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TV heartthrob Dermot O'Leary is coming to Thurrock this month


1:07pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE X Factor host Dermot O’Leary is heading to Thurrock later this month to sign copies of his new memoir.

Police investigating two burglaries in the same street


12:41pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating two burglaries in the same street.

Woman sustains injury following assault at Lakeside


11:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A WOMAN has sustained an injury after being assaulted at Lakeside.

Delivery driver admits to using metal detector to steal Roman coin

Echo: PROBE: Police carried out raids during investigations into false insurance claims

4:49pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DELIVERY driver from Grays used a metal detector to steal a gold Roman coin from a private estate in Norfolk.

Annual memorial for bereaved parents


1:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARENTS who have lost a baby are invited to a special memorial.

'Fat' man and 'toothless' woman part of gang that stole £900 cosmetics from Boots


12:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A “TOOTHLESS” woman and a “fat” man were part of a gang that stole £900 of perfume and cosmetics from Boots.

Racist thugs attack Laindon boy, age 12

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

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD Muslim boy was left with cuts and bruises after he was attacked by two racist men outside his home.

Two more men face trial over £100,000 gun theft

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

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FURTHER two men will stand trial in connection with the theft of £100,000 worth of guns from a lorry in Basildon, Kenneth Slade, 34, of Ferndown Close, Southend and Adam Balding, 31, of Grosvenor Road, Westcliff, denied conspiring to receive stolen firearms with two others.

Couple arrested in connection with burglaries across East Anglia

Echo: PROBE: Police carried out raids during investigations into false insurance claims

1:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN and woman who were wanted by police in connection with a series of burglaries have been arrested.

Men's miracle escape from horror collision


9:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO men are lucky to be alive following a horrific crash in Orsett.

Teen arrested following attempted break-in in Basildon

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

4:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE arrested a teenager in Basildon Town Centre on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Police hunting coffee and steak thief


12:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about the theft of meat and coffee worth more than £50 from a Laindon store.

VOTE: Will Ukip win Essex seats in the Commons next year?

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4:27pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Super kids' hero walk


7:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

WHEN it comes to raising awareness of childhood cancer they already talk the talk.

Cyclist snatches woman's bag

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A WOMAN had her handbag snatched by a thief on a bike.

Tesco staff help to revamp Langdon Hills nature reserve

Echo: Tesco to make changes to shop front

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

SUPERMARKET bosses have teamed up with wildlife volunteers to make improvements at a nature reserve.

Community cafe gets impressive hygiene rating


5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A VOLUNTEER-RUN community cafe has been awarded an impressive five star hygiene rating.

Can you help police find three teens who randomly attacked lad in Wickford park?


5:11pm Friday 26th September 2014

A BOY was beaten up by a group of teens in a random attack in a park.

Joyriding burglars terrorising Basildon


9:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A GANG of thieves are putting lives at risk by stealing cars and joyriding them around Basildon and Laindon.

Thieves smashed in to mourner's car while she was laying flowers on late partner's grave


12:13pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CALLOUS thieves broke into a woman’s car while she was laying flowers on her late partner’s grave.

Extra cops drafted in to tackle surge of break-ins in Laindon


12:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

EXTRA officers have been drafted in from Essex Police HQ to tackle a spate of burglaries in Lee Chapel.

Noel Fielding: Now I'm 40, I'll have mint tea on tour, not booze

Echo: BOOSH: Noel Fielding, who is to play York Barbican in the autumn

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

MIGHTY Boosh star NOEL FIELDING is to visit the Cliffs Pavilion in November. He tells KELLY BUCKLEY about his solo tour

Happy birthday Selex! 60 years of research and engineering in the heart of Basildon


6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIXTY years is a long time for any business...and Selex is one which has shared so much success.

Pictures: Crowds line the route for Wickford carnival


4:41pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THOUSANDS turned out to enjoy this year’s Wickford Carnival.

St Luke's Hospice's plea to join in charity triathlon


3:07pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS are being asked to swim, cycle and run in the name of charity.

Inquest opens after missing man is found dead


3:03pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE inquest into the death of man who went missing from his Laindon home has been opened.

Laindon families vow to fight changes to re-brand their estate


8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS have vowed to fight plans to rebrand their estate after new flower-themed road names were revealed.

Men distract woman in Basildon car park and steal £2,000 from her handbag


8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CALLOUS conmen tricked a woman in to getting out of her car before snatching £2,000 from her handbag.

Men faked road crash to claim compensation


6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THREE people have admitted faking a road crash to claim compensation.

We’re camping it up for a worthy cause...the fight against cancer


4:59pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MEET the drag queens who are fighting cancer – and looking fabulous while doing it.

Self-confessed "Victor Meldrew" fined for 999 nuisance calls


6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NUISANCE 999 caller who describes himself as “Victor Meldrew” has been ordered to pay more than £1,000.

Anger as death threat yobs get their jail sentence ditched


6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SHOP owner feels “completely let down” after the yobs who threatened to kill his family had their prison sentences overturned.

Overturned lorry causing delays at Sadlers Farm

Echo: Is the end in sight for Sadlers Farm roadworks?

12:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays at Sadlers Farm roundabout because of an overturned lorry.

Five are quizzed in immigration swoop in Laindon


9:06am Monday 22nd September 2014

OFFICERS raided a takeaway and a terraced house just yards from Laindon police station.

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.

Teen grabbed on way home from school

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

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who tried to drag a teenage girl off the street as she walked home from school.

Shock as football league suddenly collapses


10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Amateur football teams have been left out of pocket after a league was unexpectedly cancelled.

Detectives want to speak to this baby-faced lad about a burglary


2:56pm Friday 12th September 2014

DETECTIVES wan to speak to this young man about a burglary in Basildon.

Man and woman in court for robbery

Echo: Unemployed David Quinn, 49, of Bockingham Green, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court (file picture)

11:43am Friday 12th September 2014

A MAN and a woman have been charged with robbery.

Motorbiker injured in rush hour crash

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9:48am Friday 12th September 2014

A TEENAGE motorbiker suffered minor injuries in a rush hour crash.

County Council drop legal action against parents

Echo: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

12:32pm Monday 8th September 2014

ESSEX County Council will discontinue legal action against the parents of a child at Chancellor Park Primary School in Chelmsford after the family emigrated to America.

PICTURES: Chemical experts deal with acid leak in Purfleet


10:19am Sunday 7th September 2014

Essex Fire Service has released images of chemical experts dealing with an acid leak in Purfleet.

Chocolate heaven for Essex Country Show visitors


7:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

CHOCOLATE lovers will be in their element at this year's Essex Country Show at Barleylands, Biillericay, on September 13 and 14.

World's biggest Monster Trucks in south Essex for Essex Country Show


6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

SOME of the heaviest and tallest Monster Trucks in the world are on their way to south Essex.

Lake rescue demo as Newfoundlands prepare for Essex Country Show display


7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

ON Wednesday, September 10, the South Eastern Working Newfoundlands, will put their well trained dogs through their paces as they practice a Lake Rescue.

Excitement builds for 2014 Essex Country Show


11:59am Thursday 4th September 2014

EXCITEMENT is building for the Essex Country Show, the largest country show in the south east, on September 12 and September 14 at Barleylands in Billericay.

Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire


4:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WOMAN was left with severe burns to her face, arms and chest after she attempted to tackle a chip pan fire.

Drunken yobs face boot from ALL pubs


6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

DRUNKEN yobs causing problems in Billericaywill be banned from all the town’s pubs.

Towie's Arg safe and well after being reported missing

Echo: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:11am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Only Way Is Essex star James Argent is "safe and well" after he was reported missing.

Burglars stole £5,000 during burglary in Basildon


2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS stole £4,000 of jewellery and £1,000 cash from a house during a burglary in Basildon.



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