Essex County Council

Today students across Essex are nervously waiting to find out their GCSE results.

More than £1,000,000 has been awarded to Suffolk and Essex coastal community projects as part of the latest round of government grants.

Colchester Institute's Clacton campus has undergone a major revamp to provide more opportunities for local people to develop the skills for careers in the construction.

The controversial elephant sculpture proposed for the roundabout outside Colchester railway station has been approved by council planners without any objection.

Dangerous pavements in Colchester town centre are a top priority for repair - after the borough council's cleaning reportedly blasted the grout out from the walkways.

Essex County Council is preparing plans to develop three new schools for children with special educational needs.

Colchester's elephants are popular residents of the town's zoo - but plans to bring a new one nearer the town centre have not gone down well with the town's MP Will Quince or his Conservative colleagues.

Suffolk County Council spent almost £95,000 over the last three years on awards events to recognise people in the county according to new figures from the Taxpayers' Alliance.

Rural skills students have helped a local landowner with a devastating illness to create the wildlife haven of his dreams.

Calls are being made for more investment to make Colchester safer for pedestrians and cyclists as work is set to resume on a vital road improvement scheme.

Colchester council is closing the cafe toilets in Castle Park from Monday, February 4, to allow them to be refurbished and updated for the spring.

Suffolk County Council has spent over £3 million on exit packages in one year despite the number of people being made redundant falling by 50%, new figures reveal.

Two mental health facilities remain in special measures after a watchdog rated aspects of safety and leadership as 'inadequate'.

Essex County Council has spent more than £8.5million on exit packages for staff in just one year, new figures reveal.

Cash-strapped Suffolk councils have returned thousands of pounds of contributions to developers which were meant to be spent on community schemes.

A huge government cash injection for special needs students in Essex will not fill the massive funding gap for the services.

Colchester council has hit back at Witham Tory MP Priti Patel who launched a new salvo against the Lib/Lab-controlled authority over delays to the widening of the A12 between Chelmsford and Marks Tey.

Two public health chiefs in our region received pay packages of more than £150,000 last year, it has emerged.

Fears have been raised that homeless families in London are being "forced" to settle in Essex as a way of "removing a problem" for the capital.

A new £11m technical college opened its doors today to almost 300 students at Stansted Airport.

Ipswich Hospital has been recognised by Suffolk Family Carers, for its commitment to supporting the region's carers.

With retail in the doldrums, stores are going the extra mile to get shoppers through their doors this festive season.

A proposal to add £250,000 to Tendring District Council's SME Growth Fund will go before senior councillors next week.

Deficit levels among schools managed and maintained by Essex County Council (ECC) could rocket by more than fivefold in five years - if the same pressures facing one school in Chelmsford are felt across the county.

A new group has been formed in north Essex to take advantage of business opportunities in the growing energy sector in the east.

Work has started on a new £5m Learning and Technology Centre, on the Braintree Campus of Colchester Institute.

Roaming into Colchester can be a stress-free, expense-free experience on Small Business Saturday December 1

Businesses are invited to join a £12m innovation centre which is about to open in our region.

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