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Essex council urged to pull devolution deal in hope for bus franchising powers

Bus franchising would give Essex County Council powers over bus routes, timetables and fares

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'Elegant' solution after residents furious over school teachers 'flooding' roads

It was claimed teachers were clogging up the roads

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Unclaimed Estates in Essex: The family names that could inherit a fortune from an unclaimed estates in the county

There are hundreds of unclaimed estates in the county

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Tell us what you want your local MP to prioritise in Essex

Now the general election is over it's time for the new bunch of Essex MPs to get down to the business of representing the county

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Parking charges to return for NHS workers at Broomfield, Basildon and Southend Hospitals says trust chief

Workers at the hospitals have been able to park for free since the beginning of the Covid pandemic - but will now have to pay

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Do speed cameras work at night? What you need to know

Find out whether average speed cameras work at night and whether they still flash in the dark.

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M25 full weekend closure to cause 10-mile diversion

The M25 is to close again between two junctions in Surrey this coming weekend

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Basildon and Billericay MP, Richard Holden, quits as party chairman

Mr Holden was elected as Basildon and Billericay MP by just 20 votes in the General Election last week.

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Southend couple and dog escape flat fire thanks to alarm

The couple and their dog managed to escape the fire safely thanks to their working smoke alarms.

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The Essex town where secret cameras are set to be installed outside block of flats to catch flytippers

The cameras will catch people dumping furniture and other household items

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'I took a £2 bus to the underrated Essex airport overshadowed by Stansted'

It has to be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get to Southend Airport

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TfL Blackwall Tunnel for Silvertown Tunnel works and closures

Transport for London (TfL) has announced two weekend closures of the southbound Blackwall Tunnel.

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EE launches new scam prevention service from £1 a month

EE has launched a new subscription service called Scam Guard designed to protect users from nuisance calls and scams.

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Essex Partnership NHS Trust 'neglect contributed to' mother's death

A seven-day inquest at Essex Coroner’s Court concluded Angela Ling, 49, died as a result of suicide contributed to by neglect by Essex Partnership NHS Trust

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Basildon Council set to approve Lloyds Bank flats plans

Basildon Council’s planning committee has been recommended to approve proposals that will see the old Lloyds Bank, in High Street, Billericay, turned into new homes

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Dame Rebecca Harris appointed opposition deputy chief whip

DAME Rebecca Harris has vowed to ensure Keir Starmer’s new Labour Government face a “strong challenge” after being appointed as opposition deputy chief whip

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Rochford Road camera scheme to catch people fly-tipping

Grant funding has been issued to finally tackle problems outside flats in Rochford Road, Southend

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Southend parents defend term-time holiday after fines

An investigation revealed an 818 per cent increase in the number of fines issued to Southend parents.

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Rochford councillor fears over plan to tackle housing crisis

Rochford councillor, Danielle Belton, has said it was "disappointing" to see the return of mandatory housing targets announced by new chancellor