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Organised crooks breaking into warehouses to flytip lorry loads of waste

Echo: One of the warehouses in Grays targeted

4:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ORGANISDED "enviro crooks" are thought to be behind a string of industrial-sized waste flytippings in south Essex.

Wickford man killed his mum

Echo: Wickford man killed his mum

4:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WICKFORD man who killed his mum has been found not guilty of murder.

Brentwood Diocese names its new Roman Catholic bishop

Echo: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Family still in temporary home 9 months after house burned down

Echo: Nine months waiting – mum and dad, Deborah and Paul Wilson, with children Beth, 13, Sarah, seven months, Amy, nine, and Lucy, seven in their ‘temporary’ home

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY of seven are stuck in temporary accommodation nearly nine months after a blaze forced them to flee their home.

Car fire closes road

Echo: Firefighters tackle car fire in Canvey Way

12:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ROAD has been closed on Canvey because of a car fire.

First council homes built in Basildon for 20 years

Echo: The council homes in Brock Meadow

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE first council homes to come to Wickford since 1992 are being built, the Echo can reveal.

House blaze in Basildon

Echo: House blaze in Basildon

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are fighting a blaze in Basildon.

British Airways and fuel firm to land in Thurrock creating hundreds of jobs

Echo: An artists' impression of the proposed waste-to-jet fuel centre

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 jobs will be created by building a ground-breaking centre that will see landfill rubbish turned into aircraft fuel.

Man rammed girl’s head into oven door

Echo: police officer rear

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN accused of trying to murder his ex-girlfriend said he “lost control” during an argument, a court has heard.

LIVE: Cray Wanderers vs East Thurrock Utd

Echo: John Coventry

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live text updates from Courage Stadium as Rocks look to retain their Ryman Premier League status.

Police called out to three vehicle accident near Noak Bridge

Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

7:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A127 Eastbound near Noak Bridge at around 6.30pm.

Man dies at market

Echo: Man dies at market

5:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has died after collapsing at Basildon Market.

Now bedroom tax ‘martyr’ can stay!

Echo: Now bedroom tax ‘martyr’ can stay!

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FAMILY who are hundreds of pounds in arrears with rent on their Basildon Council house because to the bedroom tax can keep their home.

How Danny’s fund helped Lilybet take her first steps back to recovery

Echo: How Danny’s fund helped Lilybet take her first steps back to recovery

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOR any parent, nothing ever quite beats seeing your child taking their first few tentative steps.

11 arrested in drug raids

Echo: 11 arrested in drug raids

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have raided drug dens across the borough in response to tip-offs about suspicious activity.

Mum ‘beaten in front of her tot’

Echo: The police element of council tax could rise

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW mum was attacked in front of her baby by her ex-boyfriend so brutally she required emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, a court has heard.

New business park could be built on Canvey fields

Echo: New business park could be built on Canvey fields

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A HUGE business park could be built on Canvey if plans are given the green light.

Support grows to save lollipop men and women

Echo: Libraries and lollipop patrols face axe in latest council cuts

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

SUPPORT is mounting for the Echo’s campaign to save the county’s lollipop men and women.

Name a road after First World War victim Stanley

Echo: Name a road after First World War victim Stanley

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A HISTORIAN has called for a Benfleet soldier who died in the First World War to have a road named after him.

UPDATE: Eight Romanians charged after £1.2million Lakeside jewellery heist

Echo: Baby Deborah was born around 5pm

6:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

EIGHT Romanian nationals have been charged after an elaborate burglary at Lakeside Shopping Centre saw £1.2million worth of jewellery stolen.

Man charged after Basildon burglary

Echo: A police car worth £10,000 was stolen by thieves

2:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A MAN charged with burgling a Basildon flat will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

New boss set to revamp golf club

Echo: Club saviour – Colin Jenkins on Basildon Golf Course

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BASILDON Golf Club is set to undergo a big money revamp, after a decade of uncertainty.

Police search for man after handbag burglary

Echo: Do you recognise this man?

12:32pm Saturday 12th April 2014

POLICE want to know if anyone recognises this man in connection with a Basildon burglary.

Euro MP backs green belt battle

Echo: Euro MP backs green belt battle

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A EURO MP has stepped in to lend his support to green belt campaigners fighting housing development in Billericay.

Queen bee set for a future in fashion

Echo: Chinelo Bally at work with a pile of fabrics at her home in Laindon

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TALENTED seamstress is pinning her hopes on a future in the fashion industry – despite narrowly missing out on the top spot in a popular BBC competition.

Teenager shot in the arm at Chafford Hundred beauty spot

Echo: webpix police arrest

2:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TEENAGER was left needing surgery after being shot in the arm with an air gun.

Teen hospitalised after crash

Echo: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been hospitalised after a crash this morning.

Gillian let off paying 2 council tax bills

Echo: Gillian let off paying 2 council tax bills

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A DISABLED woman who was told she would have to pay two council tax bills has been given a landmark reprieve after the Echo intervened.

KFC drive through kicked out again

Echo: Giving the KFC rejection the thumbs up – John Dornan, Bob Taylor, Ron Malyon, Samantha Marsh and John Scarola

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after plans for a drive-through KFC were unanimously thrown out for the third time.

Phone message played in murder trial

Echo: webpix court justice

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE last words of a woman killed at her Wickford home have been played to a murder trial jury.

Patients wait days at crisis-hit doctors' clinic

Echo: Patients wait days at crisis-hit doctors' clinic

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A GP surgery serving thousands of Wickford people is in crisis, with resignations and staff illness making it hard for patients to get an appointment.

How my girl died in Hillsborough crush

Echo: How my girl died in Hillsborough crush

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A FACTORY worker who lost her life at Hillsborough loved Liverpool, an inquest has heard.

Woman trapped after lorry tips over

Echo: False alarm for fire services

4:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A WOMAN was trapped in a lorry which tipped on its side.

Car hits pedestrian

Echo: Car hits pedestrian

1:41pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CAR hit a person in Basildon.

Woman in court over child neglect at nursery

Echo: Emma Panting

12:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO women charged with offences relating to the treatment of children at a nursery have pleaded not guilty.

Hospital helipad ‘is putting lives at risk’

Echo: Charity Christmas Shoping Evening for Essex Air Ambulance

10:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

LIVES are being put at risk because air ambulances can’t land right outside Basildon Hospital.

My mission to bring harmony to schools

Echo: James Rhodes

7:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A MUSICIAN wants to transform schoolchildren into an orchestra for a new Channel 4 documentary.

UPDATED: Road closed in Billericay after two car smash

Echo: Epsom Downs Road, closed earlier this year by fallling trees

7:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TWO vehicle crash in Billericay has closed the A176 Laindon Road in both directions this evening.

Rush hour gridlock in Basildon

Echo: Is Basildon the best place to live now?

5:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Traffic is currently backed up in some of the main routes out of Basildon.

Supermarket helps foodbank with donations trolley

Echo: Got to give – Kary Lei, Demi Tatham, Susanna Caira-Neeson, Ben D’Mellow and Paula Howard at Asda in the Eastgate shopping centre, Basildon

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN Asda supermarket has rushed to help a struggling food bank in Basildon.

Damage as thieves target garage and car

Echo: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

10:51am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THIEVES tried to break into a garage and a car in Basildon.

Fire service to spend £28k on traveller sites

Echo: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

ESSEX fire service will spend £28,000 carrying out safety checks at travellers’ sites.

Anger as nursery is told fire-hit building won't be rebuilt

Echo: Parents and staff outside the Busy Bees building

7:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NURSERY gutted in a suspected arson attack will not have its building rebuilt.

Three-car crash on A128 partially blocks road

Echo: Traffic delays on the Botley Interchange yesterday morning

7:42pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Three-vehicle crash has partially blocked the A128 Brentwood Road just before it meets the A127 Southend Arterial Road.

Cycle racing could have killed me, now I’m riding 1,000 miles

Echo: Cycle racing could have killed me, now I’m riding 1,000 miles

11:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CYCLIST whose dream of becoming a professional was crushed after his heart stopped for 25 minutes is battling back by riding 1,000 miles in South America for charity.

£50k facelift in store for Wickford High Street shops

Echo: £50k facelift in store for Wickford High Street shops

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A TIRED shopping parade in WickfordHigh Street is in line for a major facelift.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crash in Fobbing

Echo: Man charged after high-speed chase

8:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MAN was arrested after a vehicle was found crashed and abandoned in Fobbing.

Family's agony over bedroom tax

Echo: Family's agony over bedroom tax

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A FAMILY faces being made homeless as Basildon Council prepares for its first-ever controversial “bedroom tax” eviction.

Basildon Hospital's air ambulance landing site set for development

Echo: Basildon Hospital's air ambulance landing site set for development

5:58pm Monday 7th April 2014

MORE than half of Air Ambulance landing facilities are inadequate, a new report has found.

Overnight car break-ins in Billericay

Echo: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

5:48pm Monday 7th April 2014

TWO vehicles were broken into overnight and valuables were stolen in a Billericay break-in.






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