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Naomi taught 10,000 people to swim

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:00
A PASSIONATE swimming teacher whose students won gold medals at the Special Olympics is retiring after a successful career spanning three decades.
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Car and lorry crash

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:28
LONG delays have hit the A127 after a car and lorry crashed.
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Hero saves disabled man from robber

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:00
A HEROIC member of the public came to the aid of a disabled man as he was being robbed in an alleyway.
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Council plea for early diagnosis: 56% of people with HIV in Southend unaware for four years

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:00
CALLS have been made for HIV to be diagnosed earlier as more than half of people in Southend with virus are unaware for at least four years.
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Man is remanded on murder charge

BBC Essex - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:38
A man appears in court after being charged with the murder of a 24-year-old who had recently become a father.
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Teachers’ karaoke raises cash for hospital

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:00
SCHOOLTEACHERS have been singing their hearts out for a children’s charity.
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Tot taken from mum adopted

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00
THE daughter of a mentally ill Italian woman, controversially forced to give birth by Caesarean section in Essex has been adopted.
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Tories attacked over town plans

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00
TORIES on Basildon Council have been accused of rushing through crucial town-centre plans, just weeks before elections could see the party kicked out.
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UPDATE: Man appears in court over murder of Southend man Michael Haastrup in Braintree

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:21
A MAN has appeared in court accused of murder.
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Police bosses defend rising use of Tasers

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:00
POLICE in Essex are nowusing stun guns nearly three times a week – and their use is increasing.
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Family fashion shop is 90-years strong

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:00
AN independent family-run shop is gearing up to celebrate an impressive 90 years in Billericay High Street.
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New pound coin to beat fakers has a hidden cost

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:30
Half a billion new “forge-proof” £1 coins will be introduced in 2017 in a bid to beat counterfeiters, but PAUL NIZINSKYJ finds the cost to Southend Council, which will have to replace every parking meter mechanism, and businesses, including seaside arcade slot machines, could be steep...
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Dave packs a punch in world record bid

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:00
DAVE Kates is attempting to set a world record – for throwing the most punches in an hour.
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First new council homes since 1988

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:00
A BLOCK of flats on Canvey is set to be turned into council homes – the first to be created in Castle Point for more than 25 years.
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Payback time for the care Holly is getting

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:00
THE mum of a brave little girl fighting a rare illness is determined to pay a hospital back for the amazing care her daughter has received.
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Half the staff at Futures have left

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:00
MORE than half the staff at a troubled school will have left by the summer as a new executive board makes major changes, the Echo can reveal.
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Gunman robs Chinese takeaway delivery man

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:03
A CHINESE food delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a street with a false order.
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Day one washed out at The Oval

BBC Essex - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:26
Heavy rain sees day one of Surrey's match against Essex at The Oval abandoned without a ball bowled.
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Casino team set for 24 hours on street

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:00
A GENEROUS team of casino workers are spending 24 hours on the street to raise money for a homeless charity.
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Escaped rhea 'death threat issued'

BBC Essex - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:25
People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.
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