I have never been a gym bunny.
IT'S the end of a long week and we're all looking forward to the weekend. So we've put together a list of ten things to do in Essex this weekend.
A HOST of stellar comedy names, including Essex lad Russell Kane, have been added to this year’s V Festival line-up.
ALMOST 86 percent of children in Brentwood got into their first choice of primary school – but 126 didn’t.
A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of police dogs has been put in the grounds of Essex Police headquarters.
“HI, my name is Deanna, but my nickname is Dotty as I am a very small female greyhound!
LOOK to the skies in Essex this week to see a fantastic meteor shower.
A VITAL improvement project on a section of the A12, near Brentwood, is now expected to be completed by the end of July.
A man from Harwich has been charged with various offences including two counts of assaulting a police constable following a single vehicle rtc in Navestock.
A woman from Ongar is taking on the challenge of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, pounding the streets to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK.
DOG owners and their pets can ramp up their fitness levels together with the help of a new dog activity trail.
“HI, my name is Poker.
A woman became trapped in her car after it was involved in a collision with a bus in Pilgrims Hatch.
Two people became trapped in a car after it crashed in High Ongar in the early hours of this morning.
Residents from the Brentwood Foyer are celebrating new found practical skills and confidence from designing and building their own outdoor furniture.
A MAN has been charged with eight burglaries after allegedly posing as a policeman to con elderly people out of thousands of pounds.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries as a result of coming off his bicycle in Ingatestone yesterday (Wednesday, April 15) afternoon.
A POLICE investigation has been launched after a scooter and a pedestrian collided on the A127 yesterday evening.
ADVENTURE Island, Southend Pier, Hadleigh Castle and Old Leigh are familiar landmarks to south Essex residents and visitors.
TEMPERATURES in Essex are set to rise to 23°C - hotter than Spain - as forecasters say it is the hottest day of the year so far.
HUNDREDS of Essex Fire Service workers have criticised how it is being run.
THE NEW Essex High Sheriff has been appointed during a ceremony held in Chelmsford.
Brentwood Council will be holding open days for those considering a move into sheltered housing accomodation.
TWO Shoebury men have been charged with child prostitution offences.
“HELLO, our names are Sammy and Betty and we are both six years old.
FIREFIGHTERS in Essex were called to dozens of “imaginary” emergencies after the 999 call-handling system failed.
Mark Smithson, 31, of Ditchfield Road, Hoddeson was driving a silver Mercedes ML270 when he failed to stop for police in High Laver, Ongar on March 22, 2015.
Rail users hoping to travel to London over the May Bank holiday are facing disruption as Network Rail carries out more vital upgrades.
RAIL bosses at Abellio Greater Anglia believe the latest punctuality figures for trains running through Brentwood and Shenfield have showed an improvement in their service.
Sixth Form students at Brentwood School are celebrating a plethora of University offers for sought-after places on Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine courses.
A COMMUNITY is in shock after a popular young mum died suddenly.
A MAN has been charged with various offences, including attacking a police constable following a car crash in Navestock.
A group which hosts monthly tea parties for isolated older people in Brentwood is urging local people to support a national charity.
A PUPIL at Pixie Lott’s performing arts school has won a scholarship to the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
ELECTION candidates have been chosen for Brentwood & Ongar and are vying for your votes - find out who they are and what they stand for here.
Three teenagers are being treated in hospital for broken bones after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree.
A FREE six week self-management course for carers and their cared for living in the Brentwood area, has places on a course starting in May.
An award winning hair salon has opened the doors of its Brentwood branch.
Shenfield High School will be holding open trials for the U16 Girls Football Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation on Monday.
Rush-hour chaos has descended on the Greater Anglia line again this evening because of a points failure on the tracks.
MORE than 500 families across Essex have missed out on getting their children into the primary school of their choice, new figures show.
FIREFIGHTERS in Essex were called to non-existent incidents yesterday after testing took place on a new 999 call system.
A HEADTEACHER has told the Weekly News how she believes her school will herald a new era for pupils across Essex with speech, language and communication difficulties.
MORE than 500 families have missed out on every primary school they applied for their children to go to.
Winter gritting crews have stood down to take a well-earned break after a busy gritting season.
HOW will you vote in the 2015 election?
Brentwood Borough Council and the Electoral Commission are reminding residents there is less than a week to make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
Two men have been charged with child prostitution offences, possession of indecent images and drug offences following an extensive investigation into an Essex based escort agency.
A horse sanctuary will be opening its doors to the public for this first time.
A CEREMONY was held at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford to mark the commencement of a major £16million expansion programme that will include a fully integrated Cancer Care Centre.
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OLD Brentwood acorns (u14s) made the final of a hotly contested development competition.