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Fall at care home may have contributed to pensioner's death

Echo: Muriel Giles

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CARE home was accused of altering records about a dementia sufferer’s treatment and offered her husband £1,000 to stop complaining, an inquest was told.

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

Echo: Russell Brand

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Car smashed into newly built fence

Echo: Essex Police have closed the road

3:59pm Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a motorist who drove from the scene of an accident after smashing into a newly put up fence.

Police claim first success in boy racer crackdown

Echo: Police patrol Roscomon Way, Canvey after nabbing someone at the weekend with PCSO Nadia El-Hatimi St Mark McQuade and PCSO Ian Pealling

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are celebrating their first successful move in the fight against boy racers in Canvey.

Police search for alleged meat thief

Echo: Do you recognise this man?

1:08pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN is alleged to have stolen £50 worth of meat from a Benfleet Co-Op.

Cash boost for south Essex charities

Echo: ECC Awards 43 - CASTLEPOINT - Alex Dobinson (Canvey Island Youth) Cllr Maryse Isles (Mayor of CP), KT, Abigail Capper, Gemma Papworth (Essex Marching Corps)

3:27pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHARITIES in south Essex have been given more than £18,000.

Police search for £800 make-up thief

Echo: Do you know this man?

2:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN is wanted in connection with an £800 alleged theft from high-street chain store Boots.

Popular park to get toilets for summer

Echo: New facilities – John H Burrows recreation ground in Hadleigh

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TEMPORARY toilets are to be installed at a popular Hadleigh park.

We're hoping for a new war memorial

Echo: We're hoping for a new war memorial

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW war memorial could be built on Canvey in time for this November’s Remembrance Sunday service.

Sea defence concerns after bad winter weather

Echo: Sea defence concerns after bad winter weather

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ISLANDERS are worried about the state of Canvey’s sea defences after finding signs of damage to its seawall.

Family hit by Benfleet break-in on holiday return

Echo: webpix police arrest

5:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO Benfleet homes were broken into over the weekend with more than 40 items stolen including a large screen TV.

Toddler group organiser Claire up for two awards

Echo: Having a ball – Claire Ostermeyer celebrates her nominations in a ball pool with some of the youngstersin her Safari Tots Toddler Group

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO is celebrating after reaching the final stages of a coveted awards scheme after being nominated by parents of her Hadleigh toddler group.

County Hall making in-roads to sort Canvey's flooding troubles

Echo: Fixing the problems – county councilor Ray Howard at the pumping station by the Dutch Cottage, in Canvey Road

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

COUNTY Hall is planning to map every drain on Canvey as a way to deal more effectively with flooding.

Please can we sort out this pavement!

Echo: Concern - Mr Bull in his wheelchair in Rectory Road, Hadleigh

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN has started a petition in an attempt to persuade the county council to fix a dangerous footpath in Hadleigh.

Tank joins battle to save Jotmans

Echo: Firepower – the tank, with councillor Andrew Sheldon on board, backs up residents, councillors and Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris, fifth from left, at the threatened green belt site

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A TANK descended on Benfleet as scores of incensed campaigners rallied against plans for hundreds of homes in their neighbourhood.

Shower makes popular Canvey beach more family friendly

Echo: Shower makes popular Canvey beach more family friendly

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A POPULAR Canvey beach has been made more family-friendly with a new £13,000 shower.

Mayor Maryse wears student Daisy's dress

Echo: Special dress – Daisy Banks and Mrs Iles show off Daisy’s dress at the civic dinner

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TALENTED student used her dressmaking skills to design and create a gown for the mayor of Castle Point.

Schoolboy has head shaved for charity

Echo: Schoolboy has head shaved for charity

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SELFLESS schoolboy has had his head shaved to raise money for a charity set up in memoryof his best friend, who died after suffering a brain tumour.

Ex-councillor challenges Harris for Labour

Echo: Joe Cooke and his supporters

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FORMER Castle Point Labour councillor has been chosen to challenge Tory MP Rebecca Harris at next year’s general election.

Mum treated by student paramedics bled to death

Echo: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A PREGNANT woman bled to death after two student paramedics waited 40 minutes before taking her to hospital, an inquest heard.

Benfleet man facing jail after downloading thousands of child porn pictures

Echo: webpix police arrest

6:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A BENFLEET man is facing jail after pleading guilty to downloading thousands of indecent images of children in just nine months.

Bullseye grans are at the top in world of darts

Echo: Double take – Joan Dawson, 88, and Joan Burrows, 91, prove age is no barrier to success as they have just won the doubles final of a female darts league on Canvey

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BEATING the competition to become champions of a darts league is a big deal for anyone.

Almost half of new estate already sold

Echo: Almost half of new estate already sold

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

ALMOST half of homes on a newly built housing estate in Thundersley have been sold.

Mum's £10k thank-you to brain tumour charity

Echo: Ready to make the jump – Dawn (top middle) with some of her fellow skydivers

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DETERMINED mum is skydiving with a group of friends to raise £10,000 for the charity supporting her seriously- ill son.

Desperation over poor state of Canvey road

Echo: Caught in the act – as Echo photographer Luan Marshall took pictures of councillor Peter May, front, and campaigners, a lorry mounted the pavement behind them

7:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FURIOUS councillor has threatened to take County Hall to the Local Government Ombudsman over a threeyear battle to fix “appalling” pavements in Canvey.

Headteacher’s praise for staff and pupils after ‘good’ Ofsted report

Echo: Emma Lane, Headteacher of Northwick Park Primary School, is also the executive head at Leigh Beck Infant School and Nursery. With Daren Partridge - Head of Leigh Beck Junior School,

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HEADTEACHER has praised the “fantastic staff and pupils” at her Canvey primary school, despite it losing its “outstanding” rating.

New start as flats block gets revamp

Echo: Mayor Maryse Iles cuts the ribbon

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A RUN-DOWN Canvey housing estate has been revamped and renamed in a bid to change its bad reputation.

Selfless teacher gives kidney to save his pupil

Echo: Thank you – teacher Ray Coe gets a hug from Alya Sheikh

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A TEACHER has been hailed a lifesaver after donating a kidney to one of his pupils.

Man taken to hospital after assault at a Canvey pub

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

6:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

A CANVEY man had to be taken to hospital following an assault outside a pub.

Business of the Year announced at annual Castle Point awards

Echo: The mayor with the winners

5:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

A BENFLEET tyre company has scooped a top borough business prize.

Four car crash on Canvey

Echo: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

1:35pm Monday 7th April 2014

TWO people were rushed to Southend Hospital after a four car crash on Canvey.

450 caught in fare-dodging blitz on c2c line

Echo: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

ALMOST 450 people have been fined or face prosecution after a four-month crackdown on fare evaders on c2c trains.

Canvey men arrested on boat with 11 Albanians

Echo: Canvey men arrested on boat with 11 Albanians

7:30am Monday 7th April 2014

TWO Canvey men have been charged after 11 Albanians were found on a boat, off the Kent coast.

Pub parking charges clog road with cars

Echo: Pub parking charges clog road with cars

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

ANGRY neighbours have criticised a Canvey pub’s decision to charge customers to use its car park.

Councillors give new Aldi the green light

Echo: Aldi plan to build a fourth store in Swindon

3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A BUDGET supermarket will be built in Benfleet after plans were rubber-stamped by councillors.

School children make jewellery discovery on journey home

Echo: Do you recognise this?

2:51pm Friday 4th April 2014

TWO youngsters found a haul of jewellery as they were walking home from school.

Wilko Johnson to play Glastonbury

Echo: Wilko Johnson shredding at Village Green Festival last year

10:09am Friday 4th April 2014

TERMINALLY-ILL guitarist Wilko Johnson will play the UK’s biggest festival this summer.

Water main bursts in Thundersley

Echo: Diversions in place while roads are resurfaced

10:05am Friday 4th April 2014

A WATER main has burst on a busy Canvey road.

Mountain men raise £60k for Indee Rose Trust

Echo: Heroes – the group who have just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Russell Dopson, Indee’s dad, at the front

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A CHILDREN’S charity is hoping to break the £100,000 mark in its fundraising campaign after undertaking an expedition to scale Africa’s tallest mountain.

Efits issued of pair who stole car at gunpoint

Echo: Efits issued of pair who stole car at gunpoint

2:29pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

POLICE have issued Efits of a man and woman who stole a car at gunpoint while on a test drive.

‘Put Thames crossing on Canvey’ sparks row between island and Thurrock

Echo: Campaigning – Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price, foreground, at Orsett Heath

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A ROW has flared between Canvey and Thurrock after an MP said a new Thames crossing should go to the island.

500 raging against green belt housing

Echo: Campaigners show their feelings

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

FRUSTRATED residents collected a 500-signature petition against homes destined for Benfleet green belt.

Campaign to keep sewers "fatberg" free

Echo: Burst main leaves 38 homes without water

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CAMPAIGN is being launched in Basildon and Canvey to help stop flooding and sewer blockages in thousands of homes.

Councillors determined to preserve lollipop patrols

Echo: Voicing opposition – Pam Challis

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

COUNCILLORS in Castle Point will fight against the county council’s plan to withdraw funding for lollipop men and women in Essex.

Police probe glazing firm shut down

Echo: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

ESSEX Police are now investigating the collapse of a double glazing firm which has left several south Essex homeowners thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Councillor missed housing vote after Facebook friendship with developer revealed

Echo: Rethink – Councillor Andrew Sheldon at the Blinking Owl cafe.

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A COUNCILLOR reluctantly left a crucial vote over plans to build a mini-town alongside the A127 after it emerged he was Facebook friends with the prospective developer.

Six vehicle crash halts rush hour traffic


6:04pm Monday 31st March 2014

A SIX vehicle crash has brought traffic to a standstill on the A13.

Make sure you're registered to vote

Echo: Make sure you vote!

3:41pm Monday 31st March 2014

CASTLE Point residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote ahead of next month’s elections.

Bailiffs scrapped and new charges in store for council tax dodgers

Echo: Castle Point Council shakes up its meetings

3:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

DEBTORS in Castle Point could face hundreds of pounds in charges if caught out owing council tax.

100-home development on Canvey in jeopardy

Echo: Development site – the Canvey building supplies company

7:00am Monday 31st March 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 100 homes on a Canvey building site could be scuppered as councillors are being urged to revoke planning permission for the development.


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