Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
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 .
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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