The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 hours 41 min ago
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:06
English light welterweight champion Tommy Martin says turning his back on football and choosing a career in boxing was easy.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:16
A man and woman appear in court charged in connection with an acid attack on a 27-year-old man that was featured on BBC Crimewatch.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:37
Two brothers are jailed for burgling 60 pubs and stealing almost £20,000 of cash.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:25
A police firearms enquiry officer is accused of possessing prohibited weapons and ammunition without a certificate.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:05
David Fox decides to leave League One side Colchester United so he can return to a club in his native north west.
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:07
Residents in a block of retirement flats say a decision to allow a funeral parlour to open opposite them is 'totally wrong'.
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:38
A woman thanks a Ryanair passenger who chaperoned her father on his first flight since being airlifted out of Berlin in 1949.
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:48
Michael Klinger's ton and fine new-ball bowling is not enough to save Gloucestershire from defeat by Essex.
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 14:30
A fight in the only and one pub in a traditional Essex seaside resort causes "genuine concern" and prompts a security upgrade.
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:42
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says Jamie Porter is "refreshing" to have around the club after taking 30 wickets this season.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:13
Essex take 13 Gloucestershire wickets on day two in the County Championship match at Bristol to put themselves in the driving seat.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:20
League One side Colchester United sign former loanee Matthew Briggs following his release by Millwall.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 15:38
About 800 cannabis plants worth an estimated £1m are discovered during a police search of a former NHS clinic.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:31
A homeless man who brutally murdered a cafe worker who "befriended" him is jailed for 20 years.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:34
A dead whale thought to have been hit by a ship is to be left to decompose off the Essex coast, experts say.
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:02
European Games pommel horse bronze medallist Brinn Bevan says he was not expecting to finish on the podium in Baku.
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 19:05
Gloucestershire fight back to dismiss Essex for 319 on an even first day at Bristol in the County Championship.
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 14:17
More than 40 motorists are facing charges after drivers were seen photographing or filming a crash on the M25 in Essex.
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 03:21
Vintage advertising billboards discovered behind a modern hoarding should be preserved "for all to see", an Essex blogger says.
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 02:49
Essex among locations of ex-Underground train
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