Essex County Council is calling on the Government to delay plans to cut funding to education.
Lord Hanningfield Expenses Fraud Trial Starts
Former leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield, is due to stand trial today charged with expenses fraud.
The 75 year-old from West Hanningfield, whose real name is Paul White, is accused of false accounting.
It relates to 11 claims totalling £3,300 for travel expenses and daily allowance at the House of Lords in July 2013 for which he allegedly turned up for 40 minutes or less.
Lord Hanningfield's solicitor has stated any attendances cut short were due to ill-health.
The trial is due to start at Southwark Crown Court this morning.
An Essex mental health trust has been issued a warning after inspectors found concerns with ward environments.
The dead bodies of two people have been found inside a car in Chelmsford.
A man and woman have been found dead in a car in Chelmsford.
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