RESIDENTS have been urged to take keys, handbags and small electrical items upstairs to their bedroom at night in a bid to combat a spate of burglaries.
THE jury at the inquest into the death of a mentally unwell inmate at Chelmsford Prison are expected to deliver their verdict today.
TWO football fans have been jailed for a total of three years and banned from football for 16 years for their part in a huge brawl.
The M25 is closed in both directions at Brentwood (J27 and 28) due to a severe lorry fire on the clockwise carriageway.
CANVEY police station could become the first in the county to offer emergency shelter to vulnerable adults and children after receiving a grant from a national police funding service.
A SENIOR police officer who lives on Canvey has defended his comments that social media increases the fear of crime.
PROCEEDS from crime - including £80,000 found under a bed on Canvey - are being used to help community projects.
Flood-threatened residents have returned to their homes after being evacuated over fears for their lives in the wake of the latest storm warnings.
Have you seen Peter Flowers and Lindsay Hilden? Police want to find them in connection with numerous dwelling burglaries across the south of Essex.