WESTCLIFF under-11s coach Peter Mahoney is urging his promising youngsters to soak up the experience when they enjoy the Twickenham atmosphere with World Cup winner Lewis Moody at this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby final.
CONCORD Rangers manager Adam Flanagan says he is most concerned with retaining his current squad as opposed to bringing in fresh blood as he already begins preparing for next season.
PAVEMENTS along a busy road are too narrow for pedestrians to use safely, concerned councillors claim.
BILLERICAY Town are calling on football prospects to get involved with their exciting new academy scholarship programme.
SOUTHEND golfer Matt Southgate says he will have to re-evaluate his targets for the year after producing a career-best performance to finish fourth at the Irish Open last weekend.
DOZENS of volunteers took to the beach as part of a campaign to keep Britain's coastline "barefoot friendly".
WILL Bragg made his second hundred of the season for Glamorgan has his team built a sizeable lead against Essex at The SSE SWALEC in Cardiff.
BIILLERICAY captain David Houghton was left downbeat after his team were held to a draw by Harlow in SNEL Division One.
A MAN who battled blood cancer will take on Southend's half marathon to show survivors they can bounce back.
BILLERICAY Town’s Under-13 girls’ side are celebrating reaching a national football final after being crowned 2016 ESF champions.
BASILDON & Pitsea moved up to second in the Division Three table with a 95-run win over 10-man West Essex.
JASON Williams has signed a year-long deal to stay at Southend United.
OLD Southendian & Southchurch captain Aaron Lucas said his side “bottled it” as they fell 12 runs short against Oakfield Parkonians.
A HOODED yob grabbed a woman by her wrists and forced her to hand over her belongings in a terrifying robbery in an alleyway.
Police are trying to trace Andrew Naulder, who is wanted in relation to an assault in Wickford on May 12.
PRIME Minister David Cameron invited questions from Echo readers on all things relating to the upcoming European referendum.
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SCHOOLCHILDREN put themselves through their paces to race money for charity.
TWO men were "necessary cogs in the wheel" in an organised conspiracy to smuggle almost 50 Afghan immigrants into Britain, a court heard.
CELEBRITIES, ex-footballers and even a comedian are joining forces to play a charity football match in aid of a little girl and her uncle.
A WOMAN has been trapped in her car after a two-vehicle crash in Southend.
ALL Basildon Hospital services are now rated good or better as the trust continues to make "significant improvements."
POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to identify after a brick was thrown at the window of a mosque.
A BILLERICAY karate club has won big at the European Karate Championship in Serbia, returning home with a number of medals.
SOUTHEND United's director swapped the football pitch for open roads as he cycled more than 600 miles for charity.
A PARANOID schizophrenic held a Benfleet woman prisoner in his car for six hours during a “bizarre” journey around London.
HOSPICE staff had their very own brush with royalty when Princess Diana paid a visit to celebrate their newly opened premises.
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire at a wooden outbuilding.
A NEW operation to stop children going missing on Southend seafront on busy summer days has been launched as police, council officials and businesses vow to tackle the problem.
SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown is keen to bring Tyrone Barnett back to the club – if he becomes available for transfer.
CANVEY'S only x-ray clinic is being shut at short notice so staff can help a crisis-hit hospital meet patient demand.
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There are delays on the M25 due to traffic lights not working and an earlier accident.
A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to help pay for the funeral of a young dad who died in a head-on crash at an accident blackspot.
A MAN suffered serious spinal injuries after he stumbled down a grass verge and smashed into a stationary rail replacement bus.
A TEENAGE mum was punched in the face after a row over children misbehaving in a pub play area escalated.
POLICE swarmed around a Laindon housing estate after members of the public feared they had seen a man brandishing a samurai sword in the street.
MORE than 100 children and staff at a primary school have been struck down with a highly contagious sickness bug believed to be norovirus.