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  • Antony’s visit to site of his family tragedy Echo:

    A MAN paid a fact-finding visit to Shoebury Garrison after discovering his great grandfather died there in a freak accident. read more

  • 40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

    A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children. read more

  • Rayleigh sporting club still hopes to stay put

    MEMBERS of a sports and social club are hoping Countryside’s proposed new homes won't scupper their club’s hopes of an extended lease on the site where it is based. read more

  • "Has anybody seen the gullies being cleared?"

    ANGRY residents and councillors called into question work being carried out to stop further flooding. read more

  • Throwing performances light up dreary Bank Holiday as Southend Open proves as popular as ever Echo:

    IT may have been a typically dreary Bank Holiday Monday but that did not stop hundreds of athletes turning up for Southend AC’s annual open meeting and there were a number of performances that lit up they murky day. read more

  • Street dancers are the world champions – five times over

    TALENTED youngsters are celebrating after have returning from a street dance competition as world champions. read more

  • Burglars stole £5,000 during burglary in Basildon Echo:

    BURGLARS stole £4,000 of jewellery and £1,000 cash from a house during a burglary in Basildon. read more

  • Burglars cause £1,000 damage in raid Echo: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

    BURGLARS caused £1,000 of damage during a burglary in Billericay. read more

  • Mel Batty 10k has an international feel as American Leak takes the victory

    THE third Mel Batty 10km had an international feel at the head of the race with American Colin Leak taking the victory. read more

  • My hell after baby born at 24 weeks

    A MOTHER has described ten weeks of hell as her first child struggled to survive after being born just 24 weeks into the 40-week pregnancy. read more

  • 500 homes for West of Rayleigh

    A MAJOR new housing estate with 500 homes and its own primary school, nursery, shops and clinic could be built just outside Rayleigh. read more

  • Jay Nash thanks Great Wakering Rovers boss Trenkel for trusting him as he learns new role Echo:

    JAY Nash has labelled the return of Great Wakering Rovers’ player/manager Dan Trenkel as “a massive boost” but believes they must start taking their chances if they are to compete in the division. read more

  • Do you recognise this man? Attempted robbery in Chelmsford Echo:

    POLICE want to identify this man in connection with an attempted robbery in Fairfield Road, Chelmsford. read more

  • Sam Higgins targets play-offs with East Thurrock after third return Echo: East Thurrock United celebrate Sam Higgins' early strike that put them 1-0 up

    RECORD goalscorer Sam Higgins said he wants to secure a play-off place with East Thurrock United this season after securing a return to the club. read more

  • Blood testing to stay local

    A PARTNERSHIP between Southend and Basildon Hospitals to deliver pathology services in south Essex has been given the go ahead. read more

  • Paul Sturrock facing split allegiances when Southend United take on Plymouth Argyle Echo: Paul Sturrock celebrates at the end of Wednesday night's game against Leyton Orient

    PAUL Sturrock will be watching tomorrow’s battle between his two former teams at Home Park. But he has yet to make his mind up where to sit in the stadium. read more

  • We want your stories for Non League Day! Echo:

    IN a week’s time we will all be gearing up for Non League Day – an annual event that has become an institution in the world of non-league football. read more

  • Weekend Preview: Injuries mount up for Concord Rangers and Billericay Town Echo:

    CANVEY Island face a daunting trip to high-flying Maidstone United as they look to bounce back from a Bank Holiday defeat at Bury. read more

  • Essex Senior League clubs turn attention to FA Cup Echo:

    Bowers & Pitsea are back in cup action after securing an impressive win against Basildon United earlier in the week. read more

  • Woman found guilty of benefit fraud

    A BENEFIT fraudster has escaped a jail term after failing to declare she was living with her partner. read more

  • Southend United manager Phil Brown promises changes for Plymouth Argyle clash

    SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown will make changes to his starting line-up for the first time in League Two this season when the Shrimpers take on Plymouth Argyle tomorrow. read more

  • Fire service helps woman during 90-minute wait for ambulance

    AN INJURED woman was helped by the fire service after an ambulance took an hour and a half to arrive. read more

  • Sit in a wheelchair for 12 hours for £40 Echo:

    A MAN wants to raise money for charity by pushingawheelchair along the seafront for 12 hours - but he needs a passenger. read more

  • Victim conned into letting would-be burglars into his home Echo:

    TWO men tricked their way into a man's home and raided his bedroom. read more

  • Devastated mum's life "turned upside down" Echo:

    A DEVASTATED single mum has had her life turned upside down when her little girl was diagnosed with cancer on her second birthday. read more

  • Thieves smash taxi while stealing car

    A TAXI driver has been unable to work after his cab and his wife’s car were damaged in a botched theft. read more

  • Southend United's Ryan Leonard out to impress on his return to Plymouth Argyle Echo:

    RYAN Leonard is eager to rediscover his best form for his most eagerly anticipated game of the season at Plymouth Argyle tomorrow. read more

  • Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Kieron Hamlin

    Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence read more

  • Man lands in Southend Airport with drugs from Amsterdam

    A MAN who smuggled three grams of cannabis into the UK through Southend Airport has been spared jail. read more

  • Pals’ brawl ended with man bottled Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

    A MAN who was bottled at a family birthday party had to pay his attacker £80 compensation. read more

  • Brave Kerry is walking again after losing leg in horror crash Echo:

    A WOMAN who lost her leg in a horrific motorbike crash has taken her first steps on a prosthetic leg just twomonths after the accident. read more

  • Arrests after 100mph chase on A127

    BURGLARS reached speeds of 100mph during a late-night police chase on the A127. read more

  • Dossier of evidence to stop Government scientist being "hoodwinked" over Canvey flooding

    COUNCILLORS are gathering videos, pictures and eyewitness accounts of the devastating Canvey floods after concerns Government scientists will be “hoodwinked”. read more

  • Jean BUKSH

    Jean BUKSH 26.05.1932 - 17.08.2014 Passed away peacefully, a special person sadly missed by all her Family. Funeral service to be held at St. Andrews Church, Ashingdon on Monday 1st September at Followed by burial at Hall Road Cemetery. Flowers welcome c/o Co-op Funeral Directors 15 Queensway Southend. Or donations if desired to Little Havens. read more

  • Joan Lily Lock

    Joan Lily LOCK Passed away peacefully on 21st August 2014 Aged 87 Years. Beloved Mother, Nan and Great Nan. Greatly missed by all. Funeral to take place on Thursday 28th August at St Nicholas Church, Canvey at 2.00 pm. No flowers please. Donations if desired to Sister Lisa Cubitt. Rochford Ward, Southend Hospital. read more

  • Brian DURHAM

    DURHAM Brian Died peacefully on 19th August 2014, aged 87 years. A wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and Friend, a much respected former Headteacher of Temple Sutton and West Leigh Junior Schools. Dearly loved and greatly missed by all who knew him. All are welcome to the funeral service at St. Laurence Church, Eastwood on Monday 1st September at 12.15 pm. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Southend Hospital Trust, Stroke Unit. c/o S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd, 4 Commonhall Lane, Hadleigh, Essex. SS7 2RN Tel (01702)558717 read more

  • Doreen Alice NATHAN

    Doreen Alice NATHAN Passed away peacefully on 10th August 2014 aged 94 years Funeral service to be held at St Mary's Church High Road, Langdon HIlls on 2nd September at 1pm followed by committal at Basildon Crematorium 2pm Family flowers only but please feel free to donate to Diabetes UK (donation box at service or can be forwarded onto Butler & English Funeral Directors 01268 543135) read more

  • William BAILEY

    William BAILEY Died peacefully at home on 13th August 2014 aged 97 years Funeral to be held at Southend Crematorium on Monday 8th September at 1.20pm Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Martins Residential Care Ltd, c/o J.W Tate & Son, 20 North Street, Rochford, SS4 1AB read more

  • Joseph Peter WILKS

    Joseph Peter WILKS Sadly passed away on 20th August 2014 aged 87 years Loving and devoted Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Funeral service to be held at The West Chapel, Southend on Sea Crematorium at 11.20am on Thursday 4th September 2014 Family flowers only Donations greatly received for The British Heart Foundation c/o Tanner's Funeral Service, Essex Lodge, Prittlewell, Southend on Sea, SS2 6LH Tel: 01702 618358 read more

  • joan smith

    Joan SMITH Sadly passed away on 20th August 2014, aged 88 Years. A much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. Funeral will be held at Basildon Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd September at 4:00pm. Family flowers only or donations if desired, to Cancer Research UK C/o A.R. Adams Funeral Directors Ltd 117 High Street Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7QA read more

  • Barbara Isabel Frances Turner

    Barbara Isabel Frances TURNER Sadly passed away on 18th August 2014 aged 91 years Funeral Service shall be held at St Andrew's Church, Ashingdon on Tuesday 9th September at 1.00pm followed by a private burial. Family flowers only Donations to Cancer Research UK c/o J W Tate & Son, 20 North Street, Rochford, SS4 1AB read more


    Peter STAMMERS (Pete) 15.03.1934 - 18.08.2014 With great sadness the Family of Peter Stammers announce the passing away after a short illness at Warragal in Victoria Australia. Pete leaves loving Wife June, Daughters Teresa, Susan and Kathleen, Grand and Great Grandchildren and Sister Glenys. Peter originated from Potash Road, Billericay before moving with his Family to Australia. Funeral was held on Friday 22nd August at Warragal. read more

  • Sylvia Rita ROBERTS

    Sylvia Rita ROBERTS (Nee Waite) 21st September 1937 - 16th August 2014 Loving Wife, Loving Mother, Loving Nanny Exceptional Soul mate for 59 years After a spirited fight with many problems Sylvia passed away in the CCU at Southend Hospital with Michael, Lynne and Neil at her side The funeral service to take place at Southend Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 11.40am The Family request no black Family flowers only, doantions if desired to R.V.S Benfleet c/o S.Stibbards & Sons Ltd, 4 Commonhall Lane, Essex, SS7 2RN Tel (01702) 558717 read more

  • joan hodgson

    HODGSON Joan Eileen Peacefully passed away on 21st August, 2014 aged 85 years. A loving Wife to Bob, Mum to Sue, Marion and Robert, and Nan to Charlotte, Harry, James Oliver and Nikki. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church, Thorpe Bay on Friday, 5th September, at 1.15pm All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for Help for Heroes may be sent C/o S.Stibbards & Sons Ltd, 74 Ness Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DG Tel: 01702 293400 read more

  • Stringer Leslie

    Leslie STRINGER Former postman of Southend area. Died suddenly, aged 94. Will be sadly missed by Family and friends. Funeral to take place at 12.40pm on Friday 5th September at Southend Crematorium. Enquiries to Co-Op Funeralcare, 15 Queensway, Southend. Family flowers only, donations to your own favourite charity. read more

  • Winifred HARMAN

    HARMAN Winifred It is with deep regret to announce the sad passing of a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be deeply missed and will be forever in our hearts All are welcome to attend the funeral of Winifred which will be held on Monday 8th September 2014 at South Chapel, Southend Crematorium at 1.00pm c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 15 Queensway, Southend read more

  • Michael O'connell

    Michael O'Connell Passed away on 11/08/2014 Late of Cross Chemist Tarpots Local Magistrate, Citizens Advice Bureau Rayleigh and secretary to the Air Crew Association. A loving Husband to Betty, Dad, Granddad and Great Granddad. Funeral 28/08/2014 at 1.15pm Holy Trinity Church Rayleigh. All welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations to ACA Charitable Fund c/o Co op Funeralcare Hockley. read more

  • Christopher Harrington

    Christopher HARRINGTON 25.08.1982 Missing you more than ever Especially today your 32nd Birthday Love forever, heart to heart Mum, Dad and Family x x x x read more

  • Anthony Darrel Cooke

    Antony Darrel COOKE Tony 27th August 1964 - 12th February 2001 50th Birthday Remembrance Remembering always my sweet lovely lad Thinking of my Boy Mum xxx & Lee read more


    Dennis PECK (Denny) 29.08.1925 - 23.01.2007 Thinking of you on your Birthday. Missing you so much, Will love you forever. Pat and all the Family. xxxx read more

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