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Residents flip over 24hr McDonald’s bid

Echo: United in opposition – neighbours of McDonald’sMukesh Patel, Karen Lowe, Ian Lowe, Vivienne Chapman and Tina Tait

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

ANGRY residents are objecting to plans for a fast food restaurant to open aroundthe- clock.

Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

Echo: Internet highway: 15,000 Muswell Hill residents will be able to enjoy super-fast broadband with fibre-optic technology

12:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

A STREET in Corringham has been found to have the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

New surgery plans will not ease Wickford's GP crisis

Echo: David Harrison, Nigel Le Gresley, and Alan Ball outside Wickford Health centre, Market Road

9:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLITICAL hopefuls have criticised Basildon Council plans to build a new GP surgery inWickford – claiming it would do little to ease the town’s GP crisis.

Eight months of road hell in Basildon

Echo: Tariq Musaji at Nethermayne

9:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRIVERS fear a congestion hit Basildon road will turn into chaos for eight months when it is dug up in a £3.4million project to ease traffic flow.

Video: Four cars go up in flames in Wickford blaze

Echo: Video: Four cars go up in flames in Wickford blaze

9:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FIRE ripped through four cars in Wickford this morning.

Seevic head: Why we're pulling out of Icon centre

Echo: Principal Nick Spenceley outside Seevic College

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COLLEGE is moving out of one of its two Basildon locations, it has revealed.

Free flow work starts tonight

Echo: the dart charge logo

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight, Tuesday, April 22, ahead of a new scheme aimed at improving journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Are you the good samaritan who saved disabled man from street mugging?

Echo: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE urgently want to hear from the good Samaritan who came to the aid of a disabled man as he was being robbed in the street. 

Basildon home prices highest rise in Essex

Echo: Basildon home prices highest rise in Essex

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HOUSE prices have rocketed in Basildon, with the borough seeing the highest increase in the whole of Essex last year.

Commuters reporting delays at Essex train stations

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

9:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays at train stations across south Essex this morning.

Thanks for saving my life after fall

Echo: Thanks for saving my life after fall

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DEVASTATED ex-lorry driver has been told he will never walk again after he plunged 20ft into a brook and shattered his leg.

New war memorial to be built on Canvey

Echo: New war memorial to be built on island

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEW war memorial will be built on Canvey after it was given the green light by councillors.

Fire family cannot return for months

Echo: Fire family cannot return for months

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY made homeless after their house went up in flames won’t be able to return for months.

Rec ground to get new £180k centre

Echo: Rec ground to get new £180k centre

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are jubilant plans for a new community centre in Vange look to be fully funded.

We fear fox killer is poisoning them

Echo: We fear fox killer is poisoning them

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY fear a brutal animal killer is lacing food with poison to rid a street of foxes, putting children and pets at risk.

Car and lorry crash

Echo: Car and lorry crash

3:28pm Monday 21st April 2014

LONG delays have hit the A127 after a car and lorry crashed.

Gunman robs Chinese takeaway delivery man

Echo: Dhaba Lane Indo-Chinese 4 Course Dinner with E17popup Project

5:03pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CHINESE food delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a street with a false order.

Man cut from van after early hours road smash

Echo: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

10:32am Sunday 20th April 2014

A MAN had to be cut free from a van after it crashed on the A13 in the early hours.

Traveller spokesman's bail extended during rhino horn probe

Echo: Sheridan failed to stop the clearance of Dale Farm before moving to Smithy Fen

6:14pm Saturday 19th April 2014

REcho:

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

Echo: Russell Brand

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Conservatory destroyed by early hours fire

Echo: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:49am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CONSERVATORY was destroyed at a home after a fire in the garden spread to the building.

Family left homeless after blaze at house

Echo: Under control - firefighters at the scene in Mellow Purgess, Laindon

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY have been left homeless after their roof collapsed during a blaze at their home.

Tyres worth £100k stolen

Echo: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

1:52pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than £100,000 worth of tyres have been stolen from a depot in a double sting.

Pupils win business challenge in Essex

Echo: Parents anger as they are told head as quit by text

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DELIGHTED pupils have been crowned winners of a tough business challenge.

Rochford fears possible merger with Wickford

Echo: Keith Hudson

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ROCHFORD Council fears overdevelopment in Wickford could lead to it merging with Rawreth.

Porter Steve's national role

Echo: Porter Steve's national role

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN inspirational hospital porter has been taking centre stage to share his experiences of the NHS.

The headstone hunter

Echo: The headstone hunter

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

JEANE Trend-Hill’s hobby is anything but conventional. The 47- year-old visits cemeteries across Europe – to take photographs of tombstones.

Man found guilty of killing his mum

Echo: Man found guilty of killing his mum

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A STUDENT has been cleared of murdering his mum, but has been found guilty of knifing her to death.

Trash fire spreads to outbuildings

Echo: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

8:05pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE FIGHTERS have tackled a blaze at two outbuildings tonight after a rubbish fire spread out of control.

Ten tonne rubbish fire classed as deliberate

Echo: Fire crews were called to a tarmac machine which was on fire on Tuesday evening.

6:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RUBBISH fire was started deliberately in Billericay this afternoon.

Fox cubs killed in back garden

Echo: Fox cubs killed in back garden

5:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FOUR fox cubs were brutally killed in a back garden with a blunt instrument.

Unmarked police car stolen

Echo: Motorcyclist killed in crash

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN UNMARKED police car belonging to the Metropolitan Police has been stolen near Brentwood.

Basildon man who battered ex and left her for dead found guilty of attempted murder

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

12:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN who battered his ex-partner and then left her for dead, has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Trophy blaze of glory for majorette troupe

Echo: Victorious – the Laindon Suzettes proudly show off their haul of trophies

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEY’RE so good that even a blaze at their base couldn’t stop a majorette troupe from winning enough trophies to fill a cabinet.

Family’s 4-year wait for inquest into son’s death

Echo: Family’s 4-year wait for inquest into son’s death

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE family of a tragic young boy will finally get answers about how he died four years after he passed away.

Village protest at laser centre plans

Echo: Protesters- Resident's don't want a laser games centre in their village

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 140 residents are objecting to plans to open a laser game centre in a quiet village.

Driver not at fault over tragic Justin

Echo: Driver not at fault over tragic Justin

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YOUNG musician was fatally hit by a car after being on a notoriously dangerous road for less than a second.

Residents say man was stabbed in fight

Echo: Residents say man was stabbed in fight

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a mass brawl broke out and a man was allegedly stabbed in Thundersley.

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.






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