Essex County Council says changing the way it commissions and provides services could save more than £200 million over the next four years.
An efit has been released of a man who made inappropriate remarks to a woman in a wheelchair in Grays.
The best teachers in Essex are going to be recognised with the launch of the first ever Essex Teaching Awards.
Friends of a man killed in a road crash in Basildon say they have been overwhelmed by the support for a petition set up in his name.
The UK is expected to bask in the hottest temperatures of the year so far today, forecasters have predicted.
Senior officials at an NHS watchdog have been accused of a cover-up after destroying their own report into a hospital maternity unit at the centre of a care scandal.
Girl Guides will no longer pledge their devotion to God when they join the organisation, it has been announced.
A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in Melbourne, Australia.
Jennifer Aniston has revealed her wedding plans! Read all about them here!
See Naomi Watts take on the role of one of the most famous women to have ever lived, Princess Diana.
We're used to seeing them with perfect makeup, but celebs have a day off too! Take a look at the stars going au naturel.
Listen to this fantastic cover of Daft Punk's No. 1 hit Get Lucky that journeys through the last century of music in three minutes.
Fabio Capello is on the verge of becoming the new manager of Paris St Germain, according to reports in Italy and France.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland admits the side have been given a "reality check" after they lost their unbeaten Australia tour record.
England aren't willing to risk playing Graeme Swann in the Champions Trophy if it puts his Ashes participation at risk.
The FA has informed England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce that his contract will not be renewed at the end of this month.
An ancient city lost for 1,200 years has been discovered in the Cambodian jungle by archaeologists using laser scanning technology.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied suggestions he stole a special Super Bowl ring from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
A 12-year-old girl suffered concussion and broken fingers after a man fixing a leak in her apartment fell through the roof and landed on top of her.
Pope Francis blessed scores of Harley-Davidson riders who went to the Vatican to celebrate the manufacturer's 110th anniversary.
Watch the breathtaking video of Valery Rozov breaking the world record for highest ever BASE jump as he leaps off Mt Everest.
Adorable! Doting dad David Beckham gives his daughter a peck on the cheek on KissCam at the LA Kings NHL game on Monday.
A fan upsets Beyonce as he slaps her Bootylicious bottom while she performs hit song Irreplaceable. Watch the video here
Watch this hilarious video of Morgan Freeman falling asleep in a live interview.
A whopping 79% of women lie to their friends and family about the real reason they can’t go out on the town.
According to one in ten men a man's place is now well and truly in the kitchen.
Research has revealed that 85% of British men dream of an easy life.
We Are The Champions is the champion when it comes to songs to belt out.
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