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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.

A United Nations (UN) official has visited Jaywick Sands in Clacton as part of a mission to find out more about poverty in the UK.

What can be done to ease traffic congestion around Colchester? MP Will Quince looks at the issue in his column.

The Ipswich Road roadworks in Colchester are to be accelerated after a petition signed by thousands of angry motorists demanded progress.

A US politician has apologised after his campaign used an image of a village to warn voters of what could happen if they fail to back President Trump.

Angry drivers are backing a campaign to speed up “nightmare” roadworks they claim are grinding a town centre to a halt.

Soap star Danny Dyer and controversial politician Lord Hanningfield both feature in this year’s Essex Power 100 - a list of the county’s most influential people.

More and more children are regularly missing school in Suffolk and Essex, in a pattern that is sparking concern among education leaders.

Almost one in three Essex children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, we can reveal.

The official opening of the newly-expanded Stanway Fiveways Primary School, Colchester took place with a ribbon cutting and the burying of a time capsule.

Improvements must be made to a vital rail crossing on the Suffolk/Essex border if the area is to be able to grow as needed, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is to be told.

A four-car crash near to a busy A12 interchange is causing rush hour delays this morning.

A Conservative councillor on the Essex County Council has moved to the Liberal Democrats, citing them as the party to help residents.

Police, firefighters and ambulance staff are on the scene of a car crash in Essex, which has blocked a busy junction.

Early morning fog is said to be causing dangerous driving conditions for motorists in parts of Suffolk and Essex this morning.

The amount of money spent per pupil in Suffolk and Essex has dropped dramatically in the past few years, according to analysis of figures from the Department for Education.

The number of anti-depressants prescribed in parts of Essex has risen by nearly a fifth in just three years, according to NHS data.

A busy traffic interchange remains closed for maintenance work again this morning – and is not expected to open for some time amid safety fears.

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