BBC news for Essex

Southend 'simulated sex act' nurse is struck off

The mental health nurse had "humiliated and degraded" his female colleague, a panel found.

Breck Bednar murder: Killer posted blogs from jail

The mother of a murdered schoolboy tells an inquiry his killer posted menacing blogs while in jail.

East of England Ambulance: 'Risk summit' over death claims

It's alleged that 20 people died after ambulances arrived late over a 12-day period.

Essex and Suffolk Water van driver gets stuck in water

The Essex and Suffolk Water van got stuck in about 4ft of water at Buttsbury Ford near Billericay.

Live BBC World News

US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Producers in China and South Korea will be hit hardest by President Trump's trade moves.

US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

The South African musician died aged 78 after a "courageous battle with cancer", his family say.

Avalanche kills one in Japan ski resort after volcanic eruption

A soldier training in the area was killed when an avalanche and volcano happened at the same time.