• Sturrock disappointed by display

    SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock was disappointed by his side’s display against Lincoln City. An early Barry Corr header gave Blues all three points at Roots Hall. But that was not enough to satisfy Sturrock. “That was probably

  • Teenager rescued from sexual assault by two men

    A TEENAGER was moments away from being sexual assaulted when two men came to her rescue. The 16-year-old was in East Street, Southend, at 10.40pm on Saturday October 2, when a man grabbed her. Fortunately two men saw what was happening and pulled off

  • Man arrested following attack outside Basildon bar

    A MAN has been arrested following an attack outside a bar that left another man in hospital. The assault happened outside the Edge bar on the tenth floor of the Great Oaks NCP car park in High Pavement, Basildon, around 3.40am on Saturday October

  • Grass-cut contractor might take axe to jobs

    A COMPANY criticised for letting grass grow wild across the Basildon district could axe nine jobs. Staff working for English Landscapes, which manages Basildon Council’s grass-cutting contract, have told councillors the company wants to make job cuts

  • Paedophile back in jail over web use fears

    A CONVICTED paedophile, who groomed two girls over the internet, has been sent back to jail. Keith Butcher, 38, was released from prison earlier this year after he successfully won an appeal to have his original six-year sentence halved.

  • District’s £47,000 to shore up golf course

    TAXPAYERS cash is being used to prop up the private firm which has taken over the running of Basildon Golf Course. Basildon Council is paying £47,000 to Basildon Golf Centre to tide the company over during the winter months. The firm was planning to

  • Fire rescue boat goes into service

    MORE incidents of flooding across south Essex and fire crews providing more assistance at coastal and inland water rescues has led to the service buying a new fire rescue boat. Firefighters in Leigh, have taken to their boat as if they’d been born to

  • Search for witness after sexual assault on woman

    A YOUNG woman was subjected to a horrific sex attack in Leigh. Police are trying to trace a witness, who may be a taxi driver, who picked up the victim in a car, shortly after she was assaulted. He then drove her to the Highlands area of Leigh, where

  • Southend 10k charity run

    ECHO reader GLYNN FREEMAN submitted this picture of participants in the Southend 10k road race braving high winds for charity.