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Traveller in car hits woman councillor


10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A COUNCILLOR was hit by a car after she formed a human shield with two colleagues to try to stop a convoy of travellers getting on to a disused car park.

Suicide may have been over debts


10:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN who died when his car was engulfed in flames in Seevic College’s car park may have killed himself over debts, an inquest heard.

If your road’s on the list, it’ll be goodbye potholes


10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 140 crater-pocked roads across south Essex will benefit from £17.5million of repair work announced in a new Essex County Council programme.

Police hunt for suspect after sexual assault in Shoebury


9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted and robbed in Shoebury in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

20 months jail for baby-faced burglar

Echo: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A BABY-FACED burglar who broke into 25 homes and stole £50,000 of property has been jailed.

We raised £800 for our brave boys and girls


9:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VOLUNTEERS raised more than £800 during Armed Forces Day.

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.

Council bid to buy up empty eyesore tower blocks


8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two notorious office blocks on the road into Southend could be bought by the council to kickstart a long overdue regeneration project.

Paul and Terry's excellent adventure - Hockley man cycles across America


6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE journey of a lifetime has taken a Hockley man from America’s east coast to its west, by bicycle.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Echo: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

9:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

Accident closes Canvey Way

Echo: webpix police arrest

8:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN accident involving a car and a motorbike has closed Canvey Way.

Owner does not want to sell Bar Plazma


7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has said he does not want to sell his popular bar – despite putting it on the market.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police hunt gangs after 23 burglaries

Echo: webpix police arrest

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RAIDERS have stolen thousands of pounds from businesses across Basildon in a two-month spate of breakins.

Two-year club ban for drunken thug


5:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THUG has been jailed for carrying out two brutal, drunken attacks on revellers outside a Southend club.

First World War parade cancelled

Echo: Libray photo dated 25/9/16 showing British Troops going over the top to support an attack by XIV Corps on Morval during the Battle of the Somme in the 1914-1918 First World War.

5:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PARADE to mark the beginning of the First World War has been cancelled.

New TK Maxx set for an August opening

Echo: The unit TK Maxx will move into

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TK Maxx’s new Basildon store will open next month, it has been revealed.

Park life - Perfect time to enjoy Rochford's green spaces


4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FAMILES are urged to get out and about and enjoy the open spaces this week as part of the Love Your Parks week.

End of an era for school head


4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESPECTED headteacher Alison Blant has retired after 14 years at the helm.

Barclays in Benfleet is set to close

Echo: BREAKING NEWS: Police have appealed for information after the glass door at the entrance to the Ammanford branch of Barclays Bank was smashed.

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DISGRUNTLED customers have been forced to change banks after Barclays announced it is closing its Benfleet branch.

Police hunt for convicted killer, thought to be on loose in Hockley


2:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CONVICTED killer may be on the loose in Hockley.

Michelle's a tonic for young hospital patients


1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN’S author Michelle Harrison visited young patients at Basildon Hospital.

Girl found unconscious in sea

Echo: Traders delight as sun shines on Southend

3:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GIRL has been taken to hospital after being found face-down in the sea.

Man charged with 'Royal' conspiracy


11:55am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LEIGH man has become embroiled in allegations a top official in the Royal Household received more than £100,000 to award contracts for work at royal parties.

Thurrock UKIP leader steps down


11:33am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE leader of Thurrock UKIP, Councillor Robert Ray, has confirmed he is standing down from his role as group leader.

Mum pictured walking with children next to busy railway lines at Pitsea


10:48am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THESE shocking images show amother and toddler perilously close to a busy railway line at Pitsea.

Hundreds and thousands in ice cream world record bid


9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of ice cream lovers flocked to Garon Park, Southend, to take part in a world record attempt.

Chris throws party to thank the men who saved her life


8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AWOMAN thanked the people who saved her life after she collapsed during a bowls match.

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.

Health bosses looking to change rules on IVF

Echo: IVF hope for Ryedale women

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WOMEN trying to get pregnant in their twenties and thirties could have less chance after moves were made to limit IVF treatment.

Girl is injured after falling down drain as floods hit Canvey


6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GIRL has been left on crutches after falling down an open drain as she waded through floodwater.

Flybe adds more flights to France


6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MORE flights to France are being offered from Southend Airport after a surge in popularity.

Man airlifted to hospital after falling 7ft from dumper truck

Echo: Collapsed man flown to hospital

6:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after he fell from a dumper truck this afternoon.

We don't know why our Michael jumped


6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WOMAN has paid tribute to her brother, who died after falling from the Pier Hill lift platform in Southend.

'We'll work together to stop a repeat of Canvey flooding'


4:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN urgent meeting following flooding in Canvey took place last night.

Rayleigh exhibition on Great War


3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE centenary of the First World War will be marked at Rayleigh Windmill with a new exhibition.

Man in hospital after car crashes into traffic lights

Echo: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

3:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after crashing his car into a set of traffic lights.

Woman trapped after crash

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

2:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A THREE car crash left a woman in hospital.

A dozen feats of fitness in as many months


1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WOMAN has completed the seventh of a dozen challenges she is undertaking to raise money and awareness for a diabetes charity.

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.

NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive


12:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YOUNG man whose family is being forced to raise £2,000 a week for life-prolonging drugs said the NHS has put a price on his life.

Treasure of Southend's very own 'Mary Rose'


11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT’S been dubbed the Mary Rose of the Thames Estuary and now a major project is under way to find out what really happened to the London and salvage its treasures.

Man robbed by gang

Echo: webpix police arrest

2:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GANG beat up a man before robbing him of his phone.

Burglars ransack house stealing sentimental jewellery and cutlery

Echo: webpix police generic

10:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SENTIMENTAL jewellery and valuable cutlery were stolen when burglars ransacked a house.

No one can ever call me a "right tit" again


10:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Ashley Dalton from Southend tells us about being diagnosed with cancer at 41, the horror of chemotherapy and how her bald head makes a strong fashion statement. Just don't ask about her asymmetrical chest...

Just days into new job, Environment Secretary visits Canvey


10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Environment Secretary made a surprise visit to Canvey’s pumping stations in the wake of the storms.

School governors recognised by council


9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SOUTHEND’S most effective headteachers and school governors have lauded at a special conference in the town.

Pub due for £120,000 makeover to sports bar


9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PUB has shut for a £120,000 four-week revamp.

Extra c2c seats for summer holidays

Echo: c2c rail service halted after person hit by a train at Leigh Station

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NATIONAL Express train operator c2c is providing more than 120,000 extra seats to help families make the most of the summer holidays.

New laws being used in Essex to protect victims of domestic violence

11:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EVERY day in Essex a victim of domestic violence is being kept safe due to new legislation.

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