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Billericay teenager overwhelmed by support


7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGER with a rare blood condition is overwhelmed with the support a charity set up in her honour has received.

Guide dog mauled by Staffie as owner walks through Basildon


8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BLIND pensioner was left shaken after an out-of-control Staffordshire Bull Terrier mauled his beloved guide dog.

My daughter’s blood can just stop flowing


7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DEDICATED mum has been inspired to set up her own charity after her daughter had a stroke when she was just 12 years old.

Family donate £600 to help hospital unit


11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A GENEROUS family donated more than £600 to a hospital ward in memory of a loved one.

We’ve done the dirty work, now help us


8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

DETERMINED volunteers have cleaned up a Thundersley beauty spot – and now want residents to take responsibility for the area.

Concern as sun sets on 200-year-old pub


7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A LANDMARK pub is being sold, sparking fears it could be demolished and turned into flats.

Shock at 45-minute wait for ambulance for 80-year-old who fell in street

Echo: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

5:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A GOOD Samaritan has criticised paramedics after an elderly man had to wait nearly an hour for an ambulance.

Work starts on re-building shops gutted by fire


6:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A LONG awaited project to rebuild a fire-ravaged shopping parade has finally begun.

17 bedsits plan for office block


5:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

PLANS to turn an office block into 17 bedsits could lead to an influx of antisocial behaviour, claim councillors.

Grant will make sure we never do forget the First World War


6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HERITAGE group has won more than £50,000 in funding for a project aimed at making sure the sacrifices of the Great War are never forgotten.

Pam’s tribute to family war hero


12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

IT started off as “something small” to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Lollipop man is verbally abused


8:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TERRIFIED parents were forced to call the police after a beloved lollipop man was abused.

Bar sale bid raises town centre fears


6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A POPULAR nightspot is up for sale, sparking renewed fears for the future of Wickford High Street.

Booming Barleylands plans to supersize

Echo: Barleylands Farmers Market

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

BARLEYLANDS Farm wants to expand its craft village to create 15 new jobs.

Lights in Basildon underpass where woman was raped haven't been working for three months

Echo: webpix police arrest

5:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE lights in a dingy underpass where a young woman was raped are still broken.

Tories told to rethink East Square plans


1:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

UNIMPRESSED opposition councillors have told the Tories to go back to the drawing board with plans for a multi-million pound town centre makeover.

90 year-old shop in line for top award


4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FAMILY-RUN clothing store is in the running for a prestigious fashion prize.

Downsize sweetener turned sour


12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAMILY who were persuaded to move to a smaller council home by the promise of a £1,500 sweetener have now been told they were never entitled to any cash.

Extreme weather alert! TWO warnings issued


8:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TEMPERATURES are set to soar...before a huge storm batters south Essex.

Costa kills off beloved Wickford charity shop


6:03pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CHARITY shop is being forced to close after 17 years – to make way for a coffee shop.

Friends and family rally to help Reece


6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE determined family of a man with two brain tumours are trying to raise thousands of pounds to help keep him alive.

Champ might give up if park closes


6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A CHAMPION motocross rider could be forced to give up the sport if a controversial activity park closes.

Neighbours oppose school venue plan


8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

ANGRY neighbours are strongly opposed to a school’s plans to use its hall as an entertainment venue in the evenings.

School’s teamwork triathlon challenge


11:30am Friday 11th July 2014

DEDICATED teachers and pupils are cycling, running and swimming to help pay for a £200,000 state-of-the-art playground.

Field to forks with TV farmer


2:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FAMOUS farmer spent the day at a top south Essex spot, promoting healthy eating to youngsters.

School’s teamwork triathlon challenge


8:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

DEDICATED teachers and pupils are cycling, running and swimming to help pay for a £200,000 state-of-the-art playground.

Battle over Action Park nearing end


9:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BATTLE lines will be drawn in the fight to keep a popular outdoor activity park open.

Callum inspires pals to support charity


6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY with a rare genetic condition has inspired his classmates to raise vital funds for a children’s hospital.

Come in, the water’s lovely –and it’s free!


8:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

MORE than 40,000 free swimming lessons are being offered to Basildon youngsters.

Head’s mission to get school back on track


6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HEADTEACHER is staying upbeat about the future of a troubled primary school.

I popped out for a pint of milk and won £100k!


6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AN UNEMPLOYED man is celebrating a £100,000 scratchcard win – after popping out for a pint of milk.

Patient pedal power


5:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

NURSES and patients will cycle 52 miles to raise vital funds for heart charities.

Our Ryan’s a star


2:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

INSPIRATIONAL youngsters were honoured during an awards ceremony.

VIDEO & GALLERY 6,000 pink ladies unite for poignant cancer fight


6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A SEA of pink transformed Basildon’s Gloucester Park as thousands of women took on this year’s Race for Life.

VIDEO & GALLERY Armed Forces Day: Celebrating those who fight for us


6:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CASTLE Point residents came out in force to celebrate the men and women who fight for our country.

Event ends course for football leaders

Echo: £128,000 boost for community hall revamp

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A FOOTBALL tournament is due to be held this weekend to mark the end of a young people’s leadership course.

Benefit cheat swindled £13,000

Echo: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

10:11am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A BENEFIT cheat has avoided a jail term after swindling nearly £13,000.

In pictures: Fabulous fun at Leigh Folk Festival


2:20pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Leigh Folk Festival – the largest free event of its kind in the UK – proved to be bigger and better than ever.

Women make a splash for charity at Pretty Muddy Essex


6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MORE than 1,000 women got down and dirty to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Kerry is ready for her big race and new arrival

Echo: Special T-shirt – Kerry is taking part for a third time

1:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A MUM-TO-BE is taking part in the Race for Life on Sunday for the third time as she looks forward to a new arrival.

Magic Garage Theatre magician to show his skills on TV

Echo: Magic Garage Theatre magician to show his skills on TV

10:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

A MAGICIAN who transformed his garage into a theatre has been hand-picked to show off his hobby on national television.

Morrisons is weighing up store in Benfleet

Echo: Morrisons is weighing up store in High Road

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A SHOPPING parade which has stood empty for seven years could be transformed into a supermarket.

Fanatics to drive up funds for top charity

Echo: Charity rally – MD of Toomey Motor Village, in Basildon, Barry Ives hands the car keys over to Tony Bloomfield, from St Luke’s Hospice

11:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

CAR fanatics will make their to Germany and back in an old banger, for a charity rally.

Right hand turn ban will leave us cut off

Echo: Opposition- Peter Hartgrove says the plan could cause problems

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

RESIDENTS fear they will be left “stranded” if County Hall goes ahead with plans to block off a well-used road.

Beware: Lungworm nearly killed my dog

Echo: Better now – Ribbons was infected by a lungworm, probably through eating slugs

7:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

A DOG was left fighting for her life after becoming infected with a deadly parasite.

Blood test centre plans for industrial estate in Basildon

Echo: Site – the new centre

6:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

A BLOOD testing centre is set to be created on a Basildon industrial estate to deal with samples from south Essex hospitals.

New leader committed to ploughing money into Laindon and Wickford regeneration

Echo: New leader committed to ploughing money into Laindon and Wickford regeneration

1:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE new leader of Basildon Council says he will make regenerating Wickford and Laindon top priority.

Conservatives deny coalition with Ukip in Basildon

Echo: Cabinet member – Ukip’s Mark Ellis

10:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE Tories have been accused of forming a coalition with Ukip after giving the party two cabinet positions – and the deputy mayor’s post.

New plan to serve real ale until 10pm

Echo: Expansion plans – Trevor Jeffery

1:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

REAL ale and beer lovers could soon benefit from a unique night-time venture in Billericay.

From fireman to an EastEnder hardman

Echo: From fireman to an EastEnder hardman

6:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A FIREFIGHTER will be making an appearance in Albert Square after becoming the latest south Essex actor to bag a spot on hit soap Eastenders.


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