Eight cars in three crashes tonight

Southend Standard: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

7:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EIGHT cars were involved in three crashes last night.

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

Southend Standard: Heartbroken: Mum Karen Glover with Tahlia

6:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her “blue-eyed angel” who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug – previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.

Over-40s urged to have health check

Southend Standard: NHS 111 to take over running of out of hours dental calls

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

County Hall bosses are encouraging residents to attend free NHS health check sessions to ensure they are fit and healthy.

Gun gang locked up for planning to raid security van

Southend Standard: Patrick Claydon

6:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GUN-WIELDING gang have been locked up a total of 33 years for planning to rob a security van.

Nearly nine in ten kids get into parents’ favoured primary school

Southend Standard: Ray Gooding at County Hall

5:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEARLY nine in ten children starting primary education this summer will be going to their parents’ school of choice.

Organised crooks breaking into warehouses to flytip lorry loads of waste

Southend Standard: One of the warehouses in Grays targeted

4:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ORGANISDED "enviro crooks" are thought to be behind a string of industrial-sized waste flytippings in south Essex.

Wickford man killed his mum

Southend Standard: Wickford man killed his mum

4:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WICKFORD man who killed his mum has been found not guilty of murder.

Broken down van closes A127 lane

Southend Standard: Man killed trying to cross A127

3:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BROKEN down van has blocked a lane on the A127.

Brentwood Diocese names its new Roman Catholic bishop

Southend Standard: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Hen do returns to surprise at Southend Airport

Southend Standard: The men waiting at Southend Airport

2:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BRIDE-TO-BE Nikki Cross was greeted with a surprise as she returned to Southend Airport from her hen weekend in Spain.

Family still in temporary home 9 months after house burned down

Southend Standard: Nine months waiting – mum and dad, Deborah and Paul Wilson, with children Beth, 13, Sarah, seven months, Amy, nine, and Lucy, seven in their ‘temporary’ home

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FAMILY of seven are stuck in temporary accommodation nearly nine months after a blaze forced them to flee their home.

Car fire closes road

Southend Standard: Firefighters tackle car fire in Canvey Way

12:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ROAD has been closed on Canvey because of a car fire.

First council homes built in Basildon for 20 years

Southend Standard: The council homes in Brock Meadow

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE first council homes to come to Wickford since 1992 are being built, the Echo can reveal.

House blaze in Basildon

Southend Standard: House blaze in Basildon

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are fighting a blaze in Basildon.

From cocktail king to burger restaurant - Leigh nightspot is no more

Southend Standard: Sold - the bar in Leigh Broadway

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LEIGH nightspot has been sold to make way for a burger bar.

Light and sound show beams out ideas

Southend Standard: Peek at the future - project designer Krithika Ramesh, right, surrounded by visitors to the event

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE night sky lit up with images of how a Southend community square could look in the future.

British Airways and fuel firm to land in Thurrock creating hundreds of jobs

Southend Standard: An artists' impression of the proposed waste-to-jet fuel centre

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 1,000 jobs will be created by building a ground-breaking centre that will see landfill rubbish turned into aircraft fuel.

Extension to Abellio Greater Anglia's train franchise agreed with £20m investment planned

Southend Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GREATER Anglia bosses are investing more than £20million into train services across Essex after agreeing a two year extension to their franchise.

Patriotic crowds celebrate St George's Day

Southend Standard: The parade heads for the church

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PATRIOTS turned out early this year to celebrate St George’s Day in Southend.

Hospital staff underpaid by up to £1,380

Southend Standard: Cuts - Southend Hospital

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital staff are paid as much as £1,380 a year less than their counterparts at every other NHS organisation in the country.

£1m seafront lagoon in jeopardy

Southend Standard: An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS for a £1million artificial lagoon on Southend seafront could be in jeopardy after a proposed revamp of Sealife Adventure was delayed.

Secret Southend: 10 things you might not know about Southend

Southend Standard: Author Dee Gordon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

What don't you know about Southend? 10 hidden gems of the Essex seaside town revealed.

Fabulous baker girl's marathon cake double

Southend Standard: Marathon cake - Hayley's winning creation

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CAKE-MAKING runner had double success as her baking won a gold medal at an international cake show before she completed her fifth marathon.

Man rammed girl’s head into oven door

Southend Standard: police officer rear

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN accused of trying to murder his ex-girlfriend said he “lost control” during an argument, a court has heard.

Ten marathons in eight days - Westcliff runner finishes marathon task in style in London

Southend Standard: Medals of honour - Dean ran 262 miles in eight days

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WESTCLIFF’s runner Dean Ovel is taking a well-earned break after completing his tenth marathon in eight days.

LIVE: Cray Wanderers vs East Thurrock Utd

Southend Standard: John Coventry

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live text updates from Courage Stadium as Rocks look to retain their Ryman Premier League status.

Police called out to three vehicle accident near Noak Bridge

Southend Standard: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

7:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A127 Eastbound near Noak Bridge at around 6.30pm.

Three men to appear in court over assault charges

Southend Standard: webpix court justice

6:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault.

Delayed again - Traders rejoice as controversial Rochford District parking charges go back to council for further discussion

Southend Standard: Delighted - Carl Watson, left, president of Rayleigh chamber of Trade, and Jeff Stanton, of Hockley Chamber of Trade and Commerce

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRADERS are celebrating after Rochford District Council postponed plans to bring in Saturday afternoon parking charges.

Firefighters tackle house fire in Hullbridge

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

5:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a fire at a house in Hullbridge.

Man dies at market

Southend Standard: Man dies at market

5:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has died after collapsing at Basildon Market.

Now bedroom tax ‘martyr’ can stay!

Southend Standard: Now bedroom tax ‘martyr’ can stay!

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FAMILY who are hundreds of pounds in arrears with rent on their Basildon Council house because to the bedroom tax can keep their home.

Council: let us put cameras in your homes

Southend Standard: Southend tourism director Lisa Ferne says Southend has become so popular with film crews she needs a register to process all the requests in time

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHENDERS are being asked to sign up to put their homes on the big screen after the council was inundated with requests from film crews.

£400,000? And the rest - Flood campaigners urge for long-lasting measures after Anglian Water pledge wedge for flood defences

Southend Standard: Silt concerns - Rawreth Flooding Action Group chairman Peter Plummer in Beeches Road

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FLOOD victims are hoping to benefit from £400,000 of new drains being laid by Anglian Water.

Blazing rubbish - Fire crews called to extinguish blaze at Southend recycling centre

Southend Standard: False alarm for fire services

1:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a Southend council recycling centre this morning to extinguish a blaze of rubbish.

How Danny’s fund helped Lilybet take her first steps back to recovery

Southend Standard: How Danny’s fund helped Lilybet take her first steps back to recovery

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOR any parent, nothing ever quite beats seeing your child taking their first few tentative steps.

Transsexual crippled with pain from botched sex change operation made false police report

Southend Standard: Miranda Lee

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TRANSSEXUAL who complained to police she was being abused by yobs after having a sex change operation has pleded guilty to wasting police time.

11 arrested in drug raids

Southend Standard: 11 arrested in drug raids

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have raided drug dens across the borough in response to tip-offs about suspicious activity.

New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

Southend Standard: New Bishop of Brentwood "excited" about the job

9:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Site of flats for vulnerable youngsters revealed

Southend Standard: Southend YMCA's Syrie Cox, Tom Moulton and Mark Withers below the new flats in Hamlet Court Road

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

VULNERABLE young people will get a new home in Westcliff thanks to help from volunteers who slept rough in temperatures of -4C.

Hospital's whopping agency bill revealed

Southend Standard: Cuts - Southend Hospital

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WHOPPING £29million has been spent on agency staff by Southend Hospital in the past four years, the Echo can reveal.

Flybe cancels flights from Southend Airport

Southend Standard: Flybe sells runway space to EasyJet

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FLYBE has cancelled flights from Southend Airport to Cologne after only a week as rival Ryanair announced flights from Stansted.

Flash mob celebrate 20 years at the top

Southend Standard: Flash mob celebrate 20 years at the top

6:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHEND YMCA celebrated its 20th anniversary by staging a “flash mob” event in the town’s High Street.

Mum ‘beaten in front of her tot’

Southend Standard: The police element of council tax could rise

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW mum was attacked in front of her baby by her ex-boyfriend so brutally she required emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, a court has heard.

New business park could be built on Canvey fields

Southend Standard: New business park could be built on Canvey fields

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A HUGE business park could be built on Canvey if plans are given the green light.

Gunman beats up milkman in 3.30am robbery

Southend Standard: Gunman beats up milkman in 3.30am robbery

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MILKMAN was hit over the head by a man armed with a gun.

Sam is chosen to represent Scouts around the world

Southend Standard: Flying the flag – Canvey Scout Samuel Tudor

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CANVEY teenager is travelling across the globe to fly the flag for Castle Point Scouts.

A showcase for Southend firms

Southend Standard: Opening ceremony – Sir Teddy Taylor cuts the ribbon

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FORMER Southend MP Sir Teddy Taylor opened the first Discovering Business in Southend exhibition.

Only Fools and Horses‘props return to the pier

Southend Standard: Only Fools and Horses‘props return to the pier

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE gold watch which finally made the Trotter family millionaires in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses is to go on show on Southend Pier.

Dude, where's my classic car? - £50,000 Mercedes stolen by couple

Southend Standard: Upset - Stephen Habermel

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PUBLISHER is distraught after his classic car – worth £50,000 – was stolen from an underground car park.



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