'Boris Island' flounders

Southend Standard:

8:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

‘BORIS Island’ has been rejected by aviation chiefs as too expensive and economically harmful.

Signal failure cancels service

Southend Standard: Southend Victoria Train Station

8:43am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LONDON service to Southend has been cancelled and another altered due to a signalling failure.

Council’s red light for eight new flats

Southend Standard:

5:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR dealership should not be converted into flats, according to town councillors.

Time to get Southend's clocks fixed?

Southend Standard:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A BROKEN timepiece may be correct twice a day...but a retired mayoral chauffeur is on a crusade to get Southend’s working around the clock.

Turning the Ice Bucket Challenge on its head

Southend Standard:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has turned the ice bucket challenge on its head, by pledging to survive on a single bucket of water each day for a week.

Southend student, Nathaniel, 15, is a magician in the making

Southend Standard:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A TEENAGER has set sights on giving magicians like Dynamo and David Blaine a run for their money.

Antony’s visit to site of his family tragedy

Southend Standard:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN paid a fact-finding visit to Shoebury Garrison after discovering his great grandfather died there in a freak accident.

40-year fight to see if pregnancy testing pill affected son's heart

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MOTHER is backing a campaign for a public inquiry into the use of a pregnancy testing drug which is alleged to have caused terrible deformities in children.

My hell after baby born at 24 weeks

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MOTHER has described ten weeks of hell as her first child struggled to survive after being born just 24 weeks into the 40-week pregnancy.

Do you recognise this man? Attempted robbery in Chelmsford

Southend Standard:

11:33am Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE want to identify this man in connection with an attempted robbery in Fairfield Road, Chelmsford.

Blood testing to stay local

Southend Standard:

11:34am Friday 29th August 2014

A PARTNERSHIP between Southend and Basildon Hospitals to deliver pathology services in south Essex has been given the go ahead.

Sit in a wheelchair for 12 hours for £40

Southend Standard:

9:19am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN wants to raise money for charity by pushingawheelchair along the seafront for 12 hours - but he needs a passenger.

Move to protect historic Southend air raid shelters

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SECRET air raid tunnels under a former Southend factory site could be listed as protected by English Heritage.

Writer of hundreds of Echo letters dies

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TOUCHING tributes have been paid to an avid Echo reader who wrote hundreds of letters for more than 30 years.

Richard training for his tenth Great North Run

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RUNNER is limbering up for his tenth Great North Run to help a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Volunteers take out the trash

Southend Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MATTRESSES, a trampoline and a childメs paddling pool were among flytipped rubbish cleared by volunteers.

£1m steak and lobster restaurant coming to Southend seafront

Southend Standard:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A £1MILLION steak and lobster restaurant from a Michelinstarred chef will be bringing “affordable luxury” to Southend seafront.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Southend Standard: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

7:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

New images reveal what historic hotel redevelopment will look like

Southend Standard:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEW plans to bring Westcliff’s empty and rundown Balmoral Hotel, back into use have been revealed by the man who bought it earlier this year.

Freerunner, 11, to wow on Nickelodeon

Southend Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TALENTED young freerunner will be demonstrating his skills on TV after being nominated for a national award.

Car and lorry crash block roundabout

Southend Standard:

8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CRASH between a lorry and a car has blocked a roundabout outside a supermarket.

UPDATE: Two teen boys bailed after yacht club consumed by flames

Southend Standard:

4:10pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO teenage boys arrested on suspicion of torching Alexandra Yacht Club have been bailed.

Parent takes child out of school to save thousands.. and ends up in court

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A parent facing court for taking his children on holiday during term time said it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that saved him £5,000.

Victory in library cuts battle

Southend Standard:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vandals torch shed and close dual carriageway

Southend Standard:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Vandals torched a shed, which led to the closure of a busy road.

Man charged with arson following 'deadly' fires

Southend Standard:

8:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following two 'deadly' fires in Westcliff.

Mattress on fire behind garages

Southend Standard:

9:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to extinguish a mattress which caught fire behind some garages.

Pacemaker won't stop Wolf from climbing Snowdon

Southend Standard: Mentes said the views from the top were 'amazing'

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BRAVE group aged from six to 72 are going on a family outing with a difference, climbing Mount Snowdon in aid of charity.

New route opens through park

Southend Standard:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW “green hub” has opened linking up woodland walkways and cycle routes to give visitors a tour around Belfairs Park and wildlife reserve in Leigh.

Eyesore tower blocks could be demolished in 18 months

Southend Standard:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

TWO eyesore office blocks which have blighted Southend for over a decade could be flattened within 18 months.

SEVEN mattresses dumped in skate park

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SEVEN mattresses were dumped in a skate park after being stolen from a nearby recycling centre.

Simon Meecham sentenced to 22 years behind bars after murdering ex-partner

Southend Standard: Disaster banner Meecham template.jpg for the homepage

3:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

A man has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars after stabbing his former partner to death.

Help your Echo raise cash for Southend Hospital's Keyhole Cancer Appeal

Southend Standard:

2:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Echo is today backing a new appeal at Southend Hospital to raise £600,000 to allow surgeons to perform keyhole surgery in 21st-century conditions.

Social worker suspended over extreme porn

Southend Standard: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A SOCIAL worker who was caught with extreme porn on his computer has had his suspension increased because he is “in denial” about his actions.

Electronic signs to unblock busy roads

Southend Standard:

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

TRAFFIC congestion has been eased, thanks to electronic signs diverting motorists away from Southend seafront during the summer.

Seafront hotel ready for £1.5million expansion

Southend Standard:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A PLUSH seafront hotel is to expand its spa in an ambitious £1.5million pound project.

IN PICTURES: Grocery firm fined thousands after failing to control rodents

Southend Standard:

3:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A grocery store has been rapped to the tune of £10,000 after a number of food-hygene breaches.

Pier privatisation needed as it records a £1.2million loss

Southend Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Companies could again be asked to invest in Southend Pier after it made a £1.2million loss last year.

What Sienna left at Number 10

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A BROWNIE met the Prime Minister at No 10...and gave him a present for his daughter.

Rival football team pitches up in Southend High Street

Southend Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOOTBALL fans are gearing up for a new addition to Southend High Street – a Tottenham Hotspur club shop.

Anger of Shoebury flood plain homes

Southend Standard:

5:24pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

CONCERNED residents say Shoebury cannot cope with 172 newhomes and four-storey offices.

Action promised on flooding

Southend Standard:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Five flooding hotspots in Rochford will have vital works carried out to prevent a repeat of last month’s deluge which damaged homes.

My holiday is ruined!

Southend Standard:

6:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A GIRL has had her family holiday ruined after breaking her ankle at Chalkwell Fair.

Community gets tight-knit for war commemoration

Southend Standard:

5:56pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A COMMUNITY joined together to knit 100 poppies to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Tory MP gets a promotion

Southend Standard: Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge outside the MoD site in Blackgate Road, Shoebury

1:09pm Monday 11th August 2014

A South Essex MP has been promoted to a ministerial role in the Government, it has been announced today.


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