Region's MPs react to no confidence vote
A vote of no confidence in Theresa May will be held this evening.
Colchester Zoo's Rajang the Orangutan has died aged 50
The zoo's world-famous orangutan was sadly put to sleep today following a deteriorating brain disease and other age-related health problems.
Road flooding leaves five vehicles stranded in Mersea Island
Sixteen people were left stranded in high tides along The Strood causeway in Mersea Island yesterday afternoon.
May has enough support to win confidence vote, Sky News tally suggests
Theresa May has enough support from Conservative MPs to win a vote of confidence in her leadership tonight, a Sky News tally suggests.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen jailed for three years over payments to women
Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been jailed for three years over hush money payments to two women.
French police release image of Christmas market attack suspect
French police have released a photo of the man suspected of killing two people and leaving another brain dead at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
Michael Barrymore loses bid for substantial damages over wrongful arrest
Comedian Michael Barrymore has lost his bid to receive substantial damages over his wrongful arrest in 2007.
India's richest man Mukesh Ambani hires Beyonce to sing at daughter's pre-wedding party
Indian weddings are renowned for their extravagance and grandeur - but one billionaire has pushed the boat out even further for his daughter's pre-wedding party, hiring Beyonce to sing at it.
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has revealed she had to have a second kidney transplant, and that she thought about suicide after the failure of the first.