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Fire crews tackle roof fire


1:13pm Saturday 1st November 2014

A HOUSE has been left heavily smoke logged after its roof caught fire.

Air ambulance called to crash site


12:57pm Saturday 1st November 2014

A BUSY road has been closed in both directions and the air ambulance called following a serious accident.

Murdered Angela "living with someone in February"


9:53am Saturday 1st November 2014

A HOMELESS woman whose body was found washed up on Foulness in June may have been living with someone as recently as February, police believe.

Burst tank wrecks disabled lads home just weeks after a DIY SOS style make-over.


7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TWO disabled friends have had their home wrecked by a massive water leak just weeks after an SOS-style makeover.

Petition over trains hits 400 in one day


6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ACAMPAIGN to ensure trains continue to start from Laindon has gathered 400 signatures in just 24 hours.

Armed police seen in Westcliff


5:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

ARMED police have been seen outside a Westcliff flat. 

Benfleet commuters back c2c shake-up

Echo: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

COMMUTERS who regularly use Benfleet station are hopeful plans to overhaul the c2c timetable will benefit them.

Charity football match helps domestic abuse victims


2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS and police joined forces to tackle domestic abuse by staging a charity football match.

Pro scooter riders' demo


1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Benfleet skate park enjoyed a demonstration by professional scooter riders.

Oh Baby! Eloise ready to dirty dance with Darius


12:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO performers will have the time of their life as they prepare to go on tour with a Dirty Dancing production.

World expert to unveil baby centre which is first of its kind in Essex


11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AWORLD-RENOWNED expert will open a state-of-the-art £400,000 centre for unborn babies at Southend Hospital.

UPDATED: Main roads closed after accidents


10:11am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO main roads were blocked due to accidents in Southend.

Masked man in pinstriped suit at centre of terrifying burglary


9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

A MASKED man in a pinstripe suit was at the centre of a terrifying burglary at a home in Grays.

Finances are OK, say Castle Point Tories

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CONSERVATIVES at Castle Point Council have spoken out to reassure residents its finances are sound.

UPDATED: Arrest made in Foulness murder investigation


9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A 51-year-old man from Westcliff has been arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of Angela Millington.

New flu jabs have no needle


7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A NASAL spray flu vaccine that works even better than needle jabs is being rolled out for children across south Essex.

Council set to approve £85m A13 plans

Echo: webpix traffic roads jam cars

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PLANS to get the ball rolling on £85million works to widen the A13 are set to get Thurrock Council’s approval next week.

'Raped teenager' breaks down in court


6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A TEENAGE girl broke down in tears before telling a court how she was raped in the back of a car.

King Canute pub to become a Co-op


6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CANVEY’S historic King Canute pub will be turned into a Co-op, despite concerns the island already has too many supermarkets.

Council launches investigation into London Road business


6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into an unlicensed massage parlour which neighbours claim is being used as a brothel.

Disabled Pitsea man fought off burglar who threatened his wife with a gun


6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AVIOLENT thug has been jailed for 11 years after tricking his way into a couple’s home – and firing a gun at them.

Independent candidate Colin Letchford wins Canvey East by-election


11:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

INDEPENDENT candidate Colin Letchford won the Canvey East by-election tonight with 389 votes.

Shanie bags top prize with her design for Tesco


7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TALENTED schoolgirl is set to see her artwork printed on shopping bags.

Young carers tackle bullying with movie


5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG carers staged a screening of films they made, including one with an antibullying message.

Controversial Skylark Hotel hotel keeps licence after protracted hearing


4:25pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL hotel has been allowed to keep its licence, despite a history of police incidents at the venue.

Schoolchildren head to the polls for elections


4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS went to the polls to vote in their school elections.

Experts kept getting it wrong, then mum found out the cause of my illness


3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lupus Awareness Month, which runs until Friday, was established to highlight the prevalence of this little-known disease which, as hairdresser Llydia Bannocks found, can even elude doctors in their diagnoses.

£2,500 reward for information leading to capture of career criminal, Simon Knights


2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are offering a £2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of this career criminal thought to be hiding out in Basildon or Southend.

Detectives hunt attacker who punched man outside restaurant


2:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN was punched in the face in an attack outside Pizza Hut in Benfleet.

MURDER UPDATE: Police receive calls from public into Foulness body


2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DETECTIVES from Essex Police have received several calls from members of the public following their appeal for information into the death of Angela Millington.

Teens risk lives by setting off fireworks from their hands

Echo: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TEENAGERS are risking their lives by setting off fireworks from their hands in woodland and even firing them at each other.

Golden Lion brought back to life - but not as a pub


1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SECOND pub on Victoria Avenue has had an impressive makeover – but all is not what it seems.

We'll consult public on preferred new crossing option by early 2016, minster says

Echo: The government want to increase the cost of the toll from £2 to £2.50.

12:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Government hopes to consult with residents over its preferred option for a new Lower Thames Crossing by the start of 2016.

I'm trekking in the Sahara for charity


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANKER is set to take on the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for dementia sufferers.

Diwali is sweet and 'light' work


11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Hindus celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, at the Baps Shri Swaminarayan temple, in Queensway, Southend.

County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Echo: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

Escaped horses cause traffic chaos on A127

Echo: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

10:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO horses who escaped from their field onto the A127 caused havoc for motorists.

Accident survivor sees medics battle to save her life on TV show


10:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

A YOUNG woman has relived the moment her leg was amputated in a horror crash after featuring in Channel 4 show 24 Hours in A&E.

Night out at new Southend casino earns punter £5,000


10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new Grosvenor Casino, in Southend, handed over a £5,000 prize to a lucky winner, who promptly shared his winnings with his mates.

Blogger admits child porn arrest


10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL internet writer has revealed he has been arrested on suspicion of child porn offences.

Police appeal: Man threatened with knife in Stanford-le-Hope


9:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery in Stanford-le-Hope which saw a man threatened with a knife.

Delays after crash on the A13 at Pitsea

Echo: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

9:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays this morning following an accident at Pitsea.

Bikes worth thousands stolen in spate of 20 burglaries

Echo: police

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are urging homeowners to be on their guard after a spate of 20 shed and garage burglaries with thousands of pounds’ worth of items taken.

Woman cut from wreckage after Southend car crash

Echo: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a woman free from her vehicle after an accident in Southend yesterday evening.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Echo: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

Warning drone-users need to be educated


8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN AERIAL film-maker who uses drones to video local landmarks believes education is the key to avoiding further incidents like the near-miss at Southend Airport.

Was Afghanistan war worth the losses?


8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

After the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, and the loss of 453 troops who died in the war, was the sacrifice really worth it?

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Echo: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

Gym thief forced me to go home in towel!


7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN had to go home from a gym wrapped in only a towel after a thief stole her clothes.

Hospital missed man's bladder cancer until it was too late

Echo: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN missed out on the chance to extend his life by six months because doctors failed to diagnose him with cancer.

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