The latest stories from the Essex section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 14 hours 29 min ago
A £20m plan to refurbish trains in the East of England and increase services from Stansted Airport to Cambridge is announced.
Adam Bartlett saves a penalty against rivals Braintree to maintain Gateshead's play-off place in Conference Premier.
England captain Alastair Cook made 181 to put Essex in a strong position going into day four against Derbyshire.
Concerns about the way people are held in custody at airports in Essex and Bedfordshire are raised by the prisons watchdog.
The daughter of a woman forced to give birth by Caesarean section has been adopted, it emerges.
A Norman castle is re-opening with underfloor heating after a year of refurbishment work which has cost £4.2m.
Captain Alastair Cook says there are places to be won in the England Test side to face Sri Lanka in June.
A pregnant woman died after an ambulance crewed by untrained staff delays getting her to hospital in Southend.
An ambulance trust apologises after student paramedics sent to the Essex home of a 38-year-old pregnant woman, failed to realise she was bleeding to death.
The director of a major Catholic shrine in Norfolk is appointed Bishop of Brentwood covering Essex and east London.
The owners of a former military garrison which was badly damaged in a fire, should be "held responsible for lax security", says Colchester's MP says.
England captain Alastair Cook scores an unbeaten century as Essex take control on day two against Derbyshire.
Cover up call at nude record holding location
A reward of up to £5,000 is offered in connection with a murder in which a man was knifed 102 times.
Former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield scores a century for Frinton on his return to cricket after a ban for spot-fixing.
A hat-trick from Derbyshire's Tim Groenewald steers them into a commanding position in their Championship game at Essex.
A woman questioned by police in connection with the murder of a vulnerable man in an Essex park is released on bail.
A handwritten recipe book from 1811 is given to the author's great-great-great-grandson after it was found at a car boot sale.
Ten-man Braintree produce a fantastic display to hold off a Luton fightback and delay their promotion back to the Football League.
A Jack Midson penalty moves AFC Wimbledon closer to securing League Two survival and shocks play-off hopefuls Southend.