AN education watchdog has given a school top marks.
HOSPITALS sit within the heart of communities, providing lifesaving care.
LEADING councillors rubber-stamped a decision to scrap funding from two specialist advice services – depsite volunteers warning it could put Basildon’s most vulnerable at risk.
SOUTHEND Hospital is hosting a series of recruitment days between February and August.
AN award-winning Old Leigh pub could be set to expand after it submitted plans for a new shop front and seafood serving hatch.
A PUPPY has been stolen during a burglary in Stanford-le-Hope.
BRITISH Airways planes have been diverted to Southend Airport as strong winds caused by storm Imogen hit Essex.
A pilot nicknamed Biggles was at the centre of a plot to smuggle £33.5 million worth of cocaine into Britain from Germany in his light aircraft, a court heard.
A POST office will benefit from longer opening hours when it reopens after a major overhaul.
Burglars stole a shotgun from a gun cabinet after raiding a house in Wickford.
A man has been jailed for life for sexual offences against children.
A CHARITY for the homeless has received a £1,000 donation from a mobile phone operator to enable it to provide essential services such as emergency housing and food.
THE contrasting fortunes of the county’s top two clubs continued in Saturday’s Essex derby at Roots Hall.
BUSINESSES on an industrial estate are calling for a crime crackdown following a spate of raids by persistent burglars.
BLUES boss Phil Brown hopes to soon have Jamar Loza and Noel Hunt back in action.
Police are searching for high-value bicycles and power tools after a garage was broken into.
The QE2 bridge has been closed due to strong winds.
A POORLY eight-year-old will fly to America for pioneering brain cancer treatment after £4,000 was raised in a week.
SOUTHEND United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth admitted to being shocked by his match-winning role in Saturday's Essex derby success against Colchester.
SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown fears Ryan Leonard could be facing a spell on the sidelines.
A man was robbed by a gang of four men who pinned him to the floor as he was walking in Basildon.
THE A127 in Southend is to get low energy street lights, while the rest of the dual carriageway is plunged into darkness in Essex.
A VIEWER who claimed they did not need a TV licence because their aerial only works in certain weather has been highlighted as one of the more creative examples of licence fee dodging.
A SOUTHEND library was transformed into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series as youngsters dressed as characters from the famous books.
THOUSANDS of books line the shelves of libraries across the county.
FIREFIGHTERS freed a man that was trapped in his car with spinal injuries after a crash in Basildon last night.
A FOUR vehicle accident on the A127 Eastbound is blocking lane two between the Fairglen Interchange (A1245) and the Rayleigh Weir (A129)
Southend Hospital’s deficit is set to spiral to £17.6million within the next two months, sparking fears some services, like fertility treatment, could be at risk.
ASDA in Shoebury has become one of the first stores in the country to trial the new "wonky veg" boxes.
THE team behind the renovation of The Grand Hotel in Leigh has announced it has been given the freehold interest.
A GRANDMOTHER has recalled her terrifying ordeal at the hands of an armed robber – and how adrenaline kicked in to allow her to defy the thug.
TRAIN bosses have admitted introducing more stops at London stations has led to overcrowding and growing passenger numbers.
TWO estranged teenage sweethearts were reunited after not seeing each other for 20 years, due to a lack of mobility.
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Craig ROBINSON 08.02.1969 - 01.09.2004 Never forgotten and always in our hearts Love always Mum, Keith, Marc and Family x x
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