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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.

Desperate bid to save life of Hillsborough victim Marian


11:04am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A FELLOW football fan desperately tried to stop a factory worker from being crushed to death during the Hillsborough disaster, an inquest heard.

Poisonous plants growing on Canvey


7:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

ONE of Britain’s most poisonous plants has been discovered at a Canvey country park.

Flagship Morrisons might be split up


6:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

PITSEA’S new multimillion-pound Morrisons supermarket could be split into several shops – because the firm is having second thoughts about opening such a big store.

Restaurant boss is banned as director


6:30am Monday 20th July 2015

AN Indian restaurant boss who employed illegal immigrants has been banned from being a company director.

New site is found for riding school


7:30am Friday 17th July 2015

A POPULAR riding school that has to make way for a controversial housing development has finally found a new home.

Messy Laindon Centre set to get a deep clean


6:00am Friday 17th July 2015

A TEAM of cleaners and pest control experts have been drafted in to clean up the dilapidated Laindon Centre as the first stage of its longawaited regeneration gets under way.

Car bursts into flames


1:02pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A CAR burst into flames outside a busy leisure centre.

UPDATED: Injured man held after Basildon petrol station incident


7:22pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A MAN who was flown to hospital after being seriously hurt at a petrol station has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from the kiosk.

Student does the business!


10:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

ABUDDING entrepreneur is celebrating after winning a national education award.

We’re fundraising in son’s memory


6:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

A CHARITY set up in memory of a young man who lost his battle against two brain tumours is hosting its first fundraiser this weekend.

Man punched to the floor in daylight robbery

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

4:33pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A MAN was punched to the floor by a group of thugs in a daylight robbery.

Plan to sell flats to fund health centre


8:00pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A HEALTH centre could be knocked down and rebuilt with more facilities in an effort to ease the burden on oversubscribed surgeries.

New twist in row over estate names


6:00pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

DETERMINED residents face another legal battle after Basildon Council revealed plans to appeal a judge’s decision over a controversial street renaming scheme.

Laura’s mum tells of agony over her death


7:00am Monday 13th July 2015

A HEARTBROKEN mum has spoken out for the first time after her daughter was stabbed to death.

Five-year wait for crossing nearly over


5:00pm Monday 13th July 2015

WORK is finally set to start on a much-needed zebra crossing after a five year battle.

19 year-old jailed after forcing his way into house with imitation gun


3:43pm Friday 10th July 2015

A TEENAGER has been jailed for nine years after forcing his way into a house carrying an imitation firearm.

Man wanted in connection with car hire theft and identity fraud


2:37pm Friday 10th July 2015

POLICE have released an image of a man wanted on suspicion of identity fraud and the theft of a hire car.

Paul is finalist in Plumber of the Year


8:00am Sunday 12th July 2015

A PLUMBER is in the running for a national award.

Warning after a spate of thefts at hospital car park

Echo: Basildon Hospital

6:00am Friday 10th July 2015

HOSPITAL visitors have been urged to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins in a busy car park.

Fund in Laura’s memory


7:00am Friday 10th July 2015

FUND has been set up in tribute to horse sanctuary worker Laura Davies, stabbed to death outside her workplace.

Updated: Three teenagers arrested following police chases through south Essex


4:31pm Thursday 9th July 2015

THREE teenagers were arrested following police chases through south Essex.

Basildon Hospital is named the best for emergency treatment as patient numbers soar


2:55pm Thursday 9th July 2015

RECORD numbers of patients have received emergency treatment at Basildon Hospital as temperatures soar.

Best restaurant in Basildon is a chippie


8:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

A FISH and chip shop has been crowned the best restaurant in Basildon.

Residents’ joy after hostel loses appeal


8:30am Thursday 9th July 2015

A HOUSING association has lost its appeal to build a new hostel for homeless families.

Ben would have loved this 30th birthday celebration


6:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

A FAMILY is organising a huge fundraiser to mark the 30th birthday of a schoolboy who was killed after being hit by a car.

Man charged with string of offences after police chase through Benfleet

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

10:49am Wednesday 8th July 2015

A MAN has been charged with a number of offences after a police chase through Benfleet.

Parking firm stands by Race for Life fines


8:30am Wednesday 8th July 2015

PARKING enforcement officers have refused to back down over their decision to hand out fines to fundraisers in Basildon’s Race for Life event.

Fire at new Festival Leisure Park nightclub


4:44pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at Basildon's Festival Leisure Park.

Our fundraising in memory of Paul


7:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

AN inspirational couple earned national praise after turning to fundraising following the death of their son.

PCC Nick Alston to host roadshow in Basildon

Echo: Nick Alston

10:22am Monday 6th July 2015

SHOPPERS in Basildon will be able to quiz their Police and Crime Commissioner as he hosts the second in a series of new roadshows.

Girl gets £468k compensation for blunder at birth

Echo: Basildon Hospital

6:00am Monday 6th July 2015

A COUPLE have been awarded nearly half a million pounds after their daughter lost the use of her arm because of a blunder during her birth.

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