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Friends’ 100-mile Thames canoe mission


10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR friends who rowed 100 miles down the Thames raised more than £4,000.

Leigh teen set for global superstardom


9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A LEIGH teenager is on course for global superstardom as he stars in a new Disney show set to be aired in 160 countries.

Hospital staff praise collaegues’ behind-the-scenes dedication


9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF at Basildon Hospital who work behind the scenes have been recognised by their colleagues.

TV detectives come to Canvey


8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CANVEY became the location for a hit BBC show yesterday as a film crew came to the island.

Family homeless after early morning blaze


8:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILY has been made homeless after a blaze in their flat.

Breaking news Trains into London delayed

Echo: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

8:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAINS into London have been delayed due to disruptive passengers.

Breaking news Accident at Rayleigh Weir delays traffic

Echo: Chaos at Rayleigh Weir

8:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays after an accident at Rayleigh Weir.

Paloma finds faith in Jamie's cooking


7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUL singer Paloma Faith was on Southend pier filming the next series of Jamie Oliver’s TV show.

Popular teacher's death shocks his colleagues and students


7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHOOL community has been left in shock after the sudden death of its deputy head.

Legendary live music venue closing after 21 years


6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POPULAR live music club which has hosted the likes of Procol Harum and Wilko Johnson is moving after more than two decades.

Card cloner found on Canvey shop’s ATM

Echo: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FRAUDSTERS are feared to have taken thousands of pounds off Canvey shoppers after a card cloning machine was found at a supermarket.

Teen grabbed on way home from school

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

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who tried to drag a teenage girl off the street as she walked home from school.

'Biggest ever' town centre homes plans on the horizon


6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUTHEND Council will next week kick off a ‘once in a generation’ regeneration project to transform the face of a whole estate.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge


8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

Should 'town's oldest house' be demolished?


7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COTTAGE claimed to date back to 1621 could be demolished to make way for a four bedroom house.

No trains to or from Fenchurch Street tonight

Echo: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

6:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NO trains will serve London Fenchurch Street station tonight as engineering works go underway.

Mum says sewage leak is making her children ill


5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM fed up with raw sewage regularly appearing outside her home claims it is making her children ill.

Charity store set to lose out to new Costa Coffee shop


4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COFFEE chain is set to open a new outlet in Wickford after controversially replacing a charity shop.

UPDATED: Pedestrian hit in Southend town centre

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3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN has been hit by a van in Southend town centre.

Children remember aftermath of 1953 floods


3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHILDREN filled sandbags as part of a Canvey exhibition’s historical re-enactment.

Teenager alleges police strip searched him in car park

Echo: Man Tazered by police while covered in flammible liquid dies: IPCC INVESTIGATION

3:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN investigation has been launched into claims a teenage boy was strip searched by police officers.

Karen’s 6-day trek of Great Wall for charity

Echo: Abbots Langley mum will hit the wall during 80 kilometre trek across China

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AWOMAN from Southend will trek for six consecutive days along one of the world’s true wonders for charity.

"New homes will be for Londoners" - UKIP claims

Echo: KICKSTART FUND:  Hundreds of houses are to be built across the region

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to allow16,000 homes in the borough of Basildon in the next 17 years could make it “a dumping ground” for London boroughs, a Ukip councillor has claimed.

Blimey! Where is the plane?


10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN eerie fog descended on Southend Aiport, causing big delays to flights.

Check it out – the hotel with no staff


10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FORMER fishermen’s cottages which were left to fall into disrepair are being transformed into a hotel so hi-tech it will not need any staff.

Webcam gives 24/7 view of rare breeds


9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE secret life of the animals at Hadleigh Farm can new be viewed online.

Mother wins her fight for bus escorts


9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM has won her battle for escorts on council transport to a special needs school after speaking out about her fears.

Council ‘told us to build on green belt’

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DEVELOPERS claim they were encouraged by Castle Point Council to build on green belt land.

Trains to London delayed

Echo: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

8:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAINS between London and Southend have been delayed.

What is planned for Southend's libraries?


8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

All Southend’s libraries will keep at least one paid member of staff – and offer users free wi-fi internet connection – under plans to strengthen the library service.

Day to discover the secrets of the river


7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HISTORY’S mysteries can endure, yet some of the River Thames’ most well-kept secrets are set to be raised and shared thanks to a special event organised by Southend Museums.

Terry Alderton admits to worst gig of his life


6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMEDIAN Terry Alderton says he is horrified at getting booed off the stage at the Invictus Games closing ceremony.

Bail hostel is staying put

Echo: Felmores bail hostel

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BAIL hostel housing sex attackers and violent ex-offenders will not be moved away from a park and a primary school – despite a threeyear campaign.

Parking wardens to be issued with CCTV cameras

Echo: Traffic warden Paul Evans of APCOA Parking

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC wardens in south Essex will be fitted with body cameras to deter assaults and gather evidence on poorly parked motorists.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"


9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

House smoke-logged in fire


10:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SMOKE had to be extracted from a house by firefighters after catching fire.

Two vehicle crash on London Road


9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAIN road was closed in both directions following a crash between two vehicles.

Zoe needs thousands of pounds to save Albert


6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WORRIED dog owner is trying to raise thousands of pounds to save a three-month-old puppy with a dangerous heart condition.

October battle for empty Canvey seat

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DATE has been set for a byelection to replace a Canvey councillor removed for not going to meetings.

Cars torched in vandalism spree

Echo: Is Basildon the best place to live now?

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO cars were torched in Basildon in a spate of early morning vandalism.

Roughing it to end homelessness


4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will sleep rough to get a taste of life on the streets and raise cash to help end homelessness in Southend.

Man wanted over chicken theft


4:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a man suspected of stealing £18 of chicken from a supermarket.

Craig’s support for the Invictus Games


4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SOLDIER from Canvey went above and beyond the call of duty to make Prince Harry’s Invictus Games a success.

c2c apologises to passengers with cash back offer

Echo: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Essex train operator c2c is offering cash back to passengers as an apology for delays caused on the line last week.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed


2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Road rage seems to be getting worse, says cyclist thrown from his bike

Echo: webpix police arrest

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CYCLIST who was thrown from his bike in a road rage incident says drivers are becoming more hostile towards those on two wheels.

Southend schoolkids have 'most improved' test results in whole country


1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JUBILANT council bosses are celebrating a remarkable turnaround after Southend achieved record results in school tests for 11-year-olds this year.

Man attempts to rape woman after attacking her from behind in alleyway

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

12:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN attempted to rape a woman in an alleyway.

Buddhist group caught up in planning wrangle


3:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER five-bedroom home has become a UK centre for a devout group of Buddhists from Sri Lanka... despite not yet having planning permission.

Woman charged over pub attack


11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with wounding a man outside a pub.

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