A father of two who had acid thrown into his face says he initially thought the liquid was juice.
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
A council that spent millions of pounds evicting travellers now asks landowners to offer up sites for 30 new pitches.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
Colchester manager Joe Dunne leaves the League One club by mutual consent and is replaced by academy boss Tony Humes.
Luke Wall, 23, last known to be living in Stanford-le-Hope is believed to be travelling with partner Teresa Connors, 20.
From today, Monday, September 1, we are making important changes to the way officers and police staff work across the county.
The Tories play down a poll putting UKIP 44% ahead in the Clacton by-election caused by Douglas Carswell's defection.
Stephen White, from Essex, is among four amputee service veterans preparing to swim the English Channel after an 18-month training programme.
Peterborough move to the top of League One after recording a third successive away league win at Colchester.
Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid give Plymouth victory over 10-man Southend.
Alfreton remain bottom of the Conference and without a league point following a home defeat by Braintree.
A 77-year-old pedestrian airlifted to hospital after she was hit by a lorry outside Southend fire station remains in critical condition, police say.
British showjumper Ben Maher will miss the World Equestrian Games after his horse Cella picked up an injury.
James Argent's agent says he is 'safe and well' after being reported missing on Friday morning. Police said he hadn't been in touch with his family or friends for more than a day.
Rail engineering work will take place on Sunday as Network Rail decides to press ahead after disruption earlier this week.
The East of England Ambulance Service is fined £1.2m over failures to meet emergency response times.
Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.
Ryan ten Doeschate admits Essex fell below expectations after going out to Warwickshire in the One-Day Cup quarter-finals.