch of a £10m fundraising appeal to build a hospice for young people in Norfolk.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:57
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning has again been convicted of sexual offences against boys, with his latest admitted crimes occurring over a 20-year period.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:11
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Conference game between Braintree Town and Wrexham.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:47
A man who raped and beat a woman in an underpass in Essex has been jailed for nine years with a further six-year extension under licence.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:35
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Southend United and Hartlepool United.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:31
Two men described by police as "hideous, perverse and dangerous" are jailed for sex attacks on "vulnerable" underage girls in Essex.
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:23
A cruise ship on which an elderly passenger died when a large wave struck had leaking and rusty windows, an investigation finds.
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 16:22
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's League One game between Barnsley and Colchester United.
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:12
Colchester United re-sign Ipswich full-back Elliott Hewitt on a month's loan, while West Ham's Jamie Harney also joins.
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:13
An Essex police officer who admitted harassing a woman by telephone and text messages is fined £500 and suspended from duty.
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:39
Actor and musician David Hasselhoff cancels a Christmas lights switch on appearance because of a "family emergency".
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:37
Three police forces are to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission for their alleged failure to act on child abuse images.
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:18
An inquiry is being set up into claims of an "intimidatory culture" at Essex Fire Service.
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:58
Colchester United manager Tony Humes does not expect midfield pair Marcus Bean and Dominic Vose to stay at the club.
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