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Vets and 2 houses for King Canute site


6:24pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A VETS and two houses are set to be built on part of a former pub’s site after new plans were brought forward.

Dave gets to meet the family he never knew


10:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A RADIO presenter has found family he never knew existed thanks to researchers from the Essex Records Office.

Travellers pitch up opposite Watermill


2:00pm Saturday 29th August 2015

TRAVELLERS have pitched up on a patch of grass opposite a popular pub.

Desperate mum Jessica starts trial of new cancer treatment


7:00am Friday 28th August 2015

A DESPERATE mum battling two types of blood cancer has been given a glimmer of hope.

Parking fines start at Festival Leisure


6:00am Friday 28th August 2015

A PRIVATE firm has been drafted in to hand out fines to drivers who block the pavement or park on double yellow lines at Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park.

Shock report: 166 South Essex asbestos related deaths in four years


4:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

ASBESTOS-RELATED cancer killed 166 people in south Essex over the last four years.

Dolphin swim will mean Richard's dreams come true


7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

A SCHOOLBOY with cerebral palsy will see his wish granted when he swims with dolphins on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

‘Legal high gangs ruining our lives’


6:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

TEENAGERS taking legal highs are making life a misery for residents living around a popular park.

Cockerel’s death 'will not alter our policy'


11:59am Wednesday 26th August 2015

AN animal centre says it has no plans to scrap its “interactive” animal areas after a shocking incident in which a cockerel was chased and harassed until it died.

My confidence grew on my Prudential apprenticeship


4:00pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A TEENAGER is looking forward to her future after graduating from a soughtafter insurance apprenticeship.

Greater Anglia pay out £2.3m in compensation


7:00am Tuesday 25th August 2015

DISGRUNTLED rail passengers have received £2.3million in compensation by Greater Anglia, shock figures show.

Travellers blamed for trail of rubbish


7:00am Monday 24th August 2015

A GROUP of travellers has been blamed for leaving a trail of rubbish in bushes after pitching up on land in Wickford.

Driven to despair by hospital traffic hell


7:00am Friday 21st August 2015

FRUSTRATED patients and visitors faced chaos after theywere forced to wait up to an hour to get in and out of Basildon Hospital’s car park because of roadworks.

Ex-councillor’s life ‘in mortal danger’


3:00pm Friday 21st August 2015

A COMMUNITY group chairman fears a former councillor’s life could be in danger if he is sent back to Kenya.

Bungling burglar abandons his gear in raid on Canvey business which has suffered 12 break-ins


8:30am Thursday 20th August 2015

A BUNGLING burglar left his tool kit after trying to break into a skip hire business.

Forest Glade? Don't you mean Great Berry - Basildon Council's blunder over street signs


6:00am Wednesday 19th August 2015

A COUNCIL has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money after a housing estate was incorrectly renamed.

Burst water main causing traffic chaos


1:30pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A BURST water main is causing delays for motorists in Basildon.

Travellers leave Ballards Walk in Laindon


6:06pm Monday 17th August 2015

TRAVELLERS have left a controversial housing development site after 11 days.

Nuisance bikers causing misery


6:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

NUISANCE bikers are making life a misery for residents on a Basildon estate.

Ex-councillor’s plea for £5k bail money


7:30am Wednesday 12th August 2015

A FORMER Basildon councillor who faces extradition is calling on his former colleagues to help him raise £10,000 for bail.

86 year-old man in serious condition following Pitsea crash

Echo: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

2:43pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

AN 86 year-old man was taken to hospital with serious internal injuries following a crash in Pitsea.

Hundreds to pay respects at the funeral of Laura


10:40am Friday 7th August 2015

HUNDREDS of mourners are expected to gather today to say goodbye to murdered horse sanctuary worker Laura Davies.

Defibrillator donated in tribute to Rachael


8:30am Friday 7th August 2015

THE family of a former carnival queen who died suddenly at the age of just 18 have donated lifesaving equipment to a popular football club.

Travellers pitch up on new homes site


12:58pm Thursday 6th August 2015

TRAVELLERS have pitched up on the site of a controversial housing development.

Basildon Hospital turns around its performance...but at a big cost

Echo: Basildon Hospital

7:30am Thursday 6th August 2015

MORE than 400 new doctors and nurses were drafted in as Basildon Hospital fought to turn around its fortunes.

Granny Kay launches memories fundraiser


8:00pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

A GRANDMOTHER has launched a fundraising campaign to save a dilapidated church after the vicar offered to baptise her poorly granddaughter for free.

Jonathan had stroke while riding his bike


6:00pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

A MAN has turned his attentions to helping others after he suffered a terrifying stroke while out cycling with his brother.

Coach boss bans Calais stops after £2,000 stowaway fine


6:30am Wednesday 5th August 2015

A COACH firm has stepped up security measures around Calais after being fined £2,000 when two illegal immigrants were found on board.

Basildon Hospital maintains its good rating


10:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015

BASILDON Hospital has maintained its good rating following its latest inspection from the Care Quality Commission.

Snowflake set to be big hit at Barleylands


12:30pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

FAMILIES are invited to meet the latest addition to Billericay’s Imperial Bird of Prey Academy.

Crooks steal former soldier’s medals

Echo: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

7:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015

THIEVES have ransacked a family home, stealing priceless medals from an Army veteran.

Nick Alston backs shocking street lights report

Echo: Nick Alston

11:00am Sunday 2nd August 2015

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex has welcomed a report proving that a lack of street lights does not lead to more crime or crashes.

Research suggests blackout is not increasing crime or crashes


6:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

TURNING off street lights at night does not lead to more crime or road accidents, new research suggests, The conclusion comes from a study of 14 years of police data by University College, London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, covering 62 British council areas, including Essex.

Parents left upset after nursery shuts


6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A POPULAR nursery is set to close after a dispute over its lease.

Staffie attacked my dog in an alleyway


6:00pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A DOG has been left with deep bite wounds to her leg and shoulder after being attacked in a Hadleigh alleyway.

Boy racers causing chaos for residents


6:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

BOY racers are making lives a misery for residents in Laindon by tearing round the streets in modified cars.

Apply for a cash grant from the Echo

Echo: Gannett Foundation logo  (32189237)

11:30am Tuesday 28th July 2015

CHARITIES in South Essex are invited to apply for a cash grant from the Echo.

Bobbie dazzler! How a fundraiser saved haven for dementia sufferers


9:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A SERVICE which supports dementia sufferers and their carers has been saved after fundraisers dug deep.

Extra 1,400 seats being introduced on c2c commuter trains

Echo: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

1:46pm Monday 27th July 2015

AN EXTRA 1,400 seats are being made available on c2c trains in a bid to improve journeys for commuters.

At 32, Jodie takes on battle of her life


8:00am Monday 27th July 2015

TWOmonths ago Jodie Burdett was a busy working mum, juggling life as a high-flying solicitor with caring for her adorable daughter.

We have had enough of illegal camps


6:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A LEADING councillor vowed to do all he can to remove travellers from a popular playground.

14 year-old boy robbed at knifepoint in Basildon park

Echo: Another 100 homes on the way for Basildon's Gloucester Park

1:50pm Friday 24th July 2015

A TEENAGE boy was robbed at knifepoint at a Basildon skate park.

George is reunited with his stolen pet


6:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

MAN has been reunited with his beloved pet dog after she was stolen during a break in at his home.

Rylan makes Masterchef final


5:30pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

RYLAN Clark will battle it out for first place in the Celebrity MasterChef final tonight.

Teen is world’s youngest Round Table member


2:00pm Friday 24th July 2015

A TEENAGER celebrated his 18th birthday by becoming the world’s youngest member of a popular men’s organisation.

Wickford triplets celebrate their 18th birthday


6:00am Friday 24th July 2015

THREE tiny babies who graced the pages of the Echo when they were born have celebrated their landmark 18th birthday.

Man found guilty of smuggling immigrants into Tilbury docks


12:27pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A MAN has been found guilty of smuggling 35 immigrants into Britain in a container.

Dying mum makes plea for £50,000


7:30am Thursday 23rd July 2015

A DESPERATE mum has launched a bid to raise at least £50,000 to buy herself more time with her beloved daughter.

Resignation call if Morrisons plan fails


7:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

OPPOSITION councillors have called for the man responsible for regeneration in the borough to resign if Pitsea’s new Morrisons superstore does not go ahead as planned.

Community did us so proud after accident


8:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A MAN who watched in horror as his girlfriend fell from her bike and smashed her head on the pavement has thanked the Good Samaritans who rushed to her rescue.

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