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Police helicopter lands near Hadleigh Caste as officers hunt two men

Breaking UPDATED: Two arrested after police helicopter lands near Hadleigh Castle

Police presence: Car stationed in Caroline's Close

Residents 'living in fear of violence' after further armed police incident in Southend

Echo comment: We want trippers, not their garbage

Echo comment: We want trippers, not their garbage

Train cancelled after points fail

Breaking Train cancelled after points fail

Rivals blame each other as progress stalls on plan to move bail hostel

Rivals blame each other as progress stalls on plan to move bail hostel

Woman and baby homeless after Southend flat fire

Breaking Woman and baby homeless after Southend flat fire

Motorcyclist dies a week after serious crash in Grays

Motorcyclist killed in Grays road collision named locally as Zach Smallcombe

easyJet strike could ground flights from Southend Airport

UPDATED: easyJet strike could ground flights from Southend Airport

Natalie Phillips, Gwenda Leggett, Anita Phillips, Anne Poledniok and Grace Judd

Meet the family with 5 generations of ladies still alive

Do you recognise this man?

E-fit issued in hunt to find Westcliff knifeman

Police helicopter up over Benfleet

Breaking UPDATED: Armed police arrest men after police chase in Benfleet

Dean, 22, gave a talk about managing kidney failure.

Kidney failure patient gives talk about managing condition

Picture from the past: Wickford horticultural show in 1985

Picture from the past: Wickford horticultural show in 1985

PCC Nick Alston to host roadshow in Basildon

PCC Nick Alston to host roadshow in Basildon

Serving up a treat - volunteer Sally Niculae and staf member Alison Mullins dish out hotdogs and burgers

Carers rewarded for their dedication

Road in Hockley partially blocked after an accident this morning

Road in Hockley partially blocked after an accident this morning

Tide times: Week Commencing Monday 13th July 2015

Tide times: Week Commencing Monday 13th July 2015

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew head to Leigh after reports of a women injured on a boat

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew head to Leigh after reports of a women injured on a boat

Flights delayed in and out of Southend Airport

Flights delayed in and out of Southend Airport

Resident rescued from burning building in Shoebury

Resident rescued from burning building in Shoebury

Julie Parker, Sherry Waring, Rebecca Harris MP, Becky Tyler and Jane High

Local art group raises more than £800 for the community

Appalling – Alan White by some of the potholes

How can I safely walk down a road with 50 potholes?

Pic: Echo reader Matt Cook

VIDEO: Man murdered in Westcliff

Helping thousands – Castle Point’s Citizens Advice Bureau

Castle Point’s Citizens Advice Bureau dismisses fears of shutdown

Support – Emma Simmonds with husband and helper Rob Simmonds, with donations to the charity

Canvey to get first homeless shelter

Outrage at rubbish left on Southend's beaches

Outrage at rubbish left on Southend's beaches

Highways panel member Kerry Smith outside Great Berry Primary School

Safety hopes as 10 Basildon schools get new 20mph zones

Girl gets £468k compensation for blunder at birth

Girl gets £468k compensation for blunder at birth

Laura Davies had worked at the sanctuary for more than two years

UPDATE: Basildon man charged with murder of Pitsea animal sanctuary worker

VIDEO: More than 1,000 people take part in Southend Colourthon

VIDEO: More than 1,000 people take part in Southend Colourthon

VIDEO: Weather fails to dampen spirits at Castle Point Show

VIDEO: Weather fails to dampen spirits at Castle Point Show

Off-duty police officer spots duo making weapon threats outside Vange shop

Off-duty police officer spots duo making weapon threats outside Vange shop

Stab victim receives 'life changing' injuries after street brawl in Vange

Stab victim receives 'life changing' injuries after street brawl in Vange

Musical is a show of strength from talented young director

Musical is a show of strength from talented young director

In search of the Great War’s children – Professor Mike Roper

It is only the children of the Great War who are alive to reveal the tale and their stories have gone unrecorded...until now

Brushing up on skills – pupils see if they are cut out for hairdressing

Pupils get chance to try out careers

Village Green festival isn’t all about the music

Village Green festival isn’t all about the music

"I’d love to get on a plane and see everyone reading my book" Chelmsford author Paul Bennett speaks about his new novel

"I’d love to get on a plane and see everyone reading my book" Chelmsford author Paul Bennett speaks about his new novel

Southend pier in its heyday

Jim Worsdale: Why not create ‘theatre of dreams’ to pull in visitors to famous Southend pier?

The suspects were found after the stolen car was dumped in Gower Chase, Laindon

Police car crashes into lamppost as it chases stolen vehicle

Biker in life-threatening condition after crash near pub

Biker in life-threatening condition after crash

Loving it – Philip Ive with his specially trained dog, Poppy. The pair visit care homes to cheer up residents

Labradoodle Poppy loves giving therapy to patients

Cancer appeal gets a £6k dinner boost

Cancer appeal gets a £6k dinner boost

Children evacuated after school kitchen fire

Children evacuated after school kitchen fire

Firefighters give first aid to 94-year-old crash victim

Firefighters give first aid to 94-year-old crash victim

Did you miss it? 10 Essex news snippets you might not have seen this week

Did you miss it? 10 Essex news snippets you might not have seen this week

Murderer - Tajwar Alam

Teenage murderer jailed for life

Cannabis haul - the 90 plants were seized at an address in Southend

Cops seize £35k of cannabis in raid on Westcliff industrial unit

Echo comment: Runway decision kills Boris Island

Echo comment: Runway decision kills Boris Island

Big day - left to right, Susie May, Terry Alderton, Su Harrison, Steve Tilson, Claire Wilson and Louise Healy

Brothers are remembered in poignant tribute

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