More than half a billion pounds for social care across Essex but an extra 3% council tax levy will pay for it.
V Festival 2011
Rhianna and Eminem headlined the 16th V Festival in Chelmsford.
180 thousand people packed into Hylands Park over the weekend as acts like Plan B, Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Jessie J and The Wanted also took to various stages.
Eminem made a reported £2million for headlining the festival.
Rihanna, who joined him on stage for Love The Way You Lie, didn't come cheap either - apparently pocketing half a million.
They made it the most expensive V in the festival's 16 year history.
Police say the event passed successfully with a crackdown on drugs resulting in 87 arrests.
St Johns Ambulance where also kept busy with over 800 people needing help, 13 people were also taken to hospital.
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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