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‘Outstanding’ Chelmsford school drops to ‘requires improvement’ after Ofsted inspection

A former “outstanding” primary school in Chelmsford has been told by an education watchdog it requires improvement after inspectors found its

Garden village could help Maldon hit homes target

A new garden village in Maldon cannot be ruled out to provide up 4,500 homes planners say they need to

Omicron may cause Chelmsford hospital staffing to get ‘very difficult in next few weeks’

COVID could lead to staffing issues at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford getting “very difficult in next few weeks”, a senior

Housing plans for Brentwood hotel ‘inappropriate development in green belt’

Plans to develop a Brentwood hotel into dozens of homes has been recommended for refusal by Brentwood Borough Council because

Dinosaur park gets green light for South Woodham Ferrers

Plans for dinosaurs at a popular South Woodham Ferrers attraction have been approved – despite concerns over traffic levels. The

TV adverts to promote Essex away from TOWIE stereotypes

National TV adverts will be broadcast from March to attract more people to Essex and challenge TOWIE stereotypes. Essex County

Council tax bills set to rise by £60 a year

Average council tax bills for Essex County Council are set to increase by £60 a year, the authority has announced.

New phone mast like ‘something out of space’ planned just feet from gardens in Chelmsford

A new 5G phone mast proposed just feet from back gardens in a Chelmsford street will look like “something from

Tesco plans for Brentwood town centre revealed

Tesco has revealed plans to open a new branch in Brentwood high street. The supermarket giant is planning to open

Council to spend £10m on levelling up county

Millions of pounds will be spent by Essex County Council to regenerate parts of the county under its own ‘levelling