A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Chelmsford: Warning Over Homes Affordability
Chelmsford has been named as one of the toughest areas in the UK to get on the property ladder.
It is claimed Chelmsford is on the verge of an "affordability crisis'', with around 97% of houses out of reach of local people, according to a study.
Research by property search engine Adzuna.co.uk also highlighted London, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge.
The comparison of property prices and average local salaries showed that Belfast, Sunderland, Salford and Hull were the most affordable places for first-time buyers.
In these areas, average property prices were 2.5 times average local earnings compared with over seven times in the most expensive cities.
Andrew Hunter of Adzuna said ``Despite government schemes like Help to Buy, it's clear that many parts of the country are on the verge of an affordability crisis, with young first-time buyers being almost completely priced out of the market.''
People in Essex are being asked to vote for Princes Alexandra Hospital's children's ward to be the winner of a competition to get a new state of the art cinema.
The Cliffs Pavilion has confirmed the stars heading to Essex for this year's festive panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Anglian Water has become the first water company to trial thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.
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