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First snow of the year falls over Essex

First snow of the year falls over Essex

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Southend or Miami? Echo reader snaps gorgeous picture of sunset and palm trees on Valentine's Day

Southend or Miami? Echo reader snaps gorgeous picture of sunset and palm trees on Valentine's Day

Westlife fulfilled all our dreams a 1,000 times over but, solo, I am still hungry to find that perfect song

Westlife fulfilled all our dreams a 1,000 times over but, solo, I am still hungry to find that perfect song

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Dulcie Cox and Maisie Pearson dressed as Greeks

IN PICTURES: School's Greek Day

Basildon main road blocked after serious accident

Casualties cut out of cars and airlifted after four car pile-up

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Woman and child cut out of car

Woman and child cut out of car

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Colin MacLean, Tory councillor for Cedar Hall

Residents called to back Thundersley community project

Centenary gate at Old Hinguar School

Centenary gate at Old Hinguar School in Shoebury saved

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Time to light up your libido with aphrodisiac snacks for Valentine’s

Time to light up your libido with aphrodisiac snacks for Valentine’s

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Castle Point taxi drivers freeze fares

Castle Point taxi drivers freeze fares

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The week in news: 10 stories you may have missed from last week

The week in news: 10 stories you may have missed from last week

A127 closed at Noak Bridge due to escaped ponies (Picture: Jack Shoulders of All Clear Heating)

UPDATED: A127 closed at Noak Bridge due to escaped ponies

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Call for layby outside busy Leigh health centre

Call for layby outside busy Leigh health centre

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Echo comment: Lifebelt thrown to marine centre

Echo comment: Lifebelt thrown to marine centre

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Police appeal for information after dad is smashed over the head in failed robbery attempt

Police appeal for information after dad is smashed over the head in failed robbery attempt

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Resident Charles Joynson concerned about the traps at Hockley Woods

Residents want to catch menace setting booby traps in Hockley Woods

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Ambulance and police roadblocks at the Gore, Basildon

UPDATED: Teenage girl hit by car in Basildon during school run

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Anton Levin was stabbed in November 2014

Man found guilty of manslaughter - but not guilty of murder - as Southend death trial concludes

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RECIPES: Ella Woodward shares a few treats from her new book

RECIPES: Ella Woodward shares a few treats from her new book

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Caz Shipp, 48, died four weeks ago after battling cancer

Grieving man begs thief to return "irreplaceable" photos of partner

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Council leader Phil Turner outside Amazon's new delivery centre, which opened in November

Basildon's high wages and low welfare payouts are proof of town's booming economy

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Gill Garwood - chief executive of homeless charity Harp and her team of dedicated workers

Southend has become a magnet for the homeless councillors fear

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Porters Grange Primary School

Southend primary school making "great strides" after Ofsted branded it inadequate

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Sports taster sessions on offer

Sports taster sessions on offer

Residents of Holland Road, Westcliff, want to make their cul-de-sac safer as people race down the road - not realising it ends in some steps leading to the seafront.

Residents call for clearer road signs after driver careers off of road and onto Cliff steps

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Basildon kidnapper jailed after he fled to Sweden in a bid to avoid prosecution

Basildon kidnapper jailed after he fled to Sweden in a bid to avoid prosecution

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Thurrock Council put forward £30k for new Thames crossing fight

Thurrock Council put forward £30k for new Thames crossing fight

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Amanda Poll, 38, who runs Tea Tots, said the facility will be aimed at pre-school children.

Soft play centre could be coming to Canvey town centre

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Billericay High Street will benefit from council investment

Parks, high streets and sports centre to benefit from £730k Basildon Council spending

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Waxing moon over Southend seafront - pictures courtsey of Andrew Kenyon

Gorgeous pictures show the waxing moon over Southend seafront

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Man arrested following stabbing on Canvey last month

Man arrested after 34-year-old man was stabbed on Canvey last month

Resurfacing work to improve 16 trouble spots on the A127

Resurfacing work to improve 16 trouble spots on the A127

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FitzWimarc School, of Hockley Road, Rayleigh, have been performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat to friends and family this week.

Rayleigh school performs West End hit Joseph

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Rochford residents to face council tax increases plus higher car parking fees with this year's budget

Rochford residents to face council tax increases plus higher car parking fees with this year's budget

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Ambulance repair van stolen

Ambulance repair van stolen

Wrong bet: Mitchell Baldock, left, and Jordan Wright

Firefighters put on the wrong bet... but are now set to bag £10k if Leicester City win the Premier League!

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Top 10 events in Essex this weekend

Top 10 events in Essex this weekend

Michael Boulton, 81.

Coroner rules out suicide after pensioner dies in "tragic" house fire

New "care home village" for Southend will cost over £22million

New "care home village" for Southend will cost over £22million

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Marine centre could reopen under private ownership

Marine centre could reopen under private ownership

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Southend Magistrates Court

Teenager threatened to stab Canvey Domino's Pizza employee

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Live updates: Basildon Council to vote on budget proposals

As-it-happened: Basildon Council votes to approve budget and 1.99% tax rise

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Road closed after accident outside Adventure Island, Southend

VIDEO: Road closed after accident outside Adventure Island, Southend

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The labradors are suspected to have been poisoned

Two dogs in critical condition after another suspected poisoning

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Mark Murphy at Three Shells Beach, Southend

Southend seafront lagoon to open in July

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Contract imposition: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

New doctor contract will avoid repeat of Basildon mortality rate crisis, claims health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Historic Leigh family bakery to re-open, as a family bakery

Historic Leigh family bakery to re-open, as a family bakery

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Forgive yourself for your food mistakes ...take it from a former sugar monster

Forgive yourself for your food mistakes ...take it from a former sugar monster

Krzyztof Guzdek

Man wanted after woman pushed over with child

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Hassenbrook students celebrate the schools 60th anniversary in 2013

Hassenbrook Academy set to join Stanford and Corringham Schools Trust

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