More than half a billion pounds for social care across Essex but an extra 3% council tax levy will pay for it.
Tilbury Flat Fall Death "Suspicious"
Police investigating the death of a 49 year-old man who fell from a block of flats in Tilbury say it is now being treated as suspicious.
Steven Greenaway died following a fall at Riverside Heights on Dock Road at around 12.15pm on 18 January.
Tests have now been carried out which indicate he may have been assaulted before he died.
Detective Inspector, Alan Pitcher said: "We are currently treating Steven’s death as suspicious and exploring the possibility he was assaulted in Riverside Heights around January 13.
"Officers have been deployed to the area and neighbouring flats to attempt to build a picture of the events leading up to the his death.
"I'm keen to speak to anyone who knows of Steven’s last movements or anyone who may have heard a disturbance in Riverside Heights in the week commencing January 11".
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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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