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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.

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.






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