Two security guards are jailed for the kidnap of an Essex music festival-goer who died in a road crash.
A 16-year-old boy is charged with the murders of two people in Colchester.
A sinkhole caused by the collapse of a tunnel has the "volume of two London double-decker buses", a council says.
Two murder investigations caused Essex Police to go £2.6m over budget in 2014, the police and crime commissioner says.
Student found guilty of murdering a 24-year-old man stabbed in Essex.
A police suspect who got stuck waist-deep in mud when he tried to avoid officers is rescued by firefighters and the coastguard.
Clacton's UKIP MP Douglas Carswell is confronted in the street by anti-austerity protesters near Westminster.
Southend United's assistant manager is charged with assault following an incident hours before the team's bus parade to celebrate its promotion.
An investigation is started into how a prisoner's fingers were severed while he was in custody at a police station in Essex.
Rail operator spends £30m to clean up trains
Dream house neighbours warn of traffic problems
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Southend boss Phil Brown "wants to manage in the top flight" again after guiding Southend to League Two play-off glory.
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