SOUTHEND United's fans have hailed hero Adam Barrett after he announced his retirement.
WESTCLIFF surged to a third victory in succession, beating Amersham & Chiltern 59-5.
GREAT Britain’s top diving stars have returned to Southend for their first Team Tokyo Camp.
A COFFEE shop celebrated the success of its new store by giving free drinks to its customers.
TEN-MAN Billericay Town produced a superb rear-guard action to earn a point at Enfield Town.
A SERVICE for adults with learning disabilities is launching a new art campaign to challenge stereotypes.
A SOCIAL centre thanked everyone for their support in celebration of their new minibus.
SCOUTS gave a helping hand at a transport fair.
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Ministers have been accused of “backtracking” on a pledge to investigate why a record number of prisoners have killed themselves.
BASILDON United manager Aaron Bloxham has hit out at the Essex Senior League fixture planners ahead of tonight’s match at Takeley.
BOWERS & Pitsea boss Rob Small says the next seven days could be significant as they bid to secure a Ryman North play-off place.
A BEER festival will return to Runnymede Hall after a break of more than 20 years.
A NEW child-friendly menu is proving to be a big hit with young patients and their families after being introduced on Southend Hospital’s children’s ward.
BILLERICAY Town goal machine Billy Bricknell says he is the happiest he has been on a football pitch in a long time after he scored his 200th career goal.
A CHARITY which collects items of food to hand out to residents in need has received a generous donation of £300 of groceries.
PLANS have returned to flatten a block of garage and turn them into five new homes.
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after suffering head injuries when she fell down some steps.
A NEW night shelter has opened in Basildon to give homeless people refreshments and a safe place to sleep.
FOUR students had the opportunity of a lifetime when they got the chance to dance on stage with Katy Perry and Bob Marley’s grandson at the Brit Awards.
RAYLEIGH residents will have the opportunity to put their questions on crime and community safety to Essex’s police and crime commissioner.
AN empty industrial unit is set to be transformed into ten new flats.
AN ARSONIST who set fire to his home with his partner inside has admitted starting the blaze intending to endanger her life.
ADAM Barrett's team-mates have been praising the popular defender after he announced his retirement.
A MAN has been charged over a stabbing that happened in the early hours of the morning.
A CRAFT club is getting ready for its biggest yarn bomb yet this Easter. As part of Project Communitree, the Craft Club Yarnbombers, based in Leigh, plan to crochet and knit Easter eggs to decorate an as yet unidentified tree. Group member…
BILLERICAY Town are on the brink of signing former England international Paul Konchesky, the Echo understands.
A BRAND new craft shop has opened, offering a host of different craft activities for people of all ages.
A man was threatened with a knife and punched and kicked in a robbery.
DETECTIVES investigating the sexual assault of a woman have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the investigation.
Four types of cat food are being urgently recalled after three cats became ill.
CAMPAIGNERS fear that plans to merge the fire authority and police force could see Canvey’s police station lost to developers.
FAMILY and friends have shared tributes to a much-loved seafront trader who passed away after a short battle with cancer last week at the age of 86.
MARK Raymond, 37, of Passingham Avenue, Billericay, has been ordered to abide by an electronically-tagged curfew after admitting stealing a games console from a Basildon home.
A TWO vehicle crash is causing long tailbacks.
A MAN has denied carrying out an arson attack on a mobile police station, which was parked in a street to provide reassurance to residents.
RAIDERS broke into a dental clinic, twice in three weeks, but only managed to escape with an empty money box.
THE mum of a 20-year-old man stabbed in a car park has praised a bouncer for saving his life.
Staff at Basildon Council were invited to bake rainbow-themed treats as a show of support for LGBT colleagues and members of the community.
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court for throwing a chair at takeaway staff and possessing a knife in public.
A DRUG dealer who claimed “prison is like a boarding school, and the inmates are the teachers” has been locked up for three years.
A CANVEY dad fears it is only a matter of time before a child is seriously injured or killed thanks to nuisance youths on motorbikes plaguing a neighbourhood.
A DESIGNER who was left with a black eye after being thumped by an angry commuter says he could have been killed by the one-punch attack.
FEARS a former Austrian restaurant could become flats have emerged as it was revealed the landmark building could soon be demolished.
SHEILA of Mendip Crescent 28th February 2016 Never forgotten Steve, Gary, Paul and Damien x x
Alexander STENHOUSE Grandad Taken one year ago today, loved and missed always. from Hayley, William, Oliver, Isabelle, Caroline and Lisa xxxx
MARTIN Anthony John "Tony" Passed away on 4th February, 2017 Aged 68 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Basildon & District Crematorium at 12.40pm on Monday 6th March,…