More than half a billion pounds for social care across Essex but an extra 3% council tax levy will pay for it.
Southend: Easyjet Adds New Routes
Low-fare airline easyJet has announced a series of new routes for winter 2012.
The budget carrier will start services from London Southend Airport to Geneva and Venice, while it will be starting a new Manchester to Tel Aviv service.
Elsewhere, the airline will start services from Gatwick Airport to the Isle of Man, Turin and Tallinn in Estonia.
From Newcastle, the carrier will be flying to Amsterdam and it is also operating a new Bristol-Copenhagen service.
EasyJet also announced earlier this week that it was starting flights between Belfast International and Birmingham.
The route expansion has added more than 230,000 seats to easyJet's winter 2012 schedule, which now extends to 280 routes.
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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