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Breaking news Two charged in connection with Tilbury Docks container death

Echo: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

8:14am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO men have been charged in connection with an Essex Police investigation into the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks.

Blitz leads to 27% knife crime reduction

Echo: Southend’s district commander Simon Anslow

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CLAMPDOWN on knife crime in Southend has led to 27 per cent fewer offences being reported.

Thieves break in to van, take keys and then steal BMW


7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIEVES snuck in to a man’s work van and swiped his car keys before driving across Basildon to steal his motor.

Burglars burn out car after a joyride


6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

JOYRIDERS caused havoc after burgling a woman’s home, stealing her car, crashing it, then leaving it burned out on a path.

'Don’t be stupid... leave fires to us!', firefighters' message to man injured tackling blaze


5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A SENIOR firefighter has criticised two workmen who suffered burns while trying to put out a fire at a barn.

Cops remind residents to lock up their cars after spate of thefts in Langdon Hills


10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORIST had the contents of her handbag strewn across her street, while another person’s car was broken in for just 20p, during a spate of car break-ins.

Can you help catch alcohol thief?


9:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this woman about the theft of £150 of alcohol.

Man's court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital

Echo: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN has had his court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital.

Burglars failed to get in to house... so stole tools from van outside

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

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BURGLARS failed to break in to a house so stole £1,500 of tools from a van outside.

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.



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