I recently received an original copy of 'The Essex Newsman' dated 2 February 1889. This four-page newpaper was published in Chelmsford and sold for 'one halfpenny'. It was free of political affliation ('independent') and covered news throughout the county of Essex. A new web page, 'One Week in Essex', is now available to view containing extracts from the paper. See http://www.blackmorehistory.co.uk/one_week.html.
Of specific local interest is a story about the pending restoration of St Giles' Church at Mountnessing. For more go to http://www.blackmorehistory.co.uk/mountnessing.html.