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Woman cut from car after A127 crash this afternoon

Echo: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

6:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A WOMAN was cut from her car when she lost control on the A127.

Clever girls stranded in sea fog trace footprints back to shore


6:19pm Sunday 21st September 2014

TWO teenage girls on a walk in the sunshine suddenly found themselves stranded when fog rushed in from the sea.

Can you help? Man fighting for life after hit and run

Echo: police accident

5:04pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN is fighting for his life after being hit by a white van in a potential hit and run.

Man on mud sparks sea search


11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A SEA search was launched to find a man thought to be stuck in the mud.

Shoebury Park improvements start


8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

WORK is about to start on an £800,000 package of improvements to Shoebury Park, including a new children’s play area and pavilion.

'Arsonist' torches car in residential area

Echo: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

7:59am Sunday 21st September 2014

AN arsonist is believed to be behind a car fire in a field.

War memorial restoration begins


6:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAKEOVER of Southend’s two main war memorials is about to start to protect them for future generations.

Cash boost for local businesses


6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

BUSINESSES in south Essex are about to get a £1.8million cash injection to help them prosper.

READER PIC: Flooding in Southend

Echo: Mobile Send Your News

10:58am Saturday 20th September 2014

THIS photo was taken just past the Kursaal at about 10pm last night. It was deeper than this but I couldn't take a picture sooner due to it raining so hard. One N-reg clio tried to drive through and broke down mid way and had to be pushed out by local residents. The fire service also turned up to help those with houses in the flood!

Updated: Flash flooding hits homes and businesses


10:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

HOMES and businesses have been flooded and some left without power after extreme rainfall battered Southend.

Can you help catch the thief who stole purse from 90-year-old shopper?


9:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police in Southend have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an elderly woman’s purse.

Thief steals £40 of cheese


8:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-Op store at the Laindon Centre in Basildon.

Do you know these two men?


8:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police in Basildon have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an envelope containing £2000 cash.

Video: Staff rush to save Southend chippy as storm hits


6:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A CCTV camera captured just how quickly last night's storm devastated businesses and homes in Southend. 

Nine people rescued after storm hits Southend


8:21am Saturday 20th September 2014

Firefighters rescued nine people trapped by flood water and were called to more than 30 incidents after a storm hit Southend.  Send your pictures and video to

Robust security sees 42% fall in antisocial behaviour


8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

NO-NONSENSE security guards who have the power to tackle troublemakers have led to a drop in antisocial behaviour at a notorious tower block.

Awards for Seevic students


7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

MORE than 50 students were honoured for their academic achievements in an awards ceremony.

Honk if you hate gridlock!


7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS held roadside protests at two congestion hotspots they fear will suffer endless gridlock if plans for hundreds of new houses go ahead.

Jordi wants to prove he’s got the X Factor


6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE future looks bright for Canvey boy Jordi Whitworth as his boyband Overload dominates the X Factor.

£2,000 payout for injury while feeding a police horse

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

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

POLICE officers and civilian staff have been paid thousands of pounds for a range of claims including fingerprint dust causing asthma and injuries while feeding a police horse.

1,700 join tributes on Facebook to tragic Joss


6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TRIBUTES have continued to pour in for a Canvey teenager who died suddenly.

Woman drove Karen and tot to hospital after he scalded himself with tea at park picnic


6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A YOUNG mum who ran screaming into the street after her toddler was burnt with scalding tea wants to find the good Samaritan who stopped to help, so she can thank her.

Flash floods cancel trains

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

7:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

HEAVY flooding has cancelled a number of trains between Southend and London.

Police release new picture of missing Tilbury teen

Echo: Jessica Pittaway

5:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW photo has been issued of a teenager from Tilbury missing from her home for more than three weeks.

Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards to visit Southend


4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

TRIPLE jumper Jonathan Edwards will be the guest of honour at South Essex College’s graduation ceremony next month.

Colin stands as independent


3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of a community group has announced he will be running in the Canvey East ward by-election as an independent candidate.

Let the music play on


2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have vowed to carry on playing their instruments after starring on TV.

Free-flow tolling at Thurrock-Dartford crossing delayed until late November

Echo: Dartford Crossing

1:26pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE introduction of free-flow tolling at the Thurrock-Dartford river crossing has been delayed.

Council house tenant evicted for dishonestly claiming 'holiday home'

Echo: LIVE: Southend Council budget

1:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUNCIL tenant has been evicted and ordered to pay £7,000 after keeping a second tenancy secret.

How Environment Agency is helping council with flood problem

Echo: We are less than happy with More Than service

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Environment Agency said it would co-operate with Castle Point Council’s investigation into flooding.

Bas Vegas winners set to fly off to Oz


11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A LUCKY south Essex couple are all set to jet across the world on the holiday of their dreams after winning a competition.

Motorbike destroyed by fire


9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTORBIKE has been destroyed by fire.

Who needs Hollywood when there’s Canvey?

Echo: James McAvoy in Filth. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Vogue, then Prada, now Silent Witness!

Wheelchair user is conned out of £6k


8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISABLED man was conned out of £6,000 as he tried to buy an electric wheelchair online.

Death of a woman who sued hospital for misdiagnosis


8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN who sued Southend Hospital after A&E doctors repeatedly failed to spot her cervical cancer has died.

Pole in field leaves boy, 9, concussed


7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A MUM has described the terrifying moment her little boy fell unconscious after hitting his head on part of a metal pole.

Dogwalker terrified by man wielding golf club

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A terrified woman had a golf club swung at her by a man who tried to kick her puppy.

Brave Chloe battles back after breaking her back in 18ft fall


6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A GIRL who broke her back after falling 18ft out of a tree is walking again after undergoing gruelling surgery.

Patient dies after superbug infection

Echo: Basildon Hospital

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A PATIENT died at Basildon Hospital after developing clostridium difficile (c-diff) during a spike in cases of the superbug.

Two crews called to kitchen fire

Echo: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two crews were called to a kitchen fire in Grays.

Islanders voice fury at flooding


6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DOZENS of residents attended a council meeting to share their flooding experiences as Castle Point Council prepares to hand over evidence to the Government.

Drivers escape serious injury in three vehicle accident

Echo: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Drivers escaped serious injury in a three vehicle accident on the A127. 

Tills swiped in Pitsea smash and grabs


5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RAIDERS smashed their way in two Pitsea businesses before swiping the tills.

Community wildlife haven in Hadleigh destroyed


5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VANDALS destroyed a wildlife haven created by volunteers.

Delays expected as seven months of work on Nethermayne, Basildon, starts today

Echo: We'll solve hospital traffic misery

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SEVEN months of roadworks begin today, bringing delays to two of Basildon’s busiest roads.

Teen run over after gang attack outside kebab shop

Echo: webpix police generic

4:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GANG attacked a teenager before running over his foot outsider a kebab shop.

Yard blaze closes A127 for five hours


4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS rallied together to push a van away from a huge blaze with their bare hands.

Hospital bid to halve victims of killer sepsis

Echo: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BASILDON Hospital has set itself the target of halving the number of patients who die from one of the UK’s biggest killers – sepsis.

Su switched on to boost hospice cash


2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A RADIO presenter has raised more than £5,000 for a hospice by taking on challenges and putting on events all year.

Former paediatric clinic is set to go under the hammer


1:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER Westcliff health centre is being sold at auction with a guide price of £150,000.



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