Basildon Council

Two-by-two, lines of caravans fill Oak Lane, housing up to 20 families. They are travellers, forced out of Dale Farm a year
Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after being hit by a rugby ball during a PE lesson at a school. Leonie
A 12-year-old girl has died after being hit by a rugby ball during a PE lesson at an Essex school. Leonie Nice was catching
The police operation to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site cost almost £2.4m. Essex Police confirmed the figure
At least 10 families have moved back onto the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after bailiffs and council officials
At least 10 families have moved back onto the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after bailiffs and council officials
Travellers are preparing to leave the UK's largest illegal travellers site at Dale Farm but police are braced for possible
Six protesters are still chained to barricades inside the UK's largest illegal travellers' site. The supporters remained
When they spoke to Amnesty, many of the Dale Farm residents recounted the uncertainty that ruled their lives before they moved to the site - being moved from car parks to common grounds and fields, for a few months at a time. It was only after they moved to Dale Farm that their children and grandchildren, had been able to attend one primary school continuously. For many families, this is the first generation that has completed primary school and is literate. Two sisters, in their 60s and 70s, told us how proud they were of their grandchildren having learned to read and write at school, something neither one of them had the opportunity to do.
The leader of a council set to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site has said: "All preparations have been completed