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Can you name "vain" thief?


3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VAIN thief stole £800 of premium skin care products from Boots.

Bikes and jewellery stolen during burglary in Basildon


3:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIEVES broke in to a house and then stole two bikes from a shed.

Can you help police find fuel thieves?


2:41pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BASILDON police want to speak to these two people about the theft of fuel from the Tesco petrol station in Pitsea.

Can you help police find gang who attacked Tom?


5:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are still searching for a gang who attacked a trainee electrician as he walked home from the pub.

Police want to speak to this man about nightclub attack


12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A THUG pushed a middle aged woman to the floor and then kicked her in the ribs during an attack in a nightclub.

Two men suffer burns trying to fight fire in Dunton

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

10:28am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO people were burned as they tried to tackle a hay fire in Dunton.

New home for fire-hit pre-school

Echo: Community rallies round to aid wrecked Busy Bees

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FIRE-HIT pre-school has finally been given the go-ahead to move into a new home.

Stolen laptop had brides’ wedding pictures on it

Echo: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FREELANCE photographer is devastated after thieves stole her laptop which had two couples’ wedding pictures.

Caravan death still treated as murder


6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE are still investigating the death of a man found with head injuries outside a caravan after an inquest reached an open verdict.

Dog savaged me in street...and owners left me there bleeding


6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

TWO dog owners left a pensioner bleeding in the street after their dog attacked her.

A narrow victory for school over fast drivers

Echo: Emergency services rushed to Clays Hill Road in Basildon, outside Kingswood Infant and Junior School

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A BUSY road has been narrowed to cut accidents and reduce speeding.

Vandals strike at Wickford Memorial Park

Echo: £128,000 boost for community hall revamp

1:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

YOBS took a blade to plaques which commemorate soldiers who died in service.

Traders run to help mugging victim

Echo: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

BRAVE traders ran to the aid of a dad after he was dragged in to an alleyway and robbed.

Police probing random attack on man with Aspergers Syndrome

Echo: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

4:37pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MAN with Aspergers Syndrome was smacked in the face with a plank of a wood in a random attack.

Biker injured in Billericay crash


5:17pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BIKER has been taken to hospital following a crash.

Car overturns on A13 Londonbound near Grays


2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital following an accident on the A13 near Grays.

My daughter’s blood can just stop flowing


7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DEDICATED mum has been inspired to set up her own charity after her daughter had a stroke when she was just 12 years old.

Charity broadcaster is silenced by court


6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CANCER survivor who set up an unlicensed radio station to raise awareness of the condition has been fined and had his equipment confiscated.

Family donate £600 to help hospital unit


11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A GENEROUS family donated more than £600 to a hospital ward in memory of a loved one.

Billericay Town 2-0 Grays Athletic LIVE

Echo: Craig Edwards

2:39pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Live text updates of this Ryman Premier season opener between Billericay Town and Grays Athletic

Pupils set eyes on China


6:32pm Saturday 9th August 2014

PUPILS from Wickford are taking part in a sports summer camp 5,000 miles away – in China.

Flooding shuts Eastgate shops

Echo: Plans to turn tower block to flats rejected

5:20pm Saturday 9th August 2014

SHOPS have been forced to close after an overnight downpour caused flooding in Basildon.

Man charged after police find £290k cannabis factory


3:58pm Friday 8th August 2014

A 64-year-old man has been charged with drugs offences after a £290,000 cannabis factory was found in Billericay.

Man left with head injuries after Pitsea attack


11:16am Friday 8th August 2014

A MAN was left with head injuries after being assaulted in Pitsea.

Three travellers arrested after group set up camp in Billericay

Echo: The police helicopter was scrambled late last night

10:04am Thursday 7th August 2014

THREE travellers have been arrested after they set up camp in Billericay.

Were you victim of flasher in Basildon town centre?


12:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

DETECTIVES want to trace two women that might have been the victims of a flasher.

17 bedsits plan for office block


5:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

PLANS to turn an office block into 17 bedsits could lead to an influx of antisocial behaviour, claim councillors.

Two vehicle crash in Pitsea


5:13pm Monday 4th August 2014

A CRASH has brought rush-hour traffic to a stop this afternoon.

Man suffers serious head injuries after brawl outside singles night


3:09pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A MAN has suffered serious head injuries during a brawl broke outside a singles night.

Police want to speak to this man about assault at Basildon train station


12:25pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about an assault outside Basildon railway station.

Two men arrested after police pursuit

Echo: The police helicopter was scrambled late last night

11:45am Saturday 2nd August 2014

TWO men have been arrested following a police chase.

Thief steals ring from stroke victim’s finger


7:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

THIEVES are believed to have stolen a woman’s engagement ring from her hand while she was being treated in hospital for a stroke.

Overwhelmed! Our joy at £25k to buy drug treatment for Reece

Echo: Tom Bowdidge with his head of hair

10:51am Friday 1st August 2014

A STAGGERING £25,000 has been raised in a month-and-a-half to help a 21-year-old man who is suffering from two brain tumours.

Grant rushes to the aid of woman who collapsed by road


9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN came to the aid of a young woman after he spotted her collapsed at the side of a busy road.

Wonder Whitlock wins his THIRD gold medal of Commonwealth Games


4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MAX Whitlock won his THIRD gold of the Commonwealth Games as he was crowned men's floor champion in Glasgow.

Update: Police investigating attempted murder, raid homes across Basildon

Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

11:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Metropolitan Police’s flying squad arrested three people on suspicion of attempted murder and armed robbery during a dawn raid in Basildon.

20 months jail for baby-faced burglar

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

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A BABY-FACED burglar who broke into 25 homes and stole £50,000 of property has been jailed.

Two-year club ban for drunken thug


5:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THUG has been jailed for carrying out two brutal, drunken attacks on revellers outside a Southend club.

Mum pictured walking with children next to busy railway lines at Pitsea


10:48am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THESE shocking images show amother and toddler perilously close to a busy railway line at Pitsea.

Grant will make sure we never do forget the First World War


6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HERITAGE group has won more than £50,000 in funding for a project aimed at making sure the sacrifices of the Great War are never forgotten.

Pam’s tribute to family war hero


12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

IT started off as “something small” to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Man suffers head injuries after midnight attack in Laindon


11:46am Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN suffered serious head injuries after he was jumped by two hooded thugs.

Lollipop man is verbally abused


8:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TERRIFIED parents were forced to call the police after a beloved lollipop man was abused.

Basildon and Pitsea Carnival re-scheduled


12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

BASILDON and Pitsea Carnival has been re-scheduled.

Tulisa guilty of V Fest assault


9:36am Friday 25th July 2014

FORMER X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting a blogger at the V Festival in Chelmsford.

Can you help police find this man in a wig?


10:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man, believed to be wearing a woman’s wig, about the theft of fuel from a petrol station.

240 traveller pitches may be forced on Basildon

Echo: EXCLUSIVE: Dale Farm battle to run in to 2013

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NUMBER of traveller pitches in Basildon could triple by 2033 if Essex County Council proposals are forced on the borough.

Booming Barleylands plans to supersize

Echo: Barleylands Farmers Market

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

BARLEYLANDS Farm wants to expand its craft village to create 15 new jobs.

Consultants paid £44k by Basildon Council to see where travellers should live

Echo: Judge allows travellers to stay in lane near Dale Farm...for now

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are paying tens of thousands of pounds on consultants to draw up a list of where traveller sites should be built across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Police squad turn into team of DIY volunteers


7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ABOUT 50 police officers from across the county worked flat out to help renovate a crime victim’s home for his seriously ill wife.



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