Leon Clarke's ninth goal of the season sees Bury overcome Colchester and move to third place in League One.
Burton Albion extend their lead at the top of League One with a narrow win over Southend United.
Braintree beat managerless Eastleigh with their fifth away win this term to move up to sixth in the National League.
Two people die when a light aircraft crashes into a field in Essex and bursts into flames, leaving it "100% alight" according to fire crews.
There is no "magic wand" to solve the congestion problems at the Dartford crossing, the local MP says.
A woman from Essex is one of four chosen to spend months in the Antarctic monitoring penguins and sorting post at the UK's most remote post office complete their gruelling training.
Two companies are fined hundreds of thousands of pounds over an accident with a wind turbine blade that left one man dead and seriously injured another.
A Conservative politician appears in court to plead not guilty to assaulting a UKIP candidate outside a fire station.
A man who died in hospital after he was found in woodland with stab wounds is described as "loving and generous".
England Under-20 goalkeeper Ted Smith signs a new deal with Southend to keep him at Roots Hall until 2018.
Essex village remains the most deprived neighbourhood
A former university law lecturer flees from court shortly before a jury found him guilty of downloading indecent images of children.
A man who had acid thrown in his face was a victim of mistaken identity and in the "wrong place at the wrong time", a court hears.
Stretch of land flooded to create more habitat for wildlife
Colchester boss Tony Humes has praised the "clinical" nature of his side following their fourth straight win.
Former Conservative council leader Lord Hanningfield has been charged with false accounting in relation to allegations of expenses fraud.
Loan signing Joe Pigott scores twice as in-form Southend win at Crewe, who drop to the bottom of League One.
Colchester United claim their fourth consecutive League One victory with a comfortable win over Bradford City.
A man is jailed for life for the "savage and cold-blooded" murder of a drug dealer in an Essex street.
Batsman Mark Pettini says Leicestershire's ambition was a major factor in his decision to join them from Essex.