A 48-year-old man is remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman in Essex last Thursday.
A council is investing £100,000 in building new beach huts in the hope of making a profit.
Police chiefs are urged to tackle reports of grooming more effectively following the murder of a teenage boy who was befriended online by his killer.
Thurrock's Kamarl Duncan says he can laugh at his wind-assisted own goal against Romford after it went viral.
Southend United complain to the Football League over ticket prices at Oldham Athletic for Tuesday night's match.
Ryan Lowe scores a stoppage-time winner as League One's bottom club Crewe come from 2-0 down to beat Colchester.
Southend United survive an Oldham fightback to defeat the League One strugglers and move up to eighth.
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