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Trade union slams increase in care home COVID deaths

There are “no excuses” for an acute increase in the number of deaths seen in care homes in Essex over

County council warned to insist on guarantees before extending lease on Shire Hall

There can be no justification to extend a lease on Chelmsford’s most famous landmark without cast iron guarantees it will

Teachers will not support forced return to school for summer catch-up

Teachers will not support being forced to return to the classroom for summer schools, a national education union has said.

Free e-scooter rides for NHS staff as trial begins in Chelmsford

NHS workers are being offered free e-scooter rides as a trial hits Chelmsford. Chelmsford has become the second Essex-location where 50

Warren Farm bus gate to be scrapped as Chelmsford Council hears COVID will make housing developments “more sustainable”

The coronavirus pandemic will radically alter the need for how people travel and make large developments even more sustainable, Chelmsford

Level of asymptomatic COVID “much higher” than Government estimates claims Essex director of public health

The number of people with COVID-19 but showing no symptoms is “much much higher” than the government’s estimate, the director of

Indian restaurant in Chelmsford refused new licence over crime concerns

A Chelmsford Indian restaurant which lost its licence after being accused of engaging in modern day slavery has had an

Council reveals where care home residents with COVID will be isolated

Essex County Council (ECC) has agreed on which care homes should be used to accommodate elderly people discharged from hospital

Council tax increase needed says Essex crime commissioner

The crime commissioner for Essex Police says a council tax increase of nearly £10 is needed to ensure the police

No decision on where Shire Hall improvement funds will come from

There has been no decision over who will pick up the bill for accessibility improvement works to Shire Hall in