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The damaged car in red. Pic from Robin Cotgrove

Car bursts into flames in busy Morrisons car park

Tories increase majority on Castle Point Council

Tories increase majority on Castle Point Council

Four arrested after car fails to stop in Basildon

Four arrested after car fails to stop in Basildon

Dave Blackwell, Nick Alston and Ray Howard met to discuss policing issues on Canvey

Islanders told: Canvey is a low crime area

Revamped Hadleigh Park to open later this month

Revamped Hadleigh Park to open later this month

Man cut free from car after Benfleet crash

Man cut free from car after Benfleet crash

Traffic concerns – councillors Peter Greig, Neville Watson and Dave Blackwell at the site

Homes plan for former pub car park set for refusal again

Dog found collapsed and starved in Canvey alleyway

Dog found collapsed and starved in Canvey alleyway

Appeal – Father Leslie Drake and church warden Terry Babbage at St Mary’s Church, in Benfleet

Ancient church needs £20,000 to warm up

Benfleet man reported missing from his home

UPDATE: Missing Benfleet man found at Southend Hospital

Southend Hospital failed to meet targets after being swamped with patients

Failure to meet Government target will likely attract hefty fines for hospital

Ukip: Sadlers Farm is a waste of taxpayers' cash

Ukip: Sadlers Farm is a waste of taxpayers' cash

Independents – Liz Swann, Colin Letchford and Joan Liddiard

Councillors claim Canvey Independent Party has "lost its way" as they quit group

Four-vehicle accidents blocks Canvey Way

Four-vehicle accident blocks Canvey Way

Attempted armed robber makes gun threat on Canvey

Woman threatened with gun in robbery on Canvey

Police want to trace owner of jewellery found in Benfleet

Police want to trace owner of jewellery found in Benfleet

I hate heights, but I’ll climb mountains in my aunt’s memory

I hate heights, but I’ll climb mountains in my aunt’s memory

Bill Sharp called for the decision to be taken again

Tories clash on green belt home plans

Cabbies and restaurants to be given sex exploitation awareness training

Cabbies and restaurants to be given sex exploitation awareness training

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in the buttock in brawl

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in the buttocks during brawl

Burglar jailed after admitting three-week crime spree

Burglar jailed after admitting three-week crime spree

A flight with a difference as Gavin jumps from 13,000 feet for children's charity

A flight with a difference as Gavin jumps from 13,000 feet for children's charity

Councillors Neville Watson and Dave Blackwell are worried about possible future expansion

Expansion fears for Canvey hazardous chemical storage sites

Headteacher hopes academy conversion will boost struggling Canvey school

Headteacher hopes academy conversion will boost struggling Canvey school

The Admiral Jellicoe, in High Street, Canvey

Parents left children alone in car while getting drunk at pub

Air ambulance landing in Thundersley (Picture: SiFocusUK Photography)

UPDATE: Man suffers suspected broken leg in Thundersley crash

Graffiti in The Chase, Benfleet

Police appeal for information about graffiti vandal

Rare bees could scupper Canvey industrial estate plan

Rare bees could scupper Canvey industrial estate plan

Man will stand trial for GBH

Man will stand trial for GBH

Dave Blackwell believes pubs cannot be realistically saved unless they are well-used

MP: Give protected status to pubs to save Canvey landmarks

Fears of future applications as lapdancing club is granted licence

Fears of future applications as lapdancing club is granted licence

Ten-year-old Emma's bravery helped mum and brother after horror road accident

Ten-year-old Emma's bravery helped mum and brother after horror road accident

Burglars target Canvey cafe twice within a week

Burglars target Canvey cafe twice within a week

Councillor Alan Bayley believes his alternative suggestion for the junction is cheaper and safer

Dangerous junction is being redesigned

Councillor Neville Watson believes standards will improve

Governors sacked in bid to improve Canvey school

Bravery medal presented to naval veteran by Russian government

Bravery medal presented to naval veteran by Russian government

Councillor Norman Smith is disappointed the cottage could not be saved

400-year-old cottage could be demolished after it is ruled 'not of historical interest'

Students question shadow minister

Students question shadow minister

CCTV pictures released as police investigate indecent exposure on train

CCTV pictures released as police investigate indecent exposure on train

Three-vehicle crash blocks A127 near Rayleigh Weir

Three-vehicle crash blocks A127 near Rayleigh Weir

Money pledged in attempts to revamp Canvey skatepark

Money pledged in attempts to revamp Canvey skatepark

Car and bike in Canvey crash

UPDATED: Man suffers chest injuries in Canvey crash

Newsagent fights off attempted robber who tried to take money and cigarettes

Newsagent fights off attempted robber who tried to take money and cigarettes

BMX rider Dan Skarott called on the council to find the funds needed

Canvey skatepark under threat because it is too expensive to repair

Two-vehicle accident blocks Canvey road

Two-vehicle accident blocks Canvey road

Calls for dedicated Canvey seafront warden to tackle dog mess and litter

Calls for dedicated Canvey seafront warden to tackle dog mess and litter

Canvey councillor Ray Howard is pleased the money has been recouped

Consultants pay out £2.5m for Canvey road errors

Accident blocks road in Benfleet

Accident blocks road in Benfleet

Gangs coming to Castle Point to dump rubbish, MP claims

Gangs coming to Castle Point to dump rubbish, MP claims

Dog walkers urged to use bins on Canvey seafront

Dog walkers urged to use bins on Canvey seafront

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