Fire crews tackle arson attack at Southend house

Southend Standard: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

12:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS put out a blaze after a deliberate fire spread to a terraced house in Southend

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Southend Standard: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

More than 300 homes and firms left without phone lines

Southend Standard:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 300 homes and businesses lost their phone lines and internet service after underground cables were deliberately damaged.

Stroke victim says hospital is working wonders

Southend Standard:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DAVID Wallings is a lucky man. The 47-year-old suffered a stroke last January while doing the washing up.

Three major restaurants sign up for huge Southend seafront scheme

Southend Standard: Kids Eat for £1 at Frankie and Benny's

8:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three big-name restaurants have signed up to help create Southend’s new leisure park, set to rival Bas Vegas.

Former soldier is running 399 miles from Scotland

Southend Standard:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FORMER soldier is tackling a gruelling run to raise money for a young woman who lost her leg in a horrific bike crash.

40 volunteers raise £3,000 for Harp in cardboard box challenge

Southend Standard:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 40 brave volunteers slept alongside Southend’s homeless when they took on the Cardboard Box Challenge and raised £3,000.

Thugs armed with baseball bats and a meat cleaver rob terrified woman

Southend Standard: Worker attacked with 'meat cleaver' in chip shop robbery

4:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

Yobs armed with baseball bats and a meat cleaver bust into a home in Southen, robbing a terrified woman.

Passengers asked to leave a plane because it was too heavy

Southend Standard:

12:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

Southend Airport passengers asked to leave an easyJet plane that was too heavy to fly.

Sixth form takes shape

Southend Standard:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN EXPANDED sixth form centre is taking shape.

Award-winning animal images used to reduce fatal accidents among the young

Southend Standard:

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

AN award-winning road safety campaign will be launched in Essex to help reduce fatal and serious injury crashes involving young or inexperienced drivers.

Counting the cost of the flooding

Southend Standard:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE flooding in South Essex this summer devastated parts of the county, leaving businesses, roads, and homes in ruin.

Southend MP's anger at top public sector pay

Southend Standard:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN MP has condemned the “absolutely outrageous” scale of salaries paid to senior public sector officials and those with “non jobs” at a time when cuts were being made to services.

Cameron hails officers for preventing petrol station explosion

Southend Standard:

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TWO police officers who saved a man from burning to death and prevented a petrol station from exploding have been saluted for their courage.

Seafront development to create more than 100 jobs

Southend Standard:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A new development on Southend seafront will bring up to 110 jobs and signals a huge “vote of confidence” in the town, according to business leaders.

Youngsters build novel greenhouse

Southend Standard:

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

A SCHOOL has put plastic bottles to good use by building an eco-friendly greenhouse.

Company apologises after repeated demands for payment

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

BRITISH Gas has apologised after repeatedly wrongly sending a 75- year-old woman demands for payments of thousands of pounds.

Details unveiled for Remembrance Day parades

Southend Standard: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (9853659)

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

VETERANS, military personnel and dignitaries will salute the fallen at this year’s Remembrance Day services across south Essex.

Dementia workshop to highlight services

Southend Standard:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE were able to find out about what dementia services Southend Council offers at a workshop.

We ask: Is the Southend seafront development a good thing?

Southend Standard:

9:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Last week the Echo revealed that Goldfield Developments Limited have finally put a concrete proposal on the table to  regenerate Marine Plaza on Southend seafront, featuring 282 flats split over six blocks, gardens,  and a host of space for bars, shops, and restaurants.

Airport holds fire on screening for Ebola

Southend Standard:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

AIRPORT officials in Southend are monitoring the use of Ebola screening but have no plans to bring in similar measures yet.

Guide Dogs help fundraiser

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN optician invited guide dogs in to celebrate a week-long fundraiser.

Body image campaign launched

Southend Standard:

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO students have teamed up with fashion designer Joey Bevan to explode the body confidence myths peddled by social media sites and magazines Joey, whose fashion career started at the Southend YMCA pop up charity shop, is working with Kelsey Hibbard and Eleanor Bleach for the Dove Be Real, Body Confidence campaign.

Council orders probe into seafront floods

Southend Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An investigation is to be carried out into Southend’s seafront drains after severe flooding which wrecked homes and businesses.

The White Horse is set to reopen as Flaming Grill next month

Southend Standard:

8:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ONE of Southend’s most prominent pubs has closed for a £365,000 facelift.

Plans to refurbish seafront kiosk turned down

Southend Standard:

7:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN angry trader has hit out at the council for blocking his plans to revamp a seafront kiosk which he hoped would boost visitors.

Is this Ukip's springboard in south Essex?

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The UKIP victory in Clacton could act a springboard elsewhere in the county, say party members.

Almost £5k to be split between hospital ward and neo-natal charity

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ACOUPLE who lost their first child when he was born prematurely have raised nearly £5,000 to be shared between the hospital ward which tried to save him and a leading neonatal charity.

Children parade for St Michael

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN open-air communion service has been held to celebrate the festival of a school’s patron saint .

REVEALED: First images of the development that will change Southend seafront

Southend Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HUGE development of 282 flats, plus restaurants, shops and bars could be built on Southend seafront ambitious if new plans unveiled today come to fruition.

UPDATED: Trains now running following flood delays

Southend Standard: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A signal failure on the c2c line has forced the rail operater into cancelling a host of train services.

Restaurant owner in legal threat to council over handouts

Southend Standard:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A SOUTHEND restaurateur has threatened legal action against Southend Council over cash that has been handed out to businesses.

Senseless vandalism takes place ahead of Remembrance Sunday

Southend Standard:

8:00am Monday 13th October 2014

VETERANS have voiced their disgust after a mindless vandal defaced a memorial to Southend’s war dead.

Builders didn't realise supply went to cottages

Southend Standard:

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

RESIDENTS were left without water after a 160-year-old pipe to their homes repeatedly burst.

Private Bellotti's two-week exercise with Polish Army

Southend Standard:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A PARATROOPER from Southend has been on exercise picking up tips from the Polish army.

Police target foreign workers as part of anti-slavery operation

Southend Standard:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

TWO oyster pickers have been arrested on Southend seafront by police investigating human trafficking and modern slavery.

Health fundraiser

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THERE will be a treat for the taste buds at this year’s Apple Day.

Costa Coffee to open in Thorpe Bay Broadway

Southend Standard: Costa Coffee looks to open branch in Shildon

8:30am Friday 10th October 2014

COSTA Coffee is opening a shop in the Broadway, in Thorpe Bay.

Armed cops swarm house after reports of a gun nside

Southend Standard:

6:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

ARMED police stormed a house in Southend over reports there was a gun inside.

Reports - busy Southend roundabout floods

Southend Standard:

12:14pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Motorists are reporting that a busy Southend roundabout is submerged.

Revealed - the Southend businesses to benefit from taxpayers' cash

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TWENTY-three Southend businesses are sharing in a £1.8million cash bonanza to create new jobs and rejuvenate key areas of the town.

Leigh lad meets celebs at hospital

Southend Standard:

10:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A YOUNG patient met a celebrity couple as he helped launch a major development at a hospital which has cared for him for more than a decade.

Traders' fury at council response to flooding

Southend Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

TRADERS stormed out of a heated meeting with Southend Council officials in an ongoing rowover flooding which wrecked homes and businesses on the seafront.

Paramedics to go on strike tomorrow

Southend Standard:

5:33pm Friday 10th October 2014

PARAMEDICS will only be sent to the most serious incidents on Mondaymorning asambulance staff strike.

Man tries to force young woman into his car

Southend Standard:

11:07am Sunday 5th October 2014

A MAN tried to force a young woman into a car in Soutchurch in broad daylight, but she was able to flee after two people intervened.

Southend primary set to double in size

Southend Standard:

5:30pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A Southend primary school could double in size to help meet a huge demand for places.

Shoebury staff battle 5k race's obstacle course

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

FIVE plucky employees of Shoebury company evolve waded through mud-filled trenches and pipes in a gruelling test of stamina and agility to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.

Cult horror movie is to be shown for free at town shopping centre

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

HORROR movie fans are in for a treat as the Royals Shopping Centre opens after hours for a special screening of a spine-tingling classic on a huge screen.

Posh Southend restaurants get £200,000 of taxpayers' cash

Southend Standard:

8:20am Friday 3rd October 2014

Taxpayers' cash totalling hundreds of thousands has been ploughed into two plush seafront businesses, the Echo can reveal.

Thank you, Echo! You sorted our holiday misery with Thomas Cook

Southend Standard:

6:30am Friday 3rd October 2014

MUM-TO-BE Kelly Nicholls has had the cost of her holiday refunded after doctors told her she not to fly – and it’s thanks to the Echo.


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