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"18.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Family welcomes foster daughter, 18, from Libya "Some people have their reservations about fostering asylum seeking children but they're no different to our children."
"18.01.2017 15:32:00" echo-news.co.uk Drug dealer who hid £100k of cocaine in mother's dirty laundry basket and courier found with handguns jailed for total of 12-and-a-half years 1kg of cocaine, two handguns, a silencer, a bottle of ammonia and about 200 rounds of 9mm ammunition were stashed in the garage
"18.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Council backs plans for mini estate to transform empty sheltered housing Sounds like a great idea:
"18.01.2017 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk IN THE DOCK: Seven cases from south Essex heard in court this week Who's been in the dock...
"18.01.2017 13:50:55" echo-news.co.uk Severe delays on A127 following an accident Here's why you may be stuck in traffic this afternoon
"18.01.2017 12:53:45" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen Peter Flowers or Lindsay Hilden? Wanted in connection with burglaries in South Essex Flowers might also be using one of these aliases:
"18.01.2017 12:34:37" echo-news.co.uk CCTV images released in connection with assault outside nightclub Do you know this man? Essex Police want to talk to him after assault outside a nightclub
"18.01.2017 12:28:47" echo-news.co.uk Can you help find pervert who exposed himself to 17-year-old girl? Horrible - please call police on 101 if you can identify this man
"18.01.2017 11:43:27" echo-news.co.uk Woman, 23, due to appear in court after being charged with GBH following stiletto attack The victim, also in her 20s, suffered facial injuries in the attack
"18.01.2017 10:40:24" echo-news.co.uk 16-year-old 'most wanted burglar' who stole seven cars and burgled 12 properties appears in court Police said the conviction of this teenage crimewave, once dubbed Basildon's most wanted burglar, was a great result
"18.01.2017 10:01:38" echo-news.co.uk Cyclist attempted to rob 17-year-old girl in Basildon park Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist attempted to rob a teenager in Basildon on Saturday, January 14. The… This must have been terrifying. Does anyone know anything?
"18.01.2017 08:21:32" Timeline Photos Airlines are flying thousands of Britons back home as the foreign office has declared a 90-day state of emergency in Gambia where political deadlock has led to a "high" risk of military intervention and civil disturbance,
Have you been affected by the
"18.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk £60m Marine Plaza proposal has stalled, despite permission granted in 2015 Instead, permission is being sought for an illegal car park to remain
"18.01.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Thug who subjected man to two hours of abuse over stolen drugs is jailed...but friend is freed The victim was kicked and punched, beaten with a baseball bat and threatened with a hot iron
"18.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs hurl rocks, stones and eggs at passing pedestrians One man was knocked to the floor by one of the missiles
"18.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum's fear as man exposes himself while she has young son with her A terrible incident. Please call police if you have any information
"17.01.2017 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Veterans enjoy breakfast gathering What a great idea!
"17.01.2017 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Rotary Club welcomes in new president Congratulations, Malcolm
"17.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Salvation Army opens its £400k new home The £400,000 purpose-built site has officially been launched
"17.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Children have fun on slides, in ball pools and tunnels at Stay and Play Can you spot any familiar faces?
"17.01.2017 19:15:01" echo-news.co.uk Proceeds of crime - including £80,000 found under a bed - to give community projects a boost Money collected from criminals is now going to much better causes
"17.01.2017 18:38:36" echo-news.co.uk Vulnerable families to sleep in police station This could become the first station in the county to offer emergency shelter to vulnerable adults and children
"17.01.2017 18:01:22" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: Abellio to sell 40 per cent of Greater Anglia franchise to Japanese company The biggest rail union has said the move showed that Britain's rail network is up "constantly up for grabs"
"17.01.2017 17:39:37" echo-news.co.uk Emergency services rush to Southend High Street after car hits Natwest Bank Police have rushed to the scene after a driver ploughed their car into Natwest Bank in Southend High Street. Updated:
"17.01.2017 17:22:11" echo-news.co.uk State-of-art fertility clinic build underway Diggers have now moved in for the first phase of the construction of the IVF clinic and the work will be completed early next year
"17.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man's gratitude to strangers who rushed to help him when he collapsed on a bus "It's really good to know there are still some good, decent people out there who actually do care about others"
"17.01.2017 15:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Animal rescue centre forced to close down It has been on the site for 18 years
"17.01.2017 14:39:45" echo-news.co.uk Emergency services rush to Southend High Street after car hits Natwest Bank Police have rushed to the scene after a driver ploughed their car into Natwest Bank in Southend High Street. We'll bring you more information as soon as we get it
"17.01.2017 14:31:18" echo-news.co.uk Help to give Brazilian football fanatic Steve a send-off he deserves, after sudden death aged just 48 "Steve was such a lovely guy, a real character"
"17.01.2017 14:00:12" echo-news.co.uk Heartless owners dump pet by roadside by tying her to signpost "I can't imagine why anyone would want to leave her in this way"
"17.01.2017 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Our Cody hurt after stupid yob behaviour “I was worried sick. There was blood literally pouring from the wound"
"17.01.2017 13:00:33" echo-news.co.uk Inspector defends social media stance A SENIOR police officer who lives on Canvey has defended his comments that social media increases the fear of crime. “I did not say social media should not be used to inform residents of crime, and I regularly look at local Facebook crime pages"
"17.01.2017 12:30:01" Timeline Photos We need your views!
Theresa May has announced that Britain will not "seek to hold on the European Union's coattails" when it comes to exiting the EU.
Mrs May added that a final deal on Brexit will be put to a vote in parliament.
Has the Prime Minister
"17.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Funding for schools 'is set to be slashed' The Eastwood Academy could see a funding reduction of £557,988, the same as losing £615 per pupil or 15 teachers, by 2019
"17.01.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Cat looking for home after both his owners die Can you help?
"17.01.2017 11:19:20" echo-news.co.uk Think you've got what it takes to escape capture in Channel 4's Hunted? Apply now... You could win £10,000 if you evade capture
"17.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teachers will lead fight to stop teens joining gangs The pilot aims to help stop vulnerable people being exploited by drug dealers and other gang members
"17.01.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Coffee giant could move into Pitsea town centre Some exciting news:
"17.01.2017 10:08:50" echo-news.co.uk Man left with broken neck after 'nasty' attack by group of three men Updated:
"17.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I owe everything to guardian angel police officer who saved my sight after chemical attack' PC Pete Pettet rushed the 46-year-old victim to hospital after he had the alkaline substance thrown in his face
"17.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenage passenger in double fatal crash given caution for cannabis The boy was in the front passenger seat of the Ford Escort when it crashed into a BMW and two of his friends died
"17.01.2017 06:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Tributes pour in to ice cream man Basti the Legend who died aged 88 after 50 years serving the area fleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Such sad news – the loss of a local treasure
"17.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Six foot postman 'kicked tiny rescue dog like a football' as owner watches in horror “My animals and I have the right to be safe in our home, and that right was grossly violated"
"17.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Thug armed with flick knife ditches robbery attempt as terrified shop manager sets off her alarm The man started talking about the weather before pulling a balaclava over his head and taking out a knife
"16.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Schools back Jamie Oliver's new campaign "We're hoping to plug the gap a bit so families aren't completely hung out to dry in the holidays"
"16.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Stray cat Pickle has successful tumour operation A second tumour has also been removed from her mouth
"16.01.2017 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend council confirm major investment in Pier will continue A further £11.5m will be spent on maintenance
"16.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Miles of tailbacks forming after rush hour crash on A127 Believed to have happened in the last 20 minutes, best to find another route home.
"16.01.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tributes paid to Bronski Beat's Larry who died aged 56 after battle with cancer Marc Almond said he enjoyed working with the band in the Eighties
"16.01.2017 18:37:21" echo-news.co.uk More first time buyers on the ladder but deposits have more than doubled in last decade Are you a first time buyer or are you struggling to save up the deposit to buy your first home? We'd like to speak to you about your experience. Comment below or email email@example.com (Comments may be used in print or online)
"16.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Adorable 'frozen' trio make their first appearance The triplets were born during Thursday's snow
"16.01.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Feel hard done by? Essex salary '£2k lower than rest of East of England' Gender pay gap in the eastern counties appears to have widened from £8,000 to £10,000
"16.01.2017 16:21:09" echo-news.co.uk Man left with broken neck after 'nasty' attack by group of three men He also needed reconstructive surgery to one of his eye sockets
"16.01.2017 16:02:54" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile who carried on downloading child abuse images despite conviction is spared jail for second time Some of the images included very young children
"16.01.2017 15:09:53" echo-news.co.uk So, who is responsible for care of our private roads? Two councils are at war over who is responsible
"16.01.2017 14:30:00" gazette-news.co.uk Essex from above - 21 shots of our region as you've never seen it before Where do you recognise?
"16.01.2017 13:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Angry clubber who drove BMW at revellers after bar brawl is jailed for 12 months...and banned from Chicago's by judge A WELDER who drove his BMW at a group of revellers after being thrown out of a club has been jailed for 12 months - and barred for life from his… "He couldn't believe he would have done something like that. He is sorry for the people who were on the road that night.”
"16.01.2017 12:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Less people spending 4 or more hours at A&E However, Southend Hospital is struggling to hit targets
"16.01.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Vet's despair after vandals smash windows in thoughtless attack They did thousands of pounds worth of damage
"16.01.2017 10:55:59" echo-news.co.uk Teenagers 'scared to walk to school' after attack by gang of thugs TWO schoolchildren have been left terrified of walking to school after being set upon by a gang of thugs. "This incident involves the assault of two schoolboys which has caused them and their friends great distress and fear to the extent they are now scared to walk to school.”
"16.01.2017 10:47:39" echo-news.co.uk Teenagers 'scared to walk to school' after attack by gang of thugs The schoolchildren were punched and kicked by group of five men
"16.01.2017 10:29:20" echo-news.co.uk Council's horse plan sparks political row Do you agree council policy that abandoned horses could be put down?
"16.01.2017 09:40:15" echo-news.co.uk Several items of jewellery taken during burglary Did you see anything? Please call police with any information
"16.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk More than 100 parents and children celebrate lollipop man Ron, 83, after 17 years of keeping childre Ron is a familiar face in Rayleigh – and now he's officially been named a local hero
"16.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Parents slam closure of FIVE schools in south Essex after dusting of snow and no flooding Did schools really need to be shut on Friday…?
"16.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk This bar will now be open longer on Fridays and Saturdays – despite neighbours' concerns about noise This bar will be open an extra hour and a half on Fridays and Saturdays
"16.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Heavy metal singer, 23, who groomed 14-year-old had an 'unhealthy interest' in underage girls Thraves met his victim on a bus and asked her to send pictures of her in her underwear - despite knowing how old she was
"15.01.2017 15:43:24" echo-news.co.uk 70-year-old man robbed by youths who kicked and punched him Terrible. Did anyone see anything?
"15.01.2017 14:01:29" echo-news.co.uk Two people and a dog stabbed in targeted attacks in Southend Updated:
"15.01.2017 13:58:26" echo-news.co.uk Man hospitalised after road rage incident Call police if you saw anything
"15.01.2017 11:38:57" echo-news.co.uk Stolen car found dumped - 15-year-old arrested on suspicion of theft Police spotted the car the day after it had been pinched
"15.01.2017 11:24:12" echo-news.co.uk Two people and a dog stabbed in targeted attack in Southend Two people have been stabbed and a dog has died in two separate incident in Southend. Breaking: the stabbings happened in two separate incidents
"14.01.2017 13:03:04" echo-news.co.uk Girl with Chelmsford links has gone missing A 16-year-old girl has gone missing. Have you seen 16-year-old Lisa Seabridge?
"14.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Children question footballers in special assembly They got to ask two Southend United players questions
"14.01.2017 09:45:21" echo-news.co.uk Belfairs Centre helps protect rare species “There are so many species here and we want to look after them"
"13.01.2017 18:00:30" echo-news.co.uk Hadleigh Park celebrates free-running's official sports status with parkour activities Parkour has become one of the most popular activities at the park
"13.01.2017 17:04:29" echo-news.co.uk British Transport Police confirm further details of person killed at Southend East train station The British Transport Police have confirmed the age and gender of the person killed by a train at Southend East train station earlier this week. A tragic update for you this evening
"13.01.2017 16:45:59" echo-news.co.uk Man left in critical condition after being found unconscious in the road Did you see anything?
"13.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Shopping centres enjoy roaring trade SHOPPING centres across south Essex enjoyed a bumper festive period...with customers splashing out after years of “market uncertainty.” Mood for traders is said to be "optimistic"
"13.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council invests £60m in success Plans include expanded secondary schools, a new care campus for the elderly, and investment in the pier, parks and car parking improvements up to 2021
"13.01.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Charges for parking in town 'to be frozen' Do you think this is a good idea?
"13.01.2017 13:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Worried about driving? Read our advice on how to stop slides With snow, rain and ice, driving conditions are treacherous. Keep safe and drive according to the conditions
"13.01.2017 12:31:47" echo-news.co.uk Specsavers moving to Leigh... right next door to an opticians The national chain is expected to move into the Broadway next month
"13.01.2017 12:08:28" echo-news.co.uk Police appeal to find Jamie Smeeth in connection with fraud investigation Police want to find Jamie Smeeth in connection with fraud by false misrepresentation
"13.01.2017 12:02:00" echo-news.co.uk Family aim to make poorly Tyler's dream come true Since he was five, Tyler has battled brain and spine tumours, which have left him deaf and blind in his right ear and eye, as well as paralysed down his right side
"13.01.2017 11:36:45" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen Kamla Sangha? Police want to trace her after she failed to appear in court Anyone with information should call Essex Police on 101
"13.01.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk £130k business debts written off by council Should the council have written off the debts?
"13.01.2017 09:58:28" echo-news.co.uk Illegally grazing horses could be put down The council has announced the drastic action to cut down on the number of grazing horses
"13.01.2017 09:41:33" echo-news.co.uk Student charged with manslaughter and 15-year-old reported following death of Pitsea man A WOMAN has been charged with manslaughter following the death of Vilson Meshi in Pitsea last year. BREAKING: Vilson Meshi was found dead in a car last year
"13.01.2017 09:12:13" echo-news.co.uk LIVE: Storm surge updates from across Essex as thousands prepare to evacuate their homes Keep up to date with storm updates here and please keep safe:
"13.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman punched attacker to escape during frightening assault The woman suffered a bruised face and swollen, bloodied lip in the process
"13.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Theatre, country park and swimming pool at risk in £9m saving plan The council is working hard to balance the books, with central Government funding set to be slashed by 53 per cent this year
"13.01.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Rickshaw rides 'soon heading to the pier' Southend Pier is set to benefit from an £11.5m investment
"13.01.2017 06:18:18" Echo Essex Environment Agency warns residents and businesses to be prepared In case you missed thIs...
"13.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man told to expect jail sentence after 'liquid' attack on Good Samaritan The victim was left with a severe chemical injury
"13.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Iranian sex gang leaders who groomed and abused 14-year-old girl 'fear execution' if they are deported after 33 year total prison sentence TWO IRANIAN Pizza Shop workers who groomed and sexually abused a 14-year-old girl before forcing her into prostitution have been jailed for a… “These sort of offences involving sexual activity with children are a capital offence in Iran. So if he is to be deported at some stage his future is really precarious."
"12.01.2017 20:04:38" echo-news.co.uk URGENT WARNING: Southend at risk of flooding tomorrow - properties at risk Environment Agency warns residents and businesses to be prepared
"12.01.2017 19:21:55" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: It's snowing! Your pictures and tweets of the first flurries across Essex Keep the snow pictures coming! Comment below, send us a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"12.01.2017 18:00:02" echo-news.co.uk Bid is backed for another five-year success in town The scheme might be rolled out to other areas due to its success
"12.01.2017 17:40:41" Timeline Photos The snow has arrived in parts of South Essex! Send us in your pics (including your name and where the pic was taken) to email@example.com
"12.01.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk From a small, family firm to thriving brand: the story of Rossi ice cream You can't walk down Southend seafront without spotting the iconic Rossi ice cream logo
"12.01.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Fosterers needed for asylum seeking children About 100 more foster carers will be needed
"12.01.2017 16:30:31" echo-news.co.uk Tenant rent reduction but housing budget faces future deficit in Southend The council estimates it will have around £3.8million less in HRA resources each year for the next three years
"12.01.2017 15:30:01" echo-news.co.uk GPs to offer out-of-hours appointments to patients Will this help you?
"12.01.2017 14:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Cricket club gets £40,000 for overhaul The clubhouse is currently "a bit dingy"
"12.01.2017 13:52:55" echo-news.co.uk Inquests open into the death of Leigh crash victims Liam Phillips and Reigan Knight The inquests into the deaths of teenagers Liam Phillips and Reigan Knight, who died in the Leigh car crash two days after Christmas were opened… The inquests were adjourned until criminal proceedings are concluded
"12.01.2017 13:20:25" echo-news.co.uk Pizza shop workers who groomed 14-year-old girl in 'abhorent' campaign of abuse are locked up for total of 33 years TWO IRANIAN Pizza Shop workers who groomed and sexually abused a 14-year-old girl before forcing her into prostitution have been jailed for a… Breaking: Judge Patricia Lynch said they treated their victim "like a piece of meat"
"12.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Scheme to help the most needy patients launched It will see health and social care staff from a number of agencies working side-by-side
"12.01.2017 12:01:19" echo-news.co.uk Mum in the dark after girl, 12, is hit by car driving the wrong way down the road Police haven't been in touch with the family, despite the accident happening 7 weeks ago
"12.01.2017 11:11:44" echo-news.co.uk Senior Essex Police officer investigated over allegations of bullying The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission
"12.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Staff chase man after 4th break-in at play centre They almost caught him in the car park
"12.01.2017 10:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Council tax to rise by 4.99 per cent The council must bridge a budget gap of nearly £13million
"12.01.2017 09:49:06" echo-news.co.uk Westminster launch for town's culture and talent The launch "couldn't have gone better"
"12.01.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Post office named as one of 37 set to shut in national shake-up Very sad news – do you rely on this branch?
"12.01.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Replacement buses operating between south Essex stations due to signalling problems TRAINS between two south Essex stations are being cancelled or delayed due to signalling problems. A spokesman for the company warned disruption is likely to continue until 10.30am
"12.01.2017 08:02:00" echo-news.co.uk Armed gang of nine men break into home and injure two men in aggravated burglary They were armed with hammers and knives.
"12.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: The sorry state of once beautiful cottage which owners tried to demolish without permissio The council will sell this run down cottage at auction after spending £28,000 protecting it
"12.01.2017 06:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Chemical attack accused 'shaved his ginger hair and beard to avoid being identified' The 23-year-old is accused of trying to cover up his identity after allegedly throwing a chemical substance at the victim
"12.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Back to school! Teachers to start enrolling PARENTS for algebra refresher classes Do you ever feel like you need to go back to school to help out with homework?
"12.01.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Banned cabbies STILL operate despite revoked licences…and customers get driven the long way round Do you turn to Uber if you need a lift?
"11.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk One town alone raises £32k for Poppy Appeal The money was collected in three months
"11.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Seevic students fighting hard to reach final of sports competition Students have been training all season to get to the English Schools Cup Final
"11.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 40 new cherry trees for avenues as part of three year regeneration project A total of 120 trees will be planted
"11.01.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Hotel bosses impressed by creative work of South Essex College students The hotel chain was impressed with the youngsters' ideas
"11.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 70-year-old man who saved his neighbours' lives after house fire given commendation by fire service Mr Starns was at home and suddenly heard cries for help coming from one of his neighbour's houses
"11.01.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk World's Tallest Dog nearly missed out on title after refusing to behave for Guinness adjudicator Freddy eats 2kg of chicken, 800g of tripe and 500g of kibble a day
"11.01.2017 16:30:35" echo-news.co.uk Five arrested for drugs offences in police road traffic operation... in just one day Good work Essex Police
"11.01.2017 16:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Mind your step! Slippery bridge is 'dangerous' for commuters One woman has already injured her hip
"11.01.2017 16:01:52" echo-news.co.uk Council sticks to guns over flood risk, which could halt controversial estate's development Plans for 113 homes could be in jeopardy
"11.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Four hour A&E treatment targets should only apply to the sickest patient Do you agree the targets should be relaxed?
"11.01.2017 14:34:04" echo-news.co.uk Council discusses buying up homes to help stamp out crime and anti-social behaviour in notorious street There would be "substantial costs" associated with taking this drastic action
"11.01.2017 13:53:51" echo-news.co.uk Blues star Ranger admits £2,000 online banking fraud The striker has admitted the online banking fraud after a woman was fleeced out of more than £2,000
"11.01.2017 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Restaurant chain accused of misleading diners by using pork in beef lasagne The news has upset South Essex's Jewish population
"11.01.2017 12:33:48" echo-news.co.uk Rat Pack star Buddy Greco has died FORMER Westcliff Resident and Vegas Legend has died at the age of 90. Some sad news today
"11.01.2017 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Bollards cause parking chaos and block road to emergency vehicles Residents say it is an absolute nightmare
"11.01.2017 12:07:41" echo-news.co.uk Police helicopter scrambled over woods to search for missing person Here's why the police helicopter has been overhead this morning
"11.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council gives green light to build 20 flats on former youth centre "It will help meet the housing needs of the borough while bringing an underused piece of land back into use."
"11.01.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Nightclub worker narrowly avoided serious injury after driver "gunned at him" after brawl The man suffered a swollen vertebrae after the incident
"11.01.2017 11:16:29" echo-news.co.uk c2c could be sold off to an Italian rail company Do you welcome this news?
"11.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Blood test clinic saved at last minute after room row The clinical commissioning group stepped in secure the service
"11.01.2017 10:19:38" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Don't get too excited - but there's SNOW forecast for the end of the week Here's when the Met Office has warned heavy snow will start falling in Essex
"11.01.2017 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Office worker splashed out £38,000 on clothes and make-up on company card She also spent £7,000 on taxis using the company credit cards
"11.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk CCTV catches 'sneaky thief' pinching £157 painting from independent shop Please call police if you recognise this thief
"11.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Good Samaritan who stepped in to stop youth being attacked had suspected ammonia thrown in his face The 45-year-old chased the ringleader of the gang before being attacked with the liquid, which left him writhing in agony
"11.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 16-year-old accused of killing two of his friends in "tragic" car crash appears in court Despite his young age, the "grave matter" will be heard in front of a crown judge
"10.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Endeavour to star in summer blockbuster The ship was invited to be part of director Christopher Nolan's epic film Dunkirk
"10.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Pubs praised for trouble-free parties on New Year's Three pubs were checked
"10.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Launch of Relay For Life 2017 The new mascot will be unveiled at Victoria Shopping Centre
"10.01.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Helen is on top of the world after raising £3,300 for charity close to her heart Helen Dudley took part in an 11-day trek to the base camp of Mount Everest
"10.01.2017 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Reece's scooter dream comes true The Rayleigh worker went above and beyone to help Reece, 8, who has cerebral palsy
"10.01.2017 18:16:42" Photos from Echo Essex's post Bob and Peanut are two of our favourites so far - keep them coming! http://bit.ly/2jf07qp
"10.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Could legendary rockers Depeche Mode be playing at this year's Glastonbury? Would you go to see them?
"10.01.2017 17:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Flood bosses to meet over controversial plans to build 275 home estate Concerns have been raised over the data used in the surface water modelling for the development
"10.01.2017 17:07:00" echo-news.co.uk Bomb hoaxer sentencing delayed for psychiatric reports Dean Platt planted two fake bombs at Eastgate Centre
"10.01.2017 16:51:23" echo-news.co.uk Traffic slow after crash involving three cars Be aware if you're heading this way:
"10.01.2017 16:24:39" echo-news.co.uk Car mounts wall in crash Not what you expect to see when driving around:
"10.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Father who electrocuted himself in prison 'most likely suffering from paranoid psychosis' "It was clear there was some kind of mental health illness going on. I wasn't able to formally diagnose him"
"10.01.2017 15:44:15" echo-news.co.uk Police swarm to scene of assault and arrest woman Residents saw six police cars and 15 officers
"10.01.2017 15:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police renew appeal for missing 13-year-old girl She was last seen on January 4. Please call police with any information
"10.01.2017 15:04:55" echo-news.co.uk Farm's plans to add 40 stables get council backing ahead of planning meeting Do you think this is a good use of the land?
"10.01.2017 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk MP backs school mental health scheme as government pledges to improve support for children and teenagers Schools across the country will be offered mental health first aid training to tackle the unacceptable stigma around the issue
"10.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Developer bidding to build more than 30 retirement flats on busy south Essex road A decision is expected in March
"10.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: National Dress Up Your Pet day is coming...and we want your pictures Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
"10.01.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Driving us potty! Pay-outs to motorists top £1.2million in four years The average payment was £650
"10.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Extra patrols lead to fall in break-ins Officers carried out 14 stop checks and 26 vehicle stops
"10.01.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Artist's Star Wars pic is a snip at just...£485! A bit cheeky:
"10.01.2017 09:30:00" echo-news.co.uk College set to close as it is 'no longer economically viable' It will close from summer 2018
"10.01.2017 09:07:34" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen missing man Richard Goodbody? Please call police if you have seen him
"10.01.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman in her 60s conned out of thousands of pounds from fraudsters "She returned with the cash, but they took the money and drove off but did not complete any work at her address."
Did you see anything?
"10.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenage gang 'leave man with blood pouring dow “There was blood all over him and he was in shock as well"
"10.01.2017 07:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Tributes pour in to Holocaust survivor and 'great man', Otto Deutsch, who has died aged 88 What an inspirational man - RIP Otto
"10.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fears over landfill site dealing with 500,000 tonnes of rubbish opening at farm There are concerns that the land surrounding it could no longer be used for housing
"10.01.2017 06:00:01" echo-news.co.uk GP surgery serving 5,000 patients faces CLOSURE unless it makes improvements Inspectors slammed this surgery as 'inadequate' - it could close if it doesn't improve:
"10.01.2017 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Furious clubber tried to 'mow down' three revellers in his BMW in bid for revenge after fight The court watched CCTV of three people diving out the way as Foster got into his car and drove at speed towards them
"09.01.2017 21:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Fighters help raise hundreds for cancer charity The event raised £700
"09.01.2017 21:11:04" echo-news.co.uk 'Aaron's foundation has transformed so many lives' Since its launch the foundation has raised more than £194,000 for a variety of charities
"09.01.2017 20:34:12" echo-news.co.uk HISTORY: Looking back at the women volunteers who built a vital network of care Some brilliant old pictures of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service groups...see anyone you recognise?
"09.01.2017 17:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Council health team backs Jewish boarding school plans An environmental health officer at Castle Point Council, says the department has no objections to the work going ahead
"09.01.2017 16:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Anglers celebrate reopening of lake after fish virus scare Unfortunately the lake was frozen on the day it re-opened
"09.01.2017 15:51:38" echo-news.co.uk Land Rover stolen from driveway while owner was asleep Has anyone seen this stolen Land Rover? Call Essex Police on 101 if so.
"09.01.2017 15:30:54" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Father 'allowed himself to be stabbed' by mentally ill son who later killed himself in prison Updated:
"09.01.2017 15:30:51" echo-news.co.uk New construction centre to help students get first-hand experience opens in Basildon The centre offers industry level training, facilities, equipment and opportunities to students
"09.01.2017 15:26:04" echo-news.co.uk Cyclist killed by drug driver distracted by her children squabbling in the car A GRANDFATHER less than a mile from the end of an endurance cycle was killed in a car crash by a single mum distracted by her children… Richard Ellis, 58, of Rayleigh, was hit as he neared the end of the 130-mile Audax race in Dorset
"09.01.2017 14:47:49" echo-news.co.uk Burglars try to steal cash machine and money from Co-op food store Police are appealing for witnesses. Did you see anything?
"09.01.2017 14:42:39" echo-news.co.uk Judge in the clear after calling racist 'a bit of a c***' at hearing A JUDGE who called a racist thug a "bit of a c***" after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at her has been cleared of misconduct. "My remarks were a momentary lapse of judgment which should have never happened".
"09.01.2017 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dr Feelgood guitar is a surefire auction hit It is expected to reach thousands of pounds at auction
"09.01.2017 13:30:10" echo-news.co.uk WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE Young horse 'definitely suffered' before being dragged and dumped like rubbish by roadside THE emaciated body of a horse has been discovered by a road sparking an investigation by the RSPCA. The horse, thought to be about 1 year old, was emaciated and had diarrhoea and redworm
"09.01.2017 13:00:35" echo-news.co.uk Showroom owner says burglars are 'running riot' after thieves drive off with two of his cars Log books and other car keys were also stolen in the "unbelievable" break-in
"09.01.2017 12:29:29" gazette-news.co.uk Don't get too excited - but there's SNOW forecast for the end of the week Temperatures are set to plunge below freezing
"09.01.2017 11:42:19" echo-news.co.uk Road blocked after collision between van and lorry The crash has blocked both lanes so try to avoid the road if you can
"09.01.2017 11:05:28" echo-news.co.uk Trains cancelled between Southend and Shoebury after person is hit by train Trains have been cancelled between Southend Central station and Shoebury station today after a person was hit by a train. A person has died after being hit by a train.
"09.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'I feel let down by everyone' - Mum criticises residential home after epileptic daughter's death Zoe Conroy was just 18 when she died
"09.01.2017 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Celeb hair stylist returns to his Essex roots Aaron has styled the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tom Hardy - now he's back in the salon
"09.01.2017 09:34:00" Timeline Photos Calling south Essex commuters!
For many of you, this was the story of your journey in to work this morning.
Due to tube strikes over proposed ticket office closures, the queue for replacement buses at Liverpool Street went all the way around the
"09.01.2017 08:57:54" echo-news.co.uk Inquest into death of mentally ill father who killed himself in custody begins Despite his family pleading with prison authorities to keep him on constant suicide watch, Mr Saunders electrocuted himself in his cell
"09.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Two men arrested after 17-year-old robbed at knifepoint as he walked down the street A gang of men jumped out of a Mazda and pulled out a flick knife, demanding the boy hand over his phone
"09.01.2017 07:16:35" echo-news.co.uk Essex commuters face travel chaos as 24-hour tube strike begins Have you had to make other travel plans this morning? Or are you avoiding London altogether?
"09.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hooded mugger snatches handbags from two elderly women This must have been absolutely terrifying for the victims, one of which is in her 80s
"09.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'He was like my baby' - Jack Russell brutally mauled to death by Staffie in front of his owner Every dog owner's worst nightmare - please call police if you have any information
"09.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Please, help catch my violent ex-boyfriend' - Woman in fear as knife attack thug goes on the run “I want to say to other victims of domestic violence to try and get help if you can because I didn't and this is what has happened.”
"08.01.2017 15:35:25" echo-news.co.uk Burglars posing as police officers target homes for the elderly Police are asking members of the public to be vigilant after two sheltered accommodation properties have been burgled this weekend. This is shocking. Police are asking people to be vigilant.
"08.01.2017 14:40:18" echo-news.co.uk Jack Russell killed by another dog during deadly attack A Jack Russell terrier dog has been mauled to death during an attack by another dog. Essex Police are appealing for information. Please share with friends. Somebody must know something about this.
"08.01.2017 10:11:25" echo-news.co.uk Police release name of pedestrian who died after Benfleet crash outside school Police have released the identity of the pedestrian who died after he was hit by a car outside a school. Officers were called to the crash,… Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information
"06.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council 'failed in its local plan duty' This means the local plan will go back to the drawing board
"06.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Children enjoy Marsh Farm before heading back to school It was the farm's busiest Christmas season ever
"06.01.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Rayleigh woman given MBE Kath has been working for Greater Anglia for 50 years
"06.01.2017 18:00:08" echo-news.co.uk Community volunteers help drive down crime The two mums have been invited to the police support volunteer awards
"06.01.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Fears those living close to A127 at higher risk of dementia due to the heavy traffic The council is planning to improve air quality
"06.01.2017 15:48:45" Are you from South Essex and running the London Marathon? Get in touch and we can help you get more donations with an article. Please email email@example.com with your full name, age, where you are from, a pic of yourself, what charity you are
"06.01.2017 15:06:51" echo-news.co.uk Burst water main blocks pedestrian area of town centre You may need wellies if you want to get across
"06.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk WARNING: Cot manufacturer issues urgent recall notice following death of baby If you have bought one, stop using it immediately
"06.01.2017 13:57:31" echo-news.co.uk Police inspector dies unexpectedly at Force Support Unit Our thoughts are with his family and friends:
"06.01.2017 13:35:22" echo-news.co.uk Car driven into library and set alight in 'deliberate' act The Fiesta was set on fire after being reversed through the front doors of the building:
"06.01.2017 12:53:23" echo-news.co.uk Good news for supermarket workers as discount chain announces pay rise for staff Job applications at the ready - Aldi claims the new rate will be the highest in the supermarket sector
"06.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Sister of missing Southend man travels country in a bid to find him “I have to look all over, he's my brother you can't just sit there. I call his mobile phone every day.”
"06.01.2017 11:30:00" echo-news.co.uk 'We are tightening the net around burglars' There were nearly 50 break-ins on the island last month - police are now patrolling for eight hours every day
"06.01.2017 10:45:14" echo-news.co.uk Two tiny dogs looking for new home after being dumped by the A127 Pip and Peg are now looking for a forever home together - can you help?
"06.01.2017 10:34:07" echo-news.co.uk Woman stole £14.5k from school funds The woman stole thousands of pounds while volunteering for this school's parent and teacher association
"06.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Train operator admits setting targets for ticket inspectors to issue revenue-boosting fines What do you make of this?
"06.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Plans for new fine dining restaurant and bar in former shop met with opposition Proposals for this new bar state it could be open until 2am throughout the week
"06.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Couple forced to flee their swanky £200k flat after it was flooded with human waste…twice Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock The pair were horrified to come home and discover raw sewage all over their bathroom floor and hallway
"06.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Basildon could get Essex's latest Park and Ride service We'd love to hear your thoughts on this…would a Park and Ride work in Basildon?
"05.01.2017 22:23:53" echo-news.co.uk Police search for missing 13-year-old girl Emily is missing from her home - have you seen her?
"05.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PJ DEBATE: Tesco customer calls on supermarket to ban shoppers in pyjamas and dressing gowns What do you think? Should it be banned?
"05.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend Council searches for volunteers to lead health walks in borough Those attending the walks have spoken highly about the benefits
"05.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Event will celebrate diversity law change It marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales
"05.01.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Pilot marks special plane's first flight The plane made its inaugural flight from Southend Airport 50 years ago
"05.01.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grandmother needs £12k for cancer drug "It is a matter life and death"
"05.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'My quest to find love before I lose my sight' Ian has a degenerative condition which means he only has eight per cent of his vision left
"05.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Construction work begins on new town centre market The plans have been years in the making
"05.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen this wanted man who has connections to Southend? Ambrose is on the run after being recalled to prison in September. Please call police if you know where he is:
"05.01.2017 12:30:01" echo-news.co.uk 'I thought a bomb had gone off' - Man's warning after cheap phone charger explodes Please read this if you use a cheap charger:
"05.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk CCTV images released after robbers 'armed with handgun' lock takeaway staff in store room A horrible experience for the staff involved - do you recognise these men?
"05.01.2017 11:37:22" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: Council to hand over High Street market The council is considering drafting in the experts now the market is so successful:
"05.01.2017 11:10:01" echo-news.co.uk Boss of two hospital trusts appointed chief executive of THIRD hospital SOUTHEND Hospital has announced its new Chief Executive. Meet the new boss of Southend Hospital - leader of both Basildon and Thurrock and Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trusts:
"05.01.2017 10:50:00" echo-news.co.uk Yobs fire 'BB gun' at family home leaving young children terrified Absolutely shocking - have you experienced anything similar in this area?
"05.01.2017 10:28:58" echo-news.co.uk Basildon road partially blocked after two-vehicle crash This is what's going on if you're queuing near Pitsea station
"05.01.2017 10:19:54" echo-news.co.uk Would-be burglars caught on camera trying door handles in the early hours The worrying footage, which was captured at about 3.40am on Friday, comes as police investigate a spike in burglaries:
"05.01.2017 09:40:27" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: 73-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing 73-year-old man arrested following stabbing Here's what was going on in Laindon last night - more details here as they come in:
"05.01.2017 09:20:54" echo-news.co.uk Drink driver jailed for five years after killing 84-year-old woman with his van as she used zebra crossing A DRINK driver who killed an 84-year-old woman by ploughing into her with his van as she used a zebra crossing has been jailed for five years. Mrs Gilbert was using a crossing at the time
"05.01.2017 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman disturbs burglars armed with a wine bottle moments after they ransacked her home of cash Very worrying – it's believed the burglars picked up the glass bottle to use as a weapon
"05.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Two-year-old cat pinned down and SHAVED by cruel tormentors Disgusting - poor Marmalade returned home in pain and with bald patches in her fur
"05.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Head threatens to FINE parents of children who repeatedly miss registration What do you make of the strict new rules? Should the school be fining parents for this?
"05.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dog owner speaks of heartbreak as beloved pet Pooch is put down without his permission He reported his pet dog as stolen, but was horrified to find out he had actually been put down
"04.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk The beginning of ten-week traffic light works sparks long delays Even firefighters are concerned about the impact this will have
"04.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk South Essex Labour groups call for 'more direction' to win back voters amid fears Gavin Callaghan, leader of Basildon Labour Group, has hit out at Mr Corbyn for failing to attract voters
"04.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Busiest month ever for vital volunteers The Christmas period was especially busy
"04.01.2017 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: The cheapest place to refuel in the UK is right here in south Essex Filling up with fuel is a postcode lottery - and drivers in this area have won:
"04.01.2017 18:06:36" Timeline Photos What a brilliant shot - and a lovely story behind it too: http://bit.ly/2ibcuTi
"04.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Bid to renew town centre scheme Do you think the scheme has helped Southend?
"04.01.2017 17:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Huge mound of black bags piles up after neighbours mix up bin collection date Residents in this area have had enough of this giant pile of bin bags, which has been attracting foxes:
"04.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Rare birds make winter stop off...at south Essex McDonald's From Scandinavia...to McDonald's car park in Rayleigh
"04.01.2017 15:20:16" echo-news.co.uk Private ambulance firm blamed over heart attack death gave just one hour of emergency training to drivers, ex-workers claim WORKERS at a private ambulance firm slammed by a coroner for failing to treat a man who later died from a heart attack had just one hour's… This company provides emergency cover for the East of England Ambulance Service
"04.01.2017 14:33:33" echo-news.co.uk Rowdy passenger 'relieved himself in empty vodka bottle' on plane from Southend The man was met with police on arrival
"04.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk New postcodes and street names cause 'absolute chaos' for deliveries Oh dear...do you live on this estate?
"04.01.2017 12:42:03" Are you a Canvey parent? Does your kid go to Winter Garden Academy? If so, we'd love to hear your views on a story we're writing. Get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
"04.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Lakeside Shopping Centre...from dream to reality Remember when Lakeside was just a chalk quarry?
"04.01.2017 11:51:08" echo-news.co.uk Man arrested after two young men die in hit-and-run crash Police also found a briefcase full of cash at the scene:
"04.01.2017 11:09:39" echo-news.co.uk Demand forces A&E to divert patients Basildon Hospital was forced to close its doors to incoming ambulances for five hours - were you affected?
"04.01.2017 10:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Homeless man attacked and had sleeping bag and ID stolen while he slept The man in his 40s suffered injuries to his face and needed hospital treatment:
"04.01.2017 09:46:32" echo-news.co.uk Two taken to hospital after house fire in Southend Two people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Southend. We hope everyone involved is OK after this fire last night
"04.01.2017 09:31:29" echo-news.co.uk The beginning of ten-week traffic light works spark heavy delays Some have argued this roundabout works better without any traffic lights at all
"04.01.2017 08:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police search 25 homes for victims of human trafficking but make NO arrests Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Here's why you may have spotted a heavy police presence on the island on Friday
"04.01.2017 07:47:40" echo-news.co.uk A127 crash involving four vehicles blocking one lane London-bound A crash involving four vehicles is blocking one lane and causing serious congestion on the A127 this morning. Bad news for commuters this morning
"04.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 18-year-old girl died of epileptic seizure while in council care home, report reveals Staff found the girl unconscious but she sadly died later in hospital
"04.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Residents fear someone will be killed on their estate after armed cops swoop twice in two days Terrified residents watched on as police pounced on a car following reports of an axe-wielding gang
"04.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman who stole purse returns it with £10 and handwritten apology…after 172,000 people watch CCTV fo Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock The video had thousands of views online – prompting the woman to own up
"03.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Cups of tea to raise money for brain tumour charity Help raise money for this vital charity
"03.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Commissioners join forces to launch multi-million pounds campaign on wasted medicine “As well as the money being wasted on unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, there is also the growing problem of antibiotic resistance"
"03.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Colourful VW cruise raises £600 for Farleigh Hospice More than 100 vehicles took part in the cruise
"03.01.2017 19:34:22" echo-news.co.uk Trains cancelled on Southend line Check before you travel
"03.01.2017 19:10:00" echo-news.co.uk TOWIE star to take on big sporting names in controversial Channel 4 show, The Jump She will appear on the fourth serious of the show
"03.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend kicks off the year as Alternative City of Culture “The launch of Southend as the Alternative City of Culture 2017 has been an enormous success"
"03.01.2017 17:24:01" echo-news.co.uk 'I had this man's life in my hands' - Passers-by perform CPR on man collapsed in the street Two passersby battled to save a man found collapsed in the street. Two passers-by battled to save the man
"03.01.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Convenience store recalls product with incorrect use by date Customers are being advised not to eat the product
"03.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Digby's popular jazz centre is in line for expansion The opening of the centre attracted several hundred visitors and subsequent events have also been successful
"03.01.2017 15:20:00" echo-news.co.uk What was the bright light in the sky last night? Stargazers spot Venus next to the moon If you took any pictures of Venus in the sky last night, post them below or send them in a message - we'd love to share them
"03.01.2017 14:54:12" echo-news.co.uk Southend Hospital's chief executive to step down Some breaking news this afternoon:
"03.01.2017 14:30:01" echo-news.co.uk Second community safety day to be held in notorious Southend street Police will join forces with council officers, domestic violence support services and street pastors to help residents in this street:
"03.01.2017 14:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Rylan set to return to the Celebrity Big Brother house - but can he win again? Big Brother is back tonight - can Stanford-le-Hope's Rylan Clark win it once again?
"03.01.2017 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman sprayed in face with unknown substance and man injured in brawl outside pub The fight spilled out into the street in the early hours of New Year's Day:
"03.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dad hits out at vandals who smashed up his car TWICE in just two weeks Be vigilant if you park your car in this area:
"03.01.2017 12:07:59" echo-news.co.uk Have you seen Tyrone Simpkins, 23? Wanted on suspicion of assault and criminal damage Give police a call on 101 if you have any information about his whereabouts
"03.01.2017 11:43:34" echo-news.co.uk Deadline to apply for school places is fast-approaching Worth a read for parents with children born between these dates:
"03.01.2017 10:45:45" echo-news.co.uk Eastenders superfan spends £5,000 transforming his home into Ben Mitchell shrine In other news:
"03.01.2017 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Guttering conmen took me for £3.6k' "I never thought that I would get conned like this. I just don't want other pensioners to be conned like me"
"03.01.2017 08:07:09" echo-news.co.uk Severe train delays and cancellations for commuters travelling across south Essex Commuters heading back to work this morning have had to deal with severe delays and cancellations to trains this morning (January 3) due to some… Have you been caught up in this heading back to work this morning?
"03.01.2017 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Job cuts and council tax hikes on the way "We're not looking at comprehensive redundancies but we would certainly be looking at anyone who would want to go”
"03.01.2017 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Driver flees scene after car hits wall “We were lucky it was a bank holiday because I could have been heading to work or taking my kids to school at that time"
"03.01.2017 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum dressed in her pyjamas chases two would-be burglars down street “I thought they had taken some of our Christmas gifts and was so livid that someone thought they had the right to come in my house.”
"02.01.2017 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Super slimmers set weight loss example “Since losing the weight my confidence has been fantastic; it really has changed my life.”
"02.01.2017 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Derelict toilet block set to be torn down "Demolishing the building will remove the antisocial behaviour issues and remove an eyesore”
"02.01.2017 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Charity walk hits Southend A PROLIFIC fundraiser is heading to Southend this month to continue a 6,000 mile walk in memory of her daughter. Natalia Spencer is walking the coastline of Britain and has raised more than £100,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Appeal
"02.01.2017 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Call for planning rules to be tightened “Affordable housing is a concern in general because of the way the Government relaxed the rules"
"02.01.2017 18:31:41" echo-news.co.uk Missing: have you seen Darren? He was last seen this morning.
"02.01.2017 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Dog lover fuming at caution over attack A DOG lover whose pet Chihuahua was savaged to death by a rottweiler in the street has slammed the decision to let its owner off with a caution. “It was just out to kill, he ripped him to pieces"
"02.01.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council is facing £28m budget cuts Residents have been warned to brace themselves for tough economic times as the council struggles to make savings
"02.01.2017 16:02:02" echo-news.co.uk Dunton garden suburb to get Government boost of £6million “I am appalled that the Government are ignoring that this is the narrowest stretch of green belt land between Southend and London"
"02.01.2017 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Wonderful memories of Southend's beloved Peter Perkins “He was an amazing, talented guy and he will be missed terribly"
"02.01.2017 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Road deaths in Essex up by 43 per cent, as police reveal worrying statistics DEATHS in Essex road crashes are up by more than 40 per centm police have revealed. "I need the whole county to be ashamed of these figures and work together to improve road safety and driver behaviour"
"02.01.2017 14:46:55" echo-news.co.uk Fire fighters battle kitchen blaze that left a woman and baby needing treatment for smoke inhalation The fire was started accidentally
"02.01.2017 13:56:44" echo-news.co.uk Woman sprayed in face with unknown substance and man injured during brawl outside pub Hope everyone is ok. Did anyone see anything which could help police?
"02.01.2017 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council backs town centre flat plans despite anger over parking PLANS to demolish a youth centre to make way for 20 flats have been backed by council officers. Parking is an issue across the whole borough"
"02.01.2017 12:15:27" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: The new 12-sided pound coin - and the deadline for spending your old 'round pounds' Here's the deadline for spending or banking the old style coins:
"02.01.2017 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Tribute to loved Princess Leia lights up seafront AN artist has proved that the force is with him by painting a stunning tribute to beloved Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. “It's just so sad what happened with her and her mum"
"02.01.2017 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Without the front wall, the car would have been in our dining room' - Family's narrow escape after car crash “It's an absolute mess, but the main thing is that nobody was hurt, it could have been a lot worse"
"02.01.2017 09:59:43" echo-news.co.uk Demand for £24,000 sent to campaigner “I am worried this is going to send him back to hospital"
"02.01.2017 09:51:24" echo-news.co.uk Rail fares to increase by just under 2 per cent from today Prices for train tickets from Greater Anglia and c2c have increased this morning by just shy of two percent. Train operators have increased fares as of this morning. Did you notice the increase on the commute? Are we getting good value for money?
"01.01.2017 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Crossrail trains put through their paces in Austrian wind tunnel The first trains will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield from May.
"01.01.2017 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police launch appeal after bungling burglars foiled in break in attempt "A group of four men, including one armed with a firearm, had tried to get into his property."
"01.01.2017 14:56:56" echo-news.co.uk Families pay tribute to teenagers killed in crash during police pursuit "You had your whole life ahead of you. You are an amazing son who had so much potential and so much love."
"01.01.2017 12:15:15" echo-news.co.uk Man in hospital with serious head injury after three car crash A MAN is in hospital with a serious head injury after a three car crash this morning. It is believed there were two other people in the Audi who left the scene shortly after the collision, and police want to trace them.
"01.01.2017 09:42:08" echo-news.co.uk Road deaths in Essex up by 43 per cent, as police reveal worrying statistics The number of serious injuries rose too, nearly reaching 1,000 in twelve months.
"31.12.2016 15:44:30" echo-news.co.uk Former Essex Police officer awarded Queen's police medal in New Year's honours A FORMER Essex Police officer has been given a Queen's police medal in the New Year's honours list. Congratulations to Tim!
"31.12.2016 11:44:50" echo-news.co.uk Gang of masked men with knives claiming to be police force their way into man's home A GANG of masked men with knives pretended to be police have forced their way into a man's home in Basildon. What a terrifying ordeal for the man involved. Can you help police at all?
"31.12.2016 11:34:36" echo-news.co.uk Armed police swoop on Vange estate to arrest two men on suspicion of firearms offences Armed police have been pictured carrying out an operation in Vange last night. We now have an update on the armed police incident in Vange last night - two men have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences
"31.12.2016 09:50:22" echo-news.co.uk Armed police swoop on Vange estate Armed police have been pictured carrying out an operation in Vange last night. We have asked the police why they were in Vange last night and will update you as soon as we hear back
"30.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Danny's legacy raises more than £150,000 - Danny Green Fund recounts extraordinary year “It's a big year for us because we'll be seeing so many of Danny's friends getting ready to leave school and go to their prom"
"30.12.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man needs your help to get "Ferrari" of wheelchairs Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock “You take pride in how you look - getting this wheelchair would be like getting a nice new pair of trainers"
"30.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Santa' saves little Archie's Christmas after elves fail to show on Christmas Eve “Archie was crying because he thought he had been too naughty for Santa to arrive"
"30.12.2016 20:00:00" 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 “We are especially appealing to younger veterans who might want to join"
"30.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Countdown final beckons for retired teacher Annie Annie was an Octochamp after she won eight rounds
"30.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Elizabeth Cottage sale 'a step closer' as Basildon Council seeks to claim back £28,000 for emergency “It has been a long-running saga, and hopefully this will help to move it forward for the future"
"30.12.2016 17:00:02" echo-news.co.uk 'Facebook increases concern over crime' Do you agree?
"30.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Former library site could boast new homes, a nursery and community hall if application is approved “As with other developments in the area in recent times, once again the councillors of Shoeburyness Ward have been ignored and treated with contempt"
"30.12.2016 15:01:54" echo-news.co.uk Heavy fog causes 'chaos' at Southend Airport, as flights are cancelled and delayed Flights have been affected all throughout the day.
"30.12.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Drive to crack down on domestic abusers “We are acutely aware that we get more domestic abuse incidents over Christmas and the New Year"
"30.12.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police issue security advice to help people protect their Christmas gifts POLICE have issued security advice to help people protect their Christmas gifts. "By taking simple steps you can help assist our officers in the unfortunate event of theft and burglary"
"30.12.2016 13:54:13" echo-news.co.uk Police patrols increase on Canvey after cars were set alight and hit with baseball bats POLICE are increasing patrols on Canvey today after two cars were deliberately damaged on the island. Did you see anyone damaging the cars?
"30.12.2016 12:55:20" echo-news.co.uk Library to house 50 years of memories after striking deal with records office “I expect a lot of people will want to know more about the floods, particularly given that the anniversary is next month"
"30.12.2016 12:51:11" echo-news.co.uk Hundreds turn out at beach vigil for tragic 17-year-old friends killed in car crash A touching tribute - around 300 people gathered on the beach to set off fireworks and lanterns
"30.12.2016 09:01:59" Easter Eggs have been spotted for sale in some Co-Op stores in south Essex already. Have you seen any? Send us your pics (including where you saw them) by posting below or email email@example.com
"30.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Southend United to hold 17th minute football tribute to tragic pals killed in car crash Blues fans came up with the idea to pay tribute to the pals and have asked opposing Charlton Athletic supporters to join in too
"30.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Great grandmother almost loses £10k in sophisticated cold call scam “I was really upset and frightened. I have never felt so vulnerable.”
"30.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Memorial unveiled for kind and generous grandmother killed on the M25 “There is an aching hole in our family. She was such a huge part of lives and we are all devastated"
"30.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man left with shards of glass in his head after being attacked by gang of yobs The man was left bleeding in the street after he was set upon by three youths
"29.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Ambulance service staff and volunteers praised for work over Christmas period They do a sterling job:
"29.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Good Samaritans bring cheer to people who would otherwise be on their own 40 people attended the meal
"29.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Driver hounded for £616 by bailiffs after using Dartford Crossing "I can absolutely not see how crossing the Dartford bridge is going to cost me £616 when I already paid."
"29.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk The Echo awards £6,600 grant to community centre refurbishment The centre's kitchen will get a revamp - meaning a new fortnightly lunch club for the over 60s can be launched
"29.12.2016 17:47:10" echo-news.co.uk Investigators viewing CCTV footage of crash that killed 17-year-old friends INVESTIGATORS are viewing CCTV footage of a car crash that killed two 17-year-old friends. The crash has been referred to the IPCC.
"29.12.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'No one should be ashamed of who they are' - 11-year-old pens anti-bullying poem during hospital stay Wise words from this smart 11-year-old: "Just because I'm Spanish or French or from Peru doesn't necessarily mean I am different from you."
"29.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Islanders fuming at messy contractors who ruined grass verges Residents have called on the contractors to come back and fix the mess:
"29.12.2016 15:14:55" echo-news.co.uk Road closed after oil spill and accident It might be best to avoid this road for a while
"29.12.2016 15:00:00" echo-news.co.uk REVEALED: South Essex hospitals earn £3.5million from parking charges and fines Both hospital trusts insist that the fees for parking are necessary - how do you feel about paying for parking at the hospital?
"29.12.2016 14:40:03" echo-news.co.uk Tip closed while emergency services attend incident Updated: wishing the man a speedy recovery
"29.12.2016 14:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Sweet and lovely' 94-year-old woman died in Christmas Day fire caused by unattended cigarette So sad. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.
"29.12.2016 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk TASTE TEST: Hit this buzzing burrito bistro for some Mexican spice Have you paid a visit to the Mexican Kitchen?
"29.12.2016 13:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Your children are not immune to gang-related violence, top cop warns A stark warning - more young people from south Essex are being dragged into violent crime
"29.12.2016 12:38:01" echo-news.co.uk Tip closed while emergency services attend incident A TIP has been closed while the ambulance service deals with an incident. A person is believed to have broken their leg
"29.12.2016 12:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Fears foul-smelling water leak from public loos is 'a hazard' - but who will fix it? Noticed a pong near these public loos? It could be hanging around for a while longer...
"29.12.2016 12:25:48" echo-news.co.uk Police search for Scott Folds, 47, wanted for assault and driving offences Folds is from Southend and has links to Basildon - give police a call on 101 if you know where he is:
"29.12.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Mum catches out hooded burglars as they try to break into home The brazen burglars stopped and stared at the woman after she caught them out - make sure your homes are secure in this area:
"29.12.2016 11:28:58" echo-news.co.uk Yob nearly gets a nasty surprise after poking his private parts through a letterbox A YOB almost got more than he bargained for after poking his private parts through a letter box. And the moral of the story is...don't go to the toilet through someone's letterbox:
"29.12.2016 10:52:50" echo-news.co.uk Meet Freddy the Great Dane - officially the tallest dog in the world If you live in Leigh, the chances are you will have spotted Freddy - he's pretty hard to miss:
"29.12.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Don't touch a drop' - Police warn drivers to avoid drink altogether on New Year's Eve SHALL I take the car to the New Year's Eve party? I can have one alcoholic drink can't I? It's not far, I'll be OK. What is the worst… It is estimated there are 240 deaths and 8,000 casualties a year caused by drink-driving:
"29.12.2016 08:55:02" echo-news.co.uk Six teenagers, including a 12-year-old, charged after burglary They are all under 18 years old
"29.12.2016 08:00:10" echo-news.co.uk Butcher left without beef after burglary SUNDAY dinners in Leigh may lack a vital ingredient, unless you are vegetarian- after burglars broke into a popular butchers and stole £2,000… Bizarrely, the thieves only stole beef, ignoring the other meat
"29.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Burglars ransack home at Christmas The thieves left behind a trail of destruction after smashing a window and a door at the back of a home
"29.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Kicked' cat left with horrific injuries “I found Toby like this at my door, kicked by some monster whilst he was out."
"29.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Two arsonists turn car into huge fireball A CAR blow up after it was targeted by two arsonists on Canvey. Anyone with information is asked to report it to police
"28.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Unique funerals offer comfort to families Urns include one made of sand which dissolves when in water
"28.12.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Brave boy who nearly died of rare disease gives Christmas gifts to the hospital that helped save him A FAMILY whose son nearly died from a rare disease donated special Christmas gifts to the hospital that saved him. "Oakley deteriorated quickly and lost 100 per cent of his skin, he was put on life support in an induced coma before being transferred to Broomfield where his fight began.”
"28.12.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Chief constable praises officers for keeping the county safe on Christmas Day SOUTHEND police officers looked festive as they worked on Christmas Day. Officers helped keep the town safe
"28.12.2016 17:20:08" Photos from Echo Essex's post Floral tributes left for Reigan Knight and Liam Phillips at the scene of yesterday's tragic crash http://bit.ly/2ihLapC
"28.12.2016 16:04:42" echo-news.co.uk Sir David meets street pastors at carol service AN MP attended a carol service and heard tales from inspirational figures who have overcome adversity. "It was a wonderful event.”
"28.12.2016 14:18:33" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: 91 pictures from south Essex school nativities Have a flick through and see if you can spot any familiar faces:
"28.12.2016 13:02:51" echo-news.co.uk Trio arrested after drugs and knife find THREE men were arrested after officers discovered a haul of class A drugs and a stainless steel knife inside a car. The arrests are part of Essex Police's ongoing operation to disrupt and dismantle gangs who travel to Essex to deal drugs and cause violence.
"28.12.2016 12:21:43" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Second teenager, 17, dies after crash following police pursuit - 16-year-old arrested A SECOND teenager has died following a car crash that took place after a police pursuit in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police have confirmed a 16-year-old is due in court today charged with causing death by dangerous driving
"28.12.2016 12:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Tributes paid to 'sweet and pleasant' 94-year-old who died in Christmas Day flat fire Marguerite Pugh died in her third floor flat in Southend after a blaze broke out on Sunday
"28.12.2016 11:12:11" echo-news.co.uk Second teenager, 17, dies after crash following police pursuit A SECOND teenager has died following a car crash that took place after a police pursuit in the early hours of Tuesday morning. More sad news this morning. RIP.
"28.12.2016 10:58:12" echo-news.co.uk 'Why did council fail on lights promise?' Police asked for the street lights to be kept on overnight after a recent rise in burglaries...but it didn't all go to plan:
"28.12.2016 10:40:00" echo-news.co.uk Tyres slashed in night of vandalism between Christmas Day and Boxing Day More than a dozen cars were targeted on this estate
"28.12.2016 10:20:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Much needed work' to start on tired old south Essex shopping parade The major facelift could be finished by September:
"28.12.2016 10:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Rail operators face criticism after commuters left stranded thanks to timetable changes and engineering Passenger on both c2c and Greater Anglia faced disruption:
"28.12.2016 09:33:30" echo-news.co.uk Residents urged to be on their guard in this area after yobs hurl lit fireworks out of cars One woman described how a driver threw a firework at her car while her eight-year-old daughter was in the front
"28.12.2016 08:59:42" echo-news.co.uk Tributes flood in to 17-year-old Reigan killed in tragic crash after police chase "You were a top lad, and we had so many laughs you're going to be madly missed by many.”
"27.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Feast brings cheer to our jumper day The children had a festive feast before breaking up for Christmas
"27.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Baby massage is a bonding experience for parent and child Baby massage has grown in popularity over the past few years. Have you joined a class?
"27.12.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Green light for streetlights' - Town to have all night lighting until end of week to combat burglary spate Burglary spate on Canvey prompts street light switch-on...
"27.12.2016 16:25:00" echo-news.co.uk New bundles of joy arrive on Christmas Day Beautiful. Lovely pictures
"27.12.2016 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk I've got the mug bug...thanks to Starbucks! Andrew Ward has collected more than 400 Starbucks mugs on his travels and has been awarded City Mug Collector of the Year by the coffee company and recognised for his work supporting their staff
"27.12.2016 12:44:12" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Teenager killed and another left in a serious condition after two car crash following police pursuit A TEENAGER has died and another is in a critical condition after a two car crash following a police pursuit in the early hours of the morning. RIP. One teenager was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
"27.12.2016 12:02:46" We are looking to speak with people who have had travel problems on the Greater Anglia train line over the Christmas period. Please comment below or call us on 01375 411503. Comments may be used in print and online articles. Thanks
"27.12.2016 11:33:37" echo-news.co.uk Police cordon off road after serious crash leaves two people injured POLICE are at the scene of a serious crash that took place in the early hours of the morning. The scene has been cordoned off all morning.
"26.12.2016 19:00:12" echo-news.co.uk Match report: Southend United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0 SIMON Cox bagged a brace as Southend United saw off AFC Wimbledon 3-0 at Roots Hall this afternoon. A happy Boxing Day for Blues fans
"26.12.2016 18:13:24" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: Elderly woman believed to be in her 90s killed in flat fire on Christmas Day Devastated neighbours have described the 'lovely' woman, believed to be in her 90s:
"26.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Parties at the nursery prove popular Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock "They all really enjoyed it and I think their favourite part was the foam machine, as the entertainer told them it was a fake snow machine."
"26.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Blow away the cobwebs and test out your new toys at Barleylands this week Farm manager Dave Finkle has urged families to bring their new toys down to the farm
"26.12.2016 15:43:08" echo-news.co.uk Serious crash closes A127 in Basildon
"26.12.2016 12:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Pop legend George Michael dies aged 53 from suspected heart failure Can't believe we've lost yet another star this year - rest in peace George
"26.12.2016 11:09:59" echo-news.co.uk Elderly woman killed in flat fire on Christmas Day AN elderly woman died following a house fire in Southend on Christmas Day. Very sad news. RIP.
"26.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Youngsters learn life skills in fundraiser Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock The children's hard work literally “paid off” earning a profit of more than £550.
"25.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Hospital team improving recovery times and patient safety Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Excellent work!
"25.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk More than 700 children got tips on how to best care for their furry friends Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock The children got advice on how to best look after their pets
"25.12.2016 16:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 700 children get pet tips Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock The workshops offered fun activities on pet care and everyone who attended received special certificates and prizes to take home.
"25.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Council chairman visits delivery office workers Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period."
"24.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Festive touch brings Christmas cheer to hospital ward The decorations are made from newspapers, tissue and books
"24.12.2016 16:35:52" echo-news.co.uk Three people arrested after knife and drugs found during police operation Drugs and a knife were found after police made a routine call at an address in Wickford. More drugs and weapons off the streets
"24.12.2016 16:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Do something good for charity next year Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock Make one of your resolutions to help someone else
"24.12.2016 14:29:49" echo-news.co.uk Unclaimed £1million lottery ticket bought in Southend National Lottery are on the hunt for a secret millionaire who has yet to collect their prize after buying a winning ticket in Southend. Did you play the Euromillions in October? If so, you could have a very nice Christmas present in your midst already...
"24.12.2016 10:45:39" echo-news.co.uk Elsewhere in Essex: Cause of fatal house fire in Braintree revealed The fatal house fire that killed a mother and daughter was caused by candles, the fire service has concluded. This is such a heartbreaking story
"24.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk www.echo-news.co.uk Christingle service and party to get in festive mood The day ended with a buffet for all attending, as well as music, dancing and games.
"23.12.2016 20:00:24" echo-news.co.uk Motorist reported for careless driving after crash on A128 A motorist has been reported for careless driving after a crash on the A128. The road was closed while the scene was dealt with
"23.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Charities work for the homeless at Christmas “Every year we are amazed at the generosity of the public and how dedicated they are to helping vulnerable people in Southend over the festive period."
"23.12.2016 19:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Can you help return stolen jewellery to its owners? POLICE have released images of jewellery with high sentimental value stolen during a burglary. Thieves got in by forcing entry through the rear patio doors.
"23.12.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Vange parents who nearly switched off brave baby son's life support machine, to celebrate Christmas Echo news from Southend, Basildon, Canvey, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Billericay, Thurrock “Being asked to consider turning off your baby's life-support is devastating. It's more than devastating, it shatters you into a million pieces.”
"23.12.2016 16:49:26" echo-news.co.uk Tailbacks on A127 after broken-down horse box blocks road Traffic is backed up on the A127 after a horse box broke down and obstructed on lane under the bridge near the A128. Best to avoid it if you can
"23.12.2016 16:45:01" echo-news.co.uk St Luke's Hospice to create lasting memories for terminally ill Basildon mum and daughter battling r “I looked in the mirror and noticed the whites of my eyes were yellow.”
"23.12.2016 16:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Thugs use catapults to attack squirrels THUGS have been spotting using catapults in a popular park to knock squirrels out of trees. What a horrible thing to do!
"23.12.2016 15:53:07" echo-news.co.uk Father Christmas a big hit with island's youngsters HUNDREDS of children got to meet Father Christmas on Canvey. Did you go to see Santa?
"23.12.2016 15:46:29" echo-news.co.uk Co-op recalls hollow chocolate santas after 'tampering' incident The Co-op grocery chain recalling 165,000 hollow milk chocolate Santa figures from across the country after some allegedly inserted two small… If you have bought one of these Santas this Christmas please be careful and return to your local store for a refund
"23.12.2016 14:40:22" echo-news.co.uk Dominos robbed by man with 'handgun hidden in McDonald's bag' A Dominos pizza takeaway has been robbed by suspects who brandished what appeared to be a handgun inside a McDonalds bag. What a scary thing to happen. Hope that staff are not too shaken up!
"23.12.2016 12:54:11" echo-news.co.uk Man, in his 40s, taken to hospital after being hit by car Hope this man makes a swift recovery:
"23.12.2016 12:35:00" echo-news.co.uk MP slams officers after terror arrest ANTI-TERROR officers have been branded “draconian” and “unreasonable” after arresting a man who went to the Middle East to train Kurdish… "His arrest is a disgrace. This constituent has been left with no money and no support."
"23.12.2016 10:20:01" echo-news.co.uk Alleged drink-driver found hiding in unlocked recovery truck after crash into parked lorry Police dog Wilson sniffed out the driver who was hiding in a truck 500 metres away
"23.12.2016 09:42:17" echo-news.co.uk Police close A13 slip road after two car crash Watch out if you're headed this way:
"23.12.2016 09:23:16" echo-news.co.uk Car 'crashes through two garden walls' and 'narrowly misses cyclist' Did you witness this incident last night?
"23.12.2016 09:16:53" echo-news.co.uk Cannabis 'factory' discovered in south Essex bungalow Police said the property was 'deliberately built' for growing drugs and the cannabis they found had a street value of around £12,000
"23.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Vile burglars ransacked home - even taking panel off bath - to steal Christmas presents Burglars ransacked the entire house while the family was out shopping for an hour-and-a-half - all their Christmas presents are gone:
"23.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Burglars punch dad in the face as he disturbs them breaking into his home Outraged, the man in his 30s tried to push the pair back outside when they attacked him:
"23.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Paedophile who claimed to be impotent in a bid to avoid jail back in court Thomas had a Twitter account under the name Vanilla Scream and used it to share vile images and chat with other paedophiles
"23.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk South Essex nightclub set to close in the New Year due to dwindling profits It's the end of an era for this Southend club - are you sad to see it go?
"22.12.2016 23:00:01" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: Life is a cabaret for these budding stars About 150 pupils showed off their performance skills in the annual Christmas Cabaret:
"22.12.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Alix, 17, is taking on 500km bike ride for charity Alix, a cadet with the Canvey Island squadron, is raising money for Help for Heroes:
"22.12.2016 21:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Artists organise No Culture Day in protest against MPs plans for Alternative City of Culture "Local artists don't agree with this because we have not been involved."
"22.12.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk 'New flights signal bright future for our airport' Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation, which owns Southend Airport, has hinted at more new destinations “in the near future”:
"22.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Your Christmas light displays from across south Essex Post your pictures below if you've seen an impressive light display this year:
"22.12.2016 18:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Fund set up in memory of 11-year-old Danny spreads Christmas joy at hospitals “We know from personal experience that staying in hospital over Christmas is very tough for the whole family"
"22.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Repairs completed on dangerous town centre pavements - which council called 'low priority' In just two hours, more than 150 people signed a petition to get this uneven pavement fixed:
"22.12.2016 17:42:54" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: CCTV appeal to find man with life-threatening condition who went missing from hospital Police have released this footage of missing Southend man Babatunde Paul Odeyemi:
"22.12.2016 16:34:13" echo-news.co.uk Dad urges thieves to hand back stolen camera containing irreplaceable holiday snaps Burglars broke in while the family slept upstairs, stealing a TV, Xbox, wallets, purse and keys as well as two cameras
"22.12.2016 15:36:29" echo-news.co.uk Prolific bike thief jailed for two years after being caught on CCTV Goddard's parents moved county because of his offending - now he's been locked up
"22.12.2016 15:35:00" echo-news.co.uk 15-year-old with string of convictions including theft of golf buggy locked up The boy was convicted of stealing a Playstation and games, and breaking a criminal behaviour order by being in public without an adult
"22.12.2016 14:48:41" echo-news.co.uk Christmas presents worth thousands of pounds stolen in daytime burglary The callous thieves ransacked the house - even searching through the loft insulation and behind the bath panelling
"22.12.2016 12:47:05" echo-news.co.uk Plans for relief road resurrected in bid to end gridlock on A13 and A127 How do you feel about plans for a new relief road to help ease traffic on these routes?
"22.12.2016 12:10:00" echo-news.co.uk Violent and dangerous thug Lee Patmore, who stamped on the head of an unconscious man, is wanted after being released from prison early A VIOLENT and dangerous thug is on the run. Patmore, 20, also goes by the name Lee Rose and he has a rose tattooed on his left hand:
"22.12.2016 11:38:00" echo-news.co.uk TASTE TEST: 'A chef who cares and great choice at winter wonderland' Have you been to the Sandbank?
"22.12.2016 11:18:46" echo-news.co.uk Man uses 'object' to rob Basildon newsagents The man had an object tucked up his sleeve as he demanded staff to open the till - please call police if you saw anyone of this description:
"22.12.2016 11:12:25" echo-news.co.uk Suspected stolen tools recovered and two men arrested after police stop car Hopefully these expensive tools can be reunited with their rightful owners in time for Christmas:
"22.12.2016 10:28:48" echo-news.co.uk Funeral for 'diamond' young man, Richard, to be held on Friday THE funeral for a “diamond” young man who died suddenly is being held on Saturday. Richard sadly died earlier this month and a funeral fund has already raised more than £5,500:
"22.12.2016 09:40:00" echo-news.co.uk Police called to help clear two lorry-loads of clutter from rogue landlord's house Inspectors found people living in such squalor that magistrates described the conditions as “appalling, deplorable, and inhumane”
"22.12.2016 09:03:27" echo-news.co.uk ELSEWHERE IN ESSEX: Woman and child dead after tragic house fire Such terrible news this morning
"22.12.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Teenage boy battered by two violent thugs outside supermarket The 17-year-old was punched in the face and kicked on the floor at the site where Daniel Mitchell-Monroe was stabbed to death in June
"22.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Daughter takes legal action after vulnerable mum with dementia dies weeks after being evicted Patricia Bunn died weeks after being forced to move into another care home - her daughter now hopes for a change in the law:
"22.12.2016 07:00:01" echo-news.co.uk European weekend breaks open up to Southend passengers as 12 new routes unveiled Tickets to these new European destinations go on sale today:
"22.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman left terrified after waking to find hooded intruder at her bedroom door The woman, who lives on her own, woke up after hearing the man creeping around her home in the night:
"22.12.2016 05:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Violent thug who slit puppy's throat after headbutting girlfriend in horrific rampage is jailed The court heard how Popham went 'berserk', picking the dog up by the ears and swinging it around by its neck before taking it outside with a knife
"21.12.2016 22:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Michael Barrymore wants £2.5million damages after suing Essex Police Barrymore is aiming for £2.5million - but senior officers say he should get just £1
"21.12.2016 21:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Care home praised by inspectors for 'exceptional' end of life care The report also praised the registered manager and staff, and rated the home 'good' overall
"21.12.2016 20:30:00" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Reindeer bring Christmas cheer to shopping centre Did you take your little ones along to meet the reindeer?
"21.12.2016 20:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Couple take bamboo toilet tissue product global, just four months after launching Chris and Julie are celebrating plans to export their Cheeky Panda loo roll to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
"21.12.2016 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk GALLERY: Pupils hold Christmas tea party for senior citizens We're sure these pictures will make a lot of parents very proud:
"21.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Flytipping is a blight on our environment' - Taxpayers and landowners face huge fees to clean up mess Does your area suffer from the growing flytipping problem?
"21.12.2016 18:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Donations flood in to give Pickle the stray cat surgery after owner dies After a post about Pickle was shared on social media, donations started flooding in to help pay her vet's bill:
"21.12.2016 17:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'Council should come clean and tell us how much green bins will really cost': Your Echo Letters "I have lived in the borough for many years and I did not receive anything from the council asking my opinion on this topic."
"21.12.2016 16:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Christmas fanatic Hayley lands TV appearance on Michael McIntyre's Big Show Watch out for self-confessed festive fanatic Hayley, who will represent Christmas lovers on Michael McIntyre's Christmas Eve show:
"21.12.2016 15:41:48" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Blues team visit to cheer up poorly kids The whole squad took a break from their training to meet children receiving treatment in the hospital's Neptune Ward:
"21.12.2016 14:32:05" echo-news.co.uk Police make 129 arrests in 21 days in Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign Don't take the risk this Christmas - or any time of year...
"21.12.2016 13:55:07" echo-news.co.uk Gas works now due to start in March after signs give January start date The gas works have now been rescheduled, despite the signs saying January:
"21.12.2016 13:26:19" echo-news.co.uk IN THE COURTS: Six cases heard by south Essex magistrates Six cases from Magistrates' Court this week:
"21.12.2016 12:47:23" echo-news.co.uk Man who cost public £3million with carbon credit scheme banned from being company director for 15 years Thompson, 47, is banned from being a company director for more than a decade
"21.12.2016 11:47:00" echo-news.co.uk Inquest opened into death of man found dead in underground car park The 51-year-old was found on December 9 - our thoughts are with his family and friends
"21.12.2016 11:07:27" echo-news.co.uk Large funeral procession expected to cause severe disruption on these major roads this morning If you get stuck on the roads heading to Basildon this morning, this may be why:
"21.12.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Yarnbomb Mr and Mrs Claus returned after being rescued from theft attempt Thank goodness - Mr and Mrs Claus have been found
"21.12.2016 10:53:11" echo-news.co.uk Hospital bosses criticise blood testing lab after IT problems cause backlog of samples The £10million lab was meant to streamline the service - but IT problems caused a delay in results:
"21.12.2016 10:05:32" echo-news.co.uk Facebook page set up to stop attention-seeking criminals 'receiving notoriety' Interesting...the group was set up after police urged people to stop highlighting the actions of yobs via online posts:
"21.12.2016 09:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Empty council offices to be knocked down to make way for new homes Demolition of this empty building is due to start on February 27 - more houses are on the way:
"21.12.2016 09:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police to spend £15,000 on extra patrols in these two areas over Christmas to prevent burglaries Sadly, burglaries shoot up over the festive period so police will be focusing on these areas until January:
"21.12.2016 08:50:56" echo-news.co.uk VIDEO: Serious crash which left car on fire on A13 causes miles of tailbacks Hope everyone involved in this nasty crash is ok - we'll be bringing updates today:
"21.12.2016 08:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Man reunited with heroes: 'I'm able to spend Christmas with family when I would've been in a coffin' This team of paramedics brought Ken back from the brink after he suffered a cardiac arrest three weeks ago
"21.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Police crackdown after number of burglaries rises to eight a day Burglars in this area normally target one or two homes a day, but recently that number has shot up to eight:
"21.12.2016 06:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Woman let off with caution after out-of-control Rottweiler savages poodle and bites man “The owner was screaming. The poor woman had obviously just decided to take her dogs for a walk but it turned into something from a horror film.”
"21.12.2016 05:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Gang of burglars armed with claw hammers threaten woman while grandkids sleep upstairs The men forced their way into the grandmother's home, pushed her against a wall and threatened her with hammers in this 'harrowing' raid:
"20.12.2016 23:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Help St Luke's Hospice this Christmas with a donation of money or gifts Be sure to take in your donations by Friday before they are sent off to St Luke's Hospice:
"20.12.2016 22:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Grandmother wins a year of chocolate truffles Christina won the huge supply of truffles after voting for a new flavour
"20.12.2016 21:30:01" echo-news.co.uk 'Our councils proceed to meet housing targets like headless chickens': Your Echo Letters "The government wants a million houses built by 2020, regardless of having no additional money to support the facilities needed."
"20.12.2016 20:30:01" echo-news.co.uk PICTURES: Pupils make sure Christmas entertainment is 'All Wrapped Up' Talented pupils at The Deanes 'wrapped up' their school's festive entertainment with a Christmas show packed with dance, drama and music:
"20.12.2016 20:00:00" echo-news.co.uk TOWIE star James Lock supports Basildon charity drive to 'Give A Kid A Quid' "Give a Kid a Quid is a simple way to raise a lot of money that will transform the lives of local young people in our community."
"20.12.2016 19:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Big Tony's Toy Run raises £800 for Basildon Hospital childrens' ward Brilliant picture! A huge group of scooter riders got together to deliver toys to some of the youngest poorly patients
"20.12.2016 19:12:16" echo-news.co.uk Severe crash on A13 causes miles of tailbacks for commuters travelling both ways A crash on the A13 is causing severe delays for commuters heading both ways down London Road. Best to avoid this road if you're heading home any time soon
"20.12.2016 19:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Christmas wishes will be granted for two care home residents What a lovely idea
"20.12.2016 18:00:00" echo-news.co.uk 'You will become a drug addict': How callous pimp controlled his teenage sex abuse victim “If you don't have a cocaine addiction now, you will have by the time you leave” - The chilling words used by pimp Stephen Castle to introduce a 15-year-old girl to his sordid world of abuse:
"20.12.2016 16:45:00" echo-news.co.uk Police: 'Tell us about the nuisance bikers causing havoc in parks' Have you witnessed off-road bikers riding through these parks or revving their engines on estates?
"20.12.2016 16:44:16" echo-news.co.uk Delays and cancellations at Southend Victoria due to points failure Looks like Southend commuters can expect a difficult journey home this evening:
"20.12.2016 16:12:50" echo-news.co.uk Lodger who stabbed housemate to death after row over dirty microwave was turned in after visiting Southend friend while on the run A LODGER who killed his landlord by stabbing him 29 times after arguing about a dirty microwave was brought to justice thanks to the help of a… The woman from Southend was sent pictures of Mr Bond's dead body after he was stabbed 29 times
"20.12.2016 14:26:45" echo-news.co.uk '16,000 people had potential motive': Detective tells inquest of last moments of fraudster John 'Goldfinger' Palmer An inquest into Palmer's death heard how a contract killer probably spied on him through a peep hole in the fence minutes before shooting him dead
"20.12.2016 14:24:10" echo-news.co.uk Jet2 announces four new destinations from Stansted Airport You can jet off to these four new destinations from Stansted in the New Year:
"20.12.2016 13:30:00" echo-news.co.uk Police revoke dozens of licences from drivers with failing eyesight in crackdown The work centres not just around poor eyesight but also the early stages of dementia, which affects the quality of driving:
"20.12.2016 12:50:00" echo-news.co.uk Could double decker 'bus shelters' be the answer to our homelessness crisis? What do you think of this?
"20.12.2016 12:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Badger dies from suspected poisoning attack in country park The poor badger was found fitting and dehydrated with bleeding gums after the suspected poisoning at this park:
"20.12.2016 11:37:00" echo-news.co.uk Police charge 59-year-old man with Co-op bank robbery Gary Horn is due to appear before Southend Magistrates Court this morning charged with robbery
"20.12.2016 11:19:00" echo-news.co.uk IN THE COURTS: Nine cases heard by south Essex magistrates Who's been before magistrates in south Essex this week:
"20.12.2016 11:00:00" echo-news.co.uk NATIVITIES: Don't miss our 36-page picture special TODAY including all these schools... Pick up your copy of the Echo today for a free 36-page nativities picture special:
"20.12.2016 10:40:01" echo-news.co.uk UPDATED: A127 crash involving a police car left two officers with injuries and caused traffic chaos for commuters A crash involving a police car is causing delays and congestion on the M25 and the A127 Southend-bound. The police car was hit when officers were responding to reports a van had broken down on the A127 last night:
"20.12.2016 10:15:00" echo-news.co.uk Burglars ransack home and steal haul of military medals, coins and jewellery Burglars smashed through the patio doors to take this huge haul, including phones, tablets and cameras
"20.12.2016 09:55:52" echo-news.co.uk 'Don't let women suffer like Kelly did': MP calls for change in law after mum stabbed to death by partner Kelly Pearce, 36, was stabbed in the face and neck 40 times by her partner Anthony Ayres - campaigners are now fighting to change domestic violence laws
"20.12.2016 09:12:58" echo-news.co.uk Woman banned from being company director over £330,000 gold mine business The company cold-called people and convinced them to invest in a gold-mining operation in Peru
"20.12.2016 08:00:01" echo-news.co.uk Husband pays tribute to football fan Margaret, 60, who died following a long battle with illness Tributes have poured in to Margaret from the football community across the country
"20.12.2016 07:00:00" echo-news.co.uk Terrified woman robbed of hundreds of pounds by balaclava-clad thug brandishing bread knife The knife-wielding man ran off the woman's purse leaving her shocked and shaken: