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Council outlines bid to become carbon neutral

Essex County Council (ECC) has revealed the terms of reference in its bid to become a net zero carbon authority.

Essex Council’s £70m cash reserves depleted within days

Essex County Council (ECC) has admitted it has been exposed “to a high degree of financial risk”, with its entire

Fashion firms manufacture PPE for hospitals

Fashion manufacturers are set to produce tens of thousands of scrubs and gowns for the NHS. Jim and Anne Bender

Free school meal problems resolved ‘shortly’

Essex County Council has said it is hopeful delays some parents are experiencing in receiving free school meal vouchers will

Coronavirus victims could be stored at Chelmsford park and ride site

A temporary mortuary is set to be built at a Chelmsford park and ride site to deal with excess deaths

Gin school plan for Chelmsford cafe

A former cafe in Chelmsford is set to be transformed into a gin school and distillery. The shop, which was

Community hospital to deal with increase in coronavirus cases

Brentwood Community Hospital is being expanded to help cope with the increased number of coronavirus patients. The hospital was built

Plan to utilise hotel in Basildon and Brentwood to free up hospital beds

Two hotels in Basildon and Brentwood are to be converted into makeshift community halfway houses to free up almost 300

Chelmsford council sympathetic over council tax problems

Chelmsford City Council has said it is dealing “sympathetically” with problems over paying council tax. The council has said that

£2 million boost for special education provision in Essex

Around £2 million extra is set to be spent on special needs (SEND) provision in order to meet a significant