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New look for underpass as residents, pupils, schools and ex-offenders unite

New look for underpass as residents, pupils, schools and ex-offenders unite

Police investigate after thieves steal jewellery and power tools from outbuildings

Police investigate after thieves steal jewellery and power tools from outbuildings

Crashes cause delays on A127

Crashes cause delays on A127

Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder released on bail

Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder released on bail

Pop punk darlings Such Strange Arts coming to Thames Delta night at Thameside

Pop punk darlings Such Strange Arts coming to Thames Delta night at Thameside

Mum trying to raise money to buy more time with her girl, 3

Mum trying to raise money to buy more time with her girl, 3

Nick Alston backs shocking street lights report

Nick Alston backs shocking street lights report

Andy Ray with Dee Harris, Clair Grayston and Helen Mattock

Hospital’s Polly Parrot team up for top award

Crews were called to Les and Gary's in London Road, Westcliff shortly after 2am following reports there was furniture on fire and smoke had spread to the flat upstairs.

UPDATED: Firefighters called to blaze at second hand shop

Pupils raise £542 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal by racing their headteacher

Pupils raise £542 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal by racing their headteacher

Mum Sherie and son Frankie

Sherie skydives 50,000 feet for charity which helped her boy

Basildon's Eastgate offers summer fun to families with workshops

Basildon's Eastgate offers summer fun to families with workshops

A coach house converted – Rachel Ural at Coast Coffee House

Former Southend coach house becomes coffee shop

Anyone who recognises the man depicted in the efit is asked to contact officers at Chelmsford Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Efit released after theives steal cash from woman's bank account

The helicopter was seen off Southend Pier. Photo by Echo reader

RAF helicopter in training exercise off Southend Pier

Tribute stars heading in direction of Grays

Tribute stars heading in direction of Grays

Hylands House

PR firm shortlisted for prestigious award for wedding campaign for Hylands Estate

The coach caused major delays on the seafront. Photo by Brad Singer-Carter.

UPDATED: Broken down coach causes major delays on Southend seafront

Cancer patient helps community responders find their patients

Cancer patient helps community responders find their patients

Piotr Grabarczyk, 36, was last known to be living in Grays and police want to speak to him in relation to the burglaries which all took place between March and April this year in the Grays area.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him about four burglaries

Firefighters rescue man trapped under car

Man rushed to hospital after car falls on him

Farewell – Mary Rikard, holding flowers, gets a special send-off from Wyvern Community Transport colleagues

Benfleet community transport worker retires after raising £100,000 at the firm

Eight-year-old Ashley Palipana and his art exhibition

Eight-year-old Ashley shows art of giving

Hylands House book shop officially opens new extension and gallery space

Hylands House book shop officially opens new extension and gallery space

JIM WORSDALE: Alas poor Empire... another piece of our great heritage is gone

JIM WORSDALE: Alas poor Empire... another piece of our great heritage is gone

Nick Hobbs

Man will cycle 100 miles to raise money in memory of his childhood friend

Coalhouse Fort to launch new Engine Rooms cafe at 'historic' sports day in August

Coalhouse Fort to launch new Engine Rooms cafe at 'historic' sports day

Traffic worry – Caroline Parker by the entrance to Leigh tip

Call to change tip’s queue-hit entrance

Rochford shopkeeper calls for more free parking

Rochford shopkeeper calls for more free parking

Ambulances sent to van and car crash

Ambulances sent to van and car crash

Big issue – Rochford councillor John Mason

Research suggests blackout is not increasing crime or crashes

Ashcroft Place, off Kiln Road, is set to be finished by the end of the year.

Just six homes left – and new estate is not even finished

Christopher Spivey

Blogger guilty of harassing Lee Rigby's family

PC Andrew and PC Gray gave Brian emergency CPR and called for another unit carrying a defibrillator to rush to the scene.

Awards for life saving police officers

Zac Barrett

An evening of music with GC's Jazz Club

Council to 'look again' at lost bus route 374 after 'devastated' residents speak out

Council to 'look again' at lost bus route 374 after 'devastated' residents speak out

Galleywood Medical Centre to close its doors today after being told it did not have enough patients

Galleywood Medical Centre to close its doors today after being told it did not have enough patients

Grays shops can get a £3,000 'face-lift'

Grays shops can get a £3,000 'face-lift'

Field fire tackled in East Tilbury

Field fire tackled in East Tilbury

A13 delays due to broken down vehicle

UPDATE: A13 reopens after broken down vehicle causes delays

Know when to call 999 to avoid unnecessary calls to the ambulance service

Know when to call 999 to avoid unnecessary calls to the ambulance service

David Hurrell, of Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive, which is creating an online archive of old pictures and postcards

Old pics needed for online community archive

Brave arthritis sufferer will fight back against disease with 100 mile cycle ride to raise money for charity

Brave arthritis sufferer will fight back against disease with 100 mile cycle ride to raise money for charity

Accident partially blocks A127 in Southend

Accident partially blocks A127 in Southend

Fears over island’s spate of grass fires

Fears over island’s spate of grass fires

Natural – deputy mayor Cathy Kent at the Big Birdhouse

Visitors flock to birdhouses

Lenny the Lion will keep your children active this summer

Lenny the Lion will keep your children active this summer

Managing director Jamie Burles

£4m bid to ‘refresh’ trains to Liverpool St

Leisure centre manager tells of terror as 70+ travellers caravans arrived at Belhus Park

Leisure centre manager tells of terror as 70+ traveller caravans arrived at Belhus Park

Pub development hangs in balance

Pub development hangs in balance

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