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Basildon town square high rise towers allowed on appeal

Four tower blocks consisting of nearly 500 new flats will be built in Basildon after an inspector overturned the council’s

Epping Forest residents face delay for £150 tax rebate until September

Residents in Epping Forest could be waiting months for a council tax rebate aimed at mitigating the rising cost of

Is there a local election where you live?

In just over a month voters in Essex will head to the polls in this year’s local elections to decide

More than 12,000 fines given to parents for taking children out of school

More than 12,000 fines have been issued to parents and guardians in Essex who took their children out of school

Loughton teacher who locked child with special needs in room unattended spared ban

A teacher who locked a child with special educational needs in a sensory break room after he became “violent” towards

Epping garden centre could be torn down for houses

A garden centre and plant nursery in Epping Forest could be demolished to make way for a residential development, according

Now it’s Mug-gate! – Colchester school faces another issue as staff member is suspended for offensive cuppa

A North Essex grammar school has confirmed a staff member has been suspended after being pictured using a mug with

Colchester school with ‘sexist’ culture makes improvements says Ofsted

A grammar school which was threatened with a takeover after being found to have an “unsafe” culture has made steps

Ending Basildon benefits worker’s job while on maternity leave was ‘discrimination’ says tribunal

A decision to end a former benefits worker’s job in Basildon early and without explanation was influenced by the fact

Plans to demolish Wickford garage for flats despite flood risk

A garage and car showroom could be demolished to build a four-storey block of flats, despite being in a flood