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Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Echo: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Drainage needs overhaul


6:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEAFRONT traders and politicians called for an overhaul of Southend’s draining system as some parts only work at low tide.

Spink: I wish I'd had the courage to trigger a by-election in Castle Point


4:16pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Castle Point MP Bob Spink says he regrets failing to trigger a by-election after quitting the Tories in 2008.

Teen avoids jail after fracturing victim's skull at Canvey's Haystack pub


6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A TEENAGER who fractured his victim’s skull in two places with a single punch has avoided jail.

Art and music festival in Hadleigh


5:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Firemusic International Contemporary Music festival reaches an inspirational finale this week with a unique artistic collaboration between music and the visual arts.

Seevic students honoured for dedication and hard work


7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE than 50 students were honoured for their academic achievements in an awards ceremony.

Strictly's Steve opens new Canvey Wick nature reserve


7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CROWDS flocked to see Strictly Come Dancing star Steve Backshall officially open the Canvey Wick nature reserve.

Parking wardens to be issued with CCTV cameras

Echo: Traffic warden Paul Evans of APCOA Parking

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC wardens in south Essex will be fitted with body cameras to deter assaults and gather evidence on poorly parked motorists.

Updated: Travellers leave Canvey


10:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of travellers have left Canvey following a weekend of chaos.

Fire on Canvey marshes


10:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a grass fire on Canvey marshes.

Burglars make off with six foot Persian rugs

Echo: Figures released following freedom of information request

3:41pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A GOLD watch and three cashmere rugs were stolen from a home on Canvey.

Double tax bill for flooded out family

Echo: Canvey Island Floods

7:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FAMILY forced to move out of their flooded home have been told they have to pay council tax on both properties.

Man alleged to have indecently exposed himself at chip shop


2:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

POLICE would like to identify this man in connection with a sexual offence.

Teacher’s car is left dented

Echo: Clock-change could affect streetlights...again

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEACHER has been left frustrated after a person drove into her car and then sped off.

Thief steals Billy’s noisy motorcycle


6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AYOUNG man is appealing for help after thieves stole his new motorbike.

Reader pic: Kayaking on Canvey as floods hit


9:57am Monday 21st July 2014

This was the scene outside my front door.

Reader pictures: Canvey road under water following flash flooding

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9:17am Monday 21st July 2014

Denham Rd & Sydervelt Rd Canvey flooded yesterday

Reader pic: Canvey flood

Echo: Canvey flood

8:26am Monday 21st July 2014

Picture of flooding on Canveyafter Sunday Storm

Reader picture: Flooding in Tongres Road, Canvey

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8:25am Monday 21st July 2014

Flooding in Tongres Road Canvey Island

Reader picture: Flooding on Canvey

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8:15am Monday 21st July 2014

Canvey floods - Cherry Close and dike turn into a lake.

Dutch visit for mural ceremony


6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CANVEY Community Archive members celebrated the completion of the seawall mural on Canvey – with some help from Dutch visitors.

Crooks cut off car park pay machines


6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

THIEVES used an angle grinder to cut off two pay and display machines at a busy Canvey car park – taking one with them and dumping the other on a nearby beach.

Exhibition for men who died in WW1


12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SERVICEMEN who gave their lives in the First WorldWar are to be remembered at a poignant exhibition this weekend.

I look forward to women being bishops


9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

IN 1978, the Bishop of Birmingham moved a motion seeking legislation to allow women to be both priests and bishops.

Reader pic: Flooding on Canvey

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6:34pm Sunday 20th July 2014

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Parking fears over expansion of Seevic


10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

FAMILIES living on two busy roads are concerned traffic will significantly increase when work begins on a Thundersley college.

We need £26,000 to help Ronnie walk


7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

PARENTS are fighting for funding to pay for a life-changing operation which could help their six-year-old son walk.

Kids learn sleuthing skills


6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS solved an Agatha Christie whodunnit with the help of high school students.

Army of volunteers cleans up beauty spot


10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS pitched in to clear up a Thundersley beauty spot after residents complained it was overgrown and untidy.

New Aldi to create 40 new jobs at Tarpots

Echo: Aldi

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A BUDGET supermarket is set to open this autumn – bringing scores of jobs to Benfleet.

Sort out dangerous beach paddling pool


7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

WORRIED councillors are campaigning to get a rundown pool on Canvey refurbished.

Town's tower could come down


6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SOUTHEND Council is considering demolishing four notorious town centre tower blocks that have dominated the skyline for half a century.

Petition for crossing in memory of road tragedy victim


6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition for a zebra crossing to be set up in memory of a tragic pensioner.

Time for last orders!


5:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

IS the pub trade a dying business?

140 new homes threat to Benfleet's green belt


6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

GREEN belt land in Benfleet is under threat from developers who want to build 140 homes.

Star Daniel comes to the aid of injured toddler


4:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A FAMILY have expressed their gratitude to a bright young boy and his dad who rushed to help an injured toddler in a park – while they waited 45 minutes for an ambulance.

Pensioner jailed over huge illegal tip


4:02pm Friday 11th July 2014

A PENSIONER has been jailed for six months for refusing to clean up a huge illegal rubbish dump he admitted running.

Falling shop sign in blackout drama


1:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CANVEY shop had to be evacuated after a power cable was ripped off the front of a nearby building causing an explosion.

Excitement builds for tomorrow's Canvey Carnival

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11:26am Friday 11th July 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to turn out tomorrow (Saturday) for a packed programme of events at Canvey Carnival.

Film project at old Castle View School


6:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

STUDENTS will be documenting the history of a Canvey school.

Family’s planning victory for girl, 3


6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A SICK little girl will get the help she needs after a heartfelt plea to build her a new bedroom melted the hearts of councillors.

Time for action to fix up Island track


4:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A TEACHER is pushing Castle Point Council to make urgent repairs to Canvey’s rundown public athletics track.

Man assaulted at Benfleet Station


9:26am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A MAN has been assaulted in two separate incidents at Benfleet Station.

£155million boost for roads and transport in South Essex.

Echo: A13 could be widened to three lanes

1:36pm Monday 7th July 2014

WORK is set to begin on three major transport schemes in South Essex after the Government agreed to plough in £155.8m of funding.

Church's fun day


10:00am Monday 7th July 2014

RESIDENTS came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St George’s Church, Thundersley.

Greater Anglia employees praised for customer service


10:02am Friday 4th July 2014

TWO train company workers have been recognised for their hard work.

Daughter's shave in dad's memory


9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A LOVING daughter is shaving her hair off in memory of her dad, who lost his battle against cancer.

Mobile home goes up in flames at 2am


6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A HOME has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Canvey pub celebrates reopening


11:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A Canvey pub has reopened.

Family homeless after firm closes down pub


6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A DEVASTATED landlady and her family will be left homeless when a Canvey pub closes this month.



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