BBC news for Essex

Ice warning after snow and flooding affects the UK

Met Office warnings are put in place for northern England after a day of snow across the UK.

Colchester stabbing: Two teenagers wanted by police

Police want to speak to Tate Heeney and Ben Goodspeed in connection with an attempted murder.

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.

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Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.

US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

Politicians struggle to reach a deal on spending and immigration ahead of a new vote.

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

The Social Democrats vote to open formal negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives.

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

Foreigners at the Intercontinental Hotel were deliberately targeted, an eyewitness told the BBC.