An inquest has ruled the death of a four month old baby after a dog attack in Colchester was an accident.
Essex: Towns Most Romanic In UK
New research on the number of cards posted in the run up to Valentine's Day has suggested that the most romantic towns in the UK are in Essex.
The Royal Mail said Romford and Ilford saw big increases in mail volumes on February 13 last year.
Almost 25% more letters and cards were posted compared with the same day a year earlier, against a national average rise of 3.4%.
There was a similar increase in post volumes in East London, with big rises in Kent towns such as Canterbury, Tonbridge, Dartford and Rochester.
Royal Mail said over a million more Valentine's cards were sent last year than in 2011.
There's been a worrying rise in the number of youngsters hospitalised for self harming in Essex.
After years of planning, Harlow town centre's new Cineworld is finally opening its doors to the public.
Two men found guilty of breaking into an Essex mansion where a millionaire businessman was shot in the leg.
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