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Woman, 82, escapes as her home is hit by gas explosion

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6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN 82-YEAR-OLD woman was rescued from her home after a gas explosion destroyed her conservatory, blew out a wall and ripped a door off its hinges.

TV star Amy Childs involved in car crash

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12:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

REALITY TV star Amy Childs said she is “lucky to be alive” following a car crash last night.

Mystery after cops find haul of pheasants in boot

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8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the suspected poaching of 20 pheasants from a remote farmer’s field.

A127 reopened at Noak Bridge following crash

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4:27pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE A127 has reopened at Noak Bridge following a multi vehicle accident.

Police hunting Billericay burglary pair

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3:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

Police have appealed for information following a series of burglaries in the Billericay area, believed to have been carried out by the same thieves.

Woman in critical condition after car park fall

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9:01am Friday 10th October 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from the roof of a multi-storey car park.

Police look for two men in connection with theft of loyalty cards from Lakeside

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2:28pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE would like to identify two men in connection with the theft of loyalty cards and a stamp from Taco Bell, Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Police looking for two people in connection with theft of mobile phone

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12:46pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE want to identify two people in connection with the theft of a mobile phone at Vue cinema in Lakeside last month.

Dad’s £4k apology from Essex Police

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6:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A FATHER given £4,000 by Essex Police after they failed to properly investigate the death of his son has spoken of his hunt for “justice”.

Thugs attack man and shop assistant in Laindon shop

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4:35pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Police are investigating a serious assault which took place inside an off licence at the Laindon Centre in Laindon.

Memorial trees not planted for 14 years

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2:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A FAMILY are still waiting for the council to plant memorial trees to their late relatives ...

Fight spirals out of control into hit and run incident

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6:06pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THREE men were injured in a hit-and-run after a brawl spiralled out of control.

Asian family hit by heirloom gold thief

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6:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

POLICE say burglars who stole £9,000 of family heirlooms left the owners devastated.

Police want to speak to this man about theft from TK Maxx

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3:37pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from T K Maxx in Basildon.

Yellow lines bid to end school parking misery in Wickford

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3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

YELLOW lines could be painted in a residential street to stop parents causing traffic chaos when dropping off their children at school.

Laindon police officer in court for careless driving

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

1:18pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A LAINDON police officer has been charged with careless driving following a smash at Sadlers Farm.

Woman woke from afternoon nap to find two teens trying to break in to house

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10:37am Friday 3rd October 2014

A WOMAN woke up to find two teenage boys trying to break in to her house.

"Welcome to Basildon's forgotten estate"

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10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A GROUP of Pitsea residents are so fed up with their rubbishstrewn estates, they are clearing them up themselves.

Fatal crash helpers recognised by police for bravery

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5:18pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Chief Constable of Essex Police was one of nine people commended for their help at the scene of a fatal road accident.

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

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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

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12:41pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating two burglaries in the same street.

Woman sustains injury following assault at Lakeside

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.






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