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Black bag waste contractors to be penalised for greenhouse gas emissions

The companies which win the £340million contracts to dispose of waste in Essex will be fined if carbon targets are

Schools expelling more pupils ‘to suit own ends’ claim

Mainstream academy schools across Essex could be expelling more pupils to “suit their own ends”, a councillor has warned. Speaking

Chelmsford Muslim group seeks to ‘heal community divisions’ with mosque plan

Chelmsford Muslims want to “heal the divisions” within a local community by allowing its mosque to be used for a

Basildon specialist school to be rebuilt in face of rising numbers of expelled children

A specialist school is to be rebuilt to help accommodate rocketing numbers of children expelled from school. Essex County Council

What villagers have to say about new bypass connecting Chelmsford and Braintree

On March 25 this year, a new multi-million-pound bypass between two major urban centres in Essex was given permission to

£340m waste contract to allow ‘all types of waste treatment and disposal solutions’

A new scheme to ensure large quantities of waste generated by Essex households is not sent to landfill must allow

Social care video to get ‘Essex people into Essex jobs’

A bespoke video is to be created to attract more people into the care sector in Essex. Essex County Council

Chelmsford festival plans will lead to ‘substantial noise nuisance’ and disruption

Strict conditions are being demanded to allow festivals to continue at the same spot in Chelmsford where a rave last

Mental health crisis: School children attempting ‘real serious harm’

School children are attempting “real serious harm” , councillors have claimed in sobering accounts of a mental health crisis in

Number of households at risk of fuel poverty doubles

The number of households at risk of falling into fuel poverty has doubled since the start of the pandemic, Essex