Moped rider could lose his leg following crash in Great Wakering

Southend Standard:

8:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN has been told he may lose his leg after his moped was involved in a collision with a car.

School is improving...but there's more work to be done

Southend Standard:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAILING school is making progress to get out of special measures, said Ofsted.

Council in seawall race against time

Southend Standard: Rethink - councillor Martin Terry where the seawall was to go

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Southend Council faces a race against time to put together a new seawall proposal, the Echo can reveal.

Police squad turn into team of DIY volunteers

Southend Standard:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ABOUT 50 police officers from across the county worked flat out to help renovate a crime victim’s home for his seriously ill wife.

Artist behind mystery wooden sculptures revealed

Southend Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WOOD carvings inspired by the nature and heritage of Southend have been surprising walkers.

Lidl pays £1.1million for controversial site

Southend Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A budget supermarket chain has stumped up £1million to try and push through foiled plans to build a store in Eastwood.

Fire crews called to mattress fire

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

8:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

Fire crews were called to a matress fire in Valkyrie Road, Westcliff.

Cause of teenager's death still unknown as coroner rules out suicide

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A GRIEVING family paid tribute to their late son during an inquest which failed to establish exactly how he had died.

Canvey Island library closed after flooding

Southend Standard: Win 'mini Ilkley festival library' of books

5:54pm Monday 21st July 2014

Canvey Island Library is closed until further notice due to severe flooding damage.

Leigh post office will open longer hours when it reopens

Southend Standard: Post Office (8023839)

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POST Office has been closed for a revamp.

‘We’ll bomb your shop and kill your family’

Southend Standard:

5:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE yobs face jail after threatening to bomb the Subway sandwich shop on Billericay High Street and kill the owner’s pregnant wife and son.

Volunteers thanked for hard work

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

VOLUNTEERS in Castle Point were congratulated for their hard work during an awards ceremony.

Farewell ceremony for students

Southend Standard:

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

HARDWORKING students were honoured for their efforts in a graduation ceremony.

Train station footbridge closed over safety fears

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUSY railway station footbridge has been closed over fears for public safety.

Jail for dealer with addictive personality

Southend Standard:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DRUG dealer has been jailed after police found a stash of cocaine hidden in the footwell of a friend’s car.

Burglars steal jewellery worth £20k

Southend Standard: webpix police arrest

4:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

ELDERLY residents had their home ransacked by burglars who stole jewellery worth £20,000.

Tories told to rethink East Square plans

Southend Standard:

1:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

UNIMPRESSED opposition councillors have told the Tories to go back to the drawing board with plans for a multi-million pound town centre makeover.

Free internet access for patients and visitors

Southend Standard: The hospital will spend the money to help improve its "visiting experience."

1:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

PATIENTS and visitors at Southend Hospital will be able to access free wireless internet in selected areas from Monday, July 28.

Teens 'leave taxi without paying'... but their faces are caught on camera

Southend Standard:

1:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

FOUR teenage girls fled a taxi without paying their fare.

Three bikes worth £1,000 stolen

Southend Standard:

1:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE bikes worth £1,000 have been stolen from a garage.

Police war on dealers continues despite 47 arrested in two days

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE fear a drugs bust which snared 47 suspects could spark a turf war among dealers moving in to take their place.

Video: Lightning over Southend

Southend Standard:

12:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

Echo reader Paul Gill captured these videos in slow motion of lightning spreading across the sky over Southend seafront. 

We're off after 56 years at Appleton

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SCHOOL will today say goodbye to three of its longest-serving teachers.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area?

Southend Standard: A green oasis - The clock marking the entrance to Prittlewell Square, Southend

11:32am Monday 21st July 2014

How many people in Basildon have a degree? What proportion of people in Southend are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area. 

Lorry nearly loses its load

Southend Standard:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A ROAD was closed after a van came loose from a lorry and almost landed in the street.

Rochford District Council will collect flood-damaged goods for free

Southend Standard:

11:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Rochford District Council are offering to pick up flood-damaged goods from people's houses for free. 

Failing Billericay care home to close

Southend Standard: Troubled care home still missing targets

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A FAILING care home will be shut down.

VIDEO: Flooding in Fairfax Drive, Westcliff

Southend Standard:

9:42am Monday 21st July 2014

A VIDEO shows emergency services and residents negotiating the flooded streets of Westcliff. 

Council take to fun day to keep streets clean and tidy

Southend Standard:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A CAMPAIGN to keep the streets of Rochford district tidy was taken to Ashingdon Fun Day.

Tot injured in collision with car

Southend Standard:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy was thrown into the air after a collision with a car outside a school.

FLOODING CHAOS - Southend Hospital A&E evacuated as south Essex is battered by downpour

Southend Standard:

7:40am Monday 21st July 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital’s A&E department was evacuated, trains were blocked out of the town, and Canvey was devastated by flood water yesterday.

Consultants takeover Towngate Theatre

Southend Standard: Towngate Theatre

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS are being brought in to run Basildon’s Towngate Theatre after the sudden exit of its manager.

Louts destroy car mirrors in rampage

Southend Standard:

6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

LOUTS kicked off wing mirrors from a number of cars in a late night spate of vandalism.

Gallery: Amazing pictures as 'biggest storm for years' hits south Essex

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Two electrical storms swept through south Essex last night, illuminating the skyline.

Lightning stike in Billericay suspends trains

Southend Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

4:12pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Lightning has struck a signal in Billericay, shutting down rail services to and from Southend.

90 year-old shop in line for top award

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FAMILY-RUN clothing store is in the running for a prestigious fashion prize.

Team effort to brighten up Deanes

Southend Standard:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

TEACHERS, parents and pupils pulled on their overalls to take on a 72-hour makeover at the Deanes School.

Woman raped in 'vicious' attack in Basildon underpass

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

2:09pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A WOMAN was attacked and raped in a ‘vicious assault’ in a Basildon underpass.

Downsize sweetener turned sour

Southend Standard:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAMILY who were persuaded to move to a smaller council home by the promise of a £1,500 sweetener have now been told they were never entitled to any cash.

You were amazing, Mr Knight - Primary school pay tribute to late head

Southend Standard:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A PRIMARY school paid tribute to its late headteacher with a family fun day.

Hundreds to take part in London to Southend bike ride

Southend Standard: Thanks for support

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THIS weekend sees the London to Southend bike ride.

Hockley post office to close for revamp

Southend Standard: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

HOCKLEY post office will close for a revamp and will reopen on Thursday, August 28, at 1pm.

It's a miracle I survived WW2 bomb

Southend Standard:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

TO this day, Ray Howard bears the scars of the devastating wartime bomb attack on Canvey.

Thieves break into railway club’s HQ

Southend Standard:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

RAIL enthusiasts are counting the cost after determined thieves broke into Canvey’s Miniature Railway Club.

700 sign petition to remove taxi rank in Shoebury

Southend Standard: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A PETITION signed by hundreds of people to remove a taxi rank outside a health centre appears to have been ignored.

Reader pic: Electrical storm lights up South Essex

Southend Standard: Lightning!

11:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

Hearing an approaching storm on Friday evening I hotfooted it up Church Hill in Laindon and captured the most spectacular electrical storm I have ever seen. Hope you can use the photo - this is looking South towards Langdon Hills.

Whistleblower to sue Basildon Hospital after tribunal

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A SACKED surgeon is seeking millions of pounds in damages after winning an unfair dismissal case against Basildon Hospital.

Teenager Rhiannan ready to leap from new heights

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A TEENAGER is throwing herself out of a plane in memory of her grandad.

Burglars steal safe from newsagents

Southend Standard: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

4:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURGLARS stole the safe from a newsagents.

Councillors turn down homeless hostel plan

Southend Standard: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after controversial plans for a homeless hostel were turned down.


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