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"10.12.2016 13:47:01" echo-news.co.uk Huge rise in numbers of children treated for self harm A LEADING charity has revealed a worrying 26 per cent rise in the number of children and young people treated in hospital after self-harming in… Pretty worrying
"10.12.2016 12:14:18" echo-news.co.uk Laindon man charged with bomb hoaxes at the Eastgate Centre in Basildon He was remanded in custody over the alleged offences, which took place in 1997
"10.12.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Traffic cones to be given spruce up after council bosses confirm new third lane on A130 is still not safe to open TRAFFIC cones that have been in place on a busy road for nearly six months are being cleaned and replaced, as council bosses confirmed a new lane… The cones have been there for so long it's time to give them a clean...
"10.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex-based £7m cocaine gang jailed for 60 years thanks to business records kept by ringleader SEVEN members of an Essex-based crime group who conspired to supply cocaine with a street value of £7m have been jailed thanks to meticulous… “The evidence gathered and presented by police was overwhelming, leading to guilty pleas from those involved at all levels of the supply chain."
"09.12.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Rough sleepers given respite from winter thanks to extended night shelters 20 extra beds have been added to the 18 night shelter rooms this winter:
"09.12.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: Pupils take to the stage in colourful and energetic performance of Grease Grease is the word! Pictures from Belfairs Academy's amazing performance of the all-singing, all-dancing musical:
"09.12.2016 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: Fair brings Christmas cheer and raises £2,500 Children queued up to meet the big man and get a present in time for Christmas:
"09.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Kyanne, 13, gets role of a lifetime in London's the Nutcracker Talented Kyanne, who studies dance at Tring Park, will be performing in the English National Ballet's adaptation of the Nutcracker:
"09.12.2016 19:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Man denies drug dealing after police allegedly found him with man with drugs hidden in his backside The 23-year-old denied being concerned in the supply of heroin in Southend - he's due back in court next year:
"09.12.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Teen spends in excess of £600 on 7,000 Christmas lights to help raise cash for young people at YMCA Edward, 18, says he was inspired to help after realising how lucky he was to be young, healthy and in employment - good man!
"09.12.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Fly-tipper must pay out more than £2,600 for dumping fridge in residential street The man denied removing the fridge from a van and leaving it on the side of the road - but was found guilty
"09.12.2016 17:57:06" echo-news.co.uk Detective sacked for arranging on-duty sex sessions with colleague over work email This officer sent inappropriate sexual emails to a colleague, which included making arrangements to meet for sex while on duty:
"09.12.2016 17:54:08" echo-news.co.uk Traffic cones to be given spruce up after council bosses confirm new third lane on A130 is still not safe to open Cones along the A130 are now black after being in place for nearly six months...
"09.12.2016 16:30:00" echo-news.co.uk TOWIE star Dan Edgar drops in to Southend jewellers and makes generous donation to homeless charity Look who's been spreading some Christmas cheer in Southend...
"09.12.2016 16:02:17" echo-news.co.uk NATIVITIES: Don't miss our 32-page picture special including all these schools... Don't forget to pick up a paper on December 20:
"09.12.2016 14:53:04" echo-news.co.uk Award for council after Duke of Edinburgh participants clock up more than 23,000 hours of volunteering - in just one year The figure, which equates to more than two and a half years, is among the highest in the country
"09.12.2016 13:40:00" echo-news.co.uk Max takes the top prize at Active Essex awards night Basildon gymnast Max Whitlock has scooped Sports Personality of the Year at the Active Essex ceremony:
"09.12.2016 13:30:09" echo-news.co.uk Brave chef was stabbed three times by knifeman as he tried to protect 22-year-old niece, court hears A BRAVE dad was killed defending his niece from a knifeman in a “brutal, shocking and wholly unnecessary attack” in front of horrified… "The stab blow that caused that dreadful and life extinguishing wound was delivered by this defendant with severe force."
"09.12.2016 13:03:54" echo-news.co.uk Inquest opened into deaths of two friends found in car AN INQUEST has been opened into the tragic deaths of two young people who were found dead in a car. An inquest has opened into the deaths of Nikki Willis and Tom Putt who were found dead in a car:
"09.12.2016 11:50:00" echo-news.co.uk Inspectors praise 'good' GP surgery for turnaround after it was rated 'requires improvement' Staff have spent the past seven months working to turn this failing practice around:
"09.12.2016 11:11:56" echo-news.co.uk 'I just stood there and cried': Elderly couple scammed out of £2,500 by con artist tree surgeons The scammers quoted £1,250 for work - but charged the couple £2,800 without finishing the job properly:
"09.12.2016 10:55:29" We are on the look-out for the most decorated house in South Essex. Send us your pics by posting them below and they could feature in the paper. Please remember to include your full name, age, and where you live (this information may be printed).
"09.12.2016 10:35:17" echo-news.co.uk Licensed cabbies raise 'public safety' fears over Uber drivers operating in Essex The taxi app hasn't been officially launched in Essex but cars can still be pre-booked through the app - do you use Uber?
"09.12.2016 10:00:31" echo-news.co.uk Man fined £1,100 after dangerous dog bites child Lily the dog must now be kept muzzled and on a lead no longer than 1m when in public
"09.12.2016 09:47:26" echo-news.co.uk Residents fear they could be charged to leave their homes as ROAD is auctioned off What a bizarre situation - this bit of road is going up for sale:
"09.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Don't price out families': Campaigners' message to council over tower block's revamp Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock “We need to sit down with them as a council and find out what it is that they want from the refurbishment."
"09.12.2016 07:05:25" echo-news.co.uk Crash blocks road near high school A CRASH has happened near Southend High School for Boys. Watch out if you're heading this way:
"09.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Give us more parking! The Stockvale group campaigns to save tourism - by SCRAPPING action plan “If people know they will get stuck in traffic and not find parking, they will stop coming to our town, so we can't afford to lose one more space.” Would you agree?
"09.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Dishonest' doctor struck off after string of offences – including claim he misdiagnosed toddler The toddler's mum said: “We were told that if the blood test had been left for two more weeks she would have died.”
"09.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dad pays tribute to 'inspirational' son, Bobby, 28, who died in horror motorbike crash with lorry Bobby, who was a father-of-one, was killed in a crash on the A127 a week ago – his dad described him as “wonderful and a true inspiration”
"08.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Cases of winter vomiting bug higher than in last five winters Unfortunately there's no cure for norovirus, so you just have to let it run its course...
"08.12.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New £3million theatre suite opens at Southend Hospital "We can now provide the best care for our patients in one single location without compromise."
"08.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex Police investigated 51 claims of sexual exploitation by staff against crime victims, new report claims The report said there is still more work to do in preventing the "abuse of authority for sexual gain":
"08.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Festive fun at Christmas Bazaar in 1988 Here's today's old picture from our archives - recognise these two?
"08.12.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Donations flood in to Help Us Help Them in Essex homeless campaign Stevie decided this was the perfect time of year to do something positive - now she's collected hundreds of items, including coats, shoes, tents and food:
"08.12.2016 18:52:03" echo-news.co.uk Lane closed as traffic forms following A127 crash COMMUTERS are facing a miserable journey home after a crash has blocked a lane on the A127. Traffic is becoming very heavy, avoid if you can!
"08.12.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Family goes all-out with Christmas decorations after eight-year-old almost dies from diabetes Nicole's family are now on a Christmas-led mission to raise more awareness of Type 1 diabetes in children:
"08.12.2016 18:21:47" echo-news.co.uk A127 crash blocks one lane causing tailbacks A CRASH on the A127 is causing tailbacks. Watch out if you're heading this way:
"08.12.2016 17:43:45" echo-news.co.uk Essex Police appeal for information of 17-year-old Tia who has been missing for two weeks Have you seen Tia Wright? She has been missing for two weeks and it's believed she could be in Southend or Westcliff
"08.12.2016 17:04:17" echo-news.co.uk 'This mistake could have led to my husband's death': Your Echo Letters "I have spoken to two people this week who also had been given tablets for someone else."
"08.12.2016 15:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Meet the entrepreneur cashing in on morbid curiosities - selling human parts, taxidermy and fossilised insects Have you spotted The Fifth Corner Curiosity Shop? One of Henry's most precious items, the real-life shrunken head of a man, sold for £12,500 this week:
"08.12.2016 14:51:34" echo-news.co.uk Landscape gardener charged with stealing cash, jewellery and three shotguns in string of burglaries Hughes, 25, was due in court today charged with a string of burglaries:
"08.12.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend MP: 'Name and shame online trolls by printing their addresses' Have your say in our poll - should online trolls be allowed to stay anonymous?
"08.12.2016 13:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Man, 80, stages sit-in at GP surgery to get an appointment "I am not usually a bombastic person. But sometimes you have to be."
"08.12.2016 13:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen Leanne Williamson? Police want to be speak to her about an assault Police want to speak to this woman from Basildon in connection with an assault
"08.12.2016 12:45:00" echo-news.co.uk These derelict buildings in Southend are set to be demolished These buildings have been a magnet for anti-social behaviour and will be knocked down after years of complaints:
"08.12.2016 12:14:10" echo-news.co.uk Police warn public not to approach robbery suspect who allegedly threatened bank staff into handing over £2,000 If you see Gary Horn, please do not approach him:
"08.12.2016 11:57:44" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: New CGI images show future for £150million Airport Business Park IMPRESSIVE new CGI visuals, showing how the new £150m Airport Business Park will look once completed have been published. What do you think about how the new £150million Southend Airport Business Park will look?
"08.12.2016 11:56:25" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 18, left with broken jaw in late-night attack by two men at bus stop The teenager was left with a broken jaw after being attacked by two hooded men - please help if you have any information:
"08.12.2016 11:31:10" echo-news.co.uk Pug paralysed from the waist down after being thrown from a moving car Poor Crumble might not pull through after she was thrown from a car and left for dead at the roadside
"08.12.2016 10:32:23" echo-news.co.uk Cancer patient sues Southend hospital after penis is eaten by flesh-eating superbug A man who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery is taking legal action against the hospital. He was left fighting for his life and, after he lost most of his penis, is no longer able to have sex
"08.12.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents' fury after travellers allowed to move another caravan onto green belt camp “The travellers are now in blatant disregard of all the council's notices that have been sent and the matter is now getting worse.”
"08.12.2016 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Hungry drink-driver banned after crashing into car in drive-through queue Thompson was more than twice over the legal limit as she queued for her fast food
"08.12.2016 08:40:59" echo-news.co.uk Three people charged with drug offences, including possession with intent to supply, are up at Basildon Magistrates Court Three people arrested following the execution of a warrant in Pitsea are due to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court this morning, December 8,… They were arrested after a search warrant was carried out in Pitsea
"08.12.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile sharing images on Twitter spared jail despite admitting 'fascination' with child abuse The youngest of Thomas' victims was a boy aged around six months
"08.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Payday loan agent who tricked vulnerable people into borrowing nearly £15,000 is jailed One of her victims was disabled while another was heavily pregnant
"08.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Basildon company fined £40,000 after worker loses his leg being crushed by an excavator The worker had moved behind the excavator when it reversed, crushing him beneath one of the tracks.
"08.12.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Road rage thug left victim with serious heart condition 'a bloody mess' Paramedics struggled to stop the victim bleeding by the roadside and he spent seven hours in A&E
"07.12.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Council bosses' plea to delay £7 million education cuts The authority says the cuts could damage the "remarkable progress" made by our county's schools:
"07.12.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: How to get 18 days off work next year - but only book 9 days' holiday Get those holidays booked!
"07.12.2016 20:34:08" echo-news.co.uk MPs back start for Brexit negoitations by 'end of March' MPs have backed the Government to formally start EU withdrawal no later than the end of March 2017 - but only if it publishes its Brexit plan… The government will also publish the Brexit plan before triggering Article 50.
"07.12.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Prepare to be scared...Britain's Got Talent's Circus of Horrors comes to Southend The Never-Ending Nightmare show promises to feature an "amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story"...we're intrigued
"07.12.2016 19:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Police stop suspected burglar with stinger device after 32 mile car chase through Essex Police pursued the car from Jaywick to Colchester to Billericay, where a tyre-shredding device was put across the road to bring it to a dramatic stop:
"07.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police take to shopping aisles and car parks to crack down on Christmas crime The operation will see 'active citizens' patrolling shop aisles with fluorescent jackets and officers patrolling car parks to catch out thieves:
"07.12.2016 17:23:19" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Families pay tribute to young couple found dead - police confirm deaths not suspicious "We are so proud of you even though your time here was too short."
"07.12.2016 17:16:31" echo-news.co.uk COMMENT: Well done Katie, 12, you're an inspiration after raising £35k to save lives Youngsters often get a bad press...so it's lovely to revel in the story of Katie, 12, who has raised £35,000 to save lives...!!
"07.12.2016 16:16:40" echo-news.co.uk Dangerous new craze which sees youngsters cycle into traffic prompts police warning Video footage handed into officers shows at least five teenagers riding at speed towards traffic - police have warned it's 'only a matter of time' before someone is killed
"07.12.2016 16:00:40" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Busy roundabout flyover re-opens after two-car crash Two cars crashed on the Army and Navy flyover this afternoon - the incident has now been cleared:
"07.12.2016 15:30:00" echo-news.co.uk What happens when parents go to prison? We find out... “I was told not to say daddy was 'naughty' because he might think he will go to prison if he was ever 'naughty' at home. Instead I said he made a bad choice.”
"07.12.2016 14:50:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenage drug dealer banned from travelling in a car or having a phone that doesn't belong to him Essex Police will try to stop this 19-year-old from returning to his drug-dealing ways with this community order:
"07.12.2016 14:02:38" echo-news.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: I was assaulted when I was 15 by former Chelsea football coach EXCLUSIVE: I was assaulted when I was just 15 by former Chelsea and Leyton Orient coach...
"07.12.2016 12:57:41" echo-news.co.uk 'Selfish' van driver jailed after being caught behind the wheel while twice over the limit Smith will spend Christmas in prison - don't drink and drive:
"07.12.2016 12:26:10" echo-news.co.uk 'Whoever has done this is the lowest form of humanity': Thieves break into elderly woman's home devastated by fire a week ago The woman in her eighties was rescued from her burning home last week - now thieves have broken in to steal from her:
"07.12.2016 12:13:29" echo-news.co.uk Reunited! More than 400 people rally round to find missing Labrador, Murphy Thanks to the Tillys Angels group, Murphy is back home where he belongs:
"07.12.2016 11:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex man arrested at airport on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist act The 49-year-old from south Essex had arrived at the airport on an inward-bound flight from Istanbul:
"07.12.2016 10:55:01" echo-news.co.uk Two men and a woman in custody after police execute drugs warrant Police swooped on this address yesterday - these three are still in custody:
"07.12.2016 10:37:10" echo-news.co.uk Female motorcyclist suffers serious leg injury after crash with car The rider of the motorcycle, a woman in her 40s, was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury - did you witness the crash?
"07.12.2016 10:09:54" echo-news.co.uk Planks of wood on road triggers traffic chaos DRIVERS are facing delays after a main road this morning became littered with debris. If you're stuck on the A13, here's why
"07.12.2016 10:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Joe, 75, is still fighting fit with black belt win AN inspirational pensioner proved he is fighting fit by securing his second black belt at the age of 75. An inspirational achievement for Joe who only took up karate at 62
"07.12.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hospital hires £1m consultants to 'save money' Hospital bosses are hoping £1m spend will save them money!
"07.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Two fake cops force their way into vulnerable 60-year-old's home to search him and steal his bank ca The two men patted the victim down and told him to take off his coat before taking his bank card and using it to steal £480 – please call 101 if you have any information
"07.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Gentle giant' Daniel wakes from induced coma and sent home seven weeks after being found unconsciou Daniel was in a coma for five weeks after he was discovered unconscious at the back of Bar One in Canvey by a cleaner
"07.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mass drunken brawl involving at least 15 men erupts at railway station Police say that every person involved in this nasty fight was intoxicated – did you witness the brawl?
"07.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Tom will forever be in my heart': Tributes pour in to tragic young couple found in car Touching tributes have been paid to Tom Putt, 20, from Leigh, who was found dead alongside Nikki Willis
"06.12.2016 23:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Four in ten Essex workers will call in sick this winter... because of the weather Would you call in sick because your office is too chilly?
"06.12.2016 22:26:08" echo-news.co.uk Police remain in town centre as part of 'ongoing' incident Four police cars have been spotted
"06.12.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Police invite crime victims to view 100 suspected stolen items found during raid Anyone who has recently had items stolen, specifically from their vehicle, in the Southend and Shoebury area is invited to attend:
"06.12.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents' delight as they buy woodland Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock “We are over the moon to have finally succeeded in our fundraising"
"06.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Volunteers give out police advice in run up to Christmas on Canvey Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Keep your eye out for these community volunteers who can help keep you safe
"06.12.2016 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: Crowds flock to Canvey lantern parade and Christmas market Some lovely pictures here from the weekend's lantern parade:
"06.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Extra officers on patrol during Xmas build-up POLICE have increased patrols in Southend town centre in a bid to prevent crime and disorder during the run-up to Christmas. The town will get two extra officers during the day and six on weekend nights
"06.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man robs boy, 14, at knifepoint and steals his iPhone The man pushed him before getting out a knife and stealing the iPhone 6S from the boy's pocket:
"06.12.2016 18:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Man reported for drink driving after three-car crash on the A128 near Brentwood "What will it take to make people listen? Don't drink and drive."
"06.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Plea for police spit guards after officer spat at in the mouth This must be a horrible ordeal for the officer involved
"06.12.2016 17:56:32" echo-news.co.uk Family's tribute to cyclist killed in road accident, as police arrest 36-year-old driver "A loyal, honest and very hard working devoted family man, an old fashioned charming gentleman."
"06.12.2016 17:30:01" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO TRIBUTE: Young man and woman found dead in car named locally Our thoughts are with Nikki and Tom's friends and family
"06.12.2016 17:22:34" echo-news.co.uk Southend road blocked in both directions as lorry hits railway bridge What a mess - thank goodness no one was seriously hurt
"06.12.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police warn shoppers over bicycle-riding phone thief who targeted 12 victims in a week SHOPPERS have been warned to keep their wits about them when using their phones in Southend High Street after a spate of thefts by a man on a… "People have got their phones in their hand, they might be talking or texting, and then it's gone in the blink of an eye."
"06.12.2016 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Mini town' could be built near to the A130 Up to 800 homes, a new primary school and a new country park the size of 100 football pitches could be built on land close to the A130 - can this area cope?
"06.12.2016 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police invite crime victims to view 100 suspected stolen items found during raid POLICE have invited potential owners of suspected stolen items found during a raid to visit their station. Police believe the items, including sat navs, sunglasses and gardening equipment, were stolen from cars
"06.12.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Footy legend Glenn Hoddle helps prank Basildon man on Michael McIntyre show IT was a crazy week for one Basildon man who was the subject of an impressive prank by his loving wife Dawn. Did you catch this on Saturday?
"06.12.2016 13:52:30" echo-news.co.uk Man exposes himself to 11-year-old girl in Basildon A MAN has exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl. Please contact police if you saw anything
"06.12.2016 13:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Hero fetches buckets of water to help put out 'deliberate' house fire - woman and dog saved "I filled up three or four buckets and threw them on the fire. I was terrified."
"06.12.2016 12:54:16" echo-news.co.uk Worker rushed to hospital after steel falls on him We hope he makes a full and speedy recovery
"06.12.2016 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Four A127 sliproads to be closed at night The closures start today:
"06.12.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Husband of blind campaigner, suffers chest pains and is given wrong drugs "There is no excuse for this"
"06.12.2016 11:43:13" echo-news.co.uk Southend road blocked in both directions as lorry hits railway bridge A ROAD in Southend has been blocked after a lorry hit a railway bridge. Avoid the area if you can as it is blocked in both directions
"06.12.2016 11:04:04" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal after teenager sprayed with 'noxious liquid' during Stratford station brawl Police want to speak to a black male, thought to be a teenager, who left the scene on a moped:
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Thieves trash home of mayor's parents RUTHLESS thieves have left the mayor of Castle Point's parents devastated after their Canvey home was ransacked while they were on holiday. Castle Point Mayor Steven Cole is warning residents to be vigilant this Christmas after thieves ransacked his parents' home
"06.12.2016 09:55:11" echo-news.co.uk Banned teacher was jailed for possesion of a knife and convicted of drink driving offences A TEACHER with a string of driving convictions who was jailed for carrying a knife has been banned from the profession. “Mr Clemenson's behaviour has ultimately led to him receiving a sentence of imprisonment which is indicative of the seriousness of the offences committed."
"06.12.2016 09:51:33" echo-news.co.uk Drink driver who was lucky to walk away from horror smash banned and fined £1,000 A DRINK driver who was lucky to walk away from a horror smash on the A130 has been disqualified from driving and fined more than £1000. "When I arrived at the scene to find debris all over the carriageway I feared the worst and was shocked that everyone walked away without serious injury."
"06.12.2016 08:14:25" echo-news.co.uk Young man and woman found dead in car named locally A community was left in shock yesterday when the bodies of two young people were discovered in a car on a quiet street in Chelmsford. Some sad news for you this morning. The man is believed to be from Leigh while the woman is believed to be from Chelmsford
"06.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dad-of-two reveals brave battle with inoperable brain tumour 'It's the size of a cueball.'
"06.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'One year and 900 pom poms to make our tree!' Family reveals unique take on Christmas tree “Now it is so big that I can't even store it after Christmas."
"06.12.2016 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Phone thief on bike targeted 12 victims Three were committed at the weekend.
"06.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Banned teacher was jailed for knife find "The report said his five convictions suggested a “repetitive pattern of behaviour.”
"05.12.2016 18:42:20" echo-news.co.uk Police hunt launched for man suspected of breaching harassment order "He is known to frequent the Basildon and Pitsea areas."
"05.12.2016 17:57:16" echo-news.co.uk Man left with cuts requiring stitches after being assaulted in Billericay A man has been left with cuts to his face and chest by a person armed with what is believed to be knife. He had five cuts to his face, a deep laceration to his shoulder which required stitches, and a laceration to his chest.
"05.12.2016 17:54:29" echo-news.co.uk Southend Airport extends Flybe deal to offer new destinations, after talks with CityJet end The new flights could be here by the summer!
"05.12.2016 14:31:39" echo-news.co.uk Driver arrested over crash that killed 28-year-old biker released on bail A MAN arrested following a fatal road collision on the A127 in Westcliff on Friday morning has been bailed pending further police enquiries. Man bailed over crash that killed biker
"05.12.2016 13:00:29" echo-news.co.uk Blues boss's shock over level of abuse SOUTHEND United's manager has voiced his shock and horror at the magnitude of claims of child sex abuse in football. Blues manager has said he is astounded by the amount of claims of child abuse in football
"05.12.2016 12:45:07" echo-news.co.uk Woman charged with drug and driving offences after police operation A WOMAN has been charged with drugs and driving offences following a police operation at the weekend. This follows a police operation on Saturday
"05.12.2016 11:37:08" echo-news.co.uk Woman, in her 20s, in serious condition after being hit by vehicle THOUSANDS of motorists were stranded in traffic chaos this morning after a single vehicle accident on a busy road. Thoughts are with the woman hurt in serious accident on the A13/A132 this morning
"05.12.2016 10:14:09" echo-news.co.uk Person killed after being hit by train at Pitsea Station A person was killed after being hit by a train at Pitsea Station near Basildon this morning. Some sad news this Monday morning
"05.12.2016 08:35:46" echo-news.co.uk Plea for sheltered housing safety review after violent unsolved death of pensioner THE violent death of a pensioner must prompt a review of living conditions for vulnerable tenants in Southend's sheltered housing system, his… 'Make sure Albert did not die in vain' said his neighbour
"04.12.2016 18:10:00" echo-news.co.uk Plans to bring Essex Police and fire services under single leadership move closer after draft proposals published MOVES to bring Essex's police and fire services under the control of a single commissioner have moved a step closer. “I believe the oversight by a joint commissioner would improve the provision of services while also saving money to reinvest back in to both organisations."
"04.12.2016 17:03:01" echo-news.co.uk Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Castle Point,Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Vandals threw mud, rocks and stones at house windows
"04.12.2016 16:44:02" echo-news.co.uk Bumper crowds head to Billericay Christmas market as winter sun shines CHRISTMAS has officially launched in Billericay as tens of thousands of people descended on the town for its annual festive market. The High Street was packed out! Did you head along?
"04.12.2016 13:59:45" echo-news.co.uk Trio arrested after police spotted suspected stolen BMW on cloned number plates Three people have been arrested after police spotted a suspected stolen car on cloned number plates in Rayleigh last night. Well done to the police for acting so quickly
"03.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Towngate donates tickets for youngsters "It will be a wonderful experience for them, the event really will brighten up their lives”
"03.12.2016 18:06:00" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with attempting to murder police officer who was stabbed three times will appear in court next month A MAN will appear in court charged with trying to murder a plainclothes police officer who was repeatedly stabbed. He will appear in court next month
"03.12.2016 18:00:01" echo-news.co.uk MP wants to hear about worthy charities "I am taking suggestions via email, letter and telephone so I encourage everyone to take part."
"03.12.2016 17:05:01" echo-news.co.uk Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Castle Point,Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock A diver crashed through the fence at a school and ran away, leaving car wheels spinning
"03.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council acts to improve air quality A consultation is running until January 3
"03.12.2016 15:15:56" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested after police close road to deal with person on wrong side of footbridge A MAN was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after officers closed a road to deal with a man on the wrong side of a footbridge. Correction - the police have just been in touch to amend their statement. The man was handed a £90 fine and was not released without charge.
"03.12.2016 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Government minister visits Southend The Queensway development and the Airport Business Park were discussed
"03.12.2016 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Darts league raises £8,000 “This I think is a great achievement to all our ladies young and old.”
"03.12.2016 12:11:45" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested after police close road to deal with person on wrong side of footbridge A MAN was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after officers closed a road to deal with a man on the wrong side of a footbridge. The man arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance has now been released without charge
"03.12.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk www.echo-news.co.uk Congratulations to Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic for raising £1,200!
"03.12.2016 11:28:04" echo-news.co.uk Man made sexual comments to woman and tried to pull her across the road in Westcliff Police are searching for a man who assaulted a woman and made lewd comments to her as she sat outside a cafe. What a horrible ordeal for the woman involved. Can you help?
"03.12.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Warning over temporary traffic lights Work to install BT cables is expected to take a week
"03.12.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council chairman to officially open trampoline club Ultima Trampoline Club, in Wickford, will host its grand opening next Saturday
"03.12.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk A&E doctor's fellowship Well done Dr Dalip Kumar!
"03.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Developers 'to pay' for seawall repairs Campaigners fear crumbling sea defences could end up costing taxpayers
"03.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Scouts receive awards at special ceremomy 37 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers attended the event
"02.12.2016 23:50:01" echo-news.co.uk And the winner is...! Results from tonight's Countywide Business Awards Congratulations to all our winners and nominees - what a great night:
"02.12.2016 19:22:13" echo-news.co.uk Drug dealer and acid attacker jailed for total of 17.5 years after vicious gang-related ambush in shop TWO thugs who threw sulphuric acid at a teenager in a shop have been jailed for a total of 17-and-a-half years. "They threw acid at their victim with absolutely no regard for the fact that he would be left with devastating and lifelong injuries."
"02.12.2016 19:19:39" echo-news.co.uk Road closed after man spotted on footbridge Broadmayne, Basildon, has been closed by police in both directions
"02.12.2016 09:58:58" echo-news.co.uk Crash involving biker closes A127 in"really serious" crash A collision between a road and a bike has closed the A127 London bound. We hope the biker is OK
"02.12.2016 09:25:51" echo-news.co.uk Council chief executive to step down after 12 years at the helm SOUTHEND Council's chief executive has announced he is to retire next year. Chief executive's departure after 12 years a loss to our borough
"02.12.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk School comes under fire for claiming coughs and colds are 'no reason for absence' The remark, made in a primary school weekly newsletter, has been branded 'potentially dangerous' by doctors:
"02.12.2016 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Top primary school put into special measures for failing to keep adequate child protection records The head, who had expected to be given an outstanding grade, said she was shocked at the outcome:
"02.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk School Christmas play sparks outrage with parents...as it tells children Santa Claus isn't real How would you feel about this?
"02.12.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Terrified teen forced to hand over his moped to thug who punched him and threatened him with a knife A man climbed out of his car to punch the boy in the face before stealing his moped and pulling a knife on him - please call 101 if you have any information:
"01.12.2016 23:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Essex could become top wine producer by 2100 - thanks to changes in climate Thames Estuary areas such as Southend could soon be perfect for creating a nice bottle of Malbec - who knew...
"01.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend man, 27, to stand trial over death of pedestrian Cundy denied causing death by dangerous driving in court today:
"01.12.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk TASTE TEST: 'I was struck dumb by majesty of the roasted lamb dish' "Even though I have worked as a journalist for the Echo for the past 13 years, it is honestly hard to find the words to fully describe just how tasty this dish really was."
"01.12.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: School celebrates book week in style Wow! Now that's how you do fancy dress for Book Week:
"01.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Bungling dealers leave drugs and cash behind after fleeing from officers Oops...
"01.12.2016 19:30:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Don't walk alone in Basildon anymore' says woman robbed in broad daylight The deputy leader of Basildon Council has urged people to stay in pairs at all times following a spate of street robberies:
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 60, suffers suspected hypothermia after getting stuck on mud flats A passer-by spotted the woman stuck in the mud around 15 metres away from the sea wall - she has now been taken to hospital:
"01.12.2016 17:43:19" Photos from Echo Essex's post These two have been CLEARED of murdering pensioner, Albert Williams, but jailed for a total of 17 years for burglary http://bit.ly/2gcBrg4
"01.12.2016 17:10:01" echo-news.co.uk Travellers cause traffic chaos trying to back 'giant' mobile home onto site Traffic backed up as travellers unsuccessfully tried to move a mobile home onto this bit of green-belt land:
"01.12.2016 16:30:03" echo-news.co.uk Travellers cause traffic chaos trying to back "giant" mobile home onto site in Hullbridge TRAFFIC is backed up on Watery Lane in Hullbridge as travellers have unsuccessfully tried to move a mobile home on to green-belt land near the… It's probably best to avoid Watery Lane this evening. This situation is ongoing and traffic is backed up in the area
"01.12.2016 16:20:43" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal for information over man who repeatedly exposed himself Police are appealing for information after they received numerous calls about a man exposing himself in these woods:
"01.12.2016 15:58:05" echo-news.co.uk Teen stabbed in the side during row outside bar A 17 year-old was arrested and has now been charged with assaulting a police officer, breach of the peace and a public order offence:
"01.12.2016 15:03:18" Does your child attend William Read Primary School, on Canvey? If so, we are doing a debate piece on whether children should go to school with a cold or a cough. Let us know your thoughts below.
"01.12.2016 14:45:01" echo-news.co.uk UPDATE: Drug dealer who said he was 'gutted' friend used acid during attack found guilty after just 18 minutes The 23-year-old, who was the victim of a shooting, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent by the jury in under 20 minutes:
"01.12.2016 14:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Company pays out more than £7,500 after supplying fake Apple phone parts Fake Apple phone parts with a street value of thousands of pounds were seized in a raid on this company's offices:
"01.12.2016 13:46:16" echo-news.co.uk Elderly woman rescued from burning home by neighbours after passer-by raises the alarm A passer-by managed to raise the alarm when they heard a loud banging coming from this garage, which was destroyed in the blaze:
"01.12.2016 10:51:32" echo-news.co.uk Boy, 10, dragged into parking bay and repeatedly hit by 'animal pack' of teens Young Alfie was forced to shield himself with his lunchbox as he was beaten up and hit with a scooter:
"01.12.2016 10:42:14" echo-news.co.uk Cancellations on c2c service due to overhead line problems Due to damages overhead wires, the c2c line between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope is blocked in both directions. A bus replacement is running instead
"01.12.2016 09:48:15" echo-news.co.uk Officers arrest man at Pitsea railway station on suspicion of attempted murder after Southend shooting A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after transport police on patrol stopped him at Pitsea railway station. Patrolling officers at Pitsea stopped and arrested the wanted man
"01.12.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: New Estuary Experience museum to give interactive insight into Thames history This exciting new attraction will give visitors a "touchy, feely smelly experience brought to life by technology":
"01.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'It was chaos': Widow, 76, recalls moment hotel ceiling COLLAPSED on her as she lay in bed This 76-year-old hotel guest was relaxing in her room when gushing water from a burst main came flooding through the ceiling:
"01.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Acid burnt through man's clothes and skin in convenience store 'punishment warning' A court heard how two thugs brought terror to a convenience store when they threw sulphuric acid attack on a customer before fleeing
"01.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Heartbroken family pay tribute to 'amazing' Joan, 100, after supermarket crash horror “She survived two world wars, four heart attacks, cancer, a kidney transplant and a pacemaker and then goes like this.”
"30.11.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of handling items allegedly stolen from cars Police believe some of the items were stolen during a spate of car break-ins across Southend:
"30.11.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Pooches get into the festive spirit with Santa Paws at Dog's Trust Christmas fair More than £5,000 was raised at the fair, where dogs got to meet Santa Paws in his grotto and get a present in time for Christmas:
"30.11.2016 21:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Drivers warned to look out for changes to flyover timetable Make sure you don't get caught out...
"30.11.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Musician and care worker Ren, 21, releases song to fund equipment for care centre residents Kind-hearted Ren has recorded and released a song to raise a bit of money for adults with severe disabilities and complex needs:
"30.11.2016 20:30:01" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Does this stolen jewellery belong to you? Detectives have recovered these watches, rings, necklaces and bracelets believed to have been stolen in a burglary - have a look through to see if you recognise any of them:
"30.11.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Man stole who stole charity box and assaulted police officer is spared jail Weighman stole a charity box belonging to the Essex Wildlife Trust and £70 worth of meat from Tesco before assaulting a constable - but isn't going to jail:
"30.11.2016 19:20:00" echo-news.co.uk Beauty spot ruined by fly-tippers...yet again One resident said the island is becoming a "haven" for fly-tippers who can dump their rubbish without being seen:
"30.11.2016 18:45:51" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 46, from Basildon arrested in Vilson Meshi murder investigation The woman is the fourth person to be arrested after Vilson Meshi was found dead in a burnt out car
"30.11.2016 18:20:00" echo-news.co.uk 12-hour safety event in street blighted by drugs and violence is a resounding hit "The myth of York Road is not what it's actually about here. It's not a no-go area by any measure."
"30.11.2016 17:16:36" echo-news.co.uk Footbridge could be built near to tragic A127 crash scene if Dale Farm homes get go ahead A campaign to install a footbridge across the road got more than 500 signatures after Joseph Sheridan's death - but councillors say a bridge won't necessarily mean less accidents. What do you think?
"30.11.2016 16:26:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex Police launch investigations over child abuse in football claims The force has this afternoon confirmed allegations of "non-recent child abuse" have been made:
"30.11.2016 15:54:56" echo-news.co.uk Jordan Banjo's I'm a Celebrity dream comes to an end A CELEBRITY street dancer's dream of winning a reality TV show has come to an abrupt end. Were you rooting for him?
"30.11.2016 15:39:20" echo-news.co.uk Bank closure 'is a blow for the elderly' This branch of Barclays will close in two weeks:
"30.11.2016 14:45:01" echo-news.co.uk New supermarket in former warehouse proves popular with shoppers This former warehouse had a full makeover to open up as a new Sainsbury's Local - and it's gone down a treat:
"30.11.2016 13:40:00" echo-news.co.uk Serial bike thief admits four-week crime spree that cost owners £2,455 Goddard has admitted riding off with six bikes in a four-week spree - he's due back in court next month:
"30.11.2016 12:30:46" echo-news.co.uk Dealer jailed after hiding class A drugs in bottom Ojo refused an x-ray and ultrasound but later admitted concealing the drugs and passed a package containing 18 wraps of heroin and seven of cocaine:
"30.11.2016 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Couple save seven-week-old son with CPR after he stopped breathing and turned blue This terrifying incident has been put down to sudden infant death syndrome - thankfully this couple knew how to perform infant CPR:
"30.11.2016 09:16:50" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Update - Woman, 100, dies after being hit by van in horrific supermarket car park accident A WOMAN thought to be 100 years old was dragged underneath a van and left in a serious condition after it crashed through a bollard in a… A very sad update this morning
"30.11.2016 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Goodbye our friend, God bless': Bus drivers line up to pay their respects to colleague, Nobby Rest in peace, Nobby
"30.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Desperate mum calls surgery 178 TIMES to make an appointment for her two sick children She said: "Usually I give up after 30 or 40 calls, but this time was just the last straw."
"30.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Pensioner left shocked after thieves break into sheltered housing three times in three weeks Mr Threadwell, who has had hundreds of pounds stolen, chased a burglar out of the block of flats after he heard his neighbour shouting “Help me!”
"30.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs spray offensive words on the side of a HORSE after breaking into stables Marley the rescue horse was found in a nearby field with swear words sprayed on him after he was let out of his stable in a raid:
"30.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man stabbed in the leg trying to fight off armed burglar who burst into his home Police searched the area in an attempt to locate the knife-wielding thug, but he is still at large:
"29.11.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Traders enjoy pre-Christmas boom as island hosts festive parade Looks like great fun - did you go to the parade at the weekend?
"29.11.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk HISTORY: When Pearl Jam, Sneaker Pimps and Catatonia graced the 'Esp' As plans for the Esp are put on hold, we put together a musical history of the venue - let us know if you remember any of these gigs:
"29.11.2016 21:35:39" echo-news.co.uk MISSING: Do you know where 13-year-old Kaylee is? Kaylee Hannon has been missing from her home in Grays since 7.45pm yesterday - please help if you have any information
"29.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grandmother Pat presented with Mrs Claus gnome after grandchildren spot it looks just like her Supermarket staff invited Pat to the store to present her with her lookalike gnome:
"29.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tory MP defends claiming £10,000 expenses on accomodation in the space of a year Mr Duddridge claimed a total of £148,695 - including £10,680 for overnight stays in London
"29.11.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Special tribute paid to treasured swimming group member, Harry Howell, who died of cancer “Harry was always very fit and loved the water, we were so shocked when he was diagnosed.”
"29.11.2016 17:50:01" echo-news.co.uk Man who carried out racially motivated road rage attack against woman spared jail Brown approached the woman, who was in her car, and used racist and offensive language while damaging the vehicle
"29.11.2016 16:42:07" echo-news.co.uk Pride of Essex! Katie, 12, wins award for raising £35,000 for new defribillators Katie, who has a complex heart condition, won the Child of Courage Award after raising £35,000 to put defibrillators in public places and schools:
"29.11.2016 15:34:00" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Woman, thought to be 100 years old, hit by van in horrific supermarket car park accident A WOMAN thought to be 100 years old was dragged underneath a van and left in a serious condition after it crashed through a bollard in a… One of the patients being treated is an elderly woman - more here as it comes in:
"29.11.2016 15:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Esplanade's rich history in ruins as plans stall for former rock venue There is no demolition date in sight for The Esplanade:
"29.11.2016 14:52:36" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 70, rabbit and cat saved from Billericay house fire Firefighters rescued a cat and a rabbit from a fire in Billericay and a 70-year-old woman suffered smoke inhalation. The woman suffered smoke inhalation
"29.11.2016 14:42:21" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal to find man wanted in connection with assault Can you help police track down Terrence Reason?
"29.11.2016 13:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Not spending a penny! Imminent decision to close FIVE public toilets sparks outrage To save money, the cash-strapped district council will try and pass the toilets to parish and town councils but, failing this, these five public loos will be shut:
"29.11.2016 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Could 'Ballroom Giant' Gary Edwards be the newest Strictly judge? As Len Goodman dances off on his final series of Strictly, Gary Edwards - who taught Michael Jackson how to Cha Cha - could be his replacement...
"29.11.2016 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Traders praise contractors after A127 footbridge removed without a hitch It was smooth sailing as this footbridge was removed to make way for a £6.5million junction upgrade...much to the relief of business owners:
"29.11.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police warn drug dealers 'stay out of Southend' after three criminals locked up for 12 years "They are significant sentences and hopefully people will start to realise the risk of dealing drugs in Southend."
"29.11.2016 09:57:17" echo-news.co.uk Police hand out £100 fines to crack down on drivers ignoring 'no left turn' at roundabout "We all want to get home but some people need to be five minutes earlier and blatantly ignore the three signs saying No Left Turn" - sound familiar?
"29.11.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Southend could take up to 27 child asylum seekers It's been revealed the borough could take up to 27 lone child refugees who have fled war-torn countries:
"29.11.2016 08:58:14" echo-news.co.uk Crash on A127 causing delays into Basildon More updates here as they come in:
"29.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fears new homes on former Dale Farm site and A127 access road could cause traffic mayhem “Developers are out there to make money, just as the council will have their own interests. But it's us who have to live with the consequences.”
"29.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Student who hid drugs in her underwear to smuggle into prison for her boyfriend spared jail The court heard how Alder had been 'preyed upon and manipulated' by her boyfriend, who is behind bars at HMP Hewell
"29.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Raiders leave trail of destruction at cafe - after group of men say it would be easy to 'do over' Worse still, this non-profit company works with schools, colleges and the youth offending service to give troubled youngsters work experience in the community
"29.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Terrified woman, 70, injured as burglars barge into her home to steal thousands of pounds The woman, who was too afraid to be named, was pushed against a wall by the burglars who got away with £2,500
"28.11.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Campaign launched to help fill 450 caring vacancies a month across Essex Calling all carers - recruitment events are being held in Chelmsford and Basildon:
"28.11.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk HISTORY: Has anything of importance ever happened in Essex? Actually...yes it has What moments from Essex's history are you particularly proud of?
"28.11.2016 21:12:08" echo-news.co.uk First Dates looking for singletons to appear on the show Single? This could be for you...
"28.11.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'We could have had twelve years of art and business instead of embarrassing emptiness': Your Echo Letters "Instead of leaving it empty while making futile attempts to deal with Costa and Starbucks, local cafés and artists should have been given short-term use of the building from the start."
"28.11.2016 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Care home gets go-ahead to demolish day centre and build two-storey extension This home is set to get 13 extra bedrooms to cope with demand:
"28.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dog-abuser's 'devastated' former flatmate reveals how she handed him over to police "In my eyes Ronnie was taken so cruelly and didn't stand a chance. We just want some kind of justice for him."
"28.11.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk NOSTALGIA: Shelling out...lives of oyster fishermen caught on camera Here are some lovely old pictures from our archives - celebrating the oyster fisherman of the Thames Estuary:
"28.11.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Winter is coming! Temperatures will feel like -5C this week - find out how cold it will get where you are Woolly socks at the ready - temperatures are set to drop below freezing:
"28.11.2016 17:30:01" Photos from Echo Essex's post Have you seen all the pictures from this year's Yuletide Procession? See today's Echo for a double-page spread http://bit.ly/2gaBQmi
"28.11.2016 16:27:08" echo-news.co.uk Van smashed into car before hitting bus and driving off A WHITE van was seen driving dangerously moments before it smashed head-on into a car and then a bus. Can you help?
"28.11.2016 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Holidays are coming! Coca-Cola Christmas truck will pull up in town Save the date! Just over two weeks to go until the Coca-Cola truck rolls into Southend:
"28.11.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fears long-awaited shopping centre revamp could cause 'traffic and parking chaos' Developers hope to flatten this Sixties-built precinct to rebuild it from scratch and reduce the southbound High Road from two lanes to one - will it be worth it?
"28.11.2016 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Back on the beat! Former cops start patrolling town as private security firm Would you pay £49.95 per month to have an ex-officer patrolling around your property seven days a week, 365 days a year?
"28.11.2016 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend to take in more child asylum seekers during December Southend Council will place the children with foster families, who are given a weekly pay-out to support the costs of the child
"28.11.2016 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'The chances of a person surviving are reduced': NHS plans for one major A&E centre are 'a recipe for disaster' More than 12,000 people have signed a petition against plans for all A&E patients in south Essex being taken to Basildon Hospital - what do you think?
"28.11.2016 11:05:00" echo-news.co.uk Teen charged with 21 offences including 14 burglaries The teen will appear in court tomorrow charged with burgling 14 homes in these streets:
"28.11.2016 10:10:23" echo-news.co.uk Police investigate after alleged drink-spiking left woman sick for 20 hours after night out The woman almost fainted and was sick until the following evening after just four glasses of wine:
"28.11.2016 09:27:10" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with attempted murder after police officer is stabbed Our top story today - a man from Basildon has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was repeatedly stabbed:
"28.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk South Essex traders celebrate bumper Black Friday - with no fighting in the aisles Did you grab a bargain in the Black Friday sales?
"28.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Quick-thinking teens praised by ambulance staff after saving man's life at petrol station These teenage boys were on their way to McDonald's when they rushed to help a man having a diabetic seizure
"28.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Hundreds attend funeral of Sherie-Lea James, 15, who died suddenly at a house party Hundreds of Sherie-Lea's family and friends filled the chapel for her funeral on Friday
"28.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Kind and caring' boy, 17, suffers burns to his eyes, nose and face in random suspected Mace attack The boy was left to crawl away from the scene and had to be doused down by residents
"27.11.2016 16:18:33" echo-news.co.uk Thousands turn out for Canvey's lights COMMUNTY spirit was in abundance on Canvey for a day of festive entertainment culminating in the Christmas lights being turned on. Did you go?
"27.11.2016 09:42:03" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with attempted murder after police officer is stabbed A MAN has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who was stabbed outside a pub. The police officer is in hospital
"26.11.2016 16:55:26" echo-news.co.uk Taxi driver punched and bitten during robbery What a horrible attack on Canvey
"26.11.2016 15:40:32" echo-news.co.uk Top cop in Twitter row over 'bad parking' jibe ESSEX'S top police officer came under fire from fellow cops after taking to social media when he spotted what he believed was a badly parked… Bad parking or considerate?
"26.11.2016 13:33:44" echo-news.co.uk Footbridge over A127 taken down The Kent Elms footbridge has been removed. It is part of a £6.5m scheme to upgrade the junction
"26.11.2016 13:26:36" echo-news.co.uk 311 weapons collected from Southend's amnesty bin More than 300 weapons were put in Southend's knife amnesty box. Terrifying number of weapons
"26.11.2016 13:12:26" echo-news.co.uk See your baby in 3D at Southend Hospital Can't wait to meet your baby? Southend Hospital has just started to offer expectant parents the chance to have detailed 3D/4D scans of their… Would you use this new service?
"26.11.2016 12:20:00" echo-news.co.uk IVF fertility treatment will no longer be offered to couples in Basildon and Brentwood due to NHS cuts: Fertility charity labels decision 'shattering' HEALTH bosses have voted in favour of no longer offering IVF treatment to couples in a bid to save money. Times are tough for the NHS. But is it right to remove all fertility treatment?
"26.11.2016 11:34:39" echo-news.co.uk Southend council, bailiffs and police evict campers from Cliff Gardens in Westcliff Southend council and the police, together with county court bailiffs, teamed up to evict campers from Cliff Gardens in Southend this morning. Southend Council insists it had exhausted every avenue available to help those who had returned to camp illegally on the cliffs
"25.11.2016 17:15:32" echo-news.co.uk Man lost two teeth and suffered fractured cheekbone in street assault Nasty. Did you see anything?
"25.11.2016 15:24:57" echo-news.co.uk Friends and family give fond farewell to Mark, 34, who died from cancer just a week after wedding “He was a popular lad and we had about 500 people attend his funeral. We couldn't get everyone in the church."
"25.11.2016 14:01:04" echo-news.co.uk Emergency services on scene after road crash involving a pedestrian Hoping the woman is not seriously injured
"25.11.2016 13:57:18" echo-news.co.uk Crash involving pedestrian blocks Basildon road Hoping they aren't seriously injured
"25.11.2016 13:03:39" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Man jailed for eight months and banned from owning animals after admitting 'continued and brutal' dog attack on-board a train Milledge had been held in custody since his arrest after he received death threats
"25.11.2016 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Essex rail operator offers half price train ticket deal to mark Black Friday Planning a journey in the next few weeks? You might want to check this out!
"25.11.2016 10:54:22" echo-news.co.uk Police at scene of crash involving lorry and a car Traffic is being diverted away from the scene
"25.11.2016 10:04:26" echo-news.co.uk Cocaine with street value of more than £50million found in tinned tuna shipment "Cocaine is a commodity that has direct association to highly aggressive crime."
"25.11.2016 08:42:39" echo-news.co.uk Teen to appear in court charged with 21 offences, including 14 burglaries A TEENAGER has been charged with 21 offences including 14 burglaries. The alleged offences took place across south Essex
"25.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs who intimidated shoppers, took drugs and broke lifts in town centre are banished by police “There can be up to eight or nine of them at any one time. They have been intimidating people and are being generally rowdy to nearby businesses."
"25.11.2016 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Mix-up saw Indian restaurant supplied with peanut powder labelled as 'pure almond powder' “It could have been fatal. It's a raffle as to who has that allergy.”
"25.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Arsonist who killed expectant mother in flat fire was on police wanted list when tragedy happened He had been wanted in connection with a High Street incident two months earlier, but was never arrested
"25.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fraudster scientists who billed NHS for 14,000 hours non-existent work are ordered to pay back £500,000 Their greed has let down the thousands of honest and dedicated NHS workers, who provide care to millions every day.”
"24.11.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Veterans share experiences of world wars with Southend school pupils A superb initiative
"24.11.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Strangers dig deep to surprise family of Conall, 8, who lost his leg to cancer Such a great response
"24.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Low-lives befriending - and even moving in with - vulnerable residents so they can steal from them Sickening behaviour
"24.11.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk IVF fertility treatment will no longer be offered to couples in due to NHS cuts: Fertility charity labels decision 'shattering' "It will turn having a child into an elitist option for anyone struggling to conceive."
"24.11.2016 17:45:00" echo-news.co.uk One year on from shock collapse of iconic hotel: Residents still waiting for answers about why it caved in “I want to know why it fell down and why the public haven't been told what happened."
"24.11.2016 16:45:00" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Man named and bailed after a dog was beaten and swung by its lead against the wall of a train The 22-year-old will have to report back to police in January
"24.11.2016 16:10:53" echo-news.co.uk Driven to distraction: The top ten things that take our eyes off the road Mobile phone usage caused 12 per cent of crashes, although just nine per cent of people surveyed admitted to being regularly distracted by their phone at the wheel
"24.11.2016 15:11:00" echo-news.co.uk Councils at war over plans to slash thousands of homes from development plan The original plan had proposed 4,000 homes, but it will now include only 2,000
"24.11.2016 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Shops gearing up for Black Friday madness Will you be shopping online or braving the shops tomorrow?
"24.11.2016 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Cyclist taken to hospital after hit and run Did anyone see anything which might help police?
"24.11.2016 13:15:33" echo-news.co.uk Teen stabbed in the leg during mass town centre brawl: Police appeal for witnesses A TEENAGER was stabbed in the leg after a mass brawl broke out close to Rayleigh town centre. The teen was taken to hospital in Southend.
"24.11.2016 12:55:53" echo-news.co.uk Teen stabbed in the leg during mass brawl near Rayleigh high street A teenager was stabbed in the leg during a mass brawl near Rayleigh town centre, prompting a police investigation. The teenager was taken to Southend University Hospital and his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening
"24.11.2016 11:12:38" echo-news.co.uk Firefighter who 'called pregnant mum a retard' after she got stuck in flooded road is sacked "The use of derogatory language against members of our public is something we will not tolerate."
"24.11.2016 10:09:25" echo-news.co.uk Pier Hill shop, which has been empty for 12 years, is set to be turned into an art gallery and cafe This would be great - the building has become an eyesore!
"24.11.2016 10:03:25" echo-news.co.uk Third teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering Vilson Meshi has been bailed A teenager who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man found dead in his burnt out car has been bailed pending further police enquiries. Vilson Meshi was found dead in his burnt out car. His death is being treated as murder.
"24.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Airline owner opens easyCoffee shop in Southend selling drinks for £1: Should Starbucks be worried? Is a £1 coffee really going to give you the morning caffeine fix you need? We went to find out!
"24.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Drug dealer caught in stop check when police found baseball bat in boot and heroin in sandwich bags He has been jailed for four years
"24.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Parking officers are accused of fraud by fiddling tickets and permits to make £13,000 for themselves The alleged fraud included one officer issuing permits in the other's name
"24.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'I hope I'm dead before it happens': Fury as plan emerges to bulldoze sheltered housing complex “They just want to create another concrete jungle and to be honest I hope I am dead before this all happens.”
"23.11.2016 21:24:58" echo-news.co.uk Town's new market will be double the size of present version with nearly 100 stalls Is this the boost the town centre needs?
"23.11.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Tense stand-off as travellers 'threaten to run over' staff who barricaded sports club entrance “The travellers kept threatening violence. The mess they've caused is horrific.”
"23.11.2016 18:19:11" echo-news.co.uk High-flying primary school overcomes challenges to be named among Britain's best An impressive feat!
"23.11.2016 16:58:24" echo-news.co.uk Third teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering man found dead in burnt-out car He is in custody awaiting questioning by police
"23.11.2016 15:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Footbridge over A127 at Kent Elms junction will be demolished this weekend This will be a real nuisance for pedestrians
"23.11.2016 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk There's a hawk on the loose! Bird's owner appeals for information to track down bird of prey Keep your eyes peeled!
"23.11.2016 14:02:48" echo-news.co.uk HEALTH REVAMP: Radical vision for A&E of the future would see children assessed in specialist centres “We are not talking about closing an A&E at any of the three hospitals"
"23.11.2016 13:13:33" echo-news.co.uk 'Police forces must fight gangs together': MP's plea for help as Southend knife problems mount “The face of crime, and types of crimes committed, have evolved and working practices need to evolve too.”
"23.11.2016 11:06:31" echo-news.co.uk Man hunted after hanging dog by its lead and swinging it against the wall of a train Sickening. Do you recognise him?
"23.11.2016 10:14:59" echo-news.co.uk Businesses disrupted by major roadworks which shut road still awaiting compensation for their losses “If we hadn't created our signage we would have had a disastrous four months."
"23.11.2016 09:06:37" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested after helicopter and car pursuit in Southend A MAN was arrested last night after allegedly trying to make off from police in a car. If the police helicopter woke you up last night, this is why
"23.11.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Vicar's son jailed over theft of whisky bottle signed by former football stars "This meant nothing to the man who took it, perhaps except for the price of drinking whisky, but it was priceless to this family"
"23.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk SPECIAL REPORT: GP surgeries to become 'mini hospitals' in plan to ease pressure on beds “It's not good enough just to expand hospital services. We have to look at what is the best way to help people stay well."
"23.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Twins make their Hollywood debuts...aged 19 months! Luna and Pearl play Brad Pitt's daughter in film “The whole experience has been crazy; the twins were in quite a few big scenes in the film.”
"23.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk A victory for common sense! Lifesaving £2.5m cancer scanner finally turned on amid location dispute The scanner had sat idle amid a dispute amid whether it should be in Southend or Basildon
"22.11.2016 21:29:47" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Children become honorary elves for the day at Marsh Farm festive event Will you be visiting Santa's grotto at Marsh Farm?
"22.11.2016 19:00:45" echo-news.co.uk Teenage boy involved in roundabout smash after failing to give way had only passed driving test weeks earlier Fortunately, no one was injured
"22.11.2016 18:06:54" echo-news.co.uk Youngsters donate their toys to children's ward to thank the hospital which saved their dad's life What a lovely gesture
"22.11.2016 17:04:00" echo-news.co.uk Huge roasting plant - which will produce most of the world's Costa Coffee - will be ready within months It's a global brand, but most of its coffee will be coming from south Essex!
"22.11.2016 16:02:38" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Giant 95-stone pumpkin stays afloat in Essex's most bizarre race to date "The pumpkins made surprisingly good boats"
"22.11.2016 15:11:06" echo-news.co.uk New £1.9m bus fleet launched for south Essex and Stansted Airport routes Travel in style!
"22.11.2016 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Driver injured after car smashes through fence into garden The crash is believed to be the third in just a year at the same location
"22.11.2016 13:07:43" echo-news.co.uk Tragic horse death on road prompts safety campaign to educate drivers "Enough is enough"
"22.11.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Notorious criminal with 81 previous offences jailed after she used stolen bank cards to spend just £21 “She's probably as well known by the criminal fraternity of Southend as she is by the police."
"22.11.2016 11:03:15" echo-news.co.uk Mum's shock as police use battering ram to smash door down in search for wanted man “My home is my safe base and I don't feel safe in my home anymore. I am too scared to stay there.”
"22.11.2016 10:12:02" echo-news.co.uk M25 lane closure causes severe traffic on Dartford Crossing and A13 after lorry crashes into barrier Give yourself extra journey time!
"22.11.2016 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Campaigners vent anger as nuisance drunks 'hurl cans at shoppers' in town centre “This behaviour is not tolerated at all and it's very disappointing.”
"22.11.2016 08:45:28" echo-news.co.uk Essex police seek Basildon man wanted in connection to theft, criminal damage and assault Essex police are seeking a man from Basildon in connection with a string of offences. Police appeal to the public for help to find Lewis Matthews from Basildon.
"22.11.2016 08:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Critically ill Daniel wakes up from coma five weeks after being found unconscious in car park Such encouraging news
"22.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mindless youngsters 'target bus with laser pen' in town centre “It is very irresponsible and dangerous to shine a laser in the eyes of our driver, putting passengers' safety at risk."
"22.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Miles of tailbacks as A127 roadworks begin...despite promises to spare drivers peak-time misery How much longer did your journey take?
"22.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New 4G mobile internet signals could interfere with TV reception in homes The technology is about to be switched on in south Essex, but there is a downside!
"21.11.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Fab Four autographs are going under the hammer: Beatles memorabilia from Southend gig in the early Sixties among auction items How much would you pay for this piece of The Beatles history?
"21.11.2016 17:25:45" echo-news.co.uk Suicidal girl saved by eagle-eyed officers moments before she came to harm A SUICIDAL girl was saved by two eagle-eyed police officers who found her just moments before she planned to seriously harm herself. The teenager is now getting the treatment she needs
"21.11.2016 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Maniac' driver nearly hits mum and daughter by racing through pedestrian underpass as shortcut “Just as she was cycling down towards the tunnel, the car came out of nowhere and Maddison was so close to getting hit."
"21.11.2016 16:30:10" www.echo-news.co.uk Internal critical incident at Basildon Hospital for second time in month Basildon Hospital has declared an internal critical incident, due to a high number of patients attending who need inpatient care. “Despite our best efforts, we simply cannot balance the number of patients we already have in our beds with the additional needs of new patients arriving"
"21.11.2016 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Woman banned from driving after speeding at 90mph in a 50mph limit She was spotted driving aggressively, undertaking and tailgating other vehicles.
"21.11.2016 13:44:44" echo-news.co.uk Homes in crime-ridden street could be bought up by council in drive to stop 'drug misuse and anti-social behaviour' Would this make any difference?
"21.11.2016 13:29:29" Major improvements to the Kent Elms junction started today. We'd like to hear about your journey. Was it smooth running or were you caught in a jam? Call 01268 469405
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"21.11.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Rider shares pain of losing horse who had to be put down after car crash “When the car hit us, I actually did a somersault, whacked the back of my head and landed on my back on a grass verge."
"21.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Autistic man banned from speaking to women he doesn't know breaches order by approaching shop staff “She felt uncomfortable by his behaviour. He made no attempt to make a purchase on that visit.”
"21.11.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Day of festive sparkle sees Southend's Christmas lights turned on It was a great spectacle!
"21.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Desperate mum with two seriously ill children launches petition to be moved from 'unsuitable' flat She has been told she is not a priority
"21.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs banished from High Street by police as new dispersal order threatens arrests and fines Last week police found knuckledusters and a knife on a group of youths in the town centre
"21.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Brothers appear in court charged with historic campaign of rape and abuse of teenage boy They will appear before a judge next month
"21.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: This is the moment 'sneaky rat' thief steals 14-year-old paperboy's bike from outside shop The thief is thought to have followed the boy from a park
"20.11.2016 21:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Pregnant woman and her one-year-old child rescued after car gets trapped in flood water Happily mother and child are safe and well!
"20.11.2016 20:49:42" echo-news.co.uk Home raided and helicopter hovers overhead as police search for wanted suspects If you heard the helicopter this evening, this is why it was up
"20.11.2016 16:54:16" echo-news.co.uk Burglars spark police chase across Essex after breaking into home and stealing jewellery The car was dumped in Basildon town centre before the suspects fled on foot
"19.11.2016 15:09:42" echo-news.co.uk Live blog: Southend United v Bradford City Couldn't make it to Roots Hall today? Follow all the action here!
"19.11.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Beware Storm Angus! Forecasters issue warning about heavy rain and winds which could batter Essex this weekend If you have outdoor plans, you may want to think again!
"19.11.2016 13:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Essex kitchen set on fire after dog accidentally turns on cooker Oops!
"19.11.2016 12:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Today's the day! Festive fun as Christmas lights are switched on in Southend and Basildon Will you be going along?
"19.11.2016 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Brown feared sack from Blues before turning things around “You were talking to me a month ago and you were probably looking at a mad man"
"19.11.2016 10:29:08" echo-news.co.uk Life-saving officers who dealt with armed man given top awards for bravery Congratulations!
"18.11.2016 21:40:00" echo-news.co.uk School is forced to shut for the day after burst water main causes havoc Nearby homes also had their water supply cut off
"18.11.2016 20:56:10" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Everyone goes dotty and spotty for Children In Need A great effort for BBC Children in Need!
"18.11.2016 19:13:23" echo-news.co.uk Broken down petrol tanker on Dartford Crossing brings M25 to standstill Avoid!
"18.11.2016 17:23:02" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: The first glimpse of developers' vision to revamp run-down shopping precinct It would be quite a transformation!
"18.11.2016 16:08:49" echo-news.co.uk Tired residents are being kept up all night by incessant noise from nearby roadworks Not what you need when you're trying to drop off to sleep!
"18.11.2016 14:52:47" echo-news.co.uk 'Thousands of homes for poorer families': Council pledges 3,300 affordable homes will be built over next 20 years Critics have pointed to the council's track record of ensuring affordable homes are built
"18.11.2016 13:56:33" echo-news.co.uk CCTV image: Police searching for man after man punched in the face in Hadleigh Do you recognise him?
"18.11.2016 13:10:23" echo-news.co.uk Talk show legend Parky to donate his fee for upcoming Cliffs Pavilion show to Southend jazz centre What a gesture!
"18.11.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grand Hotel plans put on hold until New Year as Southend Council delays planning decision “You would have thought that with the state it's in they would have given it special treatment.”
"18.11.2016 10:18:42" echo-news.co.uk Busy stretch of south Essex road shut after two car crash All three emergency services are at the scene
"18.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Be on your guard while you shop for Christmas presents: Police issue warning ahead of festive rush It's that time of year...but the festive season brings its own dangers
"18.11.2016 09:15:33" echo-news.co.uk Man escapes after chip pan fire breaks out at sheltered accommodation "He had been using a chip pan, but had not turned the hob off properly after he had finished with it"
"18.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Roadworks will cause chaos': Motorists predict more A127 misery as project gets underway next week Same old story!
"18.11.2016 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Young couple saved by heroic firefighters as blaze tears through their home Such a relief everyone got out safely
"18.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Robotic surgery on kidney tumour is shown around the world The wonders of technology!
"17.11.2016 22:00:37" www.echo-news.co.uk Essex council boss warns of looming elderly care crisis as cost of service skyrockets to £1m per day THE leader of Essex County Council has said elderly care in the community has rocketed to £1million a day and is at crisis point. It's a huge problem and it's only likely to get worse
"17.11.2016 21:00:34" www.echo-news.co.uk Music stars and MPs record charity song for late MP Jo Cox Pop stars and MPs turned out for the recording of a charity song in memory of the late MP Jo Cox. The college students mixed with the likes of KT Tunstall and Ricky Wilson for the recording
"17.11.2016 20:00:52" www.echo-news.co.uk 'Give police motorbikes to weave through traffic in emergencies': Vehicle swap proposed as solution to island crime wave POLICE should swap their patrol cars for motorbikes in a bid to combat Canvey's snarled-up traffic and reach crime scenes quicker, islanders… A long overdue solution?
"17.11.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Uproar over plans to move town's main Post Office, which could cause access issues for elderly and disabled customers RESIDENTS are in uproar after the Post Office yesterday confirmed the Southend High Street branch will be moved to the first floor of WH Smith. “The Post Office is still owned by the public and therefore has a duty of care to the vulnerable in society."
"17.11.2016 17:57:17" echo-news.co.uk Restaurant boss banned after failing to pay £30k fine for employing illegal workers The restaurant was raided by immigration officials
"17.11.2016 17:04:57" echo-news.co.uk Woman treated for injuries after car and horse are involved in collision Vets were called, but the condition of the horse is currently unknown
"17.11.2016 15:22:56" echo-news.co.uk Man appears in court charged with attempted murder after stabbing He will remain in custody until a hearing next month
"17.11.2016 14:18:59" echo-news.co.uk New train carriages 'not good enough': Commuters complain design changes do nothing to ease overcrowding problems Have you travelled on one of the new trains yet?
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"17.11.2016 10:49:05" echo-news.co.uk Couple rescued and left homeless after fire wrecks house The pictures from the scene show the devastating damage caused
"17.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Couple rescued and left homeless after fire wrecks house THREE fire crews were called to rescue a couple from a house fire which broke out this morning. "One of the occupants had managed to get outside and had tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose."
"17.11.2016 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Police officer who left runner with life-changing injuries in horror crash admits careless driving The officer pleaded guilty, but a judge decided against punishing him
"17.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Stop our estate 'being a playground for thieves' says mum who launched CCTV petition “It's frightening and I just think that something needs to be done."
"17.11.2016 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Southend defend their season ticket prices as Price of Football survey suggests they are among most expensive in division Worth the entrance fee?
"17.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police stumble upon 'biggest ever' cannabis factory by chance during routine burglary call-out Incredible!
"17.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Proud son reunited with war hero father's war medals following Echo appeal to track them down So pleased for Mr Goodman and his family
"16.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenagers punched, bit and slapped police officer who was trying to arrest them The officer was bitten on the forearm as he tried to put handcuffs on one of the teens
"16.11.2016 19:25:11" echo-news.co.uk Dads helping to bring books to life for kids MORE than 60 dads got together to learn how to bring stories alive for their children. “The sense of community and achievement among the dads and children is fantastic."
"16.11.2016 18:06:01" echo-news.co.uk MP's plea to the Prime Minister: 'Help us tackle knife crime in Southend' “In Southend, crimes such as burglary and vehicle theft are down but knife crime is on the increase"
"16.11.2016 16:55:30" echo-news.co.uk Homeless mum: 'My sons walk the streets for hours waiting for me to finish work' When young families don't have a permanent home, the consequences can be heartbreaking
"16.11.2016 15:46:42" echo-news.co.uk Brown to hold more talks with Hines SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown is to hold transfer talks with trialist winger Zavon Hines. The former West Ham forward could be about to sign up for Blues
"16.11.2016 14:28:22" echo-news.co.uk MP: New Thames crossing won't help traffic congestion problems in south Essex Billions of pounds, but no real benefits, apparently!
"16.11.2016 13:19:06" echo-news.co.uk Royal thank you for Lilly after she writes to the Queen “She was so excited, it was a huge surprise.”
"16.11.2016 12:07:26" echo-news.co.uk COMMENT: 'More families should be out honouring our fallen heroes and serving military' 'More families should be making the effort to get out there and honour the many young men and women who gave their today so we can have our tomorrow.' Do you agree with Gary Pearson, the Echo's Head of Content..? Let us know.
"16.11.2016 10:55:58" echo-news.co.uk Men who used town as drugs base to grow and deal cannabis are jailed “There is still work to be done and my teams will work tirelessly to keep the streets of Southend safe."
"16.11.2016 09:58:04" echo-news.co.uk Easyjet is optimistic about Southend Airport's future as it talks up new routes to beach destination Where would you love to be able to fly to direct from Southend?
"16.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Decision to introduce 1% cut on housing rents to leave £17m black hole in Southend Council finances The Government is forcing the cuts on councils
"16.11.2016 07:51:06" echo-news.co.uk A127 eastbound closed after early morning collision involving three lorries A COLLISION involving three heavy goods vehicles in the early hours of the morning has left the A127 towards Basildon closed. Avoid the A127 this morning if you can
"16.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk War hero Richard, 92, who landed in Normandy the night before D-Day, is honoured by France A wonderful gesture
"16.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Haul of guns, ammunition and 'explosive powder' found after police called to disturbance at home The powder has been sent to the Army bomb squad for testing
"16.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Stabbing suspect hid in fishmongers' freezer after lashing out at police as they tried to arrest him "Police said to me: 'He's a wanted man, stay clear of him, he's carrying a blade.'"
"15.11.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk M&S closure would be a 'big blow' to town centre “It would be an absolute tragedy for the town. We have already lost BHS and to lose M&S as well would be dreadful."
"15.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Van bursts into flames suddenly in blaze on residential street A dramatic sight
"15.11.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Ginger abuse is a hate crime': Essex officer tells public meeting police have received complaints of abuse against redheads ESSEX Police has received two complaints of abuse against people with ginger hair, which could be regarded as a hate crime. The force has distanced itself from the officer's comments
"15.11.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk IN THE COURTS: Recent appearances before magistrates in Southend and Basildon Including meat thefts, drug driving and people skipping train fares
"15.11.2016 18:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Major works on Kent Elms junction of the A127 to begin next week Brace yourself for some disruption!
"15.11.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Stay off our patch! Taxi drivers voice anger as Uber drivers venture into Southend to pick up passengers “It will be detrimental to Southend taxis if they come here officially. Hopefully Southend Council will act and ban them."
"15.11.2016 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Empty BHS store to get a festive facelift as artist is hired to create 'positive' vibe It is hoped the artwork will be completed in time for the High Street's Big Switch On event on Saturday.
"15.11.2016 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Do you recognise this man? CCTV image released after man stabbed in the leg in Southend car park He was attacked in a pub car park
"15.11.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk One lane of M25 to remain shut all day after crash breaks barrier Give yourself extra time or find another route if you can!
"15.11.2016 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Wanted man who sped the wrong way down the A127 in attempt to evade capture is jailed He had already been disqualified from driving and was wanted on recall to prison
"15.11.2016 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Our street is infested with rats!' Neighbours' anger after rubbish dumped on lawn after eviction Grim
"15.11.2016 11:00:01" echo-news.co.uk On your bike! Force buys extra bicycles for police officers to help them roam alleyways in fight against crime “They have proven in the past to make a huge difference and we hope to have the same result here.”
"15.11.2016 10:21:26" echo-news.co.uk Highway bosses insist roadworks at busy A127 junction 'will finish by Christmas' If you get caught in these jams every day, this will be a huge relief!
"15.11.2016 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Traders in Leigh team up by setting up shop in the same building in bid to combat soaring costs “It has been brilliant so far – we have busy and quiet days and are hoping for a good build up to Christmas."
"15.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Coffee at your convenience! Southend set to get its own Starbucks drive-thru Good news for caffeine addicts!
"15.11.2016 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'They said they were the Bush Boys': Hoodies claim to be from notorious gang as they try to mug man The gang have a reputation for exploiting vulnerable residents across the Basildon area
"15.11.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'People are devastated': Shock as 120 staff at Southend call centre are made redundant "I hope they find more employment quickly. I'm sorry this has happened at this time of the year."
"14.11.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Cops clamp down on drivers with phones at wheel Extra steps will be taken to catch offending drivers across Essex this week
"14.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'We must unite to stop extra homes': Billericay residents vow protests amid suggestions more than 1,000 more houses could be built A CAMPAIGN has been launched to throw out fresh plans which could see 3,000 homes come to Billericay over the next 20 years. “The worst case scenario is that we could end up with more than 1,300 extra homes."
"14.11.2016 20:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Man appears in court over attempted robbery of West Ham striker Andy Carroll and 19 other charges He is also accused of burgling a series of homes in south Essex
"14.11.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Air ambulance treats man who suffered cardiac arrest Wishing him all the best and hoping he pulls through
"14.11.2016 18:15:10" echo-news.co.uk Two collisions within three miles on the A13 causing major delays for motorists Avoid the road if you can
"14.11.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'These are slave wages!' Plan to offer Southend care home apprentices £150 per week is slammed Is £150 for a full working week fair?
"14.11.2016 17:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Bus routes across south Essex could grind to a halt as drivers hold strike vote in 'mystery shopper' dispute The bus company has been accused of having a "bullying culture"
"14.11.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk South Essex town centre Marks and Spencer store 'at risk' in round of closures It would be a huge blow to the town if confirmed
"14.11.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New c2c train timetable announced: Quicker journey times and better seat availability promised Hopefully this will undo the misery caused by the last big change!
"14.11.2016 14:14:20" echo-news.co.uk 'We are winning the war against burglars': Crime rate in Basildon has halved after teen suspects arrested “We are certainly waging the war against these people who causing harm and going after them."
"14.11.2016 13:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Supermarket chain is dropping its petrol prices by 3p per litre starting tomorrow Welcome news after recent price rises!
"14.11.2016 12:00:01" se1jobs.com Make sure your CV stands out from the crowd Isn't it about time you updated your CV? se1jobs can help
"14.11.2016 11:08:27" echo-news.co.uk Poppy Appeal thief jailed for one year for stealing six collection tins from Southend businesses "His mother is here today, she is wearing a poppy and we can imagine what she thinks."
"14.11.2016 09:04:18" echo-news.co.uk Road chaos as traffic lights get stuck on red TRAFFIC lights are causing chaos on a busy road after they got stuck on red. Lots of unhappy drivers on the A127 this morning
"14.11.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Southend's knife crime problem 'as bad as London': Fears raised after yet another stabbing in town “Southend is mirroring some of the worst parts of London because we have people coming here from there and committing crimes."
"14.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Look out for today's Super Beaver Moon! Closest it has come to Earth all century Don't miss it - there won't be anything like it for another two decades!
"14.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police storm pub when bloody fingerprints found on walls...but it was leftovers from Halloween party The landlord saw the funny side!
"14.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Crack cocaine user went on three-week burglary spree - raiding nine homes - to feed his addiction “You caused untold distress to the homeowners. This cycle is going to continue for as long as you are unable to control your addiction.”
"13.11.2016 22:33:30" echo-news.co.uk Emergency services called after off-road motorbikes are involved in 'serious collision' The collision took place near a railway level crossing
"13.11.2016 20:53:19" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Thousands turn out across south Essex for Remembrance Sunday services and parades Great to see so many people paying their respects today
"13.11.2016 15:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Bus driver who hit and killed 82-year-old great-grandfather 'lied about his poor eyesight' The court heard the bus driver had been driving for five years without disclosing his illness, which would have affected his eyesight
"13.11.2016 14:17:40" echo-news.co.uk 'It just comes naturally': Heroic hospital nurses spring into action during their holidays as emergency strikes "The training just kicked in. I didn't need to think about it, it's part of my life."
"13.11.2016 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Half of children will have their own phone by age 11...and spend two hours each day glued to it How young is too young to have a phone?
"13.11.2016 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Two men dead and one fighting for his life after car smashes into tree on dual carriageway RIP
"13.11.2016 10:50:32" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Youngsters from across south Essex take time to remember fallen war heroes We shall remember
"13.11.2016 10:10:10" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen missing Hannah, 15, who has not been seen for four days? Please make as many people as possible aware of the appeal
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"11.11.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Help me find the hero who lost priceless Second World War medals "It's just so sad and such a shame as they obviously belong to someone."
"11.11.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Supermarket shoppers flock to fresh new sushi bar Will you be popping in?
"11.11.2016 18:03:30" echo-news.co.uk Stephen, 62, has been missing from home for more than two weeks: Police issue fresh appeal for help Do you know anything which might help find him?
"11.11.2016 16:58:08" echo-news.co.uk 'Bear', 89, celebrates his second retirement... 25 years after his first one “I am not sure what the secret is and where he gets his energy from, he's absolutely brilliant.”
"11.11.2016 15:18:02" echo-news.co.uk Man to appear in court accused of spate of poppy collection tin thefts in Southend Scott Williams, 35, will appear in court tomorrow
"11.11.2016 14:00:45" echo-news.co.uk Six people escape from fire in Southend thanks to quick thinking woman SIX people were in a property when a fire started in the early hours of this morning. Do you know who the hero is that helped save the residents?
"11.11.2016 11:40:53" echo-news.co.uk School pupils try on age simulator to raise awareness of problems faced by the elderly "The vision challenge was the worst part because everyday activities can become so difficult. I struggled buttering some bread."
"11.11.2016 10:37:00" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested following spate of charity tin thefts in Southend He is currently being questioned by police
"11.11.2016 10:08:38" echo-news.co.uk Collision involving bus and car in Basildon partially blocks road Hope everyone is ok!
"11.11.2016 09:58:32" echo-news.co.uk Six people escape from fire in Southend The fire ripped through the home in the early hours of this morning
"11.11.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk KO for boxing club if homes plan sees hall demolished Could it be the end of an era?
"11.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Accident statistics reveal Basildon and Southend are among Essex's blackspots for road injuries Are you surprised?
"11.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'All hail purple jumper man!': TV viewers' glee ar as Question Time comes to Southend He certainly didn't hold back!
"11.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Jealous boyfriend rammed car of Good Samaritan who was giving his drunk girlfriend a lift home He "saw red" and proceeded to punch his victim repeatedly in the head
"11.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Harrison, six, whose uncle was killed in Afghanistan, meets Prince Harry during ceremony to honour fallen troops What a lovely moment
"10.11.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk E-fit: Police want to trace man after dog walker punches woman in face Do you recognise them?
"10.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Joyrider steals van while driver was in the back...before leading police on chase through the streets of Basildon The van was dumped a mile away from where it was stolen
"10.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Multi-million pound payout for girl, now six, left disabled as hospital doctor 'botched' her birth She suffered permanent spinal injuries due to errors made by the doctor
"10.11.2016 19:32:16" echo-news.co.uk 'We've had fantastic support': Volunteers claim poppy sales this year are off the scale “What we are finding is so many people – young and old – want to chat to the veterans that man the tables and reminisce and share their own stories."
"10.11.2016 18:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Brazen thief snatches more Poppy Appeal tins from businesses Shocking. Do you recognise him?
"10.11.2016 17:15:00" echo-news.co.uk A127 widening works will lead to six months of traffic misery for drivers Roadworks are due to start later this month
"10.11.2016 16:34:08" echo-news.co.uk Pet owners warned to take precautions after two cats are poisoned in the same street “Losing a much-loved family pet like this is so upsetting for the owners and to hear there have been other incidents in this road as well is worrying.”
"10.11.2016 15:21:35" echo-news.co.uk Stolen van dumped in the middle of the road after police chase through the streets of Basildon The driver left the van behind and fled the scene
"10.11.2016 13:22:50" echo-news.co.uk Elderly man knocked over and his dog is injured after Husky breaks free from its owner The victim's dog suffered puncture wounds and needed minor surgery
"10.11.2016 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Drivers caught using their mobile phones in Essex will receive automatic fine and penalty points with no option of a course The new policy comes into force today
"10.11.2016 12:00:00" se1jobs.com Veterinary Nurse Nights View full details for Veterinary Nurse Nights job in on www.se1jobs.com Top employer. Basildon Pet Hospital is hiring. Find out more and apply
"10.11.2016 11:28:34" echo-news.co.uk Legal red tape holds up revamp plans for Hadleigh town centre “It is frustrating, but we have to make sure all parties are happy."
"10.11.2016 10:17:08" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed in leg and chest in Westcliff He is currently in police custody
"10.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Schoolgirl adds some sparkle to her poppies "Maisie is such a thoughtful and kind girl, we are very proud of her. She just does these kinds of things without thinking."
"10.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council reveals £370,000 revamp plans for crematorium "Every year we try to improve the crematorium and cemetery to make it a more pleasant place for people to grieve and pay their respects to their loved ones.”
"10.11.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man exposes himself to terrified teenage schoolgirls “Don't go out on your own and make sure you walk in pairs. If someone is willing to do that they might do something more serious the next time.”
"10.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I don't regret aiming toy gun at bailiffs' Grandfather defends his actions after being spared jail
"10.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Court order bans 19-year-old paedophile from owning camera Nathan Harrington, from Benfleet, pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing indecent images
"10.11.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Brexit on steroids...polls were so wrong' See what our local politicians have to say on Donald Trump's victory
"10.11.2016 05:01:00" echo-news.co.uk Cocaine found on door handles in nightclub toilets Police carried out unannounced inspections at venues across Castle Point
"09.11.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk IN PICTURES: Vintage and Handmade Fair at Leigh Community Centre Can you spot yourself in our photos?
"09.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend Traffic Operation sees man recalled to prison A criminal has been sent back to prison after police ran an operation designed to detect motoring offenders and increase road safety
"09.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Critically ill Canvey man, found unconscious in car park, to move closer to family from hospital Doctors are hoping to move Daniel Hollliday to Southend Hospital by the end of the week
"09.11.2016 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Scouts enjoy fireworks during special evening event Looks like everyone had fun on the night
"09.11.2016 19:00:31" echo-news.co.uk Thief jailed for his 6-week crime spree The thief, who stole money and charity boxes from seven shops, has been jailed for two years
"09.11.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Road rage maniac is out there somewhere' The man tried to knife another man in the stomach
"09.11.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Latest south Essex nightlife venue to open in March The latest bar to join Southend's nightlife is set to open in March 2017
"09.11.2016 17:04:21" echo-news.co.uk Work starts this month to improve A127 junctions The work will hopefully help manage traffic better
"09.11.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Cutting edge Wild Coast Project up for national prize Don't forget to vote!
"09.11.2016 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk New District Commander announced for Southend Chief Inspector Scott Cannon has taken on the role
"09.11.2016 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Rochford councillor campaigns for Republicans on election day in America James Cottis has been tweeting from the campaign trail in Baltimore and Florida
"09.11.2016 12:34:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman in her 20's rushed to hospital after crash between a motorcycle and a car The woman suffered minor injuries in the crash
"09.11.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Licencing warning issued to businesses after cocaine found in Canvey pub's toilets The inspection came after officers received information from residents
"09.11.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Secondary school takes "difficult decision" to no longer run GCSE in religion "In the circumstances, we have taken the difficult, but we believe correct, decision to discontinue this course with immediate effect."
"09.11.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Licencing warning issued to businesses after cocaine found in pub's toilets "We are hot on their toes."
"09.11.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Four of our beaches are rated as excellent The praise from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs comes after stricter EU legislation for bathing water quality was introduced in 2014
"09.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grandad grabs fake gun to scare away baliffs “He simply wanted them to leave. He thought it was a mistake or they were scam artists. He didn't want to hurt them.”
"09.11.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Nightclub could become bar, restaurant and flats "Nightclubs are a hard business. It has been taken over by more people going to bars instead."
"08.11.2016 22:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Police made empty apology': Grieving dad speaks out after High Court victory Lee Balkwell, 33, was found with his head wedged between the drum and chassis of a cement mixer. His father has spoken out following the botched investigation into his death
"08.11.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Basildon Council recycling revamp is 'ill-advised', say campaigners Campaigners believe proposed changes to refuse collection in a borough have branded “nonsensical.”
"08.11.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Blows shattered my skull in street attack': Man recalls horror of being beaten over the head with a crutch Saul Willsher needed 17 stitches following the brutal attack
"08.11.2016 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 17-year-old boy charged with burglaries, vehicle theft and fraud The teen is due to appear at Basildon Youth Court
"08.11.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I was testing council tax legality': Councillors get court threat for tax debts COUNCILLORS who owed thousands of pounds in tax were threatened with court action by their own councils. Councillors who owed thousands of pounds in tax were threatened with court action by their own councils
"08.11.2016 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 60s airlifted to hospital after being hit by car The man suffered serious arm injuries during the accident
"08.11.2016 18:55:10" echo-news.co.uk Does anyone recognise Poppy? Chinchilla is waiting to be claimed by owners after being left on train Poppy was left on the train in a box with no food or bedding
"08.11.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Horror film festival returns to Southend Zombies and other frightening apparitions will “go on the rampage” in Southend this January at a film festival
"08.11.2016 17:33:39" echo-news.co.uk Thieves snatch unique £3k bike from garage The family are offering £100 reward for the safe return of the bike
"08.11.2016 16:34:56" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 60s airlifted to hospital after being hit by car A MAN in his 60s has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car this afternoon. He is in a serious condition.
"08.11.2016 16:02:40" echo-news.co.uk Brownstock Festival to close after 12 years ORGANISERS of Brownstock Festival have announced the end of the huge annual event. Some sad news for festival lovers today
"08.11.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Jordan gets ready to rumble in the jungle in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Good luck Jordan!
"08.11.2016 13:32:49" echo-news.co.uk Remembrance Day service in Southend this Sunday Make sure you do your bit to remember those who fought for their country
"08.11.2016 12:24:47" echo-news.co.uk Hadrian's Wall trek to raise money for Havens Hospice STAFF at a law firm pulled on their walking boots to raise money for Havens Hospices. Well done team!
"08.11.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Campaigners speak of 'deep disappointment' as stats reveal hundreds of concerning incidents at Essex hospitals each year There were nearly 300 "serious incidents" last year at Basildon and Southend hospitals