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Mothers and babies need blood donors

Echo: A bag of blood at a blood donor session

3:57pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

DONATING blood could save the life of a new mother or baby – that’s the message from NHS bosses ahead of Mother’s Day.

Electrical store may be bulldozed under luxury flats scheme


7:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

A MAJOR electrical store could close to make way for housing.

Linda’s fight to save cancer drugs cash


6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

A WOMAN with terminal cancer has launched a campaign to get Government funding restored for a drug which gave her months of extra life.

Video: Acid attack victim to appear on Crimewatch


6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

A FATHER-of-two who was left with devastating injuries after having acid thrown in his face will appear on Crimewatch tonight to appeal for information.

Derelict building goes up in flames

Echo: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:45am Sunday 1st March 2015

FIVE fire crews helped tackle a huge blaze in a derelict building.

Updated: Four people left with life-changing injuries following Langdon Hills crash


6:07pm Saturday 28th February 2015

FOUR people are being treated for serious injuries following a crash in Langdon Hills.

Tree-mendous excitement as pupils support campaign


12:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

A CANVEY primary school planted 200 new trees across its site as part of a national campaign.

Brooklyn wins The Voice battle round


10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

SINGER and rapper Brooklyn Lammiman has battled her way through to the knockout rounds of The Voice.

Kings Park revamp plan wins support


10:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

A MAJOR project to revamp a popular retirement village has been backed by residents and councillors.

Brooklyn pops in to celebrate good Ofsted


4:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

THE Voice star, Brooklyn Lammiman, took to the stage in front of hundreds of screaming children as part of a huge celebration.

Not enough cheap homes for residents


10:30am Friday 27th February 2015

DEVELOPERS have been criticised for failing to deliver affordable homes.

Eastgate cinema plans ‘rethink’


10:00am Friday 27th February 2015

DEVELOPERS behind ambitious plans for a £20million cinema in Basildon town centre have been told to go back to the drawing board because of concerns over its design.

Lucy named charity youth ambassador

Echo: Spaniel Molly helps to give confidence to her owner Lucy Watts

7:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

AN inspirational Thundersley woman has been named as the first youth ambassador for a worldwide charity that supports terminally ill children and teenagers.

Royal honour for teacher Ray, who gave pupil a kidney


1:17pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A SELFLESS teacher who donated a kidney to one of his pupils is celebrating after being honoured by the Royal Family.

VIDEO: Ramsden Bellhouse war memorial and remembrance garden given makeover


1:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

VILLAGERS now have a fitting place to remember those killed during the world wars thanks to a £34,250 grant from Basildon Council.

Concerns raised over Wickford supermarket future

Echo: SUPERSTORE: A new Sainsburys store will form part of the flagship Cross Hands West development.

9:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

CONCERNS have been raised about the future of a well-used supermarket.

VIDEO: Snakes Alive! £100k reptile house to open at Barleylands in Billericay


6:30am Tuesday 24th February 2015

FAMILIES will soon be able to get up close with snakes, lizards and tortoises after plans for a huge reptile house were unveiled.

Riding school gets another 6 months to find new home


10:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

A POPULAR riding school has been given an extra six months to find a new home.

Dog died after eating poisoned chicken in park


6:00am Friday 20th February 2015

A FAMILY walk around Hadleigh Country Park turned into a nightmare as a beloved pet puppy ate poisoned chicken.

Third road off Canvey moves a step closer


8:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A NEW road off Canvey could finally be closer to being built.

Rising Sun pub’s redevelopment stall


9:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE redevelopment of a landmark pub has been halted after councillors turned down plans to convert it into flats.

Eddie Redmayne used my tremors!


6:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A MOTOR neurone disease sufferer from South Essex helped award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne find inspiration for hit film the Theory of Everything.

Friends trekking to raise charity funds


6:00pm Monday 16th February 2015

THREE teenagers will swap their dancing shoes for walking boots to help make a difference to children with brain tumours.

Romantic proposal for new mum


3:26pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A BLUSHING bride-to-be was given a day she will never forget for more than one reason when her long-term partner proposed just moments after she had given birth to their daughter.

VIDEO: Charity hands out food parcels to 50 struggling families on Canvey caravan park


6:00am Monday 9th February 2015

MORE than 50 struggling families are relying on food parcels from a children’s centre to get them through the winter.

Oh baby! I delivered my daughter with help of TV show tips


6:00am Friday 6th February 2015

A QUICK-THINKING dad delivered his daughter using knowledge gained from TV show One Born Every Minute after paramedics couldn’t get there in time.

Race for Life to raise funds for cancer research

Echo: Race for Life Basildon. Pictures and video by Al Underwood

3:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

WOMEN are invited to make a date to beat cancer by signing up for this year’s Race for Life.

We’ll take control of Dry Street fields


5:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

DETERMINED campaigners have launched a bid to take over a treasured beauty spot to stop a controversial housing development being built.

Blood monitor pioneers


1:00pm Friday 6th February 2015

BASILDON Hospital is one of the leading centres for a programme which gives pocketsized monitors to patients at risk of blood clots to test their blood at home.

Open day highlights help that’s on hand


2:00pm Thursday 5th February 2015

RESIDENTS in Castle Point discovered a range of services and the help available to them during a community information event.

They were going to let dad he’s well on the mend


6:00am Wednesday 4th February 2015

STROKE victim who had a “do not resuscitate” order placed on him while at Basildon Hospital is now recovering after being treated elsewhere.

Public inquiry to be held over KFC plans

Echo: Protesters – John Scarola, Bob Taylor and Samantha Marsh with their petition

7:00am Wednesday 4th February 2015

HUNDREDS of campaigners are set to go head-to-head with developers over controversial plans for a KFC drive-through and restaurant.

Big revamp for sports pavilion


11:00am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A DILAPIDATED sports pavilion will undergo a major revamp as part of £1million of works to a Wickford park.

Crossing delayed by spiralling cost


4:00pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

THE cost of putting in a pedestrian crossing on a busy road have spiralled, with County Hall bosses desperately trying to find more money to make it happen.

Home insurance premiums double


5:00pm Monday 2nd February 2015

HOME insurance premiums in some parts of Wickford have more than doubled because of ongoing flooding problems.

Consultants set to stay in charge of Towngate


9:00am Friday 30th January 2015

CONSULTANTS drafted in to “temporarily” run Basildon’s Towngate Theatre could be here to stay.

Horse riders: We'll be homeless tomorrow


6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

THE owners of 40 horses have just one day to find new homes for their beloved animals before an equestrian centre is cleared to make way for a controversial housing development.

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

Echo: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3182699

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.


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