That's all from the Essex Live team for today and for the week. Our main stories included the following:
- Claim: Tax rise is result of council ' not controlling finances '
- Essex lottery win: The stuff that dreams are made of
- Structural checks for Bentleigh Court today
- Where do prison escapees go?: Prisoner reveals why inmates flee jail
Any breaking news will be added to the site and we'll be back on Monday at 08:00.