Sex tape ‘backdrop’ of Tulisa charge

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April 24, 2014

The lawyer for former N-Dubz singer and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos asks for an assault charge against her to be dropped.
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LIVE: Concord Rangers vs Ebbsfleet United

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April 24, 2014

Live text updates of this Skrill South match from the Aspect Arena.
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Carter: Snooker took backseat to cancer, briefly

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April 24, 2014

Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after recovering from cancer. But top 16 places, championships and bills got in the way
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Detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.
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Things that go bang in the daytime – Shoebury residents warned of MoD range activity

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April 24, 2014

SHOEBURY residents should not be alarmed by explosions and gunfire for the next two weeks.
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Do you feel safe in your home? Rochford partnership targets antisocial behaviour

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April 24, 2014

PART of a happy life is to feel safe in your own home and in your community.
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Save our maternity services – campaigners to march this weekend

HUNDREDS of people are set to turn out for two events rallying against the closure of Clacton’s maternity unit.
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Hundreds already signed up for bike race

ALMOST 500 cyclists have already signed up for the 21st Tour de Tendring next month.
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James Attfield murder: Colchester man and woman, 27, released on…

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April 24, 2014
James Attfield murder: Colchester man and woman, 27, released on…

A MAN and woman have been bailed in connection with the murder of James Attfield in Colchester last month. The 27-year-old man, from Colchester, was arrested yesterday as part of the police investigation into the death, which saw Mr Attfield, 33, be ...
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Essex Police detective based in Chelmsford sacked for gross…

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April 24, 2014

A DETECTIVE based at Essex Police's Chelmsford headquarters has been sacked today. Following an internal misconduct hearing, a 26-year-old detective constable was dismissed for gross misconduct for accessing police information in June 2013 regarding a "personal matter". The misconduct panel, which included an independent member, was chaired by director of support services Mark Gilmartin. He said:...
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Greater Anglia in Twitter row

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April 24, 2014
Greater Anglia in Twitter row

GREATER ANGLIA has been involved in a Twitter row after the company threatened to block one of its followers yesterday. The debate arose when a user made a complaint about a late bus service that was running to Colchester on Friday. Yesterday, user @...
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WWI survivor celebrates 104th birthday

A survivor of both World Wars has celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by friends and care home staff.
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Fire crews tackling blaze in Chapel

Three fire crews have been called to a blaze in Colchester Road, Chapel.
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Man rushed to hospital after car flips outside station

A man was rushed to hospital this afternoon after a car flipped over in Wanstead High Street.
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Further fire strikes pencilled in for three days in May

Firefighters in Essex will strike for three days in May as part of an ongoing row over pensions.
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More than 1,000 homes left without power in Braintree after…

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April 24, 2014
More than 1,000 homes left without power in Braintree after…

THOUSANDS of homes across Braintree were left without power this afternoon after a fault with an underground cable. UK Power Networks engineers restored power to 1,143 customers in parts of Braintree and Black Notley after a fault with the underground...
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Crash in Great Leighs: Motorcyclist and car

A motorcyclist and car have been involved in a crash in Great Leighs, according to reports.
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Was my great gran the inspiration behind Roald Dahl’s character, Matilda?

Did a bakery shop assistant inspire a renowned children's author to create one of his most famous characters?
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Revealed: The 15 top rated Chelmsford restaurants, according to…

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April 24, 2014
Revealed: The 15 top rated Chelmsford restaurants, according to…

Reviewers on listings website TripAdvisor have ranked almost 250 restaurants in and around Chelmsford according to their quality, decor and atmosphere. The eateries are given rated from one to five and below, we round-up the best 15, according to rati...
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Sick patient accused of stealing Southend A&E electricity

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April 24, 2014

A PATIENT suffering from severe sickness was threatened with police action by Southend Hospital security staff, for charging her phone in A&E.
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Fans and another star gallop to see Trotters show

Fans of TV’s ever popular Only Fools and Horses have even more Southend treats to look forward to on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May.
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