Police say an investigation into the murder of a man stabbed 102 times remains a priority and they have no plans to scale it back.
Two deportees who died after jumping from a ferry were trying to swim back to the UK shore, an inquest hears.
A top council officer's offer to forgo his annual pay rise to boost the salaries of his lowest paid workers is turned down.
A football fan remains in a critical condition after he and his friends are attacked following a match.
The £259m deficit facing East of England hospitals poses a "genuine risk of damaging quality of care", an NHS trusts' group warns.
The case for a partnership controlling hundreds of millions of pounds of government cash was considered "weak", it emerges.
Campaigners opposed to Essex street lights being turned off for part of the night to save money have marched on Westminster.
Accident and emergency delays at an Essex hospital leave more than a dozen ambulances queuing up in two separate rows.
A woman is found guilty of stalking anti-child abuse campaigner Shy Keenan and "bombarding" her with insulting Twitter messages.
About 240 posts are to be axed at a hospital rated "inadequate" by inspectors.
A man admits his role in a series of high-value museum thefts across England, while 11 others deny conspiracy to steal.
Two Essex men; two very different belief systems
The eco-activist keeping a watch in Colchester
Southend's Myles Weston will miss his side's game against promotion rivals Bury to play for Antigua.
League One side Colchester United sign defender Richard Brindley on loan from Championship club Rotherham United.
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