A householder suffers "life-changing injuries" when he is shot by intruders through a locked bedroom door.
A money-saving blogger hit the headlines after travelling from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin to save money - what inspired his love for watching the pennies?
Essex makes it into the farcical e-fits of laughter list in the police hunt for curious-looking suspects.
Southend boss Phil Brown praises away fans
Communities are said to be losing out because of a focus on fibre optic cables.
Southend leave it late before three late goals in eight minutes see off 10-man Colchester in the Essex derby.
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