A man has been convicted of conspiring to murder his stepfather in a dispute over the sale of the family home in Colchester.
Southend's Third Film Festival
More than 300 people will be at the Odeon cinema in town for tonight's opening gala.
The Long Good Friday's been chosen to kick things off this year as the film celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Celebrities, including local actor and new patron of the biggest film festival in Essex, Ray Winstone will be in Southend this evening (Thursday 28 April).
More than 50 movies are being screened during this year's festival which runs until Wednesday 4 May.
For a full list on what's being shown when click here .
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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