Top acting stars Michael Elphick and Letitia Dean are to star at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend in Joe Orton's outrageous comedy Loot.
Chelmsford City chairman Peter Stroud has admitted that unless the club finds a new ground back within the borough 'sooner than later' they will be forced out of top non-league professional football for good.
Two individual defensive errors and two late glaring misses at the other end were the reasons why City returned pointless from a wet and muddy Homelands on Tuesday evening.
Gutsy Kieron Dyer played for 18 minutes and scored with a broken leg for Ipswich on Tuesday night.
New Essex cricket captain Nasser Hussain shrugged off the frustration of being left out of England's World Cup squad by working off his disappointment with Premiership soccer club West Ham United.
After the mauling that Brentwood had suffered at the hands of Barking in the Eastern Counties Cup the previous week Brentwood displayed a lot of character when they not only lifted their game but in so doing ensured that they are safe from relegation.
Police are tripling their manpower and some pubs may close when Colchester United host their biggest match for years.
Anonymous letters are circulating a Basildon estate warning parents to lock up their children if a home for the mentally ill is built there.
Tough-talking EastEnders' star Ross Kemp has waded into the battle over the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, with an impassioned plea for its future.
Martin Dickens aims to bounce back from an injury nightmare and fulfill his life-long ambition of becoming a national roadrace champion.
Tiny baby Sophie Richardson, whose weight dropped to just one pound, has proved that she is a real fighter.
A retired South Woodham couple have launched a protest campaign over plans to erect three large houses outside their back garden.
Villagers in Good Easter are campaigning to save their only pub from being changed into private accommodation.
Tributes have been paid to a young Braintree father who was tragically killed in a car accident on Tuesday evening.
More support from Maldon traders is needed to safeguard the future of the town's popular Victorian Evenings.
A crackdown described as the toughest ever by traffic police in Essex -- in which "whining excuses" were not accepted -- will result in 11,619 drivers being prosecuted for exceeding the 30 and 40mph limits in the county.
Despite some disappointing recent results in which they have picked only two points from four games, Braintree remain very much in the Division One promotion race.
A last-minute wind assisted goal direct from a Wallace corner gave Basildon Post Office a 1-0 victory over LTS Rail and saw his side through to the Southend Wednesday League Lamkin Cup semi-finals.
It's end-of-season crunch time for several of the area's sides with plenty of promotion and relegation issues still to be settled.
Nightclub doormen in Rochford are to be licensed under a county-wide scheme to regulate them, councillors have agreed.
A disabled Billericay man subjected to a frenzied and unprovoked attack by a 'maniac' in a classic car is lucky to be alive, according to police.
Basildon's Fairview special school has been earmarked to be transformed into a centre for some of the district's most unruly pupils.
The family of murderer John Piccolo have welcomed news there is to be an independent inquiry into the psychiatric care he received.
American President Bill Clinton's former mistress Monica Lewinsky is to visit Lakeside shopping centre to promote her explosive new book.
A religious row is raging after a borough council committee agreed to music and dancing at two Chelmsford night spots on Good Friday.
A man was appearing in court today in connection with the letter bomb sent to a Pitsea teenager earlier this week.
A safety probe is under way after two carriages on an empty passenger train came apart as they were moved in a shunting yard in Shoebury.
A paedophile who repeatedly abused two young girls over a period of several years is starting a seven-year jail sentence.
More than £1 million has been awarded to Essex schools to reduce infant class sizes.
Increased routes at Stansted are creating extra jobs at the airport.
Brave neighbours staged a daring rescue in order to save the lives of a mum and her two young sons from their blazing Rayne home.
When something needs doing, do it yourself. That was martial arts expert Peter Hutchins' thinking when he searched in vain for a judo club for his son.
Matt Holland will become a ton-up boy when he makes his 100th consecutive start for Ipswich Town against Tranmere at Portman Road.
Kieron Dyer is to use an oxygen chamber in a bid to help his broken leg get better quicker.
Five Nations International weekend sees a lull in the local action as clubs prepare for big matches the following weekend.
The Canvey Swimming Club success story continued this week when the Islanders splashed to victory in the Second Division of the Essex Winter League.
The Five Nations series has helped decimate the south Essex rugby scene this weekend - with two interesting exceptions.
Colchester United manager Mick Wadsworth has been stunned by the news that Gillingham striker Carl Asaba has been let off a four match ban.
The widow of entertainer Roy Castle has visited Lawford to pay tribute to three young heroes.
Hundreds of old and disabled people are losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds in benefits which they are entitled to by law.
Moves are underway to stop heavy lorries thundering through Great Bentley.
A woman sobbed and shook as she was jailed for three months for illegally claiming £8,000 in benefits.
A former Essex Police sergeant today lost his appeal over a conviction for dog cruelty.
The third phase in a £1.9 million renovation project for the Balkerne Gardens complex in Colchester is under way.
Bluebells and trees in Colchester woodland have been decimated by mystery vandals.
A woman gave police a false name on three occasions to try to cover up the fact she was a banned driver.
Miracle the horse earned her name by being brought to safety - after a six-hour ordeal.
Vandalism is an escalating problem in Castle Point which needs to be tackled urgently, according to concerned residents.
A man accused of trying to snatch a child from a shop has told a court - "I just wanted to play with him".