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Basildon Council aims to double fines for fly-tipping

Fines for illegally dumping waste across Basildon could double to £400 under plans being drawn up by the council. Basildon

Epping High Street warehouse could be demolished for flats

A former builders merchant and warehouse could be demolished to make way for new flats and shops in Epping town

58 Essex drivers caught distracted at wheel more than once

Essex had the fourth highest number of drivers caught multiple times distracted at the wheel over the past four years,

Rise in Basildon taxi fares agreed by council

Taxi fares will rise in Basildon from March despite fears the rise will disproportionately affect the poorest members of the borough.

Victorian pub could be demolished for housing in Epping Green

A derelict former pub and restaurant in Essex which was built in the Victorian era could be demolished and turned

Bid to build housing development on equestrian centre land in Sewardstone

A riding stables in an Essex hamlet could be redeveloped to build more than 100 homes and a new community

Nurse suspended for accessing ex partner’s confidential records

A nurse has been suspended for six months for accessing confidential benefit records to find out information on her ex-partner

Basildon taxi drivers voice concern over proposed increase in fares

Basildon taxi fares could rise in response to rising fuel costs, inflation and loss of business due to coronavirus restrictions.

County Council pays woman after delaying mother’s care payment

An elderly woman accumulated “large” debt after a council delayed arranging a payment plan for her care home, a local

Ambulance service staff morale still ‘poor’

Staff morale at the East of England Ambulance Service is still “poor” two years after it was placed in special