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Charity ball raises £9,500 for hospice


4:00pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A HEATING firm raised nearly £9,500 for Little Havens Children’s Hospice after organising a charity ball.

Lee sticks close to his roots in Rayleigh

Echo: Lee Mead, 32, singer and actor currently playing Nurse Lofty in BBC One’s Casualty series

6:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

HE might be a household name with a bursting acting CV under his belt, but Lee Mead has stayed loyal to his humble roots.

More waste plant plans for Basildon


3:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

BASILDON has been dubbed a “dumping ground” after plans for yet another waste plant emerged.

Social services told to pay family £600


12:00pm Friday 23rd January 2015

COUNTY Hall has been ordered to pay a family £600 compensation for failing to deal properly with complaints about the way it handled an elderly woman’s case.

Barney’s slimming prize

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3:00pm Monday 19th January 2015

AN overweight dog has been named runner-up in a slimming contest after fighting the flab.

Let’s halt problem motorists


10:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A VICAR is taking her campaign for a change in driving laws to the top.

Patient with bleed on brain sent home with migraine pills


6:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A MAN’S bleed on the brain was missed after doctors failed to carry out a vital scan for nearly a week.

Challenge to plans for homes on Silver Jubilee’s car park


5:00pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

COUNCILLORS have criticised plans to build homes on the site of a former pub car park.

Give us a one-way system to end fear over 'danger' road


8:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

CALLS have been made for a busy road to become a oneway system to reduce the risk of crashes.

Daniel joins disgraced ex-Ukip man’s new party


7:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A FORMER Labour councillor has teamed up with controversial politician Kerry Smith.

Road is blocked by flytipping menace


6:30am Friday 9th January 2015

A COUNTRY lane, popular as a shortcut for locals, is almost impassable after flytippers dumped huge piles of rubbish, furniture and household items in the road.

Baroness Smith wants tougher laws on privacy

Echo: Angela Smith - Brown’s parliamentary private secretary

3:30pm Friday 9th January 2015

A FORMER south Essex MP is behind a new campaign calling for privacy laws to be changed in a bid to protect the children of celebrities.

School celebrates good Ofsted report


4:30pm Thursday 8th January 2015

STAFF and pupils are celebrating after turning around the fortunes of their oncetroubled school.

Medical records at the click of a button


11:00am Tuesday 6th January 2015

ALMOST half a million patient records are now available at the click of a button thanks to a new digital database.

Catholic church extension plan welcomed


10:00am Tuesday 6th January 2015

CANVEY’s only Catholic church is set for a revamp after plans were agreed.

Caution for nurse who left patient unattended


8:30am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A NURSE has been cautioned after admitting leaving a patient unattended and speaking aggressively to colleagues.

Dad plays midwife as baby won’t wait

Echo: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

1:00pm Thursday 25th December 2014

A FATHER said he was in “a blind panic” when he was forced to deliver his own baby son.

Barleylands joins forces with Tesco

Echo: Half Term Tractor Week at Barleylands Farm Park

2:00pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

BARLEYLANDS farm and craft village has joined forces with a supermarket giant to help youngsters build positive relationships with food.

Hospital’s payout after boy’s death


7:00am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A HEARTBROKEN mum has received compensation after doctors failed to save her 11- year-old son because of “unacceptable” delays.

Despicable! Thieves take ‘tree of light’ tribute to loved ones


6:00am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

THE theft of a Christmas tree dedicated to the memory of lost loved ones has been branded “disgusting’’.

£350k sewage mains repair work under way


10:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

FLOODING could soon be a problem of the past for Benfleet residents as a £350,000 project to replace sewage mains gets under way.

Plans to merge schools

Echo: Education experts called in to help Basildon schools

6:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THREE new primary schools will be formed in the borough as part of a team of education experts’s plan to improve standards and bring together infant and junior schools.

I’m so happy to help those children at Little Havens


11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

A WOMAN who has dedicated herself to fundraising has donated almost £8,000 to a children’s hospice.

Homes masterplan could face further delays

Echo: Castle Point Council has not ruled out building on Glebelands in Benfleet

11:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

COUNCILLORS fear Castle Point’s long-awaited local plan is going to be hit by further delays – despite a committee being set up to push it through.

The 12 tasks of Kerry


10:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

A MUM who took on 12 gruelling challenges in 12 months has raised £3,000 for charity and made 2014 a year to remember.

Locals back High Street traffic plan


8:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

TRAFFIC should be banned from Wickford High Street every Saturday to help the town centre and the new-look market to flourish, local people say.

Our campaign in memory of Danny goes to Parliament


3:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE parents of an 11-yearold schoolboy who died of a brain tumour have taken their battle for better funding for research into the disease to the House of Commons.

Pet hotel owners raise £10k for hospice at ball


1:00pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE owners of a luxury pet hotel threw a Christmas ball to raise nearly £10,000 for Little Havens Hospice.

Family’s heartache over muddy graves


11:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A FAMILY are heartbroken after discovering a huge mound of mud has been dumped on the grave of a loved-one.

Churches bag share of £100k


7:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

CHURCHES across south Essex are set for major revamps after bagging a share of a £100,000 grant.

School now out of special measures


6:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

STAFF and pupils are celebrating after their school was taken out of special measures.

St Luke’s looks to the future with new shop


12:00pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A CHARITY shop has found a newhome after being forced to close to make way for a coffee chain.

Twirlers in a whirl! Girls are national champions


12:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

TWO South Essex baton twirlers have been named national champions.

Controversial KFC plan is back again


6:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a KFC restaurant and drivethrough have been resurrected for a fifth time.

Tributes to veteran Labour councillor Alf Dove


7:30am Thursday 4th December 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to long-serving former Basildon Labour councillor Alf Dove, who has died, aged 95.

Me and my shadow - Canvey boy gets to work with Essex police and crime commissioner


11:00am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A SCHOOLBOY found himself in the hotseat after being chosen to shadow the county’s police and crime commissioner for the day.

Councillor booted out of his political group

Echo: Fugitive – Daniel Munyambu

6:00pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A COUNCILLOR has been kicked out of his political group after secretly joining a rival party.

Head is praised for turnaround at school


8:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

A HEADTEACHER has been praised for taking swift action to turn around his school.

Don’t make us let our school minibuses go!


12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A SCHOOL for disabled children may be forced to cancel pupils’ outings and educational visits – because it can’t afford to keep its minibuses on the road.

Basildon businesses boom but Southend firms are struggling


9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

BUSINESSES in Basildon are booming while Southend companies are struggling to make a profit, according to latest research.

Dry Street protesters to take case to Europe?


1:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

DETERMINED campaigners could take their battle against hundreds of homes being built on a beauty spot to Europe – after a judge threw out their request for a formal appeal.

Why we need cash to help our Riley hear


7:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A FAMILY needs to find £3,000 a year to buy specialist hearing aids for their brain-damaged son.

Battle to stop cars using pathway won


7:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after winning their year-long battle to stop cars driving up and down a footpath.

In Pictures: Remembrance Sunday events across south Essex


6:05pm Monday 10th November 2014

CROWDS lined the streets of south Essex to remember those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Homes site work is flooding road


2:00pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

BUILDERS working on new homes in Wickford have been pumping gallons of muddy water off their site, flooding the road under a nearby railway bridge.

Brace yourselves for icy gales and snow


8:00am Friday 7th November 2014

EXTRA staff and thousands of tonnes of grit are on standby as South Essex prepares for its coldest winter in years.

Fears over Boris’s new housing plan


11:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

LONDONERS will be forced out of the capital, putting added strain on south Essex as part of Boris Johnson’s housing plans, councils fear.

John brushes up his art for hospice cash


10:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

A TALENTED artist who turned to drawing after being diagnosed with cancer has seen his work displayed in buildings across Basildon.

Black teacher wins discrimination tribunal against academy


12:10pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A SCHOOL racially discriminated against a maths teacher with more than ten years experience by refusing to consider her for a job.

Council could step in to save derelict cottage


4:00pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A LANDMARK building left open to the elements could be saved after Basildon Council vowed to take matters into its own hands.


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