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Racist thugs attack Laindon boy, age 12

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

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD Muslim boy was left with cuts and bruises after he was attacked by two racist men outside his home.

Family of seven forced to live in a two bed home

Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FAMILY of seven who are having to share a two bedroom home say their housing plight has reached crisis point.

Tris Vonna-Michell is one of four in gallery exhibition

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10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A LEIGH artist has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize exhibition.

Southend resident calls on Anglian Water for compensation after £10,000 water damage to house

Echo:

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DISGRUNTLED resident is calling on Anglian Water to cough up compensation after she spent £10,000 fixing damaged caused by flooding.

Boots pharmacist dispensed wrong medication for boy, four

Echo:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD suffered burns after being given ear drops to treat an eye infection.

Southend call centre looks for 100 new staff

Echo: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HUNDRED new shortterm jobs are being offered by a Southend call centre which has won a new contract.

Parents up in arms as Essex County Council introduce school travel bills

Echo:

8:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HUNDREDS of parents could be facing significant travel bills for their children to get to school after an Essex County Council shake-up.

People power - campaigning Rayleigh residents win fight to keep green space

Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have won a battle to protect community green space near their homes from development.

Leah’s still in X Factor...but she’s no longer solo

Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HOCKLEY teenager is singing her way to the top after wowing judges on the X Factor.

EastEnders star Danny Dyer's family day in Southend

Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

EASTENDERS actor Danny Dyer swapped being the landlord of the Queen Vic for the sights of Southend seafront when he popped into town at the weekend.

Call for action over cooking oil polluters

Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESTAURANT owners who pollute the River Crouch in Wickford by illegally disposing of cooking oil should be prosecuted, a councillor has urged.

Two more men face trial over £100,000 gun theft

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

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FURTHER two men will stand trial in connection with the theft of £100,000 worth of guns from a lorry in Basildon, Kenneth Slade, 34, of Ferndown Close, Southend and Adam Balding, 31, of Grosvenor Road, Westcliff, denied conspiring to receive stolen firearms with two others.

Essex Police call press conference after deputy headteacher of Thorpe Hall School Martin Goldberg found dead after police investigation into secret filming in changing rooms

Echo:

3:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chief Supt Luke Collison of Essex Police will be speaking at a press conference from 3.30pm this afternoon at Southend Police Station regarding the investigation into Thorpe Hall School teacher Martin Goldberg.

Trains cancelled after trespass incident at London Liverpool Street

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

6:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

COMMUTERS are facing train chaos tonight as trains out of London Liverpool Street are being cancelled.

Drainage needs overhaul

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6:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEAFRONT traders and politicians called for an overhaul of Southend’s draining system as some parts only work at low tide.

Curb bedsits to reduce crime urges Nick Alston

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5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CRIME commissioner Nick Alston has called on Southend Council to control the number of bedsits in the York Road area in a bid to curb violent crime.

Accident near hospital

Echo:

5:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRITTLEWELL Chase in Southend is partially blocked following an accident involving a car and a pedestrian.

New centre to lead war on hate crimes

Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

VICTIMS of hate crime who are too scared to turn to police can now report attacks to staff at Basildon Council’s headquarters.

Westcliff man found guilty of murdering grandfather

Echo:

3:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WESTCLIFF man has been found guilty of murdering his grandfather.

Great Wakering gets set for 116 new homes

Echo: On the way: new homes are planned in the north and west of the borough

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VILLAGE is to get 116 new homes after plans were approved for a new housing estate on an old brickworks site.

Couple arrested in connection with burglaries across East Anglia

Echo: PROBE: Police carried out raids during investigations into false insurance claims

1:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN and woman who were wanted by police in connection with a series of burglaries have been arrested.

Southend Council "working closely" with the police after it emerged teacher Martin Goldberg secretly filmed children

Echo: Southend's Civic Centre

12:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTHEND Council says it is "working closely" with the police after it emerged teacher Martin Goldberg secretly filmed children at a leisure centre in Southend. 

Essex Police made aware of allegations against deputy headteacher Martin Goldberg NINE months ago

Echo:

12:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT HAS emerged that Essex Police had been made aware of allegations against Martin Goldberg nine months ago. 

Special Olympics medal haul for Seevic student

Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A STUDENT is toasting success having won three coveted medals after competing with budding international athletes at the Special Olympics.

Deputy headteacher was being investigated for allegations of possessing indecent images of boys

Echo:

11:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched into allegations that a deputy head teacher had bought material online which may have included images of naked teenage boys.

Victims of crime to choose from menu of punishments

Echo: Nick Alston

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MENU of punishments is being put together for victims of crime to choose from.

Rubbish problem rectified

Echo:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A ROW between Leigh Town Council and those refurbishing the Grand Hotel over rubbish left outside appears to have been resolved.

Men's miracle escape from horror collision

Echo:

9:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO men are lucky to be alive following a horrific crash in Orsett.

Long delays after man taken ill on Dartford Crossing

Echo:

9:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE have closed part of the Dartford crossing after a driver was taken ill at the wheel. 

FOI response time improvements at Essex Police

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

9:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

CCTV issued after meat theft

Echo:

9:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

LAMB and beef were stolen from a supermarket.

Southend couple kick up stink over wait to fix sewage pipe

Echo:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COUPLE want to kick up a stink about Anglia Water, claiming the firmhas failed to fix a sewage pipe for years.

Masked knifeman robs shop of £600

Echo: webpix police generic

8:55am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A KNIFE-WIELDING masked raider robbed a shop of £600 cash last night.

Road blocked in both directions after crash

Echo: police accident

8:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A ROAD is partially blocked in both directions after an accident.

High street chain hopes for Southend seafront

Echo:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HIGH street coffee chain could soon open on Southend seafront after a prime unit was put back on the market.

Firm faces six figure payout after admitting liability for Raymond’s death

Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WATER company is set to be given a six-figure fine after admitting responsibility for a man being crushed to death at work.

Heartbroken Kate's message over partner's battle with depression

Echo:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DEVASTATED woman has spoken out about her partner’s long battle with depression to encourage others with mental health problems to seek help.

Business park burgled 20 times this year... is hit AGAIN

Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BURGLARS targeted three businesses on a Canvey industrial estate that has suffered from about 20 break-ins this year alone.

Jamie Oliver feeds the homeless

Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ROUGH sleepers dined on pulled pork, brisket and Dover sole after Jamie Oliver donated food to a homeless charity.

No to investigation into leaked greenbelt video

Echo: Canvey east county councillor Dave Blackwell has slammed County Hall

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COUNCILLORS have dismissed calls for an investigation into a leaked video in which a planning inspector says they don’t need to build homes on the green belt.

Teen arrested following attempted break-in in Basildon

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

4:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE arrested a teenager in Basildon Town Centre on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Why I am taking on the toughest job in teaching... on TV

Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

MEET Claire Lillis. She is an unconventional headteacher who has worked in schools across south Essex.

West Ham player fined for assault at Towie hotspot

Echo: James Tomkins arrives at court

1:51pm Monday 29th September 2014

WEST Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.

Police hunting coffee and steak thief

Echo:

12:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about the theft of meat and coffee worth more than £50 from a Laindon store.

Parking charges decision blasted

Echo:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

TRADERS claim their pleas for help are falling on deaf ears after councillors threw out a proposal to scrap controversial car park charges.

Crusading Alf, 81, wins junction fight

Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A ROAD safety campaigner has won his battle to improve a dangerous junction.

Posh champagne worth £125 stolen

Echo:

10:37am Monday 29th September 2014

CHAMPAGNE worth £125 was stolen from a wine shop.

Residents evacuated after kebab shop fire

Echo: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

10:28am Monday 29th September 2014

RESIDENTS had to be evacuated after a kebab shop caught fire.

Speed camera on fire

Echo: fire

10:14am Monday 29th September 2014

A SPEED camera was found alight.

Jet skis crash in sea

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

10:13am Monday 29th September 2014

TWO jet skis collided in Shoebury.



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