CASTLE Point Council has spent more than £12,500 on brand new iPads for its councillors.
Developers have set their sights on building a new 220- home estate in Wickford, the Echo can reveal.
THOUSANDS of pounds of damage was caused in raids on two charity shops a week after five were hit in the same night.
A MAN has appeared in court charged with burgling five houses in two days.
A £1million lagoon is planned in a huge revamp of Southend seafront, the Echo can reveal.
The UK Independence Party has done the Conservatives an "enormous favour" by "cleansing" the Tories of views it finds distasteful, a Tory MP claims.
A PARISH council meeting descended into chaos as police were called when hundreds of people swarmed on a centre.
The aviation minister, Robert Goodwill MP, has officially opened the new security area at Stansted Airport.
ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has made domestic abuse a focus for the county's policing.
A MUM who has her son and brother living in her three-bedroom house has been told she must continue to pay bedroom tax despite none of the rooms being empty.
A GIRL is appealing for companies to sponsor her to become the next Adele.
A lone street lamp in an Essex village is resisting a county council's plan to turn street lights off at night - by remaining on all day long.
FRUSTRATED residents fear their high street could turn into a gambling haven after it emerged a fourth betting shop could open.
A WOMAN was punched in the face and assaulted by a man calling at her home was a victim of mistaken identity, police believe.
In support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2014, Southend on Sea Borough Council is switching off all non-essential lighting in the Civic Centre between 8.30 and 9.30pm on Saturday, March 29.
A rapist killed himself in his cell the day before he was due to be sentenced, an inquest finds.
RAYLEIGH Town Council has refused to fork out nearly £13,000 to secure parks managed by Rochford District Council in the town.
RESIDENTS want more time to give their views on plans to build 4,000 new homes in Castle Point after it is claimed hundreds of people didn’t get feedback forms.
You can't tip your rubbish in here, mate! Essex County Council bans Southend residents using their tips
A RUBBISH row has broken out after Essex County Council banned people from outside the area using its tips.