Cakes and coffee helped to raise £1,000 for Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford.
Free reflective snap bands for dog walkers are being given away by Uttlesford District Council to help owners and dog stay safe in the dark winter evenings.
Forty brave soles, including a pantomime dame, have helped raise more than £12,000 by conquering the coals at the St Clare Firewalk.
A donation of £2,000 has been made to help little Olivia Bowyer learn to speak.
A racy book by a Thaxted author was launched at The Star pub in Thaxted on Sunday.
Residents in Essex face a £5 rise in their council tax in a bid to raise an extra £1.2million for community policing in the county.
Villagers fighting for a temporary bridge in Finchingfield have uncovered a council report recommending an interim crossing while works are carried out on the village’s existing structure.
The housekeeper of a famous artist unveiled a plaque to him in Great Bardfield on Saturday.
Police are still trying to trace two motorcyclists who went to the aid of a man believed to be missing 82-year-old grandfather Gordon Wilson.