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Search for missing 15-year-old called off after body found
The body of a missing girl, believed to be 15, has been found after a three hour search.
Elderly woman left with life changing injuries after crash involving four cars
Four people were injured in a horrific car crash where one elderly woman sustaining life-changing injuries.
Boy, 12, rushed to hospital after being hit by a car
A road was sealed off by police after a boy, 12, was hit by a car.
Tributes paid to school girl who died in Radar Hill
Residents have paid tributes to a schoolgirl who was found dead in woodland, Radar Hill.
Care home told to get its act together
A care home has been given six months to get its act together after residents were left unattended due to low staffing numbers.
Council?s new app is great guide to town
SOUTHEND Council and a technology company have launched a clever new app as a further step in becoming a Smart Town Centre.
Building site bricks crash down on home
A CANVEY couple were shocked to find a hole in their roof after bricks from a building site crashed down onto their home in the latest of a series of incidents.
Rail lines work is set to continue well into next year
Work on the next phase of a £46million programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria line will take place on week nights from January to May as part of Network Rail?s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Teenage yobs kick mirrors off 10 cars
VANDALS have struck again on Canvey as wing mirrors were kicked off ten vehicles in just one street.
Man injured in crash wins case over fitness to work
A MAN left severely injured after a motorbike crash has won a court case to get benefits.
Concerns raised about new homeless hostel opening in residential area
A TEMPORARY accommodation centre for the homeless has opened in a quiet residential cul-de-sac.
?I danced with Chaplin and survived the Blitz?
A WOMAN who has just celebrated her 100th birthday once danced with Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin and had a miracle escape during the Blitz in the Second World War.
Men armed "with guns" rob takeaway of cash
A restaurant in Chelmsford was robbed yesterday by two men who are believed to have been armed with a gun.
Man dies while in police custody
A man has died after he was taken to hospital while in police custody.
Severe delays across Essex train network after person hit by train
Greater Anglia is warning passengers that there is severe disruption across their services after a person was hit by a train on the line at Shenfield station.
Builder attacked with a hammer and has substance sprayed in his face while fixing roof
A man was hit with a hammer when he had gone to an address to fix a roof.
Missing: Can you help find Stephanie?
Police are appealing for help to find a Basildon woman.
'Domestic violence can happen to anyone... it doesn't discriminate'
By Katy Pearson
Watch: Two reckless teenagers who 'train surfed' sentenced
Two teenagers who climbed between train carriages and so-called 'train-surfed' have today been sentenced.
Police make arrest in connection with Southend rape investigation
Police have released the image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault last week.
Esther Doherty: ?I will never come to terms with my brother's death' after man cleared of murder
Hugh Doherty, also known as Quey, died of a shotgun wound to the chest in the incident on April 16.
?Dangerous? items left after fireworks
DANGEROUS debris from Bonfire Night at Wickford Memorial Park was left for more than two weeks.
Man charged following two stabbing incidents
A man has been arrested in connection with two stabbing incidents and for failing to appear in court.
Seaway ?could end in £25m loss for town?
THE huge redevelopment of a seafront car park could result in a loss of £25million to the town, a councillor has controversially claimed.
Children followed by stranger on way to school
ALARMED parents have received a letter warning that children are being followed to school in the morning.
Family relieved that ?justice was served? as travellers cleared of murder and attempted murder
THE family of a couple cleared of wrongdoing for their role in a violent incident have said they are relieved ?justice has been done?.
Drugs found in house raid and after car stop check as police continue crackdown
ESSEX Police?s zero tolerance approach to drugs and weapons once again paid dividends.
?Carrying knives has destroyed my family?
The sister of a loving dad who was stabbed to death in front of horrified shoppers has spoken of the moment she saw him dying in the street.
Jury clears travellers of murder and attempted murder
A jury has found two people on trial for murder not guilty on all counts.
Woman, 18, is raped in town centre attack
THE family of a woman who was raped in a late-night attack have spoken out to make people aware of what happened.
Fans want stadium to become a reality
SOUTHEND United fans and residents have reacted positively to the proposed plans for Fossetts Farm - although some are sceptical they will ever come to fruition.
Police appeal after man in his 70s is victim of fraud
Police are investigating reports that a man in his 70s has been the victim of fraud.
Rare find: Pictures of Southend's Mayors from the Twenties and Thirties
IT?S amazing what gems have been lying around, gathering dust in our Echo photographic archives. These images, all of past Southend mayors, were salvaged by the Rayleigh Town Museum who have been gifted several thousands of photos from our historic newspaper collections.
Crowd fund set up to send young dancers to Disney
A JustGiving crowdfunding page was set up to raise money to fulfil the dreams of young dancers who have been given the opportunity to perform at Disneyland Paris.
Burglars threaten man with knife in home invasion
A man was restrained and threatened with a knife while thieves invaded his home.
Homeowner devastated after dog and car stolen
A car and a dog have been stolen from a home in Pitsea.
Hundreds turn out to enjoy light switch-on in Billericay
HUNDREDS of people turned out to watch Billericay?s Christmas lights being switched on.
Crews tell youngsters about life as firefighters
FIREFIGHTERS paid a visit to a Southend school to teach them about how they tackle blazes.
Plans for block of flats are rejected
PLANS to demolish an MOT centre and build a three storey block of flats have been rejected by Basildon Council.
Free parking before Christmas
PARKING in Rochford will be free all day on the four Saturdays before Christmas.
Top Twirling team takes home eight national titles
A GROUP of young twirlers have had an excellent year having walked away with a big collection of national titles.
Two charged in connection with stabbing of 14-year-old boy
Two people have been charged following an incident in Pleasant Road, Southend where a boy was stabbed.
Youngster cuts her locks for princess charity
A GENEROUS youngster has had several inches of her hair cut off to help children who have lost theirs through illness.
First look inside new boutique hotel opening - which features a gin bar
Have a first look inside the new boutique hotel which is opening in Southend next month.
Esplanade plans set to be submitted by Christmas
DEVELOPERS have said there is a ?real desire? for work to start on an apartment complex on Southend seafront ? and they hope to submit a planning application before Christmas.
Shakespeare takes centre stage for schoolchildren
PUPILS enjoyed a bit of Shakespeare when a performance was put on at their school.
Homeless aid ?is not sustainable?
A COUNCILLOR has said resources are too stretched to take on more rough sleepers in Southend.
Councils must plan for more new housing
The Government is set to directly intervene in the plans of two south Essex councils in a push to get more homes built.
Crime appeals: do you have any information about these cases?
Essex Police is appealing for information about three crimes that have happened in south Essex this week.
Staff raise money for special needs charity
A BASILDON dad has helped raise more than £200 for a children?s charity.
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