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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.

Girl depends on specialist apps and device to communicate


8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A THIEF stole a “lifeline”

EastEnders star Danny Dyer's family day in Southend


7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

EASTENDERS actor Danny Dyer swapped being the landlord of the Queen Vic for the sights of Southend seafront when he popped into town at the weekend.

Crash sparks rush hour A127 jams

Echo: Cars were gridlocked back to Rayleigh Weir (file picture)

9:51am Thursday 25th September 2014

A THREE-vehicle crash on the Rayleigh track of the A127 caused peak-time tailbacks on the A127 heading towards London.

Southend seafront traders: We must have an inquiry over flooding


6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TRADERS left devastated by another major flooding incident on Southend seafront have called for independent inquiry into the incident.

Man stabbed in Leigh


3:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed after attempting to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman.

Firefighters free child from climbing frame


9:55pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A CHILD had to be freed from a climbing frame by firefighters after getting his leg stuck.

Why town council has been sitting on £74k


5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW £74,000 public space is set to be created in Old Leigh to reflect the area’s maritime history.

Dad died while I studied...but I got top grades


11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A DETERMINED young woman whose father died while she was studying was overwhelmed as she received top grades in her A-levels.

No one can ever call me a "right tit" again


10:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Ashley Dalton from Southend tells us about being diagnosed with cancer at 41, the horror of chemotherapy and how her bald head makes a strong fashion statement. Just don't ask about her asymmetrical chest...

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.

Southend murder update: Victim named


1:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

POLICE have named the man murdered on the streets of Southend.

updated: Flights to Europe cancelled

Echo: easyJet have launched a new service to Geneva

10:35am Wednesday 25th June 2014

FIVE easyJet flights to and from Southend Aiport to European destinations have been cancelled due to a strike by French air traffic controllers.

Police release CCTV images of attempted break in to Grand Hotel

Echo: Police release CCTV images of attempted break in to Grand Hotel

10:55am Friday 20th June 2014

POLICE are asking the public to help identify men spotted on CCTV in connection with an attempted break in at Leigh’s Grand Hotel.

Search for bombs underway

Echo: Search for bombs underway

12:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

WORK is under way to rid Shoebury East Beach of unexploded bombs.

Disabled woman to risk life in swimming challenge

Echo: Carol Bianco at Southend Swimming and Diving Centre

12:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A WOMAN who can barely walk has pledged to swim half a mile to raise awareness for her rare condition – even if it kills her.

Congestion-busting plan for Rayleigh

Echo: Councillors Eddie Dray and Jack Larman

8:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

MOTORISTS could soon get some relief from delays in the heart of Rayleigh as new measures to tackle traffic congestion are planned.

Crashes in Benfleet and Hadleigh cause traffic delays

Echo: The police element of council tax could rise

3:58pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

THERE are traffic problems in Benfleet this afternoon after a crash.

Concern grows for Dr Feelgood guitarist

Echo: cancelled gigs - Wilko Johnson

6:30am Wednesday 30th April 2014

WILKO Johnson has cancelled six dates on his Going Back Home Tour.

Investment group confident of building holiday resorts one year on from administration woe

Echo: Harlequin Property investors warned before parting with more cash

1:27pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A SOUTH Essex-based developer of luxury Caribbean holiday resorts which placed its sales company into administration a year ago says it is turning the business around after a "difficult year".

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".

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

Echo: Heartbroken: Mum Karen Glover with Tahlia

6:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her “blue-eyed angel” who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug – previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.

Quadruple bypass won't stop my 154ft challenge

Echo: Dave Walkre - ready to abseil 154ft

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AFTER undergoing gruelling heart surgery most people would be taking it easy.

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.

Four workers arrested after immigration raid at restaurant

Echo: Shima Indian Restaurant, the Broadway, Leigh 01702 476411

1:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FOUR illegal workers have been arrested after a raid at a restaurant in Leigh yesterday.

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.

Sun shelter's £300,000 cafe revamp

Echo: Antonia Waite

6:54pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A RUNDOWN seafront sun shelter is set to undergo a £300,000 makeover to be turned into a modern bar and eatery.

Charity needs more toiletries for hospital

3:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

A CHARITY which provides toiletries for patients who end up in hospital unexpectedly is in need of donations.

Woman arrested over Leigh stabbing released without charge

Echo: Police incident cordons off Leigh street

8:08pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE WOMAN arrested in connection with stabbing a man in the chest in Leigh on Monday night has been released from police custody without charge.

Fire damaged jewellery found in Leigh

Echo: Fire damaged jewellery found in Leigh

1:32pm Friday 14th March 2014

THESE fire-damaged pieces of jewellery were found off Flemings Farm Road in Leigh on Wednesday.

Lucy is off to States for world balloon sculpture contest

Echo: Lucy Hennessy

3:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A WOMAN who left her city job 12 years ago to become a balloon artist, is heading to the USA to compete for Great Britain.

Rochford man held in international £50million fraud probe

Echo: Rochford man held in international £50million fraud probe

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A FORMER Rochford man has been arrested by police probing a £50million global fraud.

Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church

Echo: Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church

8:20am Monday 10th March 2014

RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes as firefighters tackled a blaze at the rear of a Westcliff church this morning.

Village Green headliner revealed as Beth Orton

Echo: Beth Orton

10:20am Wednesday 5th March 2014

SINGER Beth Orton has been revealed as the headline act for this year’s Village Green festival.

Volunteers wanted for families in need

Echo: Volunteers wanted for families in need

9:30am Monday 24th February 2014

A SCHEME offering crucial help and advice for families in need is appealing for volunteers to continue its work.

We’re crying out for more one-way roads

Echo: We’re crying out for more one-way roads

6:00am Monday 24th February 2014

TOWN councillors say oneway systems should be introduced in Leigh to stop roads becoming gridlocked and potentially dangerous.

Businessmen ready to unveil new £1.5m bar

Echo: Businessmen ready to unveil new £1.5m bar

6:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

A BAR which has had a £1.5million revamp will create about 20 new jobs in Southend town centre.

After all my hard work, someone's gone and stolen my lovely rabbit

Echo: After all my hard work, someone's gone and stolen my lovely rabbit

3:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

A THIEF has hopped off with a rabbit-shaped topiary from a garden in Southend.

We're running marathon to thank hospital

Echo: We're running marathon to thank hospital

3:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

A BROTHER and sister are limbering up to run the London Marathon to raise money for the hospital which saved her life.

Full bomb alert as package is found at Shoebury Ranges

Echo: ministry of defence logo mod

8:20am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A FULL-SCALE bomb alert swung into action at Shoebury ranges after a suspicious package was found.

My little sis is inspiring me to run marathon

Echo: My little sis is inspiring me to run marathon

6:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

BROTHERLY love has inspired a man to run 26.2miles to raise funds for a cystic fibrosis charity.

Volunteers get training at new hospital centre

Echo: Volunteers get training at new hospital centre

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

TRAINING for volunteers who will help to run a £650,000 cancer support centre at Southend Hospital has begun.

Superhero mums run for charities

Echo: Superhero mums run for charities

7:00am Monday 17th February 2014

THREE superhero mums have joined forces to raise vital funds for local charities.

Updated: A127 underpass at Rayleigh Weir closed after flooding

Echo: Fairfield High School closed due to flooding

9:10pm Friday 14th February 2014

A section of the A127 under a bridge in Rayleigh has been closed.

CCTV cameras for Shoebury’s beach

Echo: CCTV cameras for Shoebury’s beach

10:00am Friday 14th February 2014

SOUTHEND Council has announced plans to install CCTV at a Shoebury beach after fears of vandalism at new beach huts.

TV's Sarah Beeny in town for new property show

Echo: TV's Beeny in town for new property show

8:30am Friday 14th February 2014

FILM crews set up camp in Southend for an episode of the Channel 4 TV series, Double Your House for Half the Money.

Mo's Walter Mitty didn't break the law

Echo: John Handley and Mo Larkin

3:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

ESSEX Police has dropped its investigation into Basildon mayor Mo Larkin and her former partner John Handley due to a lack of evidence.

Air ambulance called to Southend beach

Echo: Air ambulance attend incident by Southend beach. Picture courtesy of David Childs

11:40am Thursday 13th February 2014

AN injured man has been seen laying on the ground surrounded by armed police in a road in Southend.

Armed police attend incident in Southend

Echo: Armed police attend incident in Southend

10:56am Thursday 13th February 2014

ARMED police are attending an incident in Southend.

Coastguard called to washed up fuel tank

8:40am Wednesday 12th February 2014

SOUTHEND Coastguard was called to Westcliff beach yesterday after a petrol fuel tank was found there.



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