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Domestic abuse increases during lockdown

The number of people arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse in Essex increased by 20 per cent in the first

Contact tracing call centre to tackle coronavirus in Essex

A contact tracing service is to be set up in Essex led by officials from Essex County Council (ECC) and

Chelmsford bus route would wreck ‘beautiful estate’ say residents

A bus link proposed as a part of huge plans for 800 homes in the west of Chelmsford will destroy

Illegal dumping ground in Doddinghurst could become exclusive housing development

Plans for an exclusive housing development on green belt in Doddinghurst have been submitted two years after prosecution proceedings were

Upturn in coronavirus deaths in Essex

There was a surge in Essex Covid-19 deaths around three weeks after thousands flocked to the county’s beaches, new data

County Council to set up panel to drive local war on coronavirus

Essex County Council (ECC) is to set up an outbreak control board to help drive testing, contact tracing and local

New £1.8m Chelmsford College building will help meet the needs of construction industry

Plans are being prepared for a £1.8million investment in Chelmsford College to improve education provision for construction sector students. The

Councils facing huge budget deficit

Essex County Council faces a huge budget deficit as a result of coronavirus unless the government provides more support. An

Survey shows almost half of Chelmsford businesses in crisis

Almost 50 per cent of Chelmsford businesses that responded to a Covid-19 impact survey say they are in crisis. Just

Judge derides waste company over Basildon facility plans and awards County Council £10million in compensation

A waste company’s factory plans were based on “little more than calculations on the back of the proverbial fag pack”,