EAST Beach was closed on Easter Sunday after seven pieces of Second World War ordnance were destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Skipper Graeme Smith makes 65 as Surrey reply to Essex's 306 all out with 217-6 on day three at The Oval.
Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight, Tuesday, April 22, ahead of a new scheme aimed at improving journeys at the Dartford Crossing.
POLICE urgently want to hear from the good Samaritan who came to the aid of a disabled man as he was being robbed in the street.
A PENSIONER who has lived in the same home for nearly 68 years is the longest-standing tenant of a housing association.
HOUSE prices have rocketed in Basildon, with the borough seeing the highest increase in the whole of Essex last year.
The mystery of an escaped ostrich-like bird called a rhea has a new lead.
Police were called 10 times in two months to a teenage girl before she was found hanged, an inquest hears.
A SOUTHEND burger bar is set to open a second diner and cocktail bar in the heart of Leigh this summer.
A CARE home was accused of altering records about a dementia sufferer’s treatment and offered her husband £1,000 to stop complaining, an inquest was told.
FOUR Southend Airport-bound flights were diverted because of fog on Sunday night, leading to long delays for hundreds of passengers.
Essex sign New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder to play in all formats for the 2014 season, pending a visa application.
Huge crowds turned out on Southend seafront on Bank Holiday Monday as glorious sunshine beamed down for the 16th annual Southend Shakedown.
A RETIRED businessman with a rare brain disease is raising money for a £25,000 piece of equipment.
A TRAIN operator has launched a food bank appeal at all of its stations.
Work is due to begin on signs on the approaches to the Dartford crossing in preparation for a new system of collecting tolls.
HOUSEHOLDS can save up to £700 if they follow Essex County Council’s latest advice.
POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.
COMMUTERS are facing delays at train stations across south Essex this morning.
A DEVASTATED ex-lorry driver has been told he will never walk again after he plunged 20ft into a brook and shattered his leg.