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READER PIC: Flooding in Southend

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10:58am Saturday 20th September 2014

THIS photo was taken just past the Kursaal at about 10pm last night. It was deeper than this but I couldn't take a picture sooner due to it raining so hard. One N-reg clio tried to drive through and broke down mid way and had to be pushed out by local residents. The fire service also turned up to help those with houses in the flood!

Woman drove Karen and tot to hospital after he scalded himself with tea at park picnic

Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A YOUNG mum who ran screaming into the street after her toddler was burnt with scalding tea wants to find the good Samaritan who stopped to help, so she can thank her.

Death of a woman who sued hospital for misdiagnosis

Echo:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN who sued Southend Hospital after A&E doctors repeatedly failed to spot her cervical cancer has died.

popular business next to the A127 has a price tag of £2.4m

Echo:

5:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ANYONE who has ever dreamed of owning their own go-karting track should get their wallets out now to take advantage of a rare opportunity.

Popular teacher's death shocks his colleagues and students

Echo:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHOOL community has been left in shock after the sudden death of its deputy head.

'Biggest ever' town centre homes plans on the horizon

Echo:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUTHEND Council will next week kick off a ‘once in a generation’ regeneration project to transform the face of a whole estate.

What is planned for Southend's libraries?

Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

All Southend’s libraries will keep at least one paid member of staff – and offer users free wi-fi internet connection – under plans to strengthen the library service.

Terry Alderton admits to worst gig of his life

Echo:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMEDIAN Terry Alderton says he is horrified at getting booed off the stage at the Invictus Games closing ceremony.

Southend schoolkids have 'most improved' test results in whole country

Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JUBILANT council bosses are celebrating a remarkable turnaround after Southend achieved record results in school tests for 11-year-olds this year.

Which Tory MP has claimed thousands for London hotels - despite having TWO flats there?

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

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TORY MP has come under fire after for claiming £11,348 of taxpayers’ money, mostly on London hotels – despite having two homes in the capital.

Weird and wonderful markingson land at Meadowbrook Farm

Echo:

5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THESE amazing crop circles have appeared on farm land in Rochford.

Father of Southend tennis stars dies aged 94

Echo:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE father of three tennis stars has died at the age of 94.

Hospital administered three times recommended dose of sedatives

Echo:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

THE family of a woman who died after being given three times the recommended dose of a sedative has been awarded £65,000 in compensation.

Is it time to privatise Southend's historical attractions?

Echo: Southend pier

6:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THEY are seen as the jewels in Southend’s crown – and the pier, Southchurch Hall, the mayor’s parlour, Porters and the cliff lift give the town its distinctive character.

CCTV set for problem park?

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

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CCTV cameras could be installed as part of longawaited plans to rid a Southend beauty spot of drink and drug abusers.

Company launches new training after incidents

Echo:

1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ALEADING campaigner for the blind hit out at taxi drivers who refused to take a passenger because she had a guide dog.

Troubled tower blocks to get security guards

Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Security guards will be drafted in to patrol the Queensway estate from November, the Echo can reveal.

Army of residents try to save corner shop

Echo:

6:13pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PEOPLE power looks to have given a much-loved corner shop a stay of execution.

Rare crustacean set to pull in the crowds

Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN albino lobster, described as one in a million, is coming out of his shell as a new tourist attraction.

Man found dead in Shoebury

Echo: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

11:34am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EMERGENCY services have attended an incident in Shoebury.

Remarkable fundraising feat of man with a devastating disease

Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAN whose life has been turned upside down by a rare brain disease is hoping specialist physiotherapy will help him and other sufferers.

Police want to question women over fight

Echo:

9:55am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRITISH Transport Police are looking from three women following a fight at Prittlewell station shortly after 10.30pm on Wednesday, July 30.

Hundreds of pounds in fines for dumped car

Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CAR left close to a busy road junction in Westcliff has still not been removed, despite calls for action to be taken from motorists and residents.

Jamie Oliver has asked us to cook for him

Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RESTAURANT ranked the best in Essex has been asked to cook for Jamie Oliver when he returns to Southend.

Theatre to give refunds after star dies

Echo: Joan Rivers was a recent visitor to Crosthwaite

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

PEOPLE who snapped up tickets for Joan Rivers’ sellout Cliffs show have been assured they will get a full refund after the legendary comedian’s death.

Beach hut owners turn agains village green status

Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BEACH hut owners are unhappy about attempts to get village green status for Shoebury Common.

Victoria Centre in Southend now has 26 empty shops

Echo:

8:30am Monday 8th September 2014

A SHOPPING centre struggling to attract customers has 26 empty shops, a survey reveals.

Social worker misconduct hearing

Echo: Thirty six officers at Essex County Council pocketed more than £100,000

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

A SOCIAL worker who posted Facebook messages bragging about removing three children from their parents has been found guilty of misconduct at a fitness to practice hearing.

Dramatic pictures as car ploughs into the side of a house

Echo:

12:30pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A car has careered into a house in Southend, leaving a gaping hole in the propery.

Man in hospital with head and face injuries after Rayleigh attack

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

11:43am Saturday 6th September 2014

A man has been hospitalised with head and face injuries after being attacked in the small hours of the morning.

Main road into Rayleigh re-opened after air ambulance landing

Echo: The North West Air Ambulance waits to airlift casualties to hospital following the attacks. Picture courtesy of Ian Williamson.

11:01am Saturday 6th September 2014

One of the main routes into Rayleigh is currently closed for the air ambulance to land.

Pedestrians have been redirected away from centre's shops

Echo:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

TRADERS in one of Southend’s biggest shopping centres say their businesses are suffering because visitor numbers have fallen by more than half a million since the revamp of Victoria Gateway.

Bleeding man drama at shopping centre

Echo: New stores set for Victoria Centre

6:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A MAN was found collapsed and bleeding at a Southend shopping centre.

Southend Coastguard called after bomb scare on Shoebury East Beach

Echo: Busy weekend for coastguard in Thames estuary

9:14am Thursday 4th September 2014

SOUTHEND coastguard was called out to a bomb scare and a jet skier in trouble.

Traffic lights fail at roundabout

Echo: Chaos at Rayleigh Weir

8:14am Thursday 4th September 2014

TRAFFIC lights have stopped working at Rayleigh Weir roundabout.

Tory MPs criticise one of their own after airport plan is sunk

Echo: London Mayor Boris Johnson supports a 'Boris Island' Thames Estuary airport plan.

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Tory MPs hit out at one of their own after Boris Johnson’s plans for a Thames estuary airport were sunk in a new report.

REVEALED: How our doctors are in crisis in Southend

Echo:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Doctors’ surgeries across Southend are being swamped by patients – and GPs are struggling to cope.

Campaigners hope to stop seawall developments

Echo:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS hope to finally stop any future plans for a seawall at Shoebury Common by trying to register the land as a village green.

Rekha wins samosa spot

Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WOMAN who quit accountancy to be a full-time cook has won the privilege of selling her samosas at Jamie Oliver’s food festival.

Ex-sailor Donald, 91, receives medal for wartime service in Arctic

Echo:

9:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A SECOND World War veteran has been awarded the Russian convoy medal – 70 years on.

Delay to Liverpool Street train

Echo: Who will be the winners in Southend Victoria Station businesses bidding war

8:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TRAIN bound for London Liverpool Street is delayed.

Delay at airport

Echo: Southend Airport's new control tower ready for action

8:26am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A FLIGHT from Amsterdam from Southend Airport has been delayed.

Pub shut by traveller louts

Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A PUB was forced to close after it was invaded by travellers who began helping themselves to punters’ drinks.

'Boris Island' flounders

Echo:

8:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

‘BORIS Island’ has been rejected by aviation chiefs as too expensive and economically harmful.

Signal failure cancels service

Echo: Southend Victoria Train Station

8:43am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LONDON service to Southend has been cancelled and another altered due to a signalling failure.

Council’s red light for eight new flats

Echo:

5:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR dealership should not be converted into flats, according to town councillors.

Time to get Southend's clocks fixed?

Echo:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A BROKEN timepiece may be correct twice a day...but a retired mayoral chauffeur is on a crusade to get Southend’s working around the clock.

Turning the Ice Bucket Challenge on its head

Echo:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has turned the ice bucket challenge on its head, by pledging to survive on a single bucket of water each day for a week.

Southend student, Nathaniel, 15, is a magician in the making

Echo:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A TEENAGER has set sights on giving magicians like Dynamo and David Blaine a run for their money.

Antony’s visit to site of his family tragedy

Echo:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN paid a fact-finding visit to Shoebury Garrison after discovering his great grandfather died there in a freak accident.






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