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County council asked to support saplings plan

Essex County Council (ECC) is being asked to help tree planting schemes across the county – including Chelmsford City Council’s

Essex SEND tribunals quadruple

The number of times Essex County Council (ECC) has been taken to tribunal over its refusal to assess a child’s

Lib Dem conference heckler resigns as a Chelmsford councillor

A Chelmsford Lib Dem councillor who heckled the party leader Jo Swinson at over her decision to accept Tory defector

Decision said to be imminent on Chelmsford’s Army and Navy flyover

A decision on the existing Army and Navy flyover is expected “imminently”, Chelmsford’s member of Parliament has told constituents. The

Heart centre at Basildon Hospital reveals plans for future

Basildon’s heart specialist centre has plans to grow to attract patients from outside of Essex. Dr Stuart Harris, a leading

Brentwood school told to change admission policy

A Brentwood primary school has been told to change its admission policy because it discriminates against Catholic children living closest

Former Brentwood borough leader to step down from council

The former leader of Brentwood Borough Council is to step down from the council after 16 years. Councillor Louise McKinlay,

Asylum care cases increase by 23 per cent over two years

A rise in the number of children taken into care by Essex County Council is largely down to an increase

Cricket club fence may have to come down

Little Waltham Cricket Club near Chelmsford may have to tear down a perimeter fence – because it blocks a frequently

Disabled parking bay shortage to get worse as more drivers qualify for Blue Badge

Shortage of Blue Badge bays is likely to worsen as more people with hidden disabilities will be eligible for a