A rail operator says £30m is being spent on trains amid claims of "flea infested" seats and filthy travelling conditions.
Southend United hold an open-top bus parade to celebrate promotion to League One after the play-off final at Wembley.
A lifeboat crew rescues a man who was stuck in the mud in the River Colne as the tide was rising.
A rise in visitors to Grayson Perry's Essex dream house forces neighbours to put up a home-made road sign.
An Essex father-of-three is charged over the Hatton Garden jewellery raid in London.
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Kent by the British Geological Survey (BGS) is felt by people living in Essex.
A man is given a suspended jail term and banned from keeping poultry for five years after 6,000 chickens died in soaring heat at his Essex farm.
A group of black students in Leicester claim they were refused entry to a nightclub "because they were black".
A 1960s mobile cinema sells on eBay
Teenage jailed for ramming a police motorcyclist
Southend boss Phil Brown "wants to manage in the top flight" again after guiding Southend to League Two play-off glory.
Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
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