Two fishermen say they are "very grateful" to beach patrol staff who rescued them when their boat capsized.
A woman who was shot in the eye by an intruder with an airgun is left with "life-changing" injuries, say Essex Police.
A 17-year-old boy is told to pay Lord Sugar £100 for racist abuse on Twitter.
A man and woman found dead in a house in Essex died from head injuries and multiple stab wounds, an inquest hears.
A man is convicted of causing death by careless driving after his car ploughed into a pedestrian crossing a road.
Couple wow wedding guests with first dance
Abandoned, "dying" foal found on a roadside meets fans
Listen to live BBC local radio commentaries from Friday's One-Day Cup fixtures.
Southend United captain John White signs a new two-year contract with the League One club.
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