BBC news for Essex

Suffolk County Council to borrow £21m for road repairs

The council says it plans to repay the money over 15 years.

Army bids farewell to Lynx helicopter with flypast tour

The farewell flypast has been organised to mark the helicopter's 40 years of service.

Lowestoft children's home: Youngsters at serious risk of harm

Youngsters are at serious risk of harm at a children's home, says a watchdog report.

England's curiosities: Your questions answered

Where did the nursery rhyme about a mulberry bush come from and why are houses in Suffolk pink?

Live BBC World News

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Police arrest a pair who allegedly held their 13 children captive, some chained to their beds.

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached an agreement - but the UN has raised concerns.

Biles 'abused by gymnastics doctor'

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

The ex-policeman is accused of leading an armed rebellion involving a helicopter and grenades.