A BBC local radio presenter enters the reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
A picture painted by Sir Winston Churchill on his first holiday after World War Two is sold for £192,000 at auction.
Convicted sex offenders in Essex are to be given lie detector tests to find out if they might reoffend, a police force says.
A police force warns drivers not to pull over if asked to do so by unmarked cars after thieves pretending to be officers steal a number of vehicles.
Essex all but secure a place in the One-Day Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling last-over win over Glamorgan.
A man is convicted of the murder of a woman who was stabbed multiple times and bludgeoned with a claw hammer in an attack "bordering on sadism".
The trial of a man accused of a Christmas hamper con which saw West Ham players lose thousands of pounds is abandoned.
Pop star Olly Murs pays to have the showers at a non-league football club fixed, saying they were "dreadful" to use.
Two drivers are stopped after being spotted playing Pokemon Go at the wheel, police say.
Ryanair is cutting the capacity and frequency of flights at Stansted Airport following the Brexit referendum result.
A drone came within 82ft (25m) of a Boeing 737 near Stansted Airport, posing a "serious risk of collision", a report reveals.
Thirteen men are to face charges in connection with an attack that left a football fan with brain damage.
Southend United's Michael Timlin is going to be out of action for up to six weeks of action with a hamstring problem.
An angler tells how he saw a kayaker drown off the Essex coast while he was getting ready to swim out and help him.
Jesse Ryder's blistering 131 off 110 balls proves in vain as Surrey beat Essex by 66 runs in the One-Day Cup.
A near miss involving two passenger planes off the Essex coast happened after instructions were given to the wrong aircraft, an inquiry hears.
Southend United boss Phil Brown would be interested in the England assistant manager's job if he was offered the role.
A man who denies the "frenzied" murder of a woman tells a court of the "devastating and horrible" moment he came across her body.
Team GB women's sevens fly-half Emily Scott is going to the Olympics after starting her career with a local boy's team.
The manager of Tottenham Hotspur describes a footballer who had to have his legs amputated following a car crash as "an inspiration".