Charity helps disabled boy find new lease of life

Southend Standard:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DISABLED teenager has been given a new lease of life after meeting other youngsters in the same boat.

Cops remind residents to lock up their cars after spate of thefts in Langdon Hills

Southend Standard:

10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORIST had the contents of her handbag strewn across her street, while another person’s car was broken in for just 20p, during a spate of car break-ins.

New community hub for Southend town centre?

Southend Standard:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new community centre could be built on the old Warrior Square swimming pool site or part of the flattened Queensway Estate.

Hundreds queue for TK Maxx

Southend Standard:

9:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

HUNDREDS of people queued for the opening of TK Maxx in Basildon this morning.

Teen and girl stranded at sea

Southend Standard: A North Yorkshire woman has funded a new inshore lifeboat for Cardigan RNLI. Picture courtesy of RNLI/Nicolas Leach

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

LIFE savers were called to two incidents yesterday evening.

Specsavers to open first shop on island

Southend Standard:

9:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN OPTICIANS set to open on Canvey next month could create up to 50 jobs.

Fire in clothes shop at Lakeside

Southend Standard: Emergency fire crew are being recruited as a safety precaution

9:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Lakeside Shopping Centre last night after a fire broke out in a clothes shop.

Can you help catch alcohol thief?

Southend Standard:

9:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this woman about the theft of £150 of alcohol.

Fun day in memory of tragic baby Cody

Southend Standard:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MUM who tragically lost her baby and almost died from blood loss during his birth is organising a fun day in his memory.

Man's court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital

Southend Standard: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN has had his court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital.

Car wash money will help Lauren

Southend Standard:

8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A GENEROUS businessman will donate a third of his profits to a teenager with a rare blood condition.

Man remanded in custody over Westcliff arson attacks

Southend Standard:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with two counts of arson with intent to endanger life.

Max wins uni tuition fees for first year

Southend Standard:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

ONE lucky student is looking forward to a stress-free first year at university after his college paid his tuition fees.

LIVE: Essex GCSE results

Southend Standard: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers will turn out to pick up their GCSE results today. 

Show must go on for Joan Rivers despite Gaza jibes

Southend Standard: Fire outside Cliffs Pavillion

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THEATRE managers say the show will go on – in the face of calls to cancel a sold-out performance by comedian Joan Rivers over her inflammatory comments about Palestinians in Gaza.

Burglars failed to get in to house... so stole tools from van outside

Southend Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BURGLARS failed to break in to a house so stole £1,500 of tools from a van outside.

Flooded island’s drains not cleaned for months

Southend Standard:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

DRAINS had not been cleaned in nearly ten months before floodwater destroyed up to 200 homes on Canvey.

Southend seafront's £850,000 lagoon opening finally revealed

Southend Standard:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A new Southend seafront lagoon is set to open in time for next year’s summer season.

Cop used police force computer to trace women

Southend Standard: police

10:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE officer abused his position to track down mobile numbers of women he wanted to meet for sex.

Patio heater catches fire

Southend Standard:

9:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PATIO heater caught fire after a faulty hose led to a gas leak.

Essex Police sack Grays-based officer for gross misconduct

Southend Standard: Police officers rescue baby locked in car in the searing afternoon sun

5:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE sergeant, based at Grays, has been sacked by Essex Police for gross misconduct.

£4,000 grant for Island's heritage

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A COMMUNITY group’s future has been secured thanks to grant worth thousands of pounds.

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Second man arrested after he hands himself into police

Southend Standard:

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SECOND man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom.

Can you name "vain" thief?

Southend Standard:

3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VAIN thief stole £800 of premium skin care products from Boots.

Bikes and jewellery stolen during burglary in Basildon

Southend Standard:

3:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIEVES broke in to a house and then stole two bikes from a shed.

Thousands of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists

Southend Standard:

3:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists.

Who do Labour hope will topple David Amess next year?

Southend Standard: Julian Ware-Lane

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Labour councillor has been chosen to fight Southend West at next year’s General Election.

Can you help police find fuel thieves?

Southend Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BASILDON police want to speak to these two people about the theft of fuel from the Tesco petrol station in Pitsea.

UPDATED: Southend road blocked after two-car smash

Southend Standard: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

2:35pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A ROAD in Southend was blocked for two hours in both directions following a smash involving two vehicles this afternoon.

Echo charity gives £1,000 to first responder group

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are celebrating after receiving lifesaving equipment, thanks to the Echo.

Man robbed on seafront

Southend Standard: webpix police generic

4:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN was robbed as he walked along the seafront in the early hours of the morning.

Efit issued in hunt for robber who dragged woman, 67, to ground

Southend Standard:

1:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a traumatic robbery where a woman was pulled to the ground have drawn up an Efit of a man they wish to speak to.

'Cutting-edge policing' sees burglary figures drop

Southend Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE operation to tackle burglary has made a major dent in the number of house break-ins across the county.

‘Cancer cure claim’ bosses due in court

Southend Standard: Bradford Crown Court

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE bosses of a Leigh company are set to appear in court over allegations they sold prescription-only drugs by falsely claiming they could cure cancer.

£3m scheme to end Basildon traffic woe

Southend Standard: Cars coming out of Basildon Hospital

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A LONG-AWAITED £3million scheme to ease traffic misery for Basildon commuters is finally set to go ahead.

Paglesham show this weekend

Southend Standard: Get in a jam

11:04am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FAMILIES are invited to Paglesham Village Show this weekend. 

Reece’s fund tops £60,000 so he can now start treatment

Southend Standard: reece hawley.jpg

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A YOUNG man battling two brain tumours is set to start po t e n t i a l ly life-saving treatment after dedicated fundraisers donated £60,000.

Families found in shipping container at Tilbury recovering in centre

Southend Standard: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

10:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE families who were discovered in the shipping container at the Port of Tilbury on Saturday are “doing much better”, according to a man who acted as a translator for police.

Battle of Britain flight at Southend Airport

Southend Standard:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE skies ovwe Southend were the backdrop for a beautiful display of wartime aircraft featuring two Lancaster bombers flying in formation.

Fire crew called to Southend flat

Southend Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FIRE crew was called to a flat fire in Southend this morning.

Go-ahead to merge two schools

Southend Standard: Essex County Council

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO schools will be merged to form one primary from September 2015.

Guide dog mauled by Staffie as owner walks through Basildon

Southend Standard:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BLIND pensioner was left shaken after an out-of-control Staffordshire Bull Terrier mauled his beloved guide dog.

Arson terror in blocks of Westcliff flats

Southend Standard:

7:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FRIGHTENED residents had to flee their homes after they were targeted in two arson attacks in Westcliff.

Tragic councillor at centre of Ebola scare

Southend Standard:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE MAN found dead at his home last week sparking fears of an ebola outbreak was a former council leader, it has emerged.

Car park charges will ruin us, say traders

Southend Standard:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEW car parking charges on Canvey are putting companies at risk of going out of business, say traders.

Mum saved son using CPR she saw on TV

Southend Standard:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MUM whose teenage son’s heart stopped for 12 minutes kept him alive using first aid learned from TV.

£100,000 of cannabis found in drained swimming pool

Southend Standard: webpix police arrest

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DRUG dealers drained a swimming pool... then filled it with a £100,000 drug factory.

Dinghy floated out to sea rescued

Southend Standard:

8:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GROUP of young people was rescued by lifeboat after their dingy began drifting out to sea.

Hunt for missing man

Southend Standard:

7:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from his home in south Essex.

Can you help police find gang who attacked Tom?

Southend Standard:

5:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are still searching for a gang who attacked a trainee electrician as he walked home from the pub.



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