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"26.03.2017 19:03:15" echo-news.co.uk Columnist: Why I'll be holding my baby boy Sonny Jim extra close today Today is my first Mother's Day as a mama. I am beyond thrilled to be able to type that. 'For so many women today has been the hardest day of the year...I know how lucky I am'
"26.03.2017 15:50:09" echo-news.co.uk Help trace missing diabetic man, 62, last seen on Saturday AN appeal has launched to find missing John Garforth. Mr Garford yesterday evening left home planning to cycle to Cambridge to see a family member. He never arrived :-(
"26.03.2017 15:46:45" echo-news.co.uk Suspect, 33, wanted in connection with Hullbridge murder Detectives investigating the death of Timothy Smith, 57, following a robbery in Hullbridge are asking for the public's help in tracing a man… Police say if you see him, do not approach and contact the force immediately
"26.03.2017 14:35:59" echo-news.co.uk Help trace missing diabetic man, 62, last seen on Saturday Police launch missing person appeal:
"26.03.2017 12:27:45" echo-news.co.uk Match report: AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 2 A great way to mark Phil Brown's fourth year in charge at Roots Hall
"26.03.2017 12:13:39" echo-news.co.uk Cyclist, 50s, suffers serious injuries after crash with car Officers are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision in Rectory Road, Rochford where a man suffered serious injuries. Can you help police?
"26.03.2017 12:10:23" echo-news.co.uk Knife-wielding crooks punch man in the face after raiding his home Two men are being hunted by police
"26.03.2017 10:20:10" echo-news.co.uk Man found with nunchucks fined £200 A MAN found with a set of nunchucks in a public place has been fined £200. The 33-year-old, of no fixed abode, admitted to carrying an offensive weapon
"26.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Jack Russell Chip is looking for a fairytale ending Do you have space in your heart and home for Chip?
"25.03.2017 20:38:07" echo-news.co.uk Work begins to maximise space at town centre car park WORK has started on a town centre car park after it was bought for £725,000. The car park, once illegally ran by a council, is no more...
"25.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Billy's cake sale raises £200 for charity A COMMUNITY-spirited ten-year-old has raised more than £200 for Comic Relief with a cake sale. Billy, a Sunnymede Junior School pupil, was only expecting to raise £50! :-)
"25.03.2017 15:58:10" echo-news.co.uk Colin Garrod, 50 charged with robbery in connection with Hullbridge murder investigation A MAN arrested in connection with a murder investigation has been charged with robbery, while matters of murder and possession of a firearm remain… The matter of murder remains under investigation
"25.03.2017 13:46:07" echo-news.co.uk Clacton's Douglas Carswell says he is QUITTING UKIP to become an Independent MP CLACTON MP Douglas Carswell is quitting UKIP to become an Independent MP, it has emerged. And not long before he said he was "100 per cent" committed to the party. We'd love to hear your views. Comments may be published
"25.03.2017 12:25:48" echo-news.co.uk 'Threat to life' forces police to shut down national junior boxing competition in south Essex A HIGHLY anticipated boxing tournament due to be held in one of the county's busiest sports centres has today been cancelled by Essex Police. "There was a specific threat to life made which caused the police to enforce cancellation, despite us offering to double the security detail."
"25.03.2017 10:33:42" echo-news.co.uk Boxing tournament cancelled by Essex Police - 'It is NOT due to a terror threat' A HIGHLY anticipated boxing tournament due to be held in one of the county's busiest sports centres has today been cancelled by Essex Police.… the force also says there is no risk to the wider public...
"25.03.2017 09:16:08" echo-news.co.uk Firefighters battle to free man from car after crash FIREFIGHTERS battled to free a man from a car after a crash in the early hours of this morning. We hope this casualty is okay :-(. We've asked the ambulance service for an update
"25.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Homeless woman banned from driving after getting behind the wheel with amphetamine in her system She was also fined after failing to turn up to court while on bail - twice
"24.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Decade of awards recognising our community heroes Don't forget to get your nominations in
"24.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Charity's 15 years of offering much-needed support for people with mental health issues A fantastic charity
"24.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'DIY SOS'gives poorly Tyler a new room Well done everyone involved - the family were overwhelmed by the transformation
"24.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Dangerous' pool undergoes huge revamp to re-open in time for summer A report found it presented “unacceptably high” risks to users
"24.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hero prison officers save court guard's life with CPR Well done to them
"24.03.2017 17:33:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenage girl left with bruises after woman attacks her in the street Awful - please go to police with any information
"24.03.2017 17:20:59" echo-news.co.uk Here's the new-look pound coin you could start to see from next week What do you think of the new coin?
"24.03.2017 16:33:25" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 80s being assessed after driving into ditch We hope he isn't badly injured
"24.03.2017 15:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 60s suffers chest injury after being clipped by bus wing mirror He was rushed to hospital
"24.03.2017 15:15:46" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 60, robbed of handbag after attacker sprayed her with unknown fluid A woman was left with injuries to her skin and mouth after an attacker sprayed an unknown fluid in her face before stealing her handbag. … The woman suffered minor injuries to her skin and mouth
"24.03.2017 15:01:38" echo-news.co.uk Success! Pensioner wins three-month battle to overturn parking fine "Some drivers would have just paid it. Not me, I just carried on"
"24.03.2017 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with making hoax bomb threat to mosque on day of Westminster terror attack He made the hoax threat just hours after the Westminster terrorist attack which left five dead
"24.03.2017 13:59:53" echo-news.co.uk Drugs baron who used Essex base for smuggling plot jailed for 18 years He imported 997 kilograms of cocaine with a value of £31 million
"24.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man appears in court charged with causing actual bodily harm during 'knife attack' Two people were injured in the attack
"24.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man who took tourist snap with PC Keith Palmer says his murder 'sent a shiver down my spine' So sad - he called the policeman a "genuinely nice bloke"
"24.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Daughter of man who allegedly died of asbestos exposure is seeking answers from his employer He died aged 94 last month
"24.03.2017 11:58:31" echo-news.co.uk Police issue warning as burglar posing as gardener steals pensioner's handbag The victim was 83
"24.03.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Bearded dragon dumped and left to die What a terrible thing to do
"24.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend United's new football ground could be bigger than anticipated, with 160 shop units built into the stadium SOUTHEND United FC's proposed football ground move could be bigger than originally anticipated, it has been claimed. What do you think of the plans?
"24.03.2017 09:32:43" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses after man, 33, stabbed in thigh Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed close to Guildford Road, Southend, at around 4.30am today, Friday, March… He banged on a pub door at 4.30am this morning calling for help
"24.03.2017 09:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Driver arrested after cyclist suffers serious head injury charged with drugs offences The victim was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the crash
"24.03.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Bar to offer a taste of what is to come ahead of new £1million venue opening Exciting - a food truck will be pulling up in town to give everyone a preview of the bar's new menu
"24.03.2017 08:19:35" echo-news.co.uk Man denies stealing till from KFC and causing £2,000 worth of damage He allegedly smashed a window to get in
"24.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police to carry out week-long operation to 'bring community back to normality' after man's death Following the tragic events on Sunday evening, extra officers will be out on patrol to be as visible as possible
"24.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Family, friends and traders say final farewell to Ye Olde Chippy owner, Tony “He had a very warm and funny character and loved to entertain. That's why he was so well known because he had so much energy.” RIP, Tony
"24.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'People should not fear armed gangs', says police chief after knife-wielding gang storms house She has spoken out to say armed burglars are not likely to burst into someone's house 'for no reason'
"24.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Catholic school headteacher dismisses claims pupils carry knives as 'malicious accusations' Here's what the head of this school had to say about rumours circulating on social media
"23.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police launch appeal for man wanted for breaching community orders Have you seen this happy looking chap? Wanted on suspicion of breaching two community orders
"23.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Florist looks forward to new era after moving from troubled premises After two months of hard work, Karon's new shop is now open
"23.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dancers are on their way to Disney for competition "We can't wait to go to Paris and show everyone what we are good at and love to do.”
"23.03.2017 19:54:43" echo-news.co.uk Man, 50, arrested on suspicion of murder, robbery and possession of firearm after man dies A man from Southend is in custody
"23.03.2017 19:46:05" echo-news.co.uk Concern as 20 caravans pitch up on private land by flyover The camp has reportedly "quadrupled in size since the morning"
"23.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Thoughtful Mylee-Louise takes on tough obstacle course in honour of family friend with motor neurone disease Little Mylee-Louise is just five, but she's on her way to raising £500 - please help if you can!
"23.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Frustrated families are waiting more than two years for autism diagnosis Sound familiar to anyone?
"23.03.2017 18:28:45" echo-news.co.uk Two teenagers deny killing Vilson Meshi who was found dead in burnt out Audi Keani Hobbs, 18, and a 16-year-old boy are charged with manslaughter and committing arson. A trial date has been set for July
"23.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'There's definitely a shock in the air' South Essex politicians react to Westminster attack "No one could believe that our home of democracy could be under attack."
"23.03.2017 17:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Support staff at Southend school face redundancy over £500,000 funding cuts Very worrying - an urgent meeting is being held to discuss the loss of 15 members of staff at this high school
"23.03.2017 17:10:15" echo-news.co.uk Campaigners 'will lead a revolution against hall demolition' as talks over community site continue "If the Paddocks was demolished, I would lead a revolution against bulldozers coming in."
"23.03.2017 16:13:17" echo-news.co.uk Bin men get a shock as abandoned pet PYTHON falls from rubbish pile
"23.03.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police warning after burglars steal cars, jewellery, iPads and signed Little Mix album during spate of break-ins These burglaries are all believed to be linked:
"23.03.2017 15:30:00" echo-news.co.uk IN THE DOCK: Four cases heard at South Essex magistrates' courts Who's been up in court this week:
"23.03.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Crooks who carried out vicious armed robbery leading to man's death knew what they were after', says police chief This chief inspector said the group was deliberately targeted by a pair of men who “knew what they were after”
"23.03.2017 14:52:44" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile police officer walks free from court after telling judge he is 'so sorry' about child abuse stash A PAEDOPHILE police officer has walked free from court despite downloading 1,600 indecent images of children. "I am so ashamed of what I have done. There is no excuse. I am so sorry for everybody that has been involved in this sad situation."
"23.03.2017 14:05:53" echo-news.co.uk BREAKING: Former MP and Ukip campaigner charged with electoral fraud over council vote BREAKING: The charges relate to nomination papers for prospective Ukip council candidates.
"23.03.2017 13:56:20" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: Colleges to merge to save cash and increase course options Students/parents - how do you feel about this?
"23.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend Airport invests £3million on improvements to keep up with demand Exciting news - here's what will change at Southend Airport:
"23.03.2017 12:10:30" echo-news.co.uk Three south Essex officers attacked on duty every week Horrific stats - perhaps people will think twice before they hurt an officer on duty
"23.03.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council investigation over row with new restaurant owners sparks planning law change The council is making this change to its planning policy after this episode
"23.03.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man accused of intentionally damaging woman's roof to convince her it needed repairs The 22-year-old denies criminal damage and fraud and will stand trial
"23.03.2017 07:43:24" echo-news.co.uk Severe delays and cancellations across the rail network There is major disruption on the railways this morning due to a problem at Romford station. Bad news for commuters this morning
"23.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Here's how many child sex offences Essex Police investigate every day as numbers increase by 12% Shocking stats
"23.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Parents left in lurch as pre-school announces it will CLOSE in a matter of weeks Parents were initially told it would stay open until summer - but that's not the case
"23.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police help coax 16-year-old down from the roof of a Basildon school Police were called to the school at lunchtime after the teen refused to come down
"23.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tributes paid to popular company boss who 'died a hero' protecting friends from armed robbers "Stepping in to protect his friends seems like something he would do. I just can't believe what's happened." RIP, Tim
"22.03.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Five fire crews battle 50 tonne scrap yard blaze Crews spent two hours trying to put out the fire
"22.03.2017 21:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Council social worker to face panel after allegations over standards She faces allegations of failing to properly document cases involving five different families or individual children
"22.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council asks public for views on latest plans for regeneration in Pitsea These tired facilities could be replaced with modern fit-for-purpose buildings and new homes
"22.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'GP crisis is now at breaking point' Doctors say unmanageable workloads, bullying and a deep lack of staff morale is leaving them "burnt out" and close to "breaking point"
"22.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Patrols to combat street drinking and begging set to continue Have you seen a rise in street drinking and begging round here?
"22.03.2017 19:15:37" echo-news.co.uk Family's special thank you to hospital for curing eight-year-old of one in 1,000 foot condition "The treatment was amazing. I always say if I won the lottery, I would give all my money to Basildon Hospital."
"22.03.2017 18:48:50" echo-news.co.uk WARNING: Dangerous children's toys in Essex found to have toxic battery risk Ten toys were bought from discount stores and market stalls in Essex:
"22.03.2017 18:02:00" echo-news.co.uk Water firm fined £20m for 1.4 billion litre raw sewage blunder in Thames Thames Water has 21 days to pay a whopping £20,361,140
"22.03.2017 17:24:23" echo-news.co.uk LIVE: Two dead as knifeman mows down pedestrians and stabs police officer at Westminster Two people have died in this afternoon's attack - here's what we know so far:
"22.03.2017 16:54:06" echo-news.co.uk Council starts High Court action over 'Dale Farm Two' Travellers face a High Court hearing next month
"22.03.2017 15:41:41" echo-news.co.uk LIVE: Updates as 'police officer stabbed' and 'assailant shot by armed police' at Westminster Metropolitan Police say they are treating the incident outside Parliament as a terrorist incident
"22.03.2017 15:08:19" echo-news.co.uk LIVE: Updates as 'police officer stabbed' and 'assailant shot by armed police' at Westminster Westminster is in lockdown after police were called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured. Live updates here on the incident unfolding at Westminster
"22.03.2017 14:54:18" echo-news.co.uk Water firm fined £20m for 1.4 billion litre raw sewage blunder in Thames “HORRIFIED” residents have spoken out after Thames Water was yesterday fined a record £20.3 million for polluting the River Thames with 1.4… Humans and animals were ill, thousands of fish were killed. Is the punishment enough?
"22.03.2017 13:50:00" echo-news.co.uk Police carry out checks on 16 nightspots to stamp out violent and anti-social behaviour Police gave pubs and bar staff 'a bit of education and a bit of talking to'
"22.03.2017 13:41:42" echo-news.co.uk Car flips on roof after crash at Fairglen Interchange A CAR has ended up on its roof after a crash at a south Essex major junction. Avoid the area if you can
"22.03.2017 13:17:24" echo-news.co.uk IN THE DOCK: Six cases heard at South Essex magistrates' courts Six cases from this week:
"22.03.2017 12:24:49" echo-news.co.uk Council scraps season tickets to free up parking spaces for summer What do you think - will this ease congestion and help people find parking spaces in the busy summer months?
"22.03.2017 11:42:12" echo-news.co.uk Arsonists leave two families without a home after ferocious fire causes loft to cave in "They are really lucky to have not been killed."
"22.03.2017 11:19:30" echo-news.co.uk Man who died after hitting his head during botched robbery is named as detectives launch murder inquiry A MAN who died after bravely stepping in to protect his friends during a robbery-gone-wrong has been named as Timothy Smith. "This is an extremely tragic incident during which an innocent man lost his life."
"22.03.2017 10:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal after pizza delivery driver injured after being knocked off his scooter in crash Police are looking for the driver of a white Mercedes who may have witnessed this crash
"22.03.2017 10:14:14" echo-news.co.uk PICTURE: Driver arrested after car flips onto its roof in crash Did you see this last night?
"22.03.2017 09:25:11" echo-news.co.uk Much-loved Salvation Army cows to be sold Very sad news - the cows are being mooved on for 'financial reasons'
"22.03.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Police release forensic footage that show what led to the deaths of Tom Putt and Nikki Willis Police are urging car fanatics to check their vehicles after two young people died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a car that had been… Police are working with the families of the Tom and Nikki to raise awareness about the risks of modifying vehicles
"22.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teen who died in stairwell of his flat suffered single fatal stab wound to the neck, inquest hears Despite paramedics' best efforts, Denis died at the scene
"22.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 42, may have been inadvertently killed by breathing in asbestos during her school years A tragic case - she was wrongly diagnosed with ovarian cancer before a biopsy revealed her true condition
"22.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hairdresser speaks out after burglars ransack BOTH his businesses in one night during ten-day spree There have been at least a dozen business break-ins in just over a week - this hairdresser has slammed it as a 'massive inconvenience'
"22.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Multiple members of public dial 999 as gang of five wielding 12-inch knife storm into home Two of the men received wounds to their arms and hands, believed to have been caused by a weapon
"21.03.2017 21:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Edwardian pendant sells for £24,500 The makers of the pendant were jewellers to Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V in the past
"21.03.2017 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Father wins decade long fight to prove he fathered the heir of £1bn fortune - making himself homeless in the process A MARKET trader-cum-city banker told how he won a decade long fight to prove he fathered the heir of a £1bn fortune – while making himself… He is aiming to get £9.5million from the mother's family as reparation for his 'decade of hell'
"21.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I heard about mum's murder on the TV news' - Son's heartbreak over 42-year-old unsolved killing of cafe owner THE heartbreaking moment Vic Davies heard his mother had been murdered is seared into his memory. “The next thing I know a picture of a woman is on the TV. Someone said: 'Do you know who it is then?' I just froze. We were looking at a picture of my own mother.”
"21.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Football mad couple have their first dance on pitch ahead of Southend game And, to make the day even better, the Blues won
"21.03.2017 19:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested after station staff report 'aggressive drunk throwing beer bottles at station' He has been taken into custody
"21.03.2017 19:30:01" echo-news.co.uk 12 specials help to disperse yobs in Pitsea They were tackling nuisance youths who were intimidating shoppers and traders
"21.03.2017 18:42:37" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Inquest hears two young people found dead in car accidentally inhaled exhaust fumes Police have now issued this statement about a 'unique series of events' which led to the pair's tragic deaths
"21.03.2017 18:31:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Cheating map' reveals the most adulterous areas in Essex Here's how many hundreds of people are signed up in south Essex - how do you feel about sites like this?
"21.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Basildon School team hasn't lost a game all season What a great achievement
"21.03.2017 17:32:41" echo-news.co.uk Inquest into Chelmsford Prisoner death is adjourned Timothy Shaw was found face-down in his cell
"21.03.2017 17:19:38" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Unexploded Second World War bomb destroyed by the army in nearby field The bomb, found on a building site near this school, has now been detonated
"21.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Lucky winners get to name new Sealife animals What inventive names
"21.03.2017 16:16:37" echo-news.co.uk Murder investigation launched after man dies following gunpoint robbery The victim, aged 57, was reportedly pushed onto a low-level wall, which caused a serious brain injury. He died today.
"21.03.2017 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk TOWIE star Mark Wright could make Billericay Town TV show Wright played for Southend United in his youth
"21.03.2017 15:47:45" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: 'Unexploded bomb' sees road cordoned off by police A road has been cordoned off after a suspected unexploded bomb was found. The cordon has been lifted - more updates here as they come in:
"21.03.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum's 40-year fight for answers after inquiry into drug which is believed to cause birth defects The inquiry has echoes of the Thalidomide scandal
"21.03.2017 14:20:20" echo-news.co.uk 'Unexploded bomb' sees road cordoned off by police A road has been cordoned off after a suspected unexploded bomb was found. We will bring you updates as we get them
"21.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile teacher jailed for two years after court hears young victim secretly filmed him carrying out nine sexual assaults This is sickening
"21.03.2017 13:12:43" echo-news.co.uk Drug-fuelled speeding driver jailed after killing 23-year-old motorcyclist from Basildon He had taken cocaine and was doing almost twice the speed limit
"21.03.2017 12:18:09" echo-news.co.uk Inquest into deaths of two people found in a car hears "they were caused by inhalation of exhaust fumes including carbon monoxide" AN INQUEST into the death of two people found dead in a car us taking place. Very sad to hear this
"21.03.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Waitrose stores in south Essex changes free coffee policy because of complaints about 'wrong type of people' Remember when Waitrose stopped this in South Essex stores, after it attracted 'the wrong sort of people'?
"21.03.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police warning after burglars break into house Keep a watchful eye on your house and those of your neighbours
"21.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Daughter's plea to find heroes who helped her dad after he was crushed by a car Please help her find them
"21.03.2017 09:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police warn that nuisance bikers could see their bikes seized What do you think about this?
"21.03.2017 08:45:00" echo-news.co.uk House fire sees loft collapse into first floor and roof badly damaged Luckily no-one was injured
"21.03.2017 08:31:21" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Man, 20, in critical condition after suspected drug driver crash He was airlifted to hospital
"21.03.2017 08:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Six people arrested in one week during a crackdown on town centre drug dealing Great work Essex Police
"21.03.2017 07:40:13" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 23, suffers serious injuries following hit and run Please go to police with any information and help catch the driver
"21.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Plan to create 165 tiny flats in town centre office block is ditched This decision might stop other office blocks being turned into flats
"21.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Warning that child obesity crisis a 'ticking timebomb' with about 20% of Year 6 pupils are obese Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock What do you think the solution is?
"21.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man and woman 'stabbed' during incident inside a house They were both rushed to hospital after the incident
"21.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police searching town after two incidents 'involving guns' just 45 minutes apart A driver who allegedly had a gun was chased by the police helicopter until he crashed into a lamppost
"21.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Furious commuters criticise company after rush hour services cancelled due to lorry hitting a bridge Here's the full story on the cancellations yesterday:
"20.03.2017 22:01:03" echo-news.co.uk Teen punched and robbed of mountain bike by Pitsea shops Awful
"20.03.2017 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Gig held in memory of caring Richard, 27 Richard sadly stepped in front of a train after a bout of depression
"20.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Resident rallies community for clean up event in basildon park Great effort guys, well done
"20.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Vandalism cleaned up after graffiti and fire damage at island beach Fantastic work
"20.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Kieran gets good luck gift from football hero after beating the odds to return to mainstream school What a lovely thing to do
"20.03.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Beach hut on sale for £50k A crazy price tag - would you pay that much?
"20.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend set to welcome its first female town clerk Her salary is over £128,000
"20.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk £800,000 boost for Leigh's fishing trade The money will go towards securing Leigh's cockles as a “Protected Geographic Identity”
"20.03.2017 16:59:22" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Train services from London to Shoebury cancelled after lorry hits bridge TRAIN services are experiencing cancellations and delays after a lorry crashed into a bridge c2c cancels London services after lorry crashes into bridge
"20.03.2017 15:45:01" echo-news.co.uk Air ambulance called after two women have breathing problems It is unclear what caused both women to have problems breathing
"20.03.2017 15:21:12" echo-news.co.uk Woman dies after being found unconscious in Billericay home Rest in peace - our thoughts go out to her family
"20.03.2017 15:15:10" echo-news.co.uk Train services delayed after lorry hits bridge Trains are being cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes
"20.03.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police vow to take tougher action after crime spate The force will take “strong, visible action” to tackle a series of robberies and thefts
"20.03.2017 14:23:59" echo-news.co.uk Fire crews called to secure dangerous shop sign hanging over pavement Fire crews were called to help secure a dangerous shop sign after it became loose above a footpath. This is why Hamlet Court Road was closed earlier today
"20.03.2017 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Man who used highly-dangerous explosive gas to steal £300,000 from cash machines jailed Whitlock hit headlines after he escaped from prison and evaded capture for almost a week
"20.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Thug who attacked woman has won an appeal to cut his jail sentence What do you think of this - the woman was left with injuries to her body and face
"20.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man fined for sending abusive text messages He admitted the offence and was fined
"20.03.2017 12:03:54" echo-news.co.uk Shocked road workers uncover real-life underground game of cat and mouse "It was like an episode of Tom and Jerry live"
"20.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tributes to 'true gent' Geoff who served as chairman of Basildon Council Very sad news:
"20.03.2017 11:47:40" echo-news.co.uk Kasabian are set to thrill crowd with Southend show Were you able to get tickets?
"20.03.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk The Grand 'falling apart' as its revamp is delayed, putting its future into limbo “We are just trying to make sure the building is still there in 100 years"
"20.03.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Armed police and helicopter spotted in Rayleigh A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences
"20.03.2017 10:01:08" echo-news.co.uk Man left with serious head injury after being approached by man who appeared to a have gun A MAN has been seriously injured following a robbery in Hullbridge. The 57-year-old man had been out for the evening with his partner and friends… This sounds terrifying. Police are appealing for information
"20.03.2017 09:33:35" echo-news.co.uk Man airlifted to hospital in serious condition after being hit by car A man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a car. The man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury
"20.03.2017 08:23:14" echo-news.co.uk BREAKING: Warning after six vehicle crash on the A12 The A12 has been partially blocked following a six vehicle accident this morning. Traffic is at a standstill on the A12
"20.03.2017 08:12:38" 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 Burglars ransack a house and steal safe from man, 80, during the half hour he is out
"20.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Schools sending ambassadors to door-knock the parents of absent children What do you think of the plans?
"20.03.2017 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Parents putting children's lives at risk with their parking, headteacher warns Have you experienced this?
"20.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Girl, 10, sent flying by teen riding dirt bike on the pavement just yards from her house She was rushed to hospital after the crash
"20.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teen found guilty of raping girl, 14, while she slept, despite having an alibi The victim described feeling heartbroken and disgusted after being raped
"20.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Burglars ransack a house and steal safe from man, 80, during the half hour he is out Terrible - please keep viiglant
"19.03.2017 15:37:07" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal after crash leaves man in life-threatening condition POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a crash that has left a driver with life threatening injuries. A blue Ford KA was travelling on The Manorway in Stanford-le-Hope when it lost control.
"19.03.2017 12:53:47" echo-news.co.uk Man jailed for four years after offences in Southend and Canvey A BURGLAR who broke into a pensioner's home and crashed a stolen car within the space of a fortnight has been jailed for four years. Burglar who broke into a home and crashed a stolen car within the space of a fortnight has been jailed for four years.
"19.03.2017 09:34:18" echo-news.co.uk Thousands of car fans attend planned meet HUNDREDS of drivers flocked to Southend for a cruising event. Sgt Ian Hughes, from Essex Police, who was at the scene took to twitter to describe the event.
"19.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Representatives from Google visited lucky children to deliver a technology workshop What a great experience
"18.03.2017 16:36:14" echo-news.co.uk Teen arrested after 'threat to stab police officer' A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested after allegedly threatening to stab a police officer. A plain clothed officer from British Transport Police gave chase after the alleged threat.
"18.03.2017 13:44:04" echo-news.co.uk Early spring clean makes part of Southend sparkle STAFF from Southend's Homeless Charity, HARP, haveteamed up with other groups to give their neighbourhood an early spring clean. They cleared 11 large sacks of litter from York Road and the surrounding streets.
"18.03.2017 11:06:00" echo-news.co.uk Columnist: Letter to the future you, as you near your first birthday... First-time mum Katy Pearson shares a letter she wrote to her son just before his first birthday... I'm writing this a couple of weeks before your first birthday. You're having a little nap in your cot.
"18.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Brave daughter speaks out after sadly losing her father to a brain tumour She spoke at Westminster to call for greater funding for research
"17.03.2017 21:02:32" echo-news.co.uk First-time buyers are helping to fuel market in South Essex Apparently there is a rise in first time buyers in the area - is this your experience?
"17.03.2017 20:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Dame Vera's almost 100...but where did it all begin? Did you know about her south Essex links?
"17.03.2017 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Three people fined hundreds for flytipping by council Great to see the council taking action
"17.03.2017 19:31:00" echo-news.co.uk Teen arrested after police find machete in high street Police officers discovered a large machete under a car in Southend high street. Another dangerous weapon off the streets
"17.03.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Sign Echo petition to save school budgets from cuts Take action here:
"17.03.2017 18:10:09" echo-news.co.uk Car flips upside down in crash near high school A car has ended up on its roof after a crash which has forced emergency services to close the road. Best to avoid the road if you're heading this way
"17.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Calls for £1.5million of taxpayers cash being spent on Lee Valley Country Park to be spent locally Have you been to Lee Valley Park?
"17.03.2017 17:02:00" echo-news.co.uk Police man who failed to adequately investigate racial allegations is dismissed from force An investigation found "serious failings"
"17.03.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Train company fines more than 100 people almost £22,000 for dodging fares
"17.03.2017 16:00:09" echo-news.co.uk Residents told to be wary of rogue trader operating in this area Police are investigating after a 60-year-old victim reported several incidents
"17.03.2017 15:53:52" echo-news.co.uk Transformation of former school into houses in the final stage with 13 houses being built 15 apartments and 18 houses have already been built
"17.03.2017 15:00:50" echo-news.co.uk Lib Dems calls for assurances over South Essex College move amid fears over college finances “Local people deserve to know what is going on"
"17.03.2017 14:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Don't panic if you hear explosions this weekend Gunfire and explosions could be heard this weekend and next week
"17.03.2017 14:06:56" Afternoon all! Does your child go to Canvey Junior School? The headteacher has issued a letter pleading with parents to stop parking dangerously, which is putting children at risk. I'd love to hear your views! email@example.com 01268 469294
"17.03.2017 13:56:01" echo-news.co.uk Swab left behind in patient was one of 2,642 near misses One female patient was given an incorrect blood transfusion which could affect future pregnancies
"17.03.2017 13:02:00" echo-news.co.uk Burglars stole 'substantial sum of cash' from man in his 80s Please go to police if you have any information
"17.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Husband of mum-to-be who died in arson attack calls for killer to get mental help he needs "I feel gutted and lost and sick and drained”
"17.03.2017 11:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Man who assaulted police officer and attacked paramedic jailed The drunken man attacked them on New Year's Day
"17.03.2017 10:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Woman jailed for 19 weeks after stealing bank card and cash from vulnerable woman Terrible
"17.03.2017 09:41:02" echo-news.co.uk Jewellery raided from home after thieves smash through patio door Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary where items of jewellery and cash have been stolen in Billericay. Recognise this jewellery? If so, get in touch with the police...
"17.03.2017 08:56:15" echo-news.co.uk 98 tiny flats planned for Job Centre - despite similar application being turned down What do you think of the plans?
"17.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs destroy hard work of volunteers by setting fire to bins and spraying graffiti over seawall Shocking - the volunteers have done so much great work
"17.03.2017 07:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Man breaks into car three days after release - to steal sunglasses and a single cashew nut How bizarre!
"17.03.2017 07:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Teenager, 14, claims she was left feeling 'disgusting' and 'heartbroken' after alleged rape The 14-year-old defendant denies the two charges
"17.03.2017 06:36:58" echo-news.co.uk Man, 63, 'tried to bring 175 litres of liquid speed - worth £15million - into the country' It is alleged the gang tried to get the drug into the country by disguising it in base salt
"17.03.2017 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Warning: sneaky scammers recording your pin details at cash machine - and blocking others Check your statements - it is unclear how many people have been targeted
"17.03.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Council serves enforcement notice on travellers who have 'started Dale Farm Mark II' Police, bailiffs and council officers are visiting the site again today
"16.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Family donate £3k to charity after Gary loses cancer fight What a lovely idea
"16.03.2017 20:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Arsonist who killed mum-to-be in tower block blaze sentenced to mental health detention order A SCHIZOPHRENIC who started a fire in a tower block that killed a tragic mum-to-be has been detained under the Mental Health Act. "His appalling actions resulted in both her death and that of her unborn child, for which he must now be held accountable.”
"16.03.2017 20:25:05" echo-news.co.uk GP surgery given one last chance to improve safety by health watchdog What are your experiences of the GP surgery?
"16.03.2017 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Former carpet fitter who shot to success as a model now set to star in Guy Ritchie film He got his big modelling break aged 50
"16.03.2017 19:04:51" echo-news.co.uk Education funding crisis could see bigger classes and fewer teachers at our schools The Echo has launched a campaign against the cuts. Read more here:
"16.03.2017 18:00:22" echo-news.co.uk Man, 26, charged with threatening man with imitation gun and assaulting a woman He allegedly used a black gas powered air pistol to threaten a man
"16.03.2017 17:32:03" echo-news.co.uk Brace yourselves... Easter weekend set for MORE works on the railway Oh the joys...
"16.03.2017 17:22:40" echo-news.co.uk Teenager, 18, ordered to pay up £350 after assaulting a policeman and damaging a car He must also complete 100 hours of unpaid work
"16.03.2017 16:26:34" echo-news.co.uk Basildon Hospital appoints former Kettering chief as its new managing director Welcome to the team, Clare
"16.03.2017 16:26:34" echo-news.co.uk Basildon Hospital appoints former Kettering chief as its new managing director Welcome to the team, Clare
"16.03.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk This seafront house could be knocked down to make way for new homes - and people are not happy What do you think of the plans?
"16.03.2017 14:52:53" echo-news.co.uk Mother and baby found dead inside their home have been named A MOTHER and baby who were discovered dead inside their home have been identified by Essex Police. So sad
"16.03.2017 14:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Controverisal columnist set to appeal £24k libel tweet judgement in favour of south Essex writer A WRITER who won £24,000 in damages after being libelled on Twitter could be heading back to court for an appeal. Ms Monroe tweeted: “It seems it's not over til it's over.”
"16.03.2017 13:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Thousands of visitors expected as iconic wave of poppies sculpture comes to Southend Wow - can you remember this amazing sculpture at the Tower of London?
"16.03.2017 13:15:36" echo-news.co.uk Three charged with breaking into a Co-op and stealing £18,000 from the cash machine – plus these SEVEN other burglaries The three men in their 20s deny breaking into this Co-op and stealing thousands from the cash machine
"16.03.2017 12:34:37" echo-news.co.uk Four miles of tailbacks at M25 Dartford Crossing after lorry crash shuts tunnel and two lanes Bad news if you're heading this way
"16.03.2017 12:18:06" echo-news.co.uk Mum reunited with her 'guardian angel' paramedics after they helped deliver her severely premature twins “It's lovely to thank them in person for saving Nadia. It means so much to us. Without them, she wouldn't be here, they are our guardian angels.”
"16.03.2017 12:13:01" echo-news.co.uk Arsonist who killed mum-to-be in tower block blaze sentenced to mental health detention order A SCHIZOPHRENIC who started a fire in a tower block that killed a tragic mum-to-be has been detained under the Mental Health Act. BREAKING: Arsonist to be detained under the Mental Health Act
"16.03.2017 12:09:20" echo-news.co.uk Two vehicle crash partially blocks busy road A CRASH involving two vehicles has partially blocked a busy road. Avoid the road if you can
"16.03.2017 11:39:47" echo-news.co.uk Sailing Ship Mercedes returns to Southend Pier for day trips along the Thames Estuary What an amazing sight - can't wait for the Mercedes to return!
"16.03.2017 11:00:04" echo-news.co.uk Man suffers head injuries after attack by gang wielding metal chain Absolutely shocking - did you see anything?
"16.03.2017 10:40:41" echo-news.co.uk WIN flights to one of these five destinations in today's Echo Pick up a copy of the paper today to be in with a chance
"16.03.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Man ordered to pay £300 in compensation after admitting assault A very costly mistake
"16.03.2017 10:00:08" echo-news.co.uk Plan for company's first £250,000 swimming school to be built on industrial site The pool will be extra warm to help those with disabilities and very young children
"16.03.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents in sheltered accommodation living in fear after just FIVE smoke alarms out of 48 went off “The firefighters were not impressed that not all the alarms were working and they discussed it with the warden"
"16.03.2017 08:00:02" echo-news.co.uk People power! Plan for three-storey block of flats is withdrawn after hundreds of residents object There will be no new flats here – for now
"16.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Could Southend be about to get its very own 'Boris bikes'? There seems to be a lot of support for this on the seafront
"16.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tributes pour in for 'modest, generous and intelligent' Roger, 70, who died in intensive care Rest in peace, Roger - our thoughts go out to his family and friends
"16.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Drink driver who caused horrific A13 crash is let off jail – despite being three times over limit Remember this?
"16.03.2017 06:02:53" echo-news.co.uk Former HMV undergoes £1million revamp to become new vodka bar chain creating 100 jobs Another big name is on its way to Southend
"16.03.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Up to 2,000 boy racers expected to blitz seafront this weekend – DESPITE strict banning order “The town can't handle that many cars and the anti-social behaviour that comes along with it”
"15.03.2017 21:30:10" echo-news.co.uk Kit celebrates her 102nd birthday at residential home 102 - wow! We hope you had a lovely birthday Kit
"15.03.2017 21:04:03" echo-news.co.uk Our magical memories from Tyler's dream trip A dream come true for 7-year-old Tyler
"15.03.2017 20:56:40" echo-news.co.uk Art gallery to be studios after being given council go ahead AN art gallery will soon be converted into artist studios after being given the go-ahead from the council. what do you think of the idea?
"15.03.2017 20:00:26" echo-news.co.uk Less than a month left to register to vote Don't forget!
"15.03.2017 19:30:15" echo-news.co.uk Wickford residents rewarded at annual conference for their hard work keeping the town safe Very much deserved
"15.03.2017 19:00:31" echo-news.co.uk Three more lifesaving defibrillators set to be installed across island Brilliant news
"15.03.2017 18:00:26" echo-news.co.uk Sarah tries to break the world record for fastest window clean...in her heels She is hoping to beat the record of Terry 'Turbo' Burrows
"15.03.2017 17:52:09" echo-news.co.uk Heavy delays on A127 after three-vehicle crash A crash on a major road in south Essex is causing heavy traffic for commuters this evening. More bad news for commuters this evening
"15.03.2017 17:22:57" echo-news.co.uk C2c trains delayed after problems with equipment Just what you need for your journey home...
"15.03.2017 17:17:37" echo-news.co.uk More than 250 residents sign petition in just 15 hours to protect cherished common from developers "The common is used daily by residents and houses a lot of established wildlife - why ruin it?”
"15.03.2017 16:44:39" echo-news.co.uk Speeding drivers banned after giving false details to police Three drivers have been disqualified for six months
"15.03.2017 16:20:32" echo-news.co.uk Crash involving three vehicles on A13 causes traffic queues Best to avoid the area for a while
"15.03.2017 16:10:54" echo-news.co.uk Council and shopping centre start talks over new town square and market What do you think of the plans?
"15.03.2017 15:01:31" echo-news.co.uk Head 'thrilled' as inspectors officially rate school as good Great work!
"15.03.2017 14:02:44" echo-news.co.uk Three men charged with stealing £18,000 from cash machine in Stanford-le-Hope - and burglaries in Billericay, Wickford, Leigh and Shenfield THREE men have been charged with stealing £18,000 from a cash machine. They are alleged to have burgled the Co-Op in Wickford, Exclusive Dry Cleaners in Billericay High Street and Generations Beauticians in Leigh
"15.03.2017 13:00:36" echo-news.co.uk Updated: Man appears in court on murder charge after 19-year-old stabbed to death He spoke only to confirm his name and address
"15.03.2017 13:00:09" echo-news.co.uk Woman to appear in court charged with arson The charge relates to an incident in Basildon on February 28
"15.03.2017 12:28:26" echo-news.co.uk Man, 20, appears in court charged with stealing BMW and VW Golf worth £37,000 and fleeing police He escaped custody by running from officers
"15.03.2017 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Driver offers £1,000 reward to find stolen Mercedes van Please help - police have released the van's registration
"15.03.2017 11:30:05" echo-news.co.uk Teenager, 15, charged with attempted burglary The boy was caught after the attempt in the early hours of Sunday
"15.03.2017 10:48:25" echo-news.co.uk CCTV released after man walked into woman's home and stole hundreds in cash Some pretty clear CCTV here - can you help identify him?
"15.03.2017 10:31:44" echo-news.co.uk Woman charged with allowing her property to be used as a cannabis farm - four due in court Including a 17-year-old from Laindon, charged with possession of cannabis and a stun gun
"15.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Campaigners urging government to knock down old garage blocks to make way for houses What do you think of the idea?
"15.03.2017 09:08:22" echo-news.co.uk Man will appear in court to face murder charge after 19-year-old stabbed to death A MAN will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court to face a charge of murder. The 19-year-old victim has been named as Denis Petkov
"15.03.2017 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Paramedic denies killing a dentist by driving an ambulance carelessly in Essex Dr Michael Daly, 77, suffered multiple injuries and sadly never regained consciousness after being put in a coma
"15.03.2017 08:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Council launches attack on 'school place cheat' parents who move temporarily move here to get places This must annoy a lot of people who have brought their children up in Southend
"15.03.2017 08:25:08" echo-news.co.uk Pier arcade to be knocked down and replaced with £600k new entrance with food kiosk and new toilets Exciting news – planning officers hope this new layout will improve visitors' shopping experience
"15.03.2017 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Teacher who lied about her husband attempting suicide to get time off is allowed to carry on working She made numerous claims to her bosses, including that medical staff were considering turning off his life support
"15.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Senior councillor probed after claims he 'bullied and harassed' new restaurant owners He claims the allegations are 'totally misplaced'
"15.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile teacher admits downloading vile images of children THREE TIMES while on school premises Disgusting
"15.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Shop staff live in fear of gang after worker hit with nunchucks and FROGS thrown into takeaway Appalling – one place is now reportedly shutting early to avoid a repeat attack
"14.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Michael Barrymore plots TV comeback amid legal battle with Essex Police He claims his arrest has had a "devastating'' effect on his career
"14.03.2017 20:26:37" echo-news.co.uk Trespassers on railway line disrupt train service to Shoebury Trespassers on the railway line between Fenchurch Street and Shoebury have caused a train to terminate earlier than planned. If you have experienced delays this evning, this is why...
"14.03.2017 20:01:08" echo-news.co.uk MPs back start of Brexit after defeating the Lords MP David Amess is "fed up" with calls for Scottish referrendum
"14.03.2017 19:56:23" echo-news.co.uk Tesco recall takeaway dish labelled with packaging from different takeaway-style product Supermarket giant Tesco is recalling one of its products after it has been packaged with the wrong labels, meaning allergen information is… If you've bought Chow Mein from Tesco recently, you may want to take it back
"14.03.2017 19:47:43" echo-news.co.uk UPDATE: Victim, 19, who was stabbed to death inside house named locally Rest in peace, Denis
"14.03.2017 19:09:40" echo-news.co.uk Essex Pooch Palace features on TV advert ITV filmed at the luxury dog hotel
"14.03.2017 19:08:41" echo-news.co.uk Man keeps his licence...just - after driving erratically around a car park He claimed he thought he was being followed
"14.03.2017 18:37:00" echo-news.co.uk Man in court following knife-point robbery The victim thanked people in the shop for helping
"14.03.2017 17:58:39" echo-news.co.uk Rail passengers face rush hour delays thanks to defective track and speed restriction Oh dear
"14.03.2017 17:01:48" echo-news.co.uk Albanian conman jailed for life with 35 year minimum sentence for murder of two pensioners AN Albanian conman man who murdered an elderly couple after working as a carer for their Tilbury-based daughter has been jailed for life with a… "These were terrible and exceptional crimes against an elderly couple who had earned the right to spend the rest of their lives in peace and tranquility."
"14.03.2017 16:09:12" echo-news.co.uk Burst water main leaves houses without water Are you affected?
"14.03.2017 15:31:42" echo-news.co.uk Headteacher calls for solution to current and future funding crisis in schools She said: "Schools are making far reaching cuts to services that are already stretched to breaking point"
"14.03.2017 15:07:31" echo-news.co.uk GP surgery is ordered to improve over safety Are you a patient here? What do you think of the surgery?
"14.03.2017 14:43:05" echo-news.co.uk Sadistic criminals facing jail over drive-by shooting and torture burglary TWO sadistic criminals who blasted a man with a shotgun in a drive-by revenge shooting are facing long prison sentences. Drew Morris, from Rayleigh, was also involved in the pair's crimes
"14.03.2017 14:32:15" echo-news.co.uk Information on smart phones, watches, televisions, and fitness trackers at risk of being hacked by cyber criminals and held at ransom People with smart phones, watches, televisions, and fitness trackers are being warned the data held on them could be targeted by cyber criminals… Even baby monitors could be at risk
"14.03.2017 14:09:07" echo-news.co.uk LIVE: Council Cabinet discusses school places, half term dates and social housing All the latest updates from today's meeting of Southend Council's Cabinet Catch all the live updates from the meeting here:
"14.03.2017 14:00:06" echo-news.co.uk Residents in this area urged to be on their guard as conmen posing as labourers burgle 82-year-old Be aware - there's been a spate of these incidents recently
"14.03.2017 13:18:20" echo-news.co.uk Deaths of mother and baby found dead at a property are 'unexplained' Very sad news - here's what we have so far
"14.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Disused police station sold off to developers for £781k A SECOND police station has been sold off to developers for just over a quarter of a million pounds. What do you think of the sale?
"14.03.2017 11:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Serial shoplifter jailed for thefts and threatening behaviour A SERIAL shoplifter who used threatening and abusive behaviour has been jailed for 26 weeks. He stole a tin of paint from Brewers in Laindon before threatening two men at another shop a few days later
"14.03.2017 10:00:12" echo-news.co.uk Man admits growing 20 cannabis plants and possession with intent to supply 1.7 kilos or amphetamine and 2.8 kilos of cannabis A MAN has admitted operating a cannabis farm and being in possession of amphetamine and cannabis. He is due to appear in court again next month
"14.03.2017 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Hundreds share their memories of Child in the Park statue stolen from park by heartless thieves “This isn't theft. It's sacrilege to a lot of people who use and love Lake Meadows"
"14.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Outrage as arsonists smash into community space 'with a sledgehammer' and set fire to it Residents have been left “absolutely sickened”
"14.03.2017 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Second surgery in two weeks announces closure – leaving 33,000 residents with just five GP surgeries Worrying news – the senior partner said it had become ' difficult to provide services safely' from this surgery
"14.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Gang of four caught on CCTV raiding key safe and driving off with five cars in brazen raid Despicable – the owner said: “I have lost my livelihood overnight"
"14.03.2017 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk These are the photos proving travellers are starting Dale Farm Mark II despite High Court injunction This doesn't look good – residents fear dozens of families will be moving in soon
"14.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Primark to revamp empty BHS store - but it's unclear what will happen to other town centre branch Exciting news – what do you think?
"13.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk There are just a few days left to register for free tickets for these top Essex attractions There are up to 3,395 free tickets to 48 tourist attractions up for grabs
"13.03.2017 20:09:41" echo-news.co.uk Supermarket set to drop its fuel prices by 2p per litre from tomorrow – here are the cheapest places to fill up across Essex Asda has announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 114.7ppl on… Good news for motorists
"13.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Three men posing as day-trippers admit evading £80,000 of duty on smuggled alcohol and tobacco They would deliver their contraband to shops across Essex
"13.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'It's time to press ahead with Hadleigh revamp' What do you think of the plans?
"13.03.2017 18:51:52" echo-news.co.uk Man found guilty of murdering husband and wife after being extradited to the UK He tried to argue police had caught the wrong man – despite them finding his fingerprints and DNA
"13.03.2017 18:16:29" echo-news.co.uk UPDATE: Rettendon murder victim died after a stab wound to the neck - 2 men face further police questioning, 3 released without charge Awful
"13.03.2017 17:56:53" echo-news.co.uk EXPLAINED: Higher speeding fines come into force next month Were you aware of the changes?
"13.03.2017 17:03:32" echo-news.co.uk Police warning after two distraction burglaries saw cash and expensive items stolen from vulnerable people In one incident, a man claiming to be a health worker forced his way into the house of a 91-year-old woman
"13.03.2017 15:11:49" echo-news.co.uk What day do the clocks go forward and what time do they change? Don't forget!
"13.03.2017 14:00:37" echo-news.co.uk NHS bosses insist that 95 per cent of people will be "unaffected" by proposed hospital restructuring The hospital merger is supposed to save £214million
"13.03.2017 13:05:00" echo-news.co.uk Council in £15k review of Paddocks centre What do you think?
"13.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police station is sold for nearly £1million The fate of several other stations still hang in the balance
"13.03.2017 12:03:47" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with double death by dangerous driving A man has been charged after a couple died in an accident in March last year. He is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court on April 13.
"13.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fire leaves three people homeless and causes £5,000 pounds worth of damage to salon Here's more on the fire at the weekend
"13.03.2017 11:19:01" echo-news.co.uk Police 'ignored doubts' about gangster's bullets wounds, report concludes It took 6 days to discover he had been shot
"13.03.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'He was so young': residents describe their shock at fatal stabbing Here is an update on that awful incident at the weekend
"13.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk POLL: As Britain's EU exit draws closer, would you still vote to Leave? Did you vote leave? Do you regret it?
"13.03.2017 09:42:53" echo-news.co.uk Firefighters called to large pile on waste on fire The cause has been undetermined
"13.03.2017 09:23:51" echo-news.co.uk Motorcyclist taken to hospital following multiple vehicle crash on A130 An update on this crash. We hope he makes a full recovery
"13.03.2017 09:03:30" echo-news.co.uk A130 northbound blocked by 5 car crash We hope no-one is badly injured. Probably best to avoid this area while the crash is dealt with
"13.03.2017 09:02:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Inside Costa Coffee's £38m roastery plant which finally fires up today Take a look inside the giant new roaster which is the size of 30 tennis courts
"13.03.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk New chippy opens up on the sea front – with gluten-free meals on the menu Have you paid them a visit yet?
"13.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: Council unveils £80million plans for 600 new homes across the borough…within just 3 years That's a lot of homes, and all by 2020
"13.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Here's when new 'world class' Paramount theme park which could rival Disneyland is set to be open We are so excited for this!
"13.03.2017 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk PCSOs recover bag of stolen belongings after giving chase to 2 burglars fleeing from house on mopeds These two jumped over a fence to try and catch the culprits
"13.03.2017 06:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Burglars...we're coming to get you! Police plan to keep tabs on crooks AFTER they leave jail What do you think of this?
"13.03.2017 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Coach driver blamed throat cancer for depression that led to him downloading hundreds of child abuse Absolutely disgusting
"13.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man caught on CCTV throwing rucksack with 20 INCH knife into bushes at station to avoide police Police tweeted: “To the man at Pitsea railway station who panicked on seeing our officers patrolling and tried to hide his bag, we've found it and already got you on CCTV"
"12.03.2017 19:03:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Someone will be killed because of pavement parking': Residents tell top cop about fears “It really isn't good enough"
"12.03.2017 17:18:34" echo-news.co.uk Two men armed with knife raid wine store - suspect injured during struggle with shop worker Two people have been arrested
"12.03.2017 16:54:51" echo-news.co.uk Award for cop who led his team during several stabbings in town Well done
"12.03.2017 15:49:00" echo-news.co.uk Castle Point Council to approve club track lease plan with Canvey Island Youth Football Club Great news!
"12.03.2017 14:03:17" echo-news.co.uk Woman fined £110 for not buyinga £3.50 train ticket Do you agree with the fines?
"12.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Do you have space in your heart for one of these collies desperate for a new home? Could you be the person they are waiting for?
"12.03.2017 09:41:14" echo-news.co.uk Man stabbed to death at house - five people arrested on suspicion of murder A man has been stabbed to death at a house in Chelmsford. Police have reassured people that incidents like this are rare
"12.03.2017 09:03:45" echo-news.co.uk Missing 17-year-old found safe and well Thankfully she has been found
"11.03.2017 22:07:16" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen 17-year-old Amy? Police are very concerned for her welfare Please go to police if you have any information
"11.03.2017 19:25:25" echo-news.co.uk Students celebrate success at design challenge Great job
"11.03.2017 17:36:08" echo-news.co.uk Developer urged to end stand off as flats scheme on 'eyesore site' remain undeveloped for 10 years DESPITE having planning permission LANDOWNERS have been urged to take action on a site which has been left undeveloped for a decade despite having planning permission. Permission for a five-storey building containing 84 apartments was granted in 2007.
"11.03.2017 16:27:09" echo-news.co.uk 18 people evacuated and three people homeless after rubbish fire Awful. Let's hope the fire wasn't started deliberate
"11.03.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Plans revealed for 15 new flats on warehouse What do you think of the plans?
"11.03.2017 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Man armed with knife chased by police through town admits double stabbing and knife offences One of the victims had potentially life threatening injuries
"11.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Echo holds baby and toddler competition to celebrate the release of The Boss Baby film Don't forget about this great event coming up soon
"11.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex 'is losing out' in government's £220m road funding plans “That really isn't good to hear"
"11.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Students put on performance of Ghost the Musical They have been rehearsing for months - and it definitely paid off
"11.03.2017 11:03:34" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Watch as thief uses tracker device to steal car from a driveway in Premier Avenue, Grays Be careful - this is happening across the county
"11.03.2017 11:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Basildon's growing popularity and prices Why did you chose the town you live in?
"11.03.2017 10:12:06" echo-news.co.uk Boy, 8, has to be cut free from car after crash That must have been terrifying for him
"11.03.2017 09:04:43" echo-news.co.uk Woman taken to hospital in serious condition after being hit by a car Here is an update on the crash yesterday. We hope she makes a quick recovery
"10.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk My time with lifesaving air ambulance crew Find out what these heroes get up to on a night shift
"10.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex police chief offered new four-year contract after missing out on Met job He is staying in Essex
"10.03.2017 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk WATCH: Has this ever happened to you while you're trying to work from home? Whoops!
"10.03.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 8 out of 10 police officers suffer stress or anxiety A worrying statistic
"10.03.2017 17:40:28" echo-news.co.uk A127 closed due to crash between pedestrian and car The A127 is closed into Southend town due to a crash between a car and a pedestrian. Traffic is at a standstill. We hope no-one is too badly injured
"10.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Motorists warned of closures at Dartford Crossing for works In case anyone is heading that way...
"10.03.2017 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Landlords could be fined £5,000 if they fail to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms It is the landlord's responsibility to install the alarms and make sure they work
"10.03.2017 16:00:00" londonwomensclinic.com Learn about your fertility treatment options at a free open evening at The London Women's Clinic Considering fertility treatment? The London Women's Clinic is now offering services in Essex - find out more here #sponsored
"10.03.2017 14:58:45" echo-news.co.uk Food blogger wins £24k payout in Twitter libel case Do you agree with the decision?
"10.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police hunt 'Mercedes' driver who ran over teenage girl's foot and left her with broken toes Shocking - the driver just drove off after the incident
"10.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Covert police lorry catches 21 drivers flouting phone ban - just a week after new penalties were introduced Some were young drivers who could now face losing their license
"10.03.2017 12:43:48" echo-news.co.uk Kitchen completely destroyed after dishwasher catches fire Luckily neighbours heard the smoke alarm going off
"10.03.2017 12:34:50" echo-news.co.uk Judge to rule on former Echo writer's damages claim against Katie Hopkins today The food blogger claims Katie Hopkins caused "serious harm" to her reputation
"10.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Mound of household rubbish thoughtlessly dumped by side of the road The pile included a lamp, wicker baskets, an electrical cable and broken jam jars
"10.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man, 87, conned out of thousands by rogue traders who claimed his roof urgently needed fixing The rogue traders fled after taking his cash
"10.03.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk New owner confirms car park will remain as it is for now - but charges will be introduced Future development hasn't been ruled out
"10.03.2017 11:11:00" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Motorcyclist rushed to London hospital by air ambulance in serious condition AN accident involving a motorcycle has closed part of the A13 in Chalkwell. The man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition
"10.03.2017 10:33:24" echo-news.co.uk Families left out of pocket after booking parties at a pub which has suddenly closed The landlady has said the closure was "unavoidable"
"10.03.2017 09:19:30" echo-news.co.uk Meet the kids as smart as Stephen Hawking who have been accepted into an exclusive club Wow!
"10.03.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum furious after daughter splits her head open on damaged pavement which council calls 'low priority fix' A MUM is furious after being told damaged pavement is a “low priority fix” despite her little girl tripping and cutting her head open. Inspectors concluded this bit of pavement is not dangerous
"10.03.2017 08:16:11" echo-news.co.uk Greater Anglia warn there will be disruption until the end of the day due to defective track Eight trains have been cancelled this morning, with more delays expected as a defective track between Stratford and Liverpool Street is… Bad news for commuters this morning...
"10.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tributes paid to 'kind, considerate' Matthew, 29, who died from rare heart condition So sad – Matthew's family has warned people to look out for symptoms of the condition they had 'never heard of before'
"10.03.2017 07:41:43" echo-news.co.uk Man, 75, left with serious face and chest injuries after being hit by a taxi A man has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a taxi. Did anyone see anything?
"10.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I was not aware of guide dog laws', claims café owner who turned away partially blind woman and dog He said: “It was a genuine, uneducated mistake that we will not make again”
"10.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum spared prison after allowing pair to run cocaine operation from her home – two dealers jailed Her 16-year-old daughter was living there at the time
"10.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Yours for £450k…Council tries to sell off five bed eyesore destroyed by a fire and seized Does this look like a near half-a-million pound house to you?
"10.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hero landlord put knife-wielding burglar in a headlock to stop him stealing 3 charity boxes from bar Police soon caught up with the burglar… who left a trail of broken spirit bottles behind him
"10.03.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Police scramble helicopter and dog unit to hunt for gunman on the run after he 'threatens stranger' Terrifying – the gunman drove off in a light coloured van, did you see anything?
"09.03.2017 21:21:02" echo-news.co.uk Police taking no further action after man asks young boy to get into his car during school run Do you remember this from yesterday?
"09.03.2017 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Commonwealth gold medalist gives masterclass at judo club The club has fought back from the brink of closure
"09.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk A quick thinking carer has saved a man's life after he choked on a sweet which caused a heart attack Prince William piloted the aircraft which took him to hospital
"09.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Lucky dog tag finds his forever home - after a year of waiting We love a happy ending
"09.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New school for town will cater for 300 pupils but will not be a grammar The town is apparently "saturated" with grammar schools
"09.03.2017 18:48:41" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Traffic remains very slow after crash involving motorcyclist AN accident involving a motorcycle has closed part of the A13 in Chalkwell. We hope he isn't too seriously injured. Surrounding roads are at a standstill
"09.03.2017 18:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Building merchants to become three storey block of flats after plans narrowly given approval Are you pleased to hear this?
"09.03.2017 17:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Echo holds baby and toddler competition to celebrate the release of The Boss Baby film A brilliant competition:
"09.03.2017 17:09:41" echo-news.co.uk Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a car was stolen Police want to speak to this man following a burglary in Wickford. Please contact police if you can help them with this appeal
"09.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex born Harry Potter star in hospital with broken neck and punctured lung We hope he recovers soon
"09.03.2017 16:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Here's how to get 20 off your next FlyBe flight from Southend to these 12 new destinations Booking your holidays? This offer is only available for a week......go!
"09.03.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Swimming pool to receive £800k fitness centre after unanimous support from councillors Great news for the area
"09.03.2017 15:34:03" echo-news.co.uk Man threatened with "gun" and verbally abused by driver Shocking - thankfully he was able to run off
"09.03.2017 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk PICTURE: Legendary Procul Harum singer Gary Brooker from Southend smashes his face in, but returns to finish gig LEGENDARY singer Gary Brooker, famed for the classic a Whiter Shade of Pale, received a standing ovation after falling down a flight of stairs,… He injured his head and broke his hand, but still performed in the second act
"09.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tesco to pay out nearly £10 million to staff after payroll error A payroll error meant some employees were not being paid the National Living Wage
"09.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man found dead at Chelmsford Prison named as robber jailed after police chase He is the third South Essex man who has died at the prison in 14 months
"09.03.2017 12:31:23" echo-news.co.uk 22 suspected drug dealers arrested and weapons, drugs and vehicles seized during week long crack down Great effort, well done everyone involved
"09.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 76, waited for ambulance for 4 hours after falling and hitting her head in her kitchen It is the second time this week someone has had a long wait for an ambulance
"09.03.2017 11:48:38" echo-news.co.uk Man exposes himself to woman in her 60s while she walked her dog Absolutely awful. Please help police catch whoever did this
"09.03.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Miller: 'Take politics from budget and back business' He dismissed the budget as "the same old story"
"09.03.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police release CCTV images in bid to track down person responsible for stabbing in Whitmore Way, Basildon Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after a man was stabbed in the back
"09.03.2017 10:08:47" echo-news.co.uk £5k on CCTV to stop yobs congregating in town square The council is also running free clubs, including boxing, to try to stop the youths congregating
"09.03.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police dog sniffs out dozens of pouches of counterfeit tobacco and about 40 small bags of cannabis Police and trading standards smashed down the door
"09.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New hope for cold case detectives probing 42-year-old murder Do you remember this?
"09.03.2017 07:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Parents fear that controversial road changes could endanger children after 30 crashes along road A road narrowing section has been removed
"09.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents warned not to give cash donations to door stop charity collectors in case it is a scam Cunning thieves have stolen a box of charity brooches they are trying to sell to pocket the cash
"09.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk GP surgery forced to SHUT over argument over lease and issues over recruitment Are you affected by the closure?
"09.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dog owners warned by police after suspicious items found suspected of poisoning dogs The type of poison is currently not known
"09.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Basildon Council 'was warned' over Hovefields traveller site expansion, calls for emergency powers Council bosses ignored at least three potential breaches of a High Court injunction,
"08.03.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Crufts will be back on our screens this week - and the Vegan Society is not happy about it Do you support Crufts?
"08.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk More social housing could be on the way Phase two will be discussed next week
"08.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk ELSEWHERE IN ESSEX: Childminder warns of the dangers of eyelash treatments after painful allergic reaction Be careful - she had to take seven days off work to recover
"08.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk They're all over the pitch! Meet the two sets of twins causing opposition confusion It's double trouble!
"08.03.2017 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Marine Unit protects all of Essex's coast from gangs smuggling in illegal immigrants and othe Keep up the good work
"08.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Admiral Jellicoe remains shut...with no explanation The mystery deepens
"08.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk A celebration of our inspirational women: south Essex marks International Women's Day Amazing stories from some true inspirations
"08.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police station future is currently unclear What do you think could happen to the site?
"08.03.2017 16:31:00" echo-news.co.uk Essex lawyer becomes country's youngest female judge aged just 31 What a fantastic achievement. Well done!
"08.03.2017 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk In the courts - who has appeared before magistrates this week? Some of the cases that have taken place this week:
"08.03.2017 14:51:01" echo-news.co.uk School EVACUATED after receiving 'hoax call' Other schools around the country have received similar threats
"08.03.2017 14:41:17" echo-news.co.uk Parents on alert after man tells schoolboy to 'get in his car' during school run WARNING: keep an eye on your children after this scary incident
"08.03.2017 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Fresh plans to demolish The Belvedere and build 23 new homes - but care home could still happen What would you prefer - care home or new homes?
"08.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk A timeline of traveller troubles as residents fear Dale Farm Mark II is on the way Illegal camps seem to be popping up everywhere recently
"08.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Plans for 15 more flats - a week after proposals for two sites 50 less than two miles away This is the third application for Castle Point
"08.03.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Thousands of pounds is being spent in a bid to stop youngsters turning to violent crime Do you think this will work?
"08.03.2017 11:49:49" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen Tye? Missing since Monday His mum said it is very out of character for the 13-year-old to go missing
"08.03.2017 10:22:37" echo-news.co.uk SIX people arrested during first week of operation to tackle anti-social behaviour Police have issued a stern warning that this behaviour will not be tolerated
"08.03.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Cat owner thinks her beloved moggy was the 13th victim of serial killer Molly sadly had to be put down despite the vet's best efforts
"08.03.2017 08:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Holidaymaker who threatened to sue taxi firm after he had to drive himself to the airport faces being counter-sued A HOLIDAYMAKER who threatened to take taxi bosses to court after he had to drive himself to the airport is now being sued by the company. Remember this?
"08.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Regulars left high and dry as popular pub shuts with just a Facebook post for warning Very sad to see another pub gone – do you have good memories here?
"08.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Furious car owners wake to discover FIVE vehicles broken into in just one night It's feared the thieves are using an electronic device to break in
"08.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Gang of men 'pulled knife and tried to steal woman's dog' in high street incident So frightening – did you see anything?
"08.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Brazen burglars get away after ploughing vehicle into corner shop to ransack it in the dead of night Residents in this quiet area have been urged to be vigilant
"08.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Have-a-go hero left with serious head injuries after yobs trying to steal crate of beer turn on him Shocking – the police described it as a “cowardly and nasty group attack”
"07.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Letters: Your views on topics from national debt to the closure of the PDSA Join in the discussion below
"07.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Meet entrepreneur Steve Haslam who went from cleaning toilets to a millionaire at 23 only to lose it He has built his empire back up - and encourages everyone to go for their dreams
"07.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman who lost close family in Zeebrugge ferry disaster says she "never recovered" after disaster Sadly 150 passengers and nearly 40 crew died
"07.03.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Companies back campaign trying to raise £8,000 to save 100-year-old clock Can you help save the historic clock?
"07.03.2017 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Did you see van hit pedestrian? Police are appealing for witnesses The van driver failed to stop after hitting the pedestrian
"07.03.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Top Gear! Golden boy Max Whitlock really has Max Factor He proved himself a natural behind the wheel
"07.03.2017 17:13:01" echo-news.co.uk £1million Lottery prize finally claimed by winner in Southend after six months At last! Congratulations to this lucky winner
"07.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk c2c train company paid out £120,000 with automatic compensation scheme The scheme is only available on c2c trains - do you think others should adopt it?
"07.03.2017 16:12:11" echo-news.co.uk ELSEWHERE IN ESSEX: Severely neglected puppy, Munchkin, faces having ear removed after being found covered in bite wounds Heartbreaking to see get well soon, Munchkin
"07.03.2017 15:54:41" echo-news.co.uk Fines handed out to cyclists fall by 80 per cent leading to claims police are turning a blind eye Do you think police are turning a blind eye?
"07.03.2017 15:30:57" echo-news.co.uk 'Can I use my relative's blue disabled badge if I'm doing their shopping for them?' Blue badges explained A number of questions have cropped up about the badges so here's everything you need to know:
"07.03.2017 14:32:01" echo-news.co.uk Updated: Search for missing man suspended after police find body A very sad update
"07.03.2017 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Driver gets ban after racking up 17 points He had 11 points but was then caught speeding...
"07.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man set for court appearance charged with receiving stolen goods and escaping custody He will appear in crown court at the end of the month
"07.03.2017 13:45:14" echo-news.co.uk Southend set to get new school A NEW school could be built in Southend to meet demand it has been announced. Southend Council announces it wants a new school in the borough
"07.03.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Kind and responsible' father-of-three died after being run over by a lorry on M25 hard shoulder, coroner rules "There isn't a single day that goes by when we don't miss his kind, thoughtful, funny ways"
"07.03.2017 12:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Vets issue warning to dog owners after a number of foxes are believed to be deliberately poisoned Five foxes have been found dead in the same area
"07.03.2017 12:24:25" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 90s taken to hospital after crash A man in his 90s has been taken to hospital following a crash. We hope he his recovering well
"07.03.2017 12:07:54" Timeline Photos Have you just bought a home in Basildon or are you considering buying a property in the town? How did you manage to put down the deposit? We want to hear about your experiences and reasons for buying a home in the area. Comment below, email
"07.03.2017 12:03:00" echo-news.co.uk Fury as travellers lay 600 tonnes of hardcore and tarmac on illegal site- prompting fears of a 'Dale Farm, Mark II' TRAVELLERS could be set to create a “Dale Farm, Mark II” after importing 600 tonnes of hardcore and covering an illegal site in tarmac. “This is going to be a case of Dale Farm eat your heart out. It will have nothing on Hovefields."
"07.03.2017 11:47:12" echo-news.co.uk Man in his 90s taken to hospital after crash We hope he recovers quickly
"07.03.2017 11:45:01" echo-news.co.uk UPDATE: Police close off road after crash between car and lorry Be aware if you're heading this way - traffic is being re-directed
"07.03.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Dozens of workers lose their jobs after two south Essex Budgens stores close Very sad news. Have you been affected by the closure? Or are you disappointed to have lost your local store? We'd like to hear from you.
"07.03.2017 10:38:37" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Asda fined £300,000 after inspectors find dead MICE at depot which delivers to homes in Essex WARNING: Some images that readers may find offensive
"07.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk £35k to be spent on 100-year-old gates There are compliants that the money could have been better spent on other services
"07.03.2017 09:30:43" echo-news.co.uk Hunt launched for missing Carl Please call police if you see him - there are concerns for his welfare
"07.03.2017 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Wanted man who taunted Essex Police on Facebook with 'come and get me' jibe jailed Other taunts included “I'm bored now, catch me”
"07.03.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man faces jail after high-speed chase which lasted half an hour and multitude of driving offences "I used the police vehicle to stop it - tactical contact was made and I brought it to a safe stop"
"07.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Three men storm into Basildon flat with knives to steal BMW Residents are being warned not to open the door to strangers
"07.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Amputee in agony for SIX hours while waiting for ambulance after cricket fall “It can't be good for a leg to be dislocated for such a long time"
"07.03.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Jeweller's warning to the public over roadside ring exchange scam Good Samaritans are being tricked into parting with their cash - but the rings are worthless
"07.03.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Shopkeeper fights off armed raider for the SECOND time He in only 4ft8 but managed to scare the robber off
"06.03.2017 21:20:01" gazette-news.co.uk Police already taking action against texters and callers in cars If you're watching the special road crime edition of Crimewatch tonight, you might want to read through this. Drivers in Essex are already… Double trouble for texting and driving http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/15137619.Police_already_taking_action_against_texters_and_callers_in_cars/
"06.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk LETTERS: Your views on everything from Brexit to pubs closing What are your thoughts? Join in the discussion below
"06.03.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Councils forking out thousands to prepare for new pound coins Southend Council is having to spend £15,000 just on its car park machines
"06.03.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk How octopus could help tots The innovative technique is coming to Southend Hospital
"06.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tired block of flats in line for revamp What do you think of the plans?
"06.03.2017 18:00:00" gazette-news.co.uk Fan of trampoline parks? New safety guidelines are on the way - and here's what to watch out for Do you take your child to these parks? New guidelines are hoping to improve their safety:
"06.03.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents being urged to take matters into their own hands to stop fly tipping after 600 incidents cleared in one year RESIDENTS are being urged to take matters into their own hands to stop dumped rubbish blighting streets. "It is truly disgusting that people would choose to dump their waste in our streets, as it looks so unsightly and in some cases could even pose a health risk"
"06.03.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man cleared of sexually assaulting 19-month-old baby The CPS offered no evidence
"06.03.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police explore new ways to tackle nuisance teens What do you think of the tactics?
"06.03.2017 14:00:24" echo-news.co.uk Air ambulance lands after woman collapses She has been taken to hospital
"06.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man charged with stealing £395 of electrical items He is due to appear before magistrates later this month
"06.03.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police seeking man who is conning his way into elderly people's homes to steal belongings He is thought to have carried out four distraction burglaries in one day
"06.03.2017 13:57:04" echo-news.co.uk Organisers of KidsFest make 'heartbreaking' decision to cancel festival About 6,000 people attended the popular children's festival every year but now organisers believe it has outgrown the venue
"06.03.2017 13:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Cinema demolition is finally underway What are your memories of the cinema?
"06.03.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk From £6 a job to £25k a year, ambitious Alex, 17, cleans up with car valet venture Great job Alex!
"06.03.2017 12:11:43" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Person dies after being struck by a train at Chelmsford station Very sad news. A lot of trains are affected so check before you travel
"06.03.2017 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Crooks steal charity daffodil brooches to sell door-to-door and pocket the money Terrible - please be careful
"06.03.2017 11:33:02" echo-news.co.uk Mystery poison could be responsible for up to 12 cat deaths in the same street RESIDENTS say up to 12 cats may have been killed in their street in the past seven months by a mystery poison. “We don't know what kind of poison it is that is killing them but I am extremely concerned that it might have been deliberate as it has happened so much. It is just so sad.”
"06.03.2017 10:51:34" echo-news.co.uk Shopkeeper threatened with knife during attempted robbery Luckily nothing was taken in the frightening incident
"06.03.2017 09:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Man, 40, is caught in crackdown on phones Essex Police launched a week of action after harsher penalties were introduced
"06.03.2017 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Two-year High Street ban for shoplifter charged with eight theft offences Do you think the ban, imposed by the court, will work?
"06.03.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Travellers leave huge mess including excrement and nappies as they move on - but don't travel far Two more camps have been set up in the town
"06.03.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Boy, 10, kicked in head by teenagers as he played with friends after school "He was on the floor and they just kept kicking him"
"06.03.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Witness describes moment officers "panicked" during transport of 500lb bomb That must have been terrifying!
"05.03.2017 19:54:43" echo-news.co.uk Special moment for 'Mr Canvey' at St James's Palace He was guest of honour
"05.03.2017 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Convicted killer: 'I will never give up hope' He has always maintained his innocence
"05.03.2017 15:11:17" echo-news.co.uk Man seen acting suspiciously near primary school A man was seen acting suspiciously near Briscoe School in Pitsea, Basildon. Police ask anyone who might have seen him to get in contact
"05.03.2017 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Stella's 54 years of giving help and advice sees her given award by Princess Anne "We didn't really have any proper training to start with - you just got on with it"
"05.03.2017 13:56:16" echo-news.co.uk Chloe gets dream day at Jamie Oliver restaurant A TEENAGER had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for a day at a Jamie Oliver restaurant in London with chef Jimmy Doherty after winning an… A once in a lifetime opportunity for this teenager
"05.03.2017 12:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Driver banned after refusing to share details with police and wracking up 17 points on his licence A man has been disqualified from driving and ordered to pay almost £1,700 in costs and fines after failing to provide details of who was driving… His car was caught speeding down the A127
"05.03.2017 11:35:35" echo-news.co.uk Climber's bid to scale Mount Everest for charity - seven years after first attempt A BRAVE climb is planning to tackle the treacherous Mount Everest to raise money for charity - seven years after being forced to abandon his… Will you support the amitious feat?
"05.03.2017 10:31:08" echo-news.co.uk 60-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after crash in Southend A man has been arrested and charged following a crash that destroyed a lamp post in Southend. Luckily no one was injured in the crash
"05.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Young Freemasons are challenging stereotyping The club is flourishing in the county
"05.03.2017 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Digger on hire stolen the day before it was due to be returned “I really can't believe it to be honest, its ridiculous no one heard it or saw anything"
"04.03.2017 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Chocolate themed day of fun for kids Did you go?
"04.03.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Chloe gets dream day at Jamie Oliver restaurant What a great experience
"04.03.2017 16:28:00" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: WWII bomb found in North London, transported through Essex to MOD Shoeburyness, has been destroyed Police have confirmed that the convoy moving through Southend last night was transporting the bomb found in North London earlier this week. Did anyone near the site hear this go off this morning?
"04.03.2017 16:02:50" echo-news.co.uk Bogus caller impersonates council worker before taking purse and cash from a home Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary at an address in Pitsea. A man knocked on the door of a property in… Police warning residents to be careful who they let in
"04.03.2017 14:55:57" echo-news.co.uk Blog: Southend United v Port Vale SOUTHEND United host Port Vale at Roots Hall this afternoon. Follow the action live here. Follow all the action from today's Blues game here
"04.03.2017 14:33:26" echo-news.co.uk Hunt for 'hit and run' driver after man is struck by silver van Essex police have launched an appeal after a silver van hit a pedestrian and failed to stop at the scene. The van failed to stop after hitting a pedestrian
"04.03.2017 13:38:45" echo-news.co.uk Man left needing hospital treatment after being attacked with a lock knife A man was taken to hospital after he was attacked by two men, one of whom cut him with a lock knife. This sounds terrifying. Anyone with information should contact police
"04.03.2017 12:07:07" echo-news.co.uk WWII bomb found in North London was transported through Essex to MOD Shoeburyness for 'safe disposal' Police have confirmed that the convoy moving through Southend last night was transporting the bomb found in North London earlier this week. It has now been confirmed.
"04.03.2017 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Highways chiefs backing Thorney Bay homes Do you support the plans for 113 new homes?
"04.03.2017 11:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Characters galore as World Book Day brings storytime to life Does your child feature?
"04.03.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Warning: Teenage girls targeted by phone thieves on bikes Be extra careful when you are out:
"04.03.2017 09:41:30" echo-news.co.uk Police convoy seen transporting bomb disposal unit through Southend A bomb disposal unit was seen travelling in convoy with police units through Southend last night. Did you see the convoy last night?
"04.03.2017 09:29:43" echo-news.co.uk Police recover amphetamines, cannabis and 20 cannabis plants during raid in Southend More drugs taken off our streets
"03.03.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grieving mum gives gift of life to Joe, 22, by coming a live donor What a lovely thing to do
"03.03.2017 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk New steakhouse is 'good for town' Are you excited about it opening?