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New community hub for Southend town centre?

Echo:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new community centre could be built on the old Warrior Square swimming pool site or part of the flattened Queensway Estate.

Show must go on for Joan Rivers despite Gaza jibes

Echo: Fire outside Cliffs Pavillion

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THEATRE managers say the show will go on – in the face of calls to cancel a sold-out performance by comedian Joan Rivers over her inflammatory comments about Palestinians in Gaza.

Southend seafront's £850,000 lagoon opening finally revealed

Echo:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new Southend seafront lagoon is set to open in time for next year’s summer season.

Who do Labour hope will topple David Amess next year?

Echo: Julian Ware-Lane

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Labour councillor has been chosen to fight Southend West at next year’s General Election.

Dinghy floated out to sea rescued

Echo:

8:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GROUP of young people was rescued by lifeboat after their dingy began drifting out to sea.

Vandals torch shed and close dual carriageway

Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Vandals torched a shed, which led to the closure of a busy road.

Man charged with arson following 'deadly' fires

Echo:

8:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following two 'deadly' fires in Westcliff.

Mattress on fire behind garages

Echo:

9:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to extinguish a mattress which caught fire behind some garages.

Pacemaker won't stop Wolf from climbing Snowdon

Echo: Mentes said the views from the top were 'amazing'

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BRAVE group aged from six to 72 are going on a family outing with a difference, climbing Mount Snowdon in aid of charity.

New route opens through park

Echo:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW “green hub” has opened linking up woodland walkways and cycle routes to give visitors a tour around Belfairs Park and wildlife reserve in Leigh.

Eyesore tower blocks could be demolished in 18 months

Echo:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

TWO eyesore office blocks which have blighted Southend for over a decade could be flattened within 18 months.

SEVEN mattresses dumped in skate park

Echo:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SEVEN mattresses were dumped in a skate park after being stolen from a nearby recycling centre.

Simon Meecham sentenced to 22 years behind bars after murdering ex-partner

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3:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

A man has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars after stabbing his former partner to death.

Help your Echo raise cash for Southend Hospital's Keyhole Cancer Appeal

Echo:

2:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Echo is today backing a new appeal at Southend Hospital to raise £600,000 to allow surgeons to perform keyhole surgery in 21st-century conditions.

Social worker suspended over extreme porn

Echo: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A SOCIAL worker who was caught with extreme porn on his computer has had his suspension increased because he is “in denial” about his actions.

Electronic signs to unblock busy roads

Echo:

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

TRAFFIC congestion has been eased, thanks to electronic signs diverting motorists away from Southend seafront during the summer.

Seafront hotel ready for £1.5million expansion

Echo:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A PLUSH seafront hotel is to expand its spa in an ambitious £1.5million pound project.

IN PICTURES: Grocery firm fined thousands after failing to control rodents

Echo:

3:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A grocery store has been rapped to the tune of £10,000 after a number of food-hygene breaches.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Echo: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

10:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

Pier privatisation needed as it records a £1.2million loss

Echo:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Companies could again be asked to invest in Southend Pier after it made a £1.2million loss last year.

What Sienna left at Number 10

Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A BROWNIE met the Prime Minister at No 10...and gave him a present for his daughter.

Rival football team pitches up in Southend High Street

Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOOTBALL fans are gearing up for a new addition to Southend High Street – a Tottenham Hotspur club shop.

Anger of Shoebury flood plain homes

Echo:

5:24pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

CONCERNED residents say Shoebury cannot cope with 172 newhomes and four-storey offices.

Action promised on flooding

Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Five flooding hotspots in Rochford will have vital works carried out to prevent a repeat of last month’s deluge which damaged homes.

My holiday is ruined!

Echo:

6:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A GIRL has had her family holiday ruined after breaking her ankle at Chalkwell Fair.

Community gets tight-knit for war commemoration

Echo:

5:56pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A COMMUNITY joined together to knit 100 poppies to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Tory MP gets a promotion

Echo: Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge outside the MoD site in Blackgate Road, Shoebury

1:09pm Monday 11th August 2014

A South Essex MP has been promoted to a ministerial role in the Government, it has been announced today.

Complimentary treatments help make life easier for its patients

Echo:

1:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A VITAL service which helps patients and carers cope with serious illness is expanding – and needs more people to join its dedicated band of volunteers.

Woman posted on Facebook about three kids taken away from their parents

Echo: Facebook logo

12:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

ASOCIAL worker who posted Facebook messages bragging about removing three children from their parents is facing a fitness to practise hearing.

Dennis needs help to get Greedy Fish tale into schools

Echo:

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A DEVOTED dad is hoping to encourage children to love books with an illustrated story he wrote for his young daughter.

Fire at Southend Chinese take-away

Echo:

9:57am Monday 11th August 2014

A storage unit behind a chinese takeaway was completely destroyed in a fire last night.

Updated: Four arrested as man suffers head injuries in pub brawl

Echo: Figures released following freedom of information request

8:30am Monday 11th August 2014

A MAN has been left with serious head injuries after a brawl spilled out of a pub into the street.

Circus heading to town

Echo:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A NEW circus is heading into south Essex next week.

Rape suspect cleared

Echo: Scene – Cluny Square, where six males were arrested

3:51pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A MAN has been released from bail with no further action after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

Flying to Groningen from Southend Airport was so easy

Echo:

2:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

If you are looking for a romantic city break with a difference this summer, look no further than the Dutch city of Groningen.

Star coming to Southend

Echo:

12:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

BRYAN Adams is set to appear at the Cliffs Pavilionnext month.

Coastguard called on missing child

Echo: Busy weekend for coastguard in Thames estuary

10:51am Friday 8th August 2014

SOUTHEND Coastguard was called out to find a missing three-year-old child.

Wanted man in rooftop standoff with police

Echo:

2:24pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A wanted man was involved in a two-hour standoff with police this afternoon. 

Water company facing prosecution

Echo:

4:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A WATER company is being prosecuted for the death of a worker who is alleged to have been crushed by a vehicle.

Metrobank to move into Southend's HMV store

Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A clutch of new jobs will be created in Southend after a High Street reshuffle.

Dave's 50 years helping at events like the Commonwealth Games

Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

HE’S the volunteering equivalent of Usain Bolt and, at 71, Dave Record shows no sign of slowing down.

Councils spend £1.3million... to get rid of staff

Echo:

7:30pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TWO councils have been criticised for promoting a “golden goodbye” culture after it emerged nearly £1.3million had been spent paying off staff in the past year.

Bin fire in Southend treated as suspicious

Echo: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

5:40pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

SOUTHEND fire service rushed to a bin fire earlier this morning... for the second time in two days.

Anger at 'greedy' flats developer trying to cram in accomodation

Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

DEVELOPERS have been criticised for trying to cram 38 flats on the site of a Leigh used car dealer.

Pier experts to offer advice to Eastbourne

Echo: Pier is closed to save cash...do you agree?

9:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

PIER experts in Southend have offered to help out in Eastbourne after the Sussex town’s own pier was severely damaged by fire.

Customer exposes himself to workers at a Southend fish and chip shop

Echo:

8:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

POLICE are on the hunt for a man after he indecently exposed himself to workers at a Mr Chippy in Southend.

Work to start of cliffs landslide

Echo:

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

A LANDSLIDE on Westcliff seafront should be repaired and stabilised soon, according to Southend Council.

Ukip eye up running council

Echo: James Moyies outside the Civic Centre

2:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

UKIP say they have their eyes on a deal with Southend’s Independents next year to take power in a joint administration.

Litter pick to clean up High Street

Echo: Southend High Street is on theup

8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

ATEAM of volunteers helped clear up 16 bags of rubbish from Southend’s High Street as part of a clean-up campaign.

Man wakes up in hospital with no idea how he got there

Echo: Fire outside Cliffs Pavillion

5:10pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A MAN woke up in hospital with serious facial injuries and no idea of how he got there.






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