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Anger over £175,000 salary as others receive 1 per cent rise

Echo: Proud – hospital chief executive Jacqueline Totterdell

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

SOUTHEND’S hospital boss has been given a whopping £20,000 pay rise – despite some of her staff getting just a 1 per cent increase.

Health Centre pays respect for tragic couple


3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

WORKERS at a Southend surgery have paid tribute to an "amazing" couple who helped children in Africa.

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.

11:30am Monday 28th July 2014

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

Three youngsters celebrate 100 per cent attendance record


9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN may be starting their school holidays and looking forward to six weeks off, but for others the break is unfamiliar.

Food chiefs' fears for oyster industry


7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

UNTREATED oysters from Southend may be making it on to restaurant tables across the country, food health experts fear.

Up to 20 ex St Hilda's students struggling to find new place


5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER pupils at a closed private school are in limbo after struggling to get bursaries elsewhere.

Maggie's M25 Blockade causes traffic chaos

Echo: Maggie Tuttle eventually got matters resolved,

12:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ROLLING motorway blockade masterminded by a Southend pensioner is causing traffic chaos on the M25.

UPDATED: Seafront reopened after man falls from Pier Hill Lift


10:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE closed a section of Southend seafront after a man fell from the Pier Hill lift walkway.

Two more arrests in Southend murder probe

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

9:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO more people have been arrested in a Southend murder investigation.

St Hilda's students set to transfer to nearby independent


2:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS left in limbo after St Hilda’s Independent Day School suddenly closed are to be taken in at Thorpe Hall.

Council in seawall race against time

Echo: Rethink - councillor Martin Terry where the seawall was to go

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Southend Council faces a race against time to put together a new seawall proposal, the Echo can reveal.

Lidl pays £1.1million for controversial site


6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A budget supermarket chain has stumped up £1million to try and push through foiled plans to build a store in Eastwood.

Leigh post office will open longer hours when it reopens

Echo: Post Office (8023839)

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POST Office has been closed for a revamp.

Free internet access for patients and visitors

Echo: The hospital will spend the money to help improve its "visiting experience."

1:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

PATIENTS and visitors at Southend Hospital will be able to access free wireless internet in selected areas from Monday, July 28.

Hundreds to take part in London to Southend bike ride

Echo: Thanks for support

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THIS weekend sees the London to Southend bike ride.

Hockley post office to close for revamp

Echo: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

HOCKLEY post office will close for a revamp and will reopen on Thursday, August 28, at 1pm.

700 sign petition to remove taxi rank in Shoebury

Echo: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A PETITION signed by hundreds of people to remove a taxi rank outside a health centre appears to have been ignored.

When did head know St Hilda's was doomed?


9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

SENIOR staff at a private school that suddenly closed last week stepped down as directors more than two months ago, it has emerged.

Plan for new museum in Rayleigh

Echo: Historian – Mike Davies clutches his award

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

RAYLEIGH could soon have its own town museum.

Boris Island airport plan is panned

Echo: An artist's impression of the Isle of Grain scheme

6:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE doubt has been cast on the prospect of the so-called “Boris Island” Thames Estuary airport plan going ahead.

Drink drive charge after Wickford crash

Echo: Case dropped against decorator who punched two men 'who were high on drugs' after faeces were thrown over his fence

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been charged with drink driving after a crash which left two children needing hospital treatment.

Man 'battered with cricket bat' at Rayleigh home

Echo: Squatters failed to report death of man in Southall - dug grave in garden for body

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN was allegedly battered with a cricket bat in front of children at his Rayleigh home.

US Air Force commander to give talk to Southend's Vulcan Restoration Trust

Echo: Visit the Southend Vulcan at Southend Airport

4:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Southend Vulcan Restoration Trust is hosting a talk by Colonel Rich Graham of the United States Air Force.

Man attacked cop with walking stick

Echo: Court Report - January 16, 2014

4:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN admitted hitting a police officer with his walking stick while being drunk and disorderly.

Benfleet boy gets key role in David Cameron's Government

Echo: Mike Penning in Southampton yesterday

6:53pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TORY MP with links to south Essex is one of the winners in David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle.

Southend Hospital may sell land set for health centre

Echo: The hospital

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital looks set to sell off 15 acres of land at Fossetts Farm to help pay for multi-million pound healthcare improvements.

Social club set to lose base again


1:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SOCIAL club for older people could be left without a base after being forced to leave its current home at the end of next month.

Video: Sole searching for the truth behind estuary fish stocks

Echo: David Alexander and Josh Hatton

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

BOSSES at London Gateway have insisted that their huge programme of making the river deeper has not affected fish stocks in the Thames.

Hypnotherapist suing hospital over car park fall

Echo: The hospital

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FORMER nurse is suing Southend Hospital for damages of up to £25,000 amid claims she fractured her shoulder after tripping over a broken parking barrier.

Woman robbed after being threatened with a knife


2:43pm Monday 14th July 2014

Detectives in Southend are investigating after a woman was threatened with a knife and had her car stolen.

Man airlifted to hospital

Echo: Police are investigating a collision that injured two people yesterday

1:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision in Great Wakering which has left a motorcyclist in hospital.

Passengers turfed off bus following crash in Southend


11:50am Monday 14th July 2014

A BUS crashed in Southend this morning.

Thousands enjoy Village Green festival


8:29am Monday 14th July 2014

FESTIVAL-GOERS basked in sunshine as Village Green returned for a sixth consecutive year in Chalkwell Park.

Man airlifted to hospital following Great Wakering crash

Echo: air ambulance

8:54am Monday 14th July 2014

A MOPED rider was left with serious leg injuries following a crash in Great Wakering.

Happy birthday! Southend's Cliffs Pavilion is 50 years old


10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

IT IS always showtime at the Cliffs Pavilion, but this week, for once, it is the building itself that is the star of the show.

Crash holds up traffic in Southend

Echo: Roundabout at Fossetts Way. Picture by Google Streetview

6:33pm Friday 11th July 2014

A three-vehicle crash is currently holding up traffic in Southend.

Touching tributes paid to Southend murder victim Hassan


2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

MURDER victim Hassan Mohammed Ibrahim was a “loving and caring” man who always put his family and friends first.

Search for Southend serviceman who died in the Second World War

Echo: ministry of defence logo mod

11:34am Friday 11th July 2014

A FRENCHMAN is searching for the family of a Southend man who died in France during the Second World War.

Flower expert to open his garden to to the public


11:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Agapanthus expert Michael Dedman will be opening up his garden and showing off his pride and joy flowers to visitors this weekend.

Hunt for Southend arsonist

Echo: Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts

11:07am Friday 11th July 2014

ARSONISTS set fire to a maisonette in Sutton Road, Southend.

Lack of residents' parking permits causes problems for those living in Southend road


7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

ANGRY residents are concerned their road is becoming a parking free-for-all after they opted out of a parking permit scheme.

Southend murder: Victim being airlifted to hospital

Echo: Mobile Send Your News

9:37am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AIR ambulance leaves Lucy Road as man who suffered stab wounds was taken to hospital. He died this morning.

UPDATED: Murder probe as man dies from stab wounds in Southend

Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

9:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man died from stab wounds in York Road, Southend.

Kids Kingdom Boss warns fun nights might be axed


3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BOY aged 14 was left with a black eye and a head injury as a teenage foam party at Kids Kingdom descended into chaos.

Towie romance rekindled in Southend


10:47am Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT'S been a traumatic few weeks for The Only Way is Essex stars Harry Derbidge and Bobby Norris.

£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.

Traders celebrate after council drops charges for Saturday afternoon shoppers


7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

TRADERS and residents are celebrating after councillors scrapped plans to introduce controversial Saturday parking charges.

Tributes to model student who suffered a fit


6:30am Friday 4th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a student who tragically died following an epileptic seizure.

Robin Hood show set to wow crowds


6:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Southend Robin Hood Country show this year is dedicated to damsels in distress and rascal merrymen.

Recycling a hit with kids


4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

CHILDREN at a primary school in Hockley are being encouraged to learn about recycling.



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