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Nurseries impacted by coronavirus ‘probably struggling’ beforehand says County education head

The head of education at Essex County Council (ECC) has warned of nursery closures due to the epidemic lockdown and

Warning to bathers over absence of lifeguards

A complete absence of lifeguards due to Covid-19 has led to warnings being issued over an increased risk of drowning.

Essex Council cash to address rocketing anxiety

Essex County Council (ECC) has earmarked £120,000 to tackle increased anxiety among children, young people and their families due to

Commission working on interim carbon footprint plan for Essex

A new climate change commission set up to help draw up plans for how Essex can operate with a reduced

Fears that Chelmsford gin bar would increase ‘drink-fuelled Islamaphobia’

A gin bar and distillery planned for a building next to a central Chelmsford mosque could lead to an increased

Drop in crime figures hides levels of domestic abuse

Serious levels of domestic and child abuse are hiding behind a huge decrease in crime that has come about since

Chelmsford restaurant has licence revoked amid claims of ‘modern slavery’

A Indian restaurant in Chelmsford has had its licence revoked after being accused of engaging in modern day slavery. Chelmsford

Emergency committee to deal with Brentwood Council business

Brentwood Borough Council is to create a special emergency committee to take the place of its council committees during the

Funeral rules treating people like infants says Chelmsford widow

A grieving wife said she felt she had been treated like a child during the funeral of her husband, after

Lockdown shows what can be achieved with climate change

COVID-19 has shown us people can “deliver change on a previously unimagined level quite quickly”, according to the woman overseeing