More than half a billion pounds for social care across Essex but an extra 3% council tax levy will pay for it.
Braintree: Man Killed In Crash
Tributes are being paid to a man killed in Coldnailhurst Avenue yesterday morning.
61 year old, Graham Haygreen, from Halstead, died after the blue Peugeot panel van he was driving hit a lamppost.
His wife Sylvie has described him as: 'Dearly-loved husband, father, son, brother-in-law and friend to everyone who knew him.
'He worked as an electrician which he had done all his working life. When Graham was not working he enjoyed relaxing with his family.
'We will greatly miss Graham very much.'
It's not yet know whether Mr Haygreen fell ill whilst driving and a post-mortem will take place next week.
Essex Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.
Tendring praised for support to those affected by flooding threats.
Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on Essex's coast as a feared storm surge failed to deliver the chaos expected.
Evacuees escaping a predicted high tide and severe weather, which could cause mass flooding in a small Essex village, have begun arriving at a rest centre.
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