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Fire crews called to Temple Court in Southend

Echo: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Five fire crews were called to a flat fire in Temple Court, Southend. 

CCTV of man police want to speak to in connection with nightclub attack


7:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Detectives investigation a nightclub assault which left the victim with a broken jaw have released a CCTV image. 

Three vehicle crash near Rawreth

Echo: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

6:58pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A three vehicle accident is reportedly blocked part of the A1245/A130 roundabout.

Fire crews called to the Kursaal estate

Echo: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

5:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fire crews have been called to reports of a flat fire on the Kursaal estate. 

Bailiffs shut down historic Royal Hotel


4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of Southend’s most iconic buildings has suddenly closed – with bailiffs called in.

Consultants paid £44k by Basildon Council to see where travellers should live

Echo: Judge allows travellers to stay in lane near Dale Farm...for now

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Councillor ‘should have stepped aside’

Echo: Fresh face: new councillor Simon Hart

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR is tonight expected to be banned from taking part in a group to shape the future of new housing in the borough, because his house is next to a major development site.

£26,000 cost of closing Shoebury East Beach

Echo: Risk assessment – Royal Navy experts survey Shoebury East Beach after weapons find

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE taxpayer will foot a £26,716 bill for the closure of Shoebury East Beach because of fears over wartime shells.

Tots’ £2,340 for charity


2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TODDLERS have raised £2,340 to help save babies’ lives through a series of “sensathon” events.

Rayleigh man dies after A127 crash

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ESSEX Police have confirmed the man who died after his car left the A127 last night was from Rayleigh.

Image of Alfie sums up spirit of Canvey


1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY in his wellies with a broom in hand, helping out his neighbours on the first day of the summer holidays, is exactly the kind of community spirit that sums up Canvey.

Flats plan for car site

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for a three-storey block of flats on a car sales site in Hadleigh have been submitted to Castle Point Council.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Echo: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Man in court over assault

Echo: Unemployed David Quinn, 49, of Bockingham Green, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court (file picture)

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER vicar will appear in court charged with assaulting a police officer and sexually assaulting a paramedic after a crash.

Flood forum is cancelled ...because of flooding

Echo: Burst main leaves 38 homes without water

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MEETING to discuss flooding in Rochford district tonight has been cancelled – because of flooding.

Pub damage runs into thousands of pounds

Echo: canvey flood

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Haystack pub, in Furtherwick Road, was forced to close during a busy Sunday lunchtime as flood water destroyed half the bar.

Children loitering on train tracks sparks trespassing operation

Echo: Crime fighters: British Transport Police

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW operation to tackle train line trespassers is underway after children were seen dawdling on a crossing in Westcliff.

Five people injured on mud flats

Echo: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GROUP of five people were injured on the mud flats near Southend Pier.

Poppy wreaths to commemorate First World War


9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Thundersley school created poppywreaths to help commemorate the First World War.

Ice cream shop sees £3,000 of stock destroyed as 18 inches of water strikes


8:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSINESSES hit by flash floods have vowed to battle on.

Updated: Man dies in A127 crash


8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The A127 was closed after a man died in a crash.

Passers-by rescue baby girl from car


8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY taking a baby girl to hospital, had to be rescued from their car after it was trapped by floodwater.

Ambulance service concerns stall stroke unit upgrade


7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS for a single super stroke unit in south Essex have stalled as GPs fear the ambulance service is not up to scratch.

Residents: Show us how we can help


7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ISLANDERS have called for more information from the Environment Agency and even training to help get the pumps working properly in future.

Couple refit home after £100k of flood damage... then it starts raining


6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUPLE praised more than 30 neighbours as “angels” after they rushed to help when their home was flooded for the second time in less than a year.

Mum's campaign to help Sophia walk


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MUM is trying to raise £75,000 to send her youngest daughter to the USA for a lifechanging operation.

Family's home is ruined again...only six months after last flood disaster


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILIES fought back tears as their homes were ruined by rainwater... just six months after the last disaster.

Too much housing... and now the drains can’t cope any more


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CANVEY’S MP has secured a meeting with Government ministers in the aftermath of some of the worst flooding since 1953.

Echo joins forces with Southend Hospital for Hospital Heroes awards


5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Echo is joining forces with Southend Hospital to salute the extraordinary healthcare workers who help heal and save lives every day.

Traveller site survey to cost council £44k

Echo: UKip councillor Kerry Smith is campaigning for traffic calming measures in London Road, Vange.

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

20 tonnes of manure alight in Corringham


7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a huge fire involving 20 tonnes of manure.

Coastal path closed for three hours after bomb discovery


6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COASTAL footpath was closed for three hours after a 50lb bomb was uncovered.

That’s NOT the way to do it!


6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASILDON council’s latest full council meeting decended into a farce – of puppet show proportions.

Lights in Basildon underpass where woman was raped haven't been working for three months

Echo: webpix police arrest

5:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE lights in a dingy underpass where a young woman was raped are still broken.

CCTV and alarms to cut park crime


5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CCTV and alarms may be installed at parks to stop thuggish behaviour throughout the summer holidays.

We could not stop it happening


4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS time, the flooding was so much worse than last year.

Worker buried under mud on building site

Echo: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN was left with serious injuries after an accident on a building site.

St Hilda's students set to transfer to nearby independent


2:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS left in limbo after St Hilda’s Independent Day School suddenly closed are to be taken in at Thorpe Hall.

Motorcyclist injured in Benfleet crash

Echo: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

2:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital following a crash in Benfleet.

Eastgate unveils First World War memorial


2:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VETERANS and shoppers came together to watch the unveiling of a First World War memorial.

Teacher’s car is left dented

Echo: Clock-change could affect streetlights...again

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEACHER has been left frustrated after a person drove into her car and then sped off.

Care home residents given a taste of Flamenco


1:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS at a Billericay care home were given a taste of Spain when a Flamenco dancer popped in to entertain them.

Join hospice fun run


1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RUNNERS are being urged to dig out their trainers for a hospice fun run.

Club disco is called off


11:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DISCO for disabled people on Canvey has been cancelled because of flooding.

The day roads became rivers


11:26am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ROADS were turned into rivers as two months of rain fell on south Essex in just 90 minutes.

Schools swimming lessons row hots up

Echo: Wickford swimming pool

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BOSSES of a fitness company locked in a row with Basildon schools over swimming lessons have defended their actions.

New Academies head is hired

Echo: Officially failing – the Basildon Upper Academy

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW head has been appointed to run the Basildon Academies from September.

Taylor, 11, takes on 12 mile challenge


9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KINDHEARTED schoolboy is set to run 12 miles in memory of his friend.

Need some sandals for your Shih Tzu? Gary has 'em.


8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASILDON’S most pampered pet dogs are being treated to cologne, hair dye, trainers and even their own prams, as part of a craze, said to be sweeping the country.

Moped rider could lose his leg following crash in Great Wakering


8:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN has been told he may lose his leg after his moped was involved in a collision with a car.

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