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A13 delays at Tibrury

A13 delays at Tilbury

Five-year Essex scheme will encourage independent living after injury and illness

Five-year Essex scheme will encourage independent living after injury and illness

Jobless get help to land caring roles

Jobless get help to land caring roles

Person hit by train in Grays - delays in place

Update: Grays line reopen and services returning to normal following death of a person hit by train

Andy Lewis, Southend Council's director of place, Iain Watson, of the Green Investment Bank, Martin Terry, Southend councillor responsible for transport

Street light roll out accelerated after £13.3m cash boost

Alternative – a Flybe jet at Southend Airport, from where the airline flies to northern France

Southend Airport set to take strain from Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis continues

Crash blocks A129

Crash blocks A129

Callum O'Brien

Prolific bike thief jailed

IN PICTURES: Leigh Maritime Festival

IN PICTURES: Leigh Maritime Festival

Centre manager Neal McArdle, with Gill Garwood, chief executive of Harp, High Sheriff of Essex Vincent Thompson, his wife Diana Thompson, Rob Tinlin and Andrew Clark from Essex Community Fund

Essex’s High Sheriff tours new homeless centre

Fire crews called house blaze in Southend

Fire crews called house blaze in Southend

Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? Take 11-plus questions from the 1940s

Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? Take 11-plus questions from the 1940s

Big attraction – Snowflake with handler Georgia Crocker

Snowflake set to be big hit at Barleylands

Can you help? Classic sports car taking in burglary in Corringham

Can you help? Classic sports car taking in burglary in Corringham

Peter Dawson - collapsed and woke up in hospital three days later

Rayleigh pensioner thanks first aider who saved his life

Sport

Mark Pettini scored 74 for Essex. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Essex brush aside Hampshire

At the crease – Phil Gray scored 91 runs for Southend & EMT

Southend & EMT's promotion hopes get dented by defeat to Hainault & Clayhall

Out – Wickford batsman John Pratt is bowled by Billericay’s Philip Reynolds for 16 runs

Winning mentality drives Billericay on

Aaron Lucas - emain top of the table following their seven-wicket win over lowly West Essex

Old Southendian & Southchurch remain top after win against West Essex

Gary Deegan - has signed a two year contract to stay at Southend United

Gary Deegan signs new two year contract at Southend United

James Foster - says Essex Eagles remain confident despite recent defeats       PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Essex Eagles search for remedy in Hampshire

Reward – Sophie Wheeler holds aloft the Abraham Trophy for the most improved player in England

Fast-improving golfer Sophie Wheeler doesn’t want to slow up

Joe Hart - hoping to help Great Britain qualify for the 2020 Olympics

Basketball star Joe Hart dreams of reaching the Olympics

Phil Brown - trying to bring a new defender to the club

Southend United's loan swoop for defender now in jeopardy, while contract talks stall with Adam Thompson

Making a note - Phil Brown was disappointed by his side's first half display against Leyton Orient

Southend United manager Phil Brown: Not many of those who started against Leyton Orient staked claim for Fleetwood Town spot

Noel Hunt - has decided to join Southend United after being released by Ipswich Town

Noel Hunt: Why I chose to join Southend United

New man in charge - Adam Flanagan

Adam Flanagan: Concord Rangers are not ready yet after hard summer

Daniel Bentley - lined up for Southend United against Leyton Orient this afternoon

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey confirms interest in Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley

Brian Horton - back working alongside Phil Brown at Southend United

Brian Horton confirmed as football coordinator at Southend United

National Sport

EMBARGOED UNTIL 2230 AUGUST 4, 2015.'Team GB Greats' including Sir Chris Hoy, Anthony Joshua and Sir Steve Redgrave.

More medals "not probable" in Rio

Cian Healy, left, is still battling neck trouble as Ireland approach their World Cup warm-up matches

Ireland wait on Healy injury

Danny Cipriani is available for the World Cup after being re-bailed by police until November

Lancaster: Farrell must shine

Gareth Bale is enjoying life in Madrid

Bale happy at Real Madrid

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