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No council tax levy on second homes in Castle Point despite soaring numbers

Castle Point Council says it “must balance income from council tax against the need to protect and improve the local

Police commissioner admits force must do more to tackle rape in Essex

Essex’s police commissioner has admitted the force is “nowhere near where it needs to be” in tackling rape crime. Essex

Chelmsford solar farm on green belt rejected with casting vote

A plan for a solar farm on 66 hectares of Chelmsford green belt that would have been capable of producing

Features of Greater Essex Combined Authority devolution deal unveiled

The emerging Greater Essex devolution deal text has largely been agreed upon and is in its final draft, it has

New wood to be planted to counter environmental impact of Lower Thames Crossing project

A new community woodland in Brentwood is being established to compensate for the environmental impacts of the Lower Thames Crossing

Brentwood needs £70,000 a year flytipping team after incidents double in two years

Brentwood Council is looking to set up a fly-tipping “response team” costing £70,000 annually after a doubling of incidents over

Chelmsford Prison safeguarding slammed after inmate killed himself six days after arriving

Safeguarding measures to prevent suicide at HMP Chelmsford – described as one the country’s “most violent local prisons” – have

Concerns new garden village plan could adversely affect West Horndon

Plans that give the green light for a huge development that could eventually grow to around 4,000 homes have been

Brewery wants to turn former Brentwood restaurant back into pub

A spot in Brentwood High Street could become a pub again after a gap of 20 years during which a

Chelmsford college’s Ofsted rating downgraded

Senior staff at Writtle College “have not taken swift action to stem the decline in quality” over the past nine