BBC news for Essex

Ryanair cancels 255 flights to and from London Stansted

The airline says issues with pilots' holidays will affect fewer than 2% of its flights.

Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are staging two 24-hour walkouts in October.

Private ambulance spending rise in England by 22% in two years

NHS England ambulance trusts spent £78m on private firms in 2016-17, up from £64m two years ago.

South Ockendon stabbing: Man charged with murder

Daniel Adger, 34, died in hospital after being found injured at an Essex property in August.

Live BBC World News

Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.