BBC news for Essex

Gary Bassett death: Lloyd Deacon jailed for manslaughter

Lloyd Deacon's single kick to Gary Bassett's head caused a fatal brain injury.

M25 crash: Defendant 'queried how far car would go on low fuel'

Motorist Tammy Langton and lorry driver Anthony Cheshire are accused of causing death by dangerous driving.

Patient 'froze to death' in East of England Ambulance delays

Leaked document reveals 41 cases where patients were either harmed or died during ambulance delays.

'Stress ball' police boss Matthew Horne to keep job

Matthew Horne hurled a stress ball at a fellow officer's throat and pushed him into a desk.

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US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

Many federal agencies will close as Republicans and Democrats fail to pass a short-term budget.

Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death

Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.

Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

Boonchai Bach is accused of heading of one Asia's biggest illegal wildlife smuggling networks.

Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

The bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in the north-west in reportedly good road conditions.