A SHOPWORKER was taken to hospital after a gas leak left her feeling ill.
A TEENAGE boy was taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a motorbike.
A DRIVER has been jailed for six years after he had an epileptic fit at the wheel and killed a woman.
A COMMUNITY swimming pool will close for three months for major improvement work.
CHARITY volunteers have been left fuming after being told they have to pay £20 to run a stall at Canvey’s Christmas light switch on.
RICHARD McEvoy has departed for South Africa.
SOUTHEND’S two high schools once again dominated the district’s schools cross-country championships.
YOBS slashed 34 tyres in just one night as they went on a vandalism spree in Pitsea and Vange.
THIS is the mysterious patriot who put the “ahh” in Armistice Day by fixing a giant poppy onto the large “Basilwood” sign off the A127.
THE man in charge of stamping out legionnaires’ disease at Basildon Hospital before a fatal outbreak told an inquest he had no formal training to tackle the bug.
TRADERS have demanded help to save a parade of shops from closing.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for breaching a dispersal order in Tilbury. The order, which came into force in July this year, aims to stop yobs gathering and causing a nuisance and covers parts of the town centre, Civic Square, Calcutta Road and Ellman.
THERE has been plenty to keep everyone happy at the club, both on and off the pitch, this week.
A MUM who lost one of her triplets is now raising money to help the medics who tried to save her.
SOUTHEND United could have almost as many fans as Dagenham & Redbridge when the two teams meet this weekend, despite the match being played at Victoria Road.
A GROUP of residents are celebrating after they succesfully stamped out antisocial behaviour in a Benfleet car park.
CANVEY’S on-loan striker Kyle Asante bagged a hat-trick as the Gulls cruised into the next round of the Ryman League Cup with a 5-1 win over Ware.
I read in Monday’s Echo that Basildon Council is having talks with several large developers who are interested in buying the car park near the Wickford Co-op.
On Canvey, we have a war memorial campaigned for and contributed to by Canvey people and the Canvey British Legion.
I am asking readers to join Anchor’s Grey Pride Campaign and sign our petition calling for a Minister for Older People to help end the prejudices faced by the elderly.
Shortly the Government will be making a statement with regard to their intentions whether or not to cull our most ancient Briton, the badger.
A TORY MP is calling on the Government to take tough action on metal thieves targeting war memorials.
SEVERAL people suffered broken bones after a 20-strong gang fight in Vange. The fight broke out in Swan Mead Park between around 20 teenagers.
Police were called to an accident on the A130 shortly after 9:30am.
A HOST of football stars have made donations to a charity night in aid of a young goalkeeper left partially paralysed after getting caught up in a fight.
A DRUNKEN yob vandalised a doctors’ surgery while showing off in front of his pal.
THEY are used to facing extremes in their working life, so firefighters aren’t finding their latest fundraising challenge too hairy.
ROYAL Mail has been branded “ludicrous” after it emerged delivery staff from one of its companies were dropping packages on unmade roads from where posties have been banned.
MP John Baron has labelled efforts by the UK government to save the euro as “economic claptrap”.
AN MP, who was outraged after seeing a fare dodger get away without paying, has claimed victory after security at Basildon station was beefed up.
MORE waste is now being sent to be recycled rather than to landfill sites in Castle Point.
BUILDING work has started on the first show homes at the controversial Gloucester Park housing development in Basildon.
UP to 300 homes and businesses were left without phone or internet access after thieves went on the rampage.
A HEART and blood specialist at Basildon Hospital has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a fraud worth more than £1million.
A WOMAN has condemned vandals who poured paint- stripper over her car, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.
A SUPPORT group for people with lung problems is in danger of closing because it cannot find a chairman.
Matthew HARRISONCherished Memories of A Dear Son in Law 17.11.2010 Never more than a thought away loved and remembered every day With our love Jill and Richard
From Carnival Queen to our Queen Happy Birthday Jean! A special birthday for an extra special person! Thank you for being such an amazing Mum, Wife and Nan All Our Love Always Tony, Stacey, Laura, Craig, Jason, Madison and Henry xxxxxxx
Happy 50th birthday to my gorgeous Russell. Have a really fantastic day. love you millions karen xxxx 50
Janice WILSON (nee Telling) Our Loving Sister Jan Even though you fought a long brave battle with cancer You always showed such courage & bravery. During those relentless days you always managed a smile through such adversity. We will love & cherish the special times we had together. A wonderful caring sister, till we meet again Rest in Peace our very brave sister All our love John & Wendy, Jeremy & Caroline and all our Families. xxxx Funeral Service at Southend Crematorium on Friday 18th November At 12.00pm and afterwards at Garon Park Golf Club, Southend Friends and Family Welcome. Donations to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity C/o Co-operative Funeral Directors, Southend.
RICHARDSON Ted Passed away in his sleep On Tuesday 8th November 2011 Aged 97½ years Will be sadly missed by Daughter Tracy, Grandsons Stuart and Simon and their wives Karen and Sarah and Great Grandson Harry. Funeral service will be held at Southend Crematorium on Wednesday 23rd November at 11.00am. All welcome
Barbara Anne BARRETT (nee BUDD) 15.10.1937 - 11.11.2011 Sadly passed away, aged 74 years. A much loved Mum, Sister, Mother in law, Nan and Great Nan. A very special person who was loved such a lot and who will be greatly missed by all her Family and friends. Funeral to take place on Tuesday 22nd November at 2pm at Southend Crematorium, West Chapel, followed by a celebration of her life at The Kursaal Function Suite. Family flowers only please. Donations to Fair Havens, c/o F.P. Guiver & Sons 641, Southchurch Road Southend SS1 2PN.
50 Mark FOGG Happy 50th Birthday on the 17th November, 2011 Lots of love from Bridgitte and Children, Leah, Tara, Sharna and Chad. XXXXXX