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?
DNA testing of dog poo is backed by parish councillors in a bid to stop fouling in an Essex village.
A cat lover got a tattoo after being inspired by a duvet cover she bought from Asda.
Southend boss Phil Brown praises away fans
Communities are said to be losing out because of a focus on fibre optic cables.
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