England opener Alastair Cook has signed a two-year contract extension with Essex.
James Foster, the Essex captain, was banned for two matches last night for his side's repeated disciplinary offences.
County Focus: A cup that once appeared to offer a lifeline to the domestic set-up is more likely to hasten its demise
Police investigating allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to evade punishment for speeding carried out two interviews today.
A man from Essex is giving people a chance to get their own back on the legal profession – for free. Tom Peck reports
These New Puritans meld inspirations as diverse as the Essex countryside, Benjamin Britten, and Japanese drums to create a unique music that sounds as though it's from a weird, private cult. Nick Hasted meets the foursome
Poll shows that public's view of politicians has not been affected by scandals
It may not be the most glamorous of places, but the Essex town of Basildon hopes to bring itself a fortune by installing a homage to Hollywood's famous white sign.
It sounded strange but harmless: a group of men and women who believed that they had lived before as kings and queens. But was it more sinister than that? Read this short story by Margaret Atwood, and Tudor history will never seem the same again
She may have wowed the critics at Cannes, but Kierston Wareing would still be running a tanning salon if not for a lucky break.
A bid to set a new world record for the number of women being photographed wearing bikinis in one place failed today.
Ravi Bopara staked a solid claim for the No 3 spot in England's Test team with his century here yesterday. But if all else fails he could always contemplate a career as batting coach, having last night put forward a suggestion or two on how Kevin Pietersen might deal with 90mph outswingers. Yes, the Essex boy is now brimming with confidence on and off the field.
When this fixture was postponed in January due to a waterlogged pitch Colchester may have envisaged celebrating a final floodlit match at Layer Road on a balmy spring evening. Instead the landmark fixture took place in near freezing temperatures, and the Essex club saw what little hope they have of avoiding relegation all but disappear into the night.
Blimey! I've come a long way since then. Well, more of a circle really. Essex, Shoreditch and back to Essex. "Oi, you! Naked!" they used to shout at me back then, when me and the missus (sorry, the Lovely Jules) used to live in that flat.