A Norman castle is re-opening with underfloor heating after a year of refurbishment work which has cost £4.2m.
FIRE crews were called to a Southend council recycling centre this morning to extinguish a blaze of rubbish.
FOR any parent, nothing ever quite beats seeing your child taking their first few tentative steps.
Captain Alastair Cook says there are places to be won in the England Test side to face Sri Lanka in June.
A TRANSSEXUAL who complained to police she was being abused by yobs after having a sex change operation has pleded guilty to wasting police time.
POLICE have raided drug dens across the borough in response to tip-offs about suspicious activity.
A pregnant woman died after an ambulance crewed by untrained staff delays getting her to hospital in Southend.
THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.
ISLANDERS are worried about the state of Canvey’s sea defences after finding signs of damage to its seawall.
VULNERABLE young people will get a new home in Westcliff thanks to help from volunteers who slept rough in temperatures of -4C.
AFTER undergoing gruelling heart surgery most people would be taking it easy.
A WHOPPING £29million has been spent on agency staff by Southend Hospital in the past four years, the Echo can reveal.
FLYBE has cancelled flights from Southend Airport to Cologne after only a week as rival Ryanair announced flights from Stansted.
SOUTHEND YMCA celebrated its 20th anniversary by staging a “flash mob” event in the town’s High Street.
A MILKMAN was hit over the head by a man armed with a gun.
A NEW mum was attacked in front of her baby by her ex-boyfriend so brutally she required emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, a court has heard.
A HUGE business park could be built on Canvey if plans are given the green light.
An ambulance trust apologises after student paramedics sent to the Essex home of a 38-year-old pregnant woman, failed to realise she was bleeding to death.
A CANVEY teenager is travelling across the globe to fly the flag for Castle Point Scouts.
The director of a major Catholic shrine in Norfolk is appointed Bishop of Brentwood covering Essex and east London.