AS doorsteps go, it is an 8,000 calorie monster of a sandwich, but a slim diner managed to devour it – even though more than 100 others had failed.
COPS want to trace this man in connection with a burglary in Rayleigh where two men tricked their way in to an elderly woman’s home.
BASILDON'S last remaining Blockbuster store will close down in eight days.
POLICE are appealing for information on Christmas presents stolen from under a family tree in Southend.
PLANS to build a large health centre and new homes on Wickford’s marketplace have finally been revealed.
CHANCELLOR George Osborne will announce a fresh round of spending cuts during the Autumn Statement
SHOPS in a £14million development hailed as the start of the Pitsea regeneration have been standing empty for a year.
ESSEX hospital chiefs could merge departments to maintain care in the face of tough budget cuts.
A RUNAWAY Essex mum has slammed social services for “forcibly removing” a baby from its mother’s womb.
PUPILS have been building willow tunnels to create living outdoor classrooms.
A DEDICATED and popular young teacher collapsed and died on her way home from school.
A GRAMMAR school headteacher has accused Southend primary schools of shocking failures in the way they teach 11-plus pupils.
A PLUCKY post office owner saw off a robber wielding a footlong machete.
OPPOSITION councillors are again calling for Essex County Council to reverse its decision to close the Deanes School.
A GRANDMOTHER had her housing benefit stopped after council officers discovered she owned a £170,000 holiday home in Spain.
ROUGH sleepers will die on the streets and crime will rise because of a campaign to discourage giving money to beggars, a homeless woman claims.
British Olympic showjumper Ben Maher faces a legal action which claims he made secret profits from horse deals.
Health experts say boozing goes up almost 40 percent over the festive season.
FIRE fighters tackled a small flat fire on Southchurch Avenue, Southend, earlier this evening.
Detectives investigate the possibility a mother may have killed her teenage son before taking her own life in a car fire.