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Police appeal to find thieves who stole £2,000 cash and jewellery from Westcliff house

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

7:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIEFS who stole jewellery and £2,000 in cash from a house in Westcliff are wanted by police.

Council unable to get roof put back


6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BASILDON Council says it is powerless to take action against developers which ripped the roof off a centuryold landmark without permission.

Bomb threat three appeal sentences


5:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THREE yobs who threatened to bomb a Subway sandwich shop and kill the owner’s pregnant wife and son could escape jail after being given an 11th-hour reprieve.

Essex girl Pixie Lott signs up for Strictly


5:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POP sensation and Essex girl Pixie Lott has been confirmed as the eleventh celebrity taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Teen charged after man is attacked in street

Echo: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been charged with robbery after a man was attacked while walking home.

71-year-old given suspended sentence for benefit fraud

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

4:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BILLERICAY pensioner who had nine undeclared bank accounts has been found guilty of benefit fraud.

Who shot my cat?


4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MUM is warning pet owners to be on their guard after her cat was shot in the leg.

Can you help police catch Pitsea bike thief?


4:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about the theft of a bike from Pitsea train station.

Richard training for his tenth Great North Run


4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RUNNER is limbering up for his tenth Great North Run to help a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Man stabbed in Leigh


3:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed after attempting to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman.

Volunteers take out the trash


3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MATTRESSES, a trampoline and a childメs paddling pool were among flytipped rubbish cleared by volunteers.

Men arrested in under 18 prostitution ring investigation

Echo: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

2:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of exploiting women into prostitution and supplying drugs.

Man admits driving for 50 miles on the wrong side of motorway

Echo: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN has admitted driving a stolen van 50 miles the wrong way along the M11.

Skydive for our friend Louise


1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO daredevils jumped from a plane to mark the 30th birthday of a friend and popular primary school teacher who died from an acute asthma attack.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Council invite sports clubs to forum on funding


11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SPORTS clubs from the Rochford district are being invited to a session of council’s sports club forum.

Man rescued from a roof in Benfleet


10:46am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The emergency services have been called to High Road in Benfleet following reports a man is stuck on a roof. 

Cut for cash: Long-locked Gabriel donates hair to charity


10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN 11-year-old boy has had his long hair cut to raise money for charity.

Post box collection times cause consternation in Shoebury


10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOEBURY residents are concerned about the lack of information they have received fromRoyal Mail ahead of changes to post box collection times.

Microbrewery plans to open real ale bar

Echo: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

REAL ale lovers are a step closer to having their own watering hole after plans to expand a microbrewery were put forward.

Car torched in playing field


8:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAR was set alight in the middle of a playing field after being stolen.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War


8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

£1m steak and lobster restaurant coming to Southend seafront


8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A £1MILLION steak and lobster restaurant from a Michelinstarred chef will be bringing “affordable luxury” to Southend seafront.

Billericay teenager overwhelmed by support


7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGER with a rare blood condition is overwhelmed with the support a charity set up in her honour has received.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Echo: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

7:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

New images reveal what historic hotel redevelopment will look like


7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEW plans to bring Westcliff’s empty and rundown Balmoral Hotel, back into use have been revealed by the man who bought it earlier this year.

Fire-hit yacht club 'was due to be demolished in July'


6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORIC yacht club which burnt down in a dramatic inferno was due to be demolished last month.

Freerunner, 11, to wow on Nickelodeon


6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TALENTED young freerunner will be demonstrating his skills on TV after being nominated for a national award.

Top businessman is killed by a bee sting


6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LEADING businessman who was at the forefront of one of Southend’s biggest companies has died from a bee sting.

Shoppers queue around Basildon as new store opens


5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOPPERS queued round the block to be the first through the doors of a new shop.

£8,000 for war memorial restoration in Castle Point

Echo: £5000 agreed for Canvey war memorial

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WAR memorials across Castle Point will be restored in an £8,000 project.

Southend Council to meet to discuss buying Victoria Avenue towerblocks

Echo: Victoria Avenue

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SOUTHEND’S full council will meet for the first time since the summer recess next month.

Artists join forces to create mural on Canvey floods


2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT WAS a labour of love and now the impressive, 262ft mural commemorating the devastating floods of 1953 is complete.

Firefighters muck in to clear ditch


1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS joined other volunteers to clear ditches prone to flooding.

Detectives launch investigation after teen raped in Basildon alleyway


1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a teenager was raped in an alleyway.

Couple wanted for failing to attend their burglary trials


12:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a couple who failed to show up for their burglary trials.

Blood testing to go to private company

Echo: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have spoken of their anger after plans for a private blood testing centre serving the NHS in south Essex were approved.

New ice cream parlour for Southend


11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CHILLI chocolate and Malteser are among of the flavours on offer at a new ice cream parlour.

Fancy dress walkers raise cash for charity


10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE streets from Southend to Westcliff were brightened up as a group of young people made the short walk in fancy dress to raise money for charity.

Volunteers needed to help shop open all hours


9:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed to work in a charity shop.

Three people trapped in two car crash


9:23am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THREE people were trapped inside their cars after a two vehicle crash on a residential street.

Shop a villain and claim up to £1,000

Echo: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to get residents to spill the beans on burglars – with the possibility of a cash reward.

Car and lorry crash block roundabout


8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CRASH between a lorry and a car has blocked a roundabout outside a supermarket.

Ceremony sees Army reservists honoured

Echo: Southend Council town clerk Rob Tinlin, new mayor Chris Walker and mace bearer Adam Tregoning

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARMY Reservists have been recognised for their dedication to Queen and country.

Police stop and search powers to be restricted

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

9:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW controls to reduce the number of people being stopped and searched by police in Essex are being introduced today.

Police cleared over epileptic man's death

Echo: Smallgains Marina on Canvey

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an epileptic man died within hours of being arrested for not paying his council tax.

In the courts

Echo: Bradford Crown Court

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROUND-UP of cases at Southend and Basildon Magistrates' Courts.

Flood-hit business is back from brink


7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE boss of a garden centre which suffered £100,000 damage in a devastating flood has bounced back from bankruptcy.

Brides clamour for a bit of TOWIE glamour at the Grand Hotel in Leigh

Echo: The Grand Hotel in Broadway, where workmen have started clearing vegetation

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRIDES-TO-BE are said to be clamouring for the glamour of a wedding in Leigh’s Grand Hotel once the famous landmark is open again.

Care home rapped for too few staff


6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS at a care home were woken in the middle of the night to find people rummaging through their belongings, a health inspector found.

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