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How we will sort flooded Rochford


5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOR the victims of flooded Essex, the past two summers have been devastating

A luvly jubbly day for Fools and Horses fans


4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONLY Fools and Horses fans flocked to Basildon to get up close and personal with their favourite characters.

Castle Point Council takes major steps to buy first council homes in 25 years.

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

3:53pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CASTLE Point Council has exchanged contracts for its first council homes in 25 years.

Revamped Rayleigh clothes shop to be firm's 'flagship'


3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CLOTHING chain’s Rayleigh branch will be one of the first in the country to get a makeover.

Be a star and help Mind raise £200k


2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are battling to raise £200,000 to complete a pioneering project giving crucial help to people with mental health difficulties.

Westcliff man hopes to bag £1m for new crisp flavour


1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CRISP fanatic from Westcliff could bag himself a cool £1million, but only with the help of the public.

Breaking news Elderly man tied up and threatened by masked burglars

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

12:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A ELDERLY man was tied up and threatened by masked burglars who ransacked his home.

Diving club coach is held over abuse claim

Echo: webpix arrest arrested arrests handcuffs police

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DIVING coach working with youngsters in Southend has been suspended after he was arrested by police.

Right to spend a penny is losing council £19k a year


10:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RARELY-used public toilet in Billericay, which is losing more than £19,000 a year, won’t have the chain pulled on its contract, despite pleas from a former town councillor.

MP Baron: I’m still a loyal Conservative

Echo: John Baron

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TORY MP John Baron has denied rumours he is planning to follow Tory defector Douglas Carswell into Ukip.

Nursery celebrates 30 years of care in Rayleigh


9:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AMUM who set up her own nursery after struggling to find childcare is leading the celebrations for its 30th birthday.

Furore over Scumbags TV show set in Basildon


9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW sitcom set in Basildon and entitled Scumbags has been dubbed the “Shameless of the south".

'Boris Island' flounders


8:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

‘BORIS Island’ has been rejected by aviation chiefs as too expensive and economically harmful.

Signal failure cancels service

Echo: Southend Victoria Train Station

8:43am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LONDON service to Southend has been cancelled and another altered due to a signalling failure.

Posh nosh at new celeb restaurant

Echo: Chef Mark Baumann

8:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CELEBRITY chef is set to unveil a fine dining restaurant in Billericay – the second of its kind in south Essex.

Woman airlifted to hospital after lorry knocks her down


7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WOMAN was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a lorry in Southend.

Get off of our land - Rayleigh residents' anger at council plans to build on community land


7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NEIGHBOURS are furious after learning of plans to build on land by their homes they thought had been given to the community in the Fifties.

Sporting trio cause a stir in Basildon


6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SPORTING stars were given a rapturous welcome when they returned home to show off their Commonwealth Games medals.

Blaze guts family home


6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FAMILY have been made homeless after a faulty plug socket sparked a devastating blaze.

Cousins ‘inches from death’ in car smash

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO cousins were almost decapitated in a horror smash as they drove home from their summer holiday.

At last! £10k CCTV cameras to put the brake on boy racers


5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMERAS have finally been put up in a bid to end resident anger over cars racing around a road on Canvey.

Praise for police after traveller chaos in South Essex

Echo: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

6:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

ESSEX Police’s response to an invasion of travellers in Southend and Canvey has been praised.

'On yer bike' - Take to two wheels and celebrate National Cycle to Work Day

Echo: CYCLISTS: Should bicycle riders be forced to take out insurance against accidents?

3:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

SWITCH four wheels for two on Thursday (September 4) and celebrate National Cycle to Work Day.

New Southend car park set to open in time for Christmas shopping

Echo: LIVE: Southend Council budget

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PARKING in Southend should become a little easier as of next Friday as a new car park is set to open.

Delivery office opens on Sundays


1:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DELIVERY office will be open on Sundays from this weekend.

Police restructure begins today

Echo: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Mercedes worth £35k stolen from street

Echo: webpix police arrest

11:27am Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR worth £35,000 was stolen from the roadside after a burglary.

Islanders offer to be keyholders for flood pumps


10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are lining up to offer to be keyholders for Canvey’s flood pumps.

Residents asked for views on proposed Wickford development

Echo: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

9:56am Monday 1st September 2014

COUNCIL bosses are pressing ahead with plans for a new development of homes, shops and a community centre.

‘Mindless’ flooding driver is cautioned


9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A “MINDLESS FOOL” who filmed himself driving through floodwaters on Canvey, deliberately splashing people, has been handed a police caution.

Council’s red light for eight new flats


5:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR dealership should not be converted into flats, according to town councillors.

She looks fine...but this is what Beth endures


8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

THE parents of a seriously ill girl have released a bold picture showing how a rare condition affects her on a daily basis.

Time to inspect all the drains, says Castle Point MP


8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN MP is calling for a full review of Castle Point’s drainage system as she fears it cannot cope with average rainfall.

Time to get Southend's clocks fixed?


8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A BROKEN timepiece may be correct twice a day...but a retired mayoral chauffeur is on a crusade to get Southend’s working around the clock.

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.

Faith leader defends Islamic centre plan


6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN ISLAMIC group is hoping to set up a new centre in a former Basildon call centre office – but insists it would not be a mosque.

Turning the Ice Bucket Challenge on its head


6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has turned the ice bucket challenge on its head, by pledging to survive on a single bucket of water each day for a week.

Southend student, Nathaniel, 15, is a magician in the making


6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A TEENAGER has set sights on giving magicians like Dynamo and David Blaine a run for their money.

Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire


4:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WOMAN was left with severe burns to her face, arms and chest after she attempted to tackle a chip pan fire.

Police searching for driver who fled crash scene

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

1:04pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A DRIVER ran away after ploughing his car into a roundabout.

Updated: Travellers leave Canvey


10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of travellers have left Canvey following a weekend of chaos.

Grab an Echo grant for your community group

Echo: Echo logo

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A HELPING hand is being offered by the Echo to help community groups and good causes.

Tories rubbish move to dump waste firm Cory


8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

OPPOSITION Tories on Southend Council claim they would have grilled a waste firm instead of just dumping them.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

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

Drunken yobs face boot from ALL pubs


6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

DRUNKEN yobs causing problems in Billericaywill be banned from all the town’s pubs.

Please help to find the man who did this to me


6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THESE shocking photos show the devastating injuries a father suffered after he had acid thrown in his face.

Summer school whodunnit


4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BUDDING forensic scientists spent a week taking fingerprints, inspecting crime scenes and solving mysteries.

Updated: Man charged with dangerous driving after woman knocked down in Southend


3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE are urging potential eyewitnesses to come forward after a woman was hit by a lorry.

New Wickford swim centre is on track

Echo: Picture from stock

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A NEW swimming and fitness centre is on track for its October launch.

New date for retrial of man accused of killing his grandad

Echo: Chelmsford Crown Court

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A DATE has been set for a re-trial of a man accused of murdering his grandad.

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