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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.

Police descend on Canvey seafront


5:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SIX police cars descened on Canvey seafront after trouble broke out with a group of travellers.

Summer school whodunnit


4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

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

Breaking news 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.

Towie's Arg safe and well after being reported missing

Echo: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:11am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Only Way Is Essex star James Argent is "safe and well" after he was reported missing.

Gavin 2 Stacey challenge sets off


10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

SCORES of fundraisers saddled up in Billericay as they got set to ride all the way to Barry Island, in Wales.

Breaking news Blaze leaves family homeless


1:13pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A FAMILY have been left homeless after their house went up in flames.

Firefighters tackle car blaze


9:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff, after a car set alight.

Coastguard called to help drifting kite surfer

Echo: Coastguard rescues Southend kitesurfers

9:24am Saturday 30th August 2014

A RESCUE operation was launched following concerns about a drifting kite surfer at East Beach, in Shoebury.

Help out at reserve

Echo: WILDLIFE: Great Traston Meadows Nature reserve boosted by Gwent Wildlife Trust project

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE are needed to keep Noak Bridge Nature Reserve ship-shape.

Tories' shock at purple defection


6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

TORY MPs in south Essex have been warned “none of your seats are safe” after a Conservative swapped sides for Ukip.

Young street dancers reach TV final tonight


6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

TALENTED youngsters have danced their way into the finals of a TV dance competition.

Antony’s visit to site of his family tragedy


7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN paid a fact-finding visit to Shoebury Garrison after discovering his great grandfather died there in a freak accident.

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart


6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.

Rayleigh sporting club still hopes to stay put


5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MEMBERS of a sports and social club are hoping Countryside’s proposed new homes won't scupper their club’s hopes of an extended lease on the site where it is based.

"Has anybody seen the gullies being cleared?"


4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

ANGRY residents and councillors called into question work being carried out to stop further flooding.

Street dancers are the world champions – five times over


3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

TALENTED youngsters are celebrating after have returning from a street dance competition as world champions.

Burglars stole £5,000 during burglary in Basildon


2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS stole £4,000 of jewellery and £1,000 cash from a house during a burglary in Basildon.

Burglars cause £1,000 damage in raid

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

2:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS caused £1,000 of damage during a burglary in Billericay.

My hell after baby born at 24 weeks


1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MOTHER has described ten weeks of hell as her first child struggled to survive after being born just 24 weeks into the 40-week pregnancy.

500 homes for West of Rayleigh


12:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAJOR new housing estate with 500 homes and its own primary school, nursery, shops and clinic could be built just outside Rayleigh.

Do you recognise this man? Attempted robbery in Chelmsford


11:33am Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE want to identify this man in connection with an attempted robbery in Fairfield Road, Chelmsford.

Blood testing to stay local


11:34am Friday 29th August 2014

A PARTNERSHIP between Southend and Basildon Hospitals to deliver pathology services in south Essex has been given the go ahead.

Woman found guilty of benefit fraud

Echo: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

10:09am Friday 29th August 2014

A BENEFIT fraudster has escaped a jail term after failing to declare she was living with her partner.

Sit in a wheelchair for 12 hours for £40


9:19am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN wants to raise money for charity by pushingawheelchair along the seafront for 12 hours - but he needs a passenger.

Fire service helps woman during 90-minute wait for ambulance


9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

AN INJURED woman was helped by the fire service after an ambulance took an hour and a half to arrive.

Victim conned into letting would-be burglars into his home


8:56am Friday 29th August 2014

TWO men tricked their way into a man's home and raided his bedroom.

Devastated mum's life "turned upside down"


8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A DEVASTATED single mum has had her life turned upside down when her little girl was diagnosed with cancer on her second birthday.

Thieves smash taxi while stealing car


8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A TAXI driver has been unable to work after his cab and his wife’s car were damaged in a botched theft.

Man lands in Southend Airport with drugs from Amsterdam

Echo: Southend Airport

7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who smuggled three grams of cannabis into the UK through Southend Airport has been spared jail.

Pals’ brawl ended with man bottled

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who was bottled at a family birthday party had to pay his attacker £80 compensation.

Brave Kerry is walking again after losing leg in horror crash


6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN who lost her leg in a horrific motorbike crash has taken her first steps on a prosthetic leg just twomonths after the accident.

Arrests after 100mph chase on A127

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

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS reached speeds of 100mph during a late-night police chase on the A127.

Dossier of evidence to stop Government scientist being "hoodwinked" over Canvey flooding


6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

COUNCILLORS are gathering videos, pictures and eyewitness accounts of the devastating Canvey floods after concerns Government scientists will be “hoodwinked”.

Join the pub crawl to help kids in need

Echo: Smugglers' rumours at Lobster Smack

7:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A RECORD-BREAKING pub crawl is coming to south Essex.

UPDATED: Accident causing tailbacks in Basildon


6:04pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAFFIC is affected in both directions on the A176, Basildon, this evening.

Police seek help to identify man in Pitsea Tesco robbery


5:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DETECTIVES in Basildon are searching for a man they believe to be involved in a robbery of Tesco staff in Pitsea last month.

Move to protect historic Southend air raid shelters


5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SECRET air raid tunnels under a former Southend factory site could be listed as protected by English Heritage.

Border force officials battle to stem the tide

Echo: Border Agency swoop on illegal immigrants in King Street, Southall

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE was a significant increase in the number of illegal attempts to get in to the UK through the Essex ports in the past year.

Hitting the heights - stunt bikes on Southend seafront


2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ADRENALINE junkies flew through the air on their bikes in an action-packed spectacle on Southend seafront.

Writer of hundreds of Echo letters dies


1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TOUCHING tributes have been paid to an avid Echo reader who wrote hundreds of letters for more than 30 years.

Tory Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP - and resigns his seat triggering a by-election


11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON'S Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP.

Call to sort out our dark underpasses


11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

CALLS have been made for CCTV, better lighting and more police patrols following a rape attack in the Broadmayne underpass.

Was our son's £6,000 motorbike stolen to order?


11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THIEVES broke into a garage to steal a race motorbike worth £6,000.

Charity footie match in memory of Harry


10:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO teams will go head-to-head in memory of a talented young footballer on Saturday.

Benefit cheat ordered to pay back nearly £10k

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

9:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

A BENEFIT cheat must pay back nearly £10,000 of Housing and Council Tax benefit, he swindled out of Basildon tax payers.

Benefit fraudster had £145k in his bank when he claimed from council

Echo: Benefit fraud cost council £300k last year

12:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BENEFIT fraudster who claimed more than £12,000 when he had £145,000 in his bank account has narrowly avoided jail.

Dog dragged off woman as she protects pet from attack

Echo: police

9:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN was bitten by a dog while trying to protect her own pet from attack.



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