BBC news for Essex

Michael Barrymore: Pool death inquest bid blocked

Stuart Lubbock was found floating in a pool at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001.

East of England ambulance delays: Medical director to leave post

East of England Ambulance Service says Mark Patten's decision had been made some time ago.

Storm winds cause thousands to lose power in Essex

High winds cause major disruption to Essex's rail network and blow the roof off a Jaywick pub.

Lavenham's Angel Hotel temporarily closed after assaults

Police request a review of the Angel's licence after early morning assaults.

Live BBC World News

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.