The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 hours 45 min ago
A fire breaks out at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, causing 12 people to be evacuated from their homes.
The deputy prime minister says Southend-on-Sea's economy will benefit from signing up to a "city deal" scheme.
Sunday Politics East reviews the political week
Colchester pick up their first win in seven games at the expense of Coventry City in League One.
Morecambe pick up their first victory since Boxing Day at the expense of Southend, who are now winless in nine.
Hereford end a five-match losing run in the Conference Premier as they share the spoils at Braintree.
Police investigating the shooting of a city trader at a station in Essex arrest a 51-year-old man.
A suspected burglar dies after his neck becomes trapped by a fence panel close to the scene.
Caroline Powell, from Essex, helps Jade Etherington win silver in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
Work begins creating more 'legacy' tracks at an Olympic cycling venue and increasing the facilities at it for the public.
An army officer who has completed three tours of Afghanistan with soldiers from Colchester returns to command the town's garrison.
Southend midfielder Ryan Leonard signs a new three-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at Roots Hall until 2017.
Two animal rights activists jailed for arson attacks on department stores in Romford and Luton are to appeal their convictions.
Network Rail offers a "full and unreserved apology" to families bereaved by level crossing accidents, with the deaths of two girls at Elsenham in Essex seen as a "watershed" for the company.
With suicide the third largest cause of teenage deaths, there are only 32 beds for teenagers with mental health problems across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Essex's largest tree falls victim to the winter storms, according to the National Trust.
Original Essex girls set for second series
The UK Independence Party has done the Conservatives an "enormous favour" by "cleansing" the Tories of views it finds distasteful, a Tory MP claims.
The aviation minister, Robert Goodwill MP, has officially opened the new security area at Stansted Airport.