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Brave tot is new face of charity’s campaign


6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

A BRAVE toddler who is battling cancer has become a poster girl to raise awareness of the disease.

Blooming cheek! We want no part of floral theme name changes


5:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

ANGRY residents will launch a petition to stop their road names being changed in a “pointless” exercise.

Grandfather tied up by raiders in his own home


6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

A TERRIFIED grandfather was tied up and had a pillowcase put over his head by a gang of robbers.

Minister opens first railways academy


7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PROSPECTS College has unveiled the UK’s first advanced technology college – focused on building Britain’s railways and roads for the next 60 years.

Shop a villain and claim up to £1,000

Echo: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to get residents to spill the beans on burglars – with the possibility of a cash reward.

Shoppers queue around Basildon as new store opens


5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOPPERS queued round the block to be the first through the doors of a new shop.

It’s a waste of time andmoney changing estate’s addresses


6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

HUNDREDS of homes will be renumbered and streets named after they will fit in with new houses being built nearby.

Hundreds queue for TK Maxx


9:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

HUNDREDS of people queued for the opening of TK Maxx in Basildon this morning.

Max wins uni tuition fees for first year


7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

ONE lucky student is looking forward to a stress-free first year at university after his college paid his tuition fees.

£3m scheme to end Basildon traffic woe

Echo: Cars coming out of Basildon Hospital

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A LONG-AWAITED £3million scheme to ease traffic misery for Basildon commuters is finally set to go ahead.

Council in 'rubbish racketeering' row


6:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

CASTLE Point Council has been accused of “racketeering” after refusing to pick up rubbish unless it is in branded bags.

We need pennies from heaven for our historic church


8:30am Monday 18th August 2014

AN APPEAL has been launched to raise £500,000 to revamp a dilapidated church, which is one of the oldest in south Essex.

Ebola 'considered' as cause of man's death but health officials later rule it out


6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

HEALTH officials were called after a man in his 60s died suddenly after visiting Africa, where an ebola outbreak has hit.

You’re joking! Just £120k healthcare spending in massive housing scheme


6:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS criticised “laughable” plans bringing nearly 600 families to Wickford – with only £120,000 to pay for healthcare.

Ref’s charity match


11:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A PROFESSIONAL referee with cancer is holding a football tournament after being told he is in remission.

‘Desperate’ charity conman is jailed


6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A “DESPERATE” formerly homeless man protested as he was sent to prison for conning people out of cash by claiming he was collecting for charity.

Four hospital experts' £1m NHS con

Echo: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A SPECIALIST heart consultant and three of his staff have been found guilty of charging Basildon Hospital £1million for work they never carried out.

We want action on inadequate drains


9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

FURIOUS residents are demanding better drainage after sewage and floodwater ruined their homes.

Castle Point named as worst place in the country to get on housing ladder


12:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE youngsters in Castle Point are stuck at home living with mum and dad than anywhere else in the country.

Even more storms on the way

Echo: Tom Defty

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SCHOOLS were damaged, houses flooded and sodden and broken- down cars abandoned under bridges, as two months of rain fell in 90 minutes at the weekend.

Three Canvey schools damaged by floods


10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

TEACHERS are pulling together to clear up their classrooms after flood damage left buildings wrecked.

Rayleigh man dies after A127 crash

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ESSEX Police have confirmed the man who died after his car left the A127 last night was from Rayleigh.

Too much housing... and now the drains can’t cope any more


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CANVEY’S MP has secured a meeting with Government ministers in the aftermath of some of the worst flooding since 1953.

The day roads became rivers


11:26am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ROADS were turned into rivers as two months of rain fell on south Essex in just 90 minutes.

Schools swimming lessons row hots up

Echo: Wickford swimming pool

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BOSSES of a fitness company locked in a row with Basildon schools over swimming lessons have defended their actions.

Lorry nearly loses its load


11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A ROAD was closed after a van came loose from a lorry and almost landed in the street.

Failing Billericay care home to close

Echo: Troubled care home still missing targets

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A FAILING care home will be shut down.

Team effort to brighten up Deanes


6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

TEACHERS, parents and pupils pulled on their overalls to take on a 72-hour makeover at the Deanes School.

Thieves break into railway club’s HQ


6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

RAIL enthusiasts are counting the cost after determined thieves broke into Canvey’s Miniature Railway Club.

Pussycat Doll to DJ in Basildon

Echo: Kimberly Wyatt wearing the "edgy" design

12:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PUSSYCAT Doll will be taking over at a Basildon club in August.

VIDEO: Amazing videos of armed raiders who stormed Lakeside shopping centre and in just THREE minutes bagged £1.9MILLION of jewellery...


11:30am Friday 18th July 2014

SENSATIONAL footage shows armed and masked raiders breaking into Lakeside before looting a store.

Armed raiders jailed after Lakeside heist

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

7:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ARMED raiders have been jailed for seven years after stealing watches and jewellery worth nearly £2m from a jewellery store in Thurrock.

Marsh Farm gears up for Kids Fest


1:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

BOB the Builder, Postman Pat and Fireman Sam will join a host of other children’s favourites down on the farm.

Councillors turn down homeless hostel plan

Echo: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after controversial plans for a homeless hostel were turned down.

Teenager Rhiannan ready to leap from new heights


5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A TEENAGER is throwing herself out of a plane in memory of her grandad.

Our special Formula 1 day out with star Lewis


6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNG patients were in pole position after they were invited to be Bernie Ecclestone’s special guests at the British Grand Prix.

Health secretary praises Basildon Hospital

Echo: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

5:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BASILDON Hospital has been praised by the health secretary for making "terrific progress".

Hundreds of kids could miss out on swimming lessons


6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of children could miss out on swimming lessons or be forced to travel out of the area in a row over teaching.

Fuel spill closes A13


2:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HUNDREDS of litres of diesel have spilled onto the A13

Pathway to Work gives pupils careers boost


6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

TEENAGERS got to grips with different career paths at a Wickford school. 

Cop’s call for new laws to fight online crime

Echo: Essex’s top policeman, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh

10:00am Monday 14th July 2014

ESSEX Police’s chief constable has called for new laws to stop online crime devastating victims’ lives.

Shoppers queue for Aldi opening


6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

SPEND a little...queue a lot! Hundreds of over-eager shoppers started queuing at the doors of the new Aldi in Pitsea from 2am.

Sleepless nights as tower demolished


3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FED-UP residents have told how noisy building works in Basildon town centre are keeping them awake at night – and lunchtime diners may be to blame.

Mar-leeene ...we’re off to Basildon!

Echo: COMING TO TOWN: Only Fools and Horses star John Challis

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

HE WON'T be bringing any second hand cars on his visit, but Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis thinks Basildon would have been Boycie's kind of town.

Warning over cats killed by antifreeze


10:21am Monday 7th July 2014

PET owners have been warned to be extra-vigilant after a spate of reports of cats being poisoned by antifreeze.

Warning over cats killed by antifreeze


9:00am Monday 7th July 2014

PET owners have been warned to be extra-vigilant after a spate of reports of cats being poisoned by antifreeze.

Protestor given compensation from Essex Police


3:06pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A DALE Farm protestor has been given £15,000 in compensation by Essex Police for how she was treated during the traveller site evictions.

My anger at bosses who sent George to his death


10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A GRIEVING widow has accused her husband’s former employer of sending him to his death by exposing him to deadly asbestos.

Vehicle hits bridge, delaying trains

Echo: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

8:43am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A LORRY has hit a bridge, delaying trains across south Essex.

Mobile home engulfed in flames

Echo: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

8:33am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A MOBILE home went up in flames in Benfleet.


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