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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

No-fault evictions soar across Essex

The number of Essex households threatened with homelessness as a result of “no-fault” evictions has rocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Undersea power line calls to stop countryside’s ‘unacceptable industrialisation’

Campaigners are calling for electricity cables to run under the sea between Suffolk and Essex to avoid a new 180-km

Effect of Chelmsford gas plant on residents ‘considerable’

A new gas pressure reduction station is to be built next to an allotment site in Chelmsford. This is to