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Call to end Corringham gas works after explosion


4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Corringham have issued urgent calls for gas main replacement work in their road to be completed after an elderly woman had a lucky escape in a gas explosion in her home.

Police appeal after concrete block thrown on to A127


2:49pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a piece of concrete was thrown from a bridge on the A127 into the path of traffic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, October 25).

Goods worth £600 stolen after house broken into


2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Mum and pup mauled by two dogs in park


12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THESE pictures show the horrific injuries caused to a mother as she tried to protect her puppy from two Staffordshire bull terriers.

Fans mourn singer Alvin Stardust

Echo: RICHMOND DATE: Alvin Stardust

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SINGER Alvin Stardust, a star with many south Essex connections, died yesterday after after a short battle with cancer.

Lauren: I want to win for everyone back home


8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Lauren Platt says it would mean “the absolute world” to her to win the ITV talent show.

Leisure park shake up set to create 70 jobs


3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to replace Basildon’s famous nighclub complex with three restaurants and a kids’ soft play centre are likely to create 70 jobs.

Power cut affects homes on Canvey

Echo: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 2,000 homes on Canvey lost power in a power cut caused by a fault with an underground cable.

Club raises £240 for Canvey War Memorial Wall


1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fundraisers from Smallgains Social Club, in Creek Road, handed over £240 to Canvey’s war memorial committee.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash


12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Schoolchildren help to launch new Poppy Appeal


12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS formed a human poppy to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s appeal.

Major homes development could be built across Basildon and Brentwood border

Echo: Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

MAJOR house building could happen on green belt land between Basildon and Brentwood.

Benefit cheat handed curfew after swindling £30,000

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

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER admitted swindling nearly £30,000 of benefits.

Fundraiser to remember beloved hairdresser raises £16k at the Boatyard


10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A CHARITY night held in memory of a popular hairdresser is set to raise up to £16,000.

Fears cat died from anti-freeze poisoning


9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PET owner has been left devastated after his cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning – sparking fears more deaths could follow.

Man charged with nine offences after burglary


9:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN will be appearing in court today, Friday, October 24, charged with nine offences including burglary and fraud.

National security is cited as reason for ignoring council permission on height of fence


8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE MoD is putting up a 2.4m-high fence along a stretch of rail line for national security reasons – against the wishes of Southend Council.

Suspected burglar snared by residents

Echo: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was caught by police after eagle-eyed residents spotted a man acting suspiciously.

Canvey drains pledge: No more quick fixes


6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A HIGHWAYS boss has promised Canvey residents more will be done to clear drains and gullies.

Major seafront restaurant to be rebuilt in £1.8million transformation


6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A landmark seafront restaurant is to be transformed with a £1.8million revamp.

Undercover officers spied on skate park kids


5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE and council officers spied on youngsters at a skate park for two months...but failed to get evidence of any crimes.

Call for investigation after racism claim

Echo: Pat Rackley

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A UKIP councillor is demanding an investigation after she was accused of making “racist comments” during a council debate.

South Essex commuters consulted on c2c plans to tackle crowding

Echo: Passenger taken ill, delaying trains

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are being consulted on plans to tackle overcrowding on trains.

Road works will delay bus journeys


2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS passengers are being warned to expect delays while major roadworks are carried put.

Inspectors praise Benfleet care home

Echo: Care Quality Commission

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARE home previously criticised for failing has had a major turnaround.

Raiders steal £600 of electricals in burglary


12:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother


12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Havens desert adventure


12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers spent a week battling through 40-degree temperatures on a trek through the Sahara to support a children’s hospice.

Campaigners fear life-or-death 999 delays if 500 Rayleigh homes get go ahead


12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear 500 new homes in Rayleigh could cause unnacceptable delays for 999 crews because roads will not cope with more traffic.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Echo: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Who stole the Kray twins?!


9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THEY were notorious for being East London gangsters, but now the Kray twins have become victims of crime themselves – after urban art of the pair was stolen from a derelict building.

Motorcyclist has 'life changing injuries' after bus smash


8:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who was trapped under a bus in a horror smash has suffered life changing injuries.

Ukip ‘coup’ as another defector is welcomed


8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Tory activist who campaigned for MP Rebecca Harris has defected to Ukip.

53-year-old jumped from behind and robbed for £15

Echo: webpix police generic

7:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN was jumped from behind by two attackers who robbed him in broad daylight of just £15.

South American police believe man involved in drug smuggling


6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FATHER-of-two is facing extradition to Peru in connection with a £3million drugs bust, more than two years ago.

A right dog's dinner - Village pub put on menu for mutts


6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUB in Little Wakering has come up with a doggy menu in an effort to attract more canines and their owners in for dinner.

Police chase taxi as suspect flees


6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE suspected burglars sparked a police pursuit after one tried to escape in a taxi.

Royal Mail confirms Rochford centre will close in January


6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ROYAL Mail has confirmed it will close its Rochford delivery office and move services to Southend in January.

Flooded store back in business


6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SHOP has reopened after it was destroyed by floods.

Wilko Johnson 'cured' of terminal cancer


5:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Guitarist Wilko Johnson has claimed he has been ‘cured’ of his terminal cancer.

Fake footballer jailed for fraud


5:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER Southend United youth team player who posed as a Chelsea star to live a Premier League lifestyle has been jailed.

Motorcyclist and bus crash


4:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTORCYLIST has collided with a bus, leaving the biker stuck under the vehicle.

Council’s new plans to move rubbish bins


4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTHEND Council is again trying to move rubbish bins from a car park, to make way for the entertainment complex.

Rolex watches taken in burglary

Echo: Who does this watch belong to?

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAUL of high-value watches and jewellery were stolen from a trading estate.

Ford Dunton’s future is sealed by £190m boost

Echo: Ford's Dunton plant

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE future of Ford Dunton has been secured after £190million of further investment was announced.

High-speed chase man admits dangerous driving


1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WANTED man has admitted driving dangerously through Southend in a bid to evade the police.

Canvey Remembrance Sunday service plan

Echo: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE remembrance service on Canvey is to take place next month.

Bas Vegas bus to be axed

Echo: Essex County Council

12:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A long campaigned for bus route to Bas Vegas is to be axed to save money. 

Canvey and Thundersley pools get top award

Echo: Jobs bombshell - after the Echo's revelations about Waterside Farm, officials have confirmed some staff at Runnymede Pool will be also be offered redundancy

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO swimming pools have been given a prestigious pool water quality award.

Nick Alston hits out at claims police can't investigate all suspected paedophiles

Echo: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

11:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said it was “unrealistic” to expect police to investigate all cases of paedophilia.

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