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Large fire in Basildon packaging warehouse
Fifteen fire engines and a number of specialist appliances are at the scene of a large fire at packaging warehouse in Basildon.
Police investigating as teenager left hospitalised after scooter crash where driver failed to stop
A teenager has been hospitalised after a crash with an unknown vehicle where the other driver fled the scene.
PICTURES: Day one of V Festival
TENS of thousands of music fans have been enjoying the first day of V Festival.
Southend Carnival a big success
SOUTHEND?S famous carnival procession took place yesterday.
Two men deny £8k car wrecking spree
TWO men have denied causing £8,000 worth of damage to 11 cars.
Man who assaulted three police officers handed conditional discharge
A MAN was handed a condition discharge after he admitted assaulting three police officers.
Fingerprint examiner raises £1,200 for hospice
AN Essex Police fingerprint examiner raised more than £1,200 for Basildon?s St Luke?s Hospice in memory of her grandmother .
CAVS work boosted by ?Reaching Communities Grant?
CASTLE Point Association of Voluntary Services, known as CAVS, has been awarded a Reaching Communities Grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
Street pastors prepare police cadets for night patrols
Basildon Street Pastors were invited by Essex Police to give their cadets a prep talk on what to do when patrolling the town centre at night.
Two men arrested for weapon and drug offences after police carry out vehicle search
They found a knuckle duster and an axe handle in the car
guide dogs back on Patrol at Southend Airport
The Guide Dogs for the Blind training team have visited Southend Airport for the second time.
Fitness group on the hunt for new trainers
A KEEP fit group is offering new courses for people who hope to become trainers for classes throughout Essex.
Southend Vox Choir in appeal for new male singers
Southend Vox are calling on male singers to join their choir.
Lights out for Rayleigh car park
A RAYLEIGH car park is switching off its light at night in an attempt to combat anti-social behaviour.
Catchy song hopes to save the nhs from funding cuts
Members of the successful Save Southend A&E campaign have continued their crusade to save the NHS.
Man charged with assault and dangerous driving after crash in Benfleet as police appeal for witnesses
A man has been charged with assault and dangerous driving after an incident in Benfleet.
Residents delighted that private roads will light up for winter
FAMILIES and residents on private roads in Castle Point, worried about their safety, are delighted after a deal was struck to fix defective street lights.
The UK?s ?digital evolution? is on
?Digital exclusion? is an emerging social problem for Britain... as almost one in ten adults have never used the internet before.
Southend Carnival procession taking place today
SOUTHEND?S famous carnival procession is taking place tomorrow.
Travellers set up camp in Southend?s Priory Park
TRAVELLERS have set up camp in Southend?s Priory Park.
Fears 500 cruisers will hit Morrison?s
HUNDREDS of cars could descend on Canvey tonight after a car cruise club arranged a meet on the island.
Chelmsford man described scene of suspected terror attack in Barcelona
A CHELMSFORD man in Barcelona during the terror attack that saw a van driven into a group of people has described what he saw.
Emergency services on scene of crash involving motorbike and car
A road is closed as emergency services rushed to the scene of a crash involving a motorbike and a car.
Security fears as travellers move in
CONCERNS have been raised about the lack of security at Southend?s Priory Park after a group of travellers pitched up.
Burglar?s jail term halved as ?she was controlled?
A PROLIFIC burglar who broke into a home on Canvey on Christmas Day has had her jail term slashed by half over claims she was being controlled by her ex-partner.
Home care provider earns good rating after inspection
A HOME care company which provides care to families in Brentwood and Basildon has been given a good rating.
First operations at new cancer care theatre suite
A CANCER treatment suite at Southend Hospital has been used as a theatre for the first time.
Fraudster who preyed on women in £350k scam locked up for six years
A RUTHLESS conman who flirted with a female victim while scamming her out of more than £320,000 has been locked up for six years.
Noisy restaurant boss is ordered to pay out £4,500
A RESTAURANT boss who annoyed neighbours by being too noisy while extending his business has been ordered to pay out more than £4,500.
Michael Barrymore wins High Court case against Essex Police over unlawful arrest
Essex Police have defended their position and reappealed for information about Mr Lubbock's death
Dad is threatened with ?laser? fine
A SOUTH Essex businessman was threatened with a £540,000 fine after being accused of shining laser pens at planes.
Domestic violence services in south Essex given £1m cash boost
VICTIMS of domestic violence and a scheme to help perpetrators change their ways are set to benefit from almost £1million of Government funding.
Football boss says 'suicide' tweet aimed at fan was 'just banter'
MULTI-MILLIONAIRE football boss Glenn Tamplin has suggested a fan should kill himself in an angry Twitter rant.
Castle Point bid to maintain flood defences
A multi-million pound plan has been set out in Castle Point to protect the borough from flooding.
New Wi-Fi and app to transform town
PLANS for free and seamless town centre Wi-Fi is hoped to bolster town centre business in Southend, along with a new app being launched by the council.
Councillors hit out at Post Office leak
Angry Southend Labour councillors have voiced their frustration over the High Street Post Office?s lack of response over the building?s safety and maintenance checks.
Southend rated worst for bowel test wait
SOUTHEND Hospital has been rated the worst for waiting times for bowel cancer tests.
Health and safety in airport blaze probe
A HEALTH and safety probe is underway after a huge blaze hit an airport hanger containing dangerous chemicals.
Dog mauled to death in front of devastated family
A FAMILY has been left distraught after their chihuahua was killed by two other dogs right in front of them.
Jealous ex made ?gun threat? to cop and ?beat up? girl, court hears
A JEALOUS yob threatened a police officer with an imitation firearm because of his friendship with an ex-girlfriend, a court heard.
Free educational event for those with diabetes
People living in Basildon and Brentwood who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are invited to a free educational event.
Man charged with causing death of cyclist
A MAN has been charged with causing the death of a cyclist.
Jay Z and Pink among headliners at V Festival
MUSIC megastars are preparing to grace the stage in Chelmsford for this year?s V Festival which kicks off on Saturday.
Road blocked due to two vehicle accident on Eastern Avenue
Road partially blocked following two vehicle incident.
Southend set to become a Smart City
Southend is set to become a Smart City with free steamless WiFi available to the public.
Jewish community confident about film
THE Canvey Jewish community is confident a documentary will show both residents and themselves in a positive light.
Airport hangar blaze was ?potentially explosive?
Firefighters were called to a potentially explosive fire in an aircraft hangar at Southend Airport.
Travelodge propose 11 new hotels in Essex
Travelodge has announced proposals for £88million project which will see 11 new hotels open up in Essex and potentially 350 new jobs for people in the county.
Lights off to combat crime
Rochford District Council has launched a pilot scheme to switch off lights early at Websters Way car park in a bid to combat antisocial behaviour.
Chair of Essex Rail Users Federation slams train fare hike
The chairman of a commuters group has blasted the government's recent decision to hike up train fares by 3.6% for passengers, including those who travel with Greater Anglia and c2c.
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