The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 59 min ago
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:34
The victory of UKIP's Douglas Carswell in the Clacton by-election is "a crying shame", according to a mayor in the constituency.
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:47
A postman admits stealing £16,000 worth of letters and parcels before selling the contents on eBay.
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:15
UKIP makes a Westminster breakthrough, with Douglas Carswell winning the Clacton by-election by more than 12,000 votes.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:26
More than 300 jobs in Northamptonshire, Essex, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire are put at risk at a shop fitting firm.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:47
A man was crushed to death in a concrete mixer because of the "gross negligence" of his boss, a court is told.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:03
Three more men are charged with the murder of a south London man, who was stabbed to death in Essex.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:55
Southend United assistant boss Dave Penney is unaware of any contact between manager Phil Brown and Bolton Wanderers.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:48
Britain's Max Whitlock, from Essex, performs a brilliant final floor routine to claim all-around silver at the World Championships.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:45
Oldham Athletic sign Colchester United striker Jabo Ibehre on a three-month loan deal.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:48
A man is charged with human trafficking and modern slavery offences in Essex.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:44
Voters are going to the polls to elect new MPs in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections, with results due in the early hours of Friday morning.
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03
Fourteen people are arrested over a suspected £40m money laundering fraud, HM Revenue and Customs says.
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:54
Max Whitlock will compete in the World all-around final after British team-mate Nile Wilson withdraws with a wrist injury.
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:41
An uncertain future for privately owned piers
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
Widespread flooding on Canvey Island was caused by "sheer volume of rainfall" rather than a failure of the drain pumps, a report says.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:55
Whitlock helps GB in world gymnastics
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:40
A man is jailed for life for murdering his 84-year-old grandfather over allegations he sexually abused a relative.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:54
A cyclist claims to have reported about 60 motorists after filming them breaking the law in Essex.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:25
Ex-Wimbledon defender Alan Kimble will face twin brother Garry in his first game in charge of Maldon & Tiptree.
Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:24
Colchester sign midfielder David Fox on a three-month deal and defender Elliott Hewitt on a month's loan from Ipswich.
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