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A DRUNK set fire to a woman’s front door after she refused to have sex with him.
POLICE are celebrating their first successful move in the fight against boy racers in Canvey.
A GROUP of friends is celebrating after completing a gruelling mud challenge which saw them raise £3,000 for Little Havens Hospice.
A 62-year-old man from Benfleet has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a three vehicle pile up on the A127 this morning.
MORE than £100,000 worth of tyres have been stolen from a depot in a double sting.
A MAN is alleged to have stolen £50 worth of meat from a Benfleet Co-Op.
A CAKE decorator’s creation has gone global – with more than 28million people admiring her five-tiered masterpiece online.
Basildon Council wants to build on Basildon’s strong enterprise standing and build it into the commercial hotbed for the South East. The Echo asked two leading politicians if they think this is achievable?
DELIGHTED pupils have been crowned winners of a tough business challenge.
ROCHFORD Council fears overdevelopment in Wickford could lead to it merging with Rawreth.
AN inspirational hospital porter has been taking centre stage to share his experiences of the NHS.
JEANE Trend-Hill’s hobby is anything but conventional. The 47- year-old visits cemeteries across Europe – to take photographs of tombstones.
PASSENGERS in Essex have labelled the decision to keep Greater Anglia in charge “controversial”.
A STUDENT has been cleared of murdering his mum, but has been found guilty of knifing her to death.
FIRE FIGHTERS have tackled a blaze at two outbuildings tonight after a rubbish fire spread out of control.
A RESIDENT has set up a crimefighting web community after being burgled because he says the police are too overstretched to deal with it.
A RUBBISH fire was started deliberately in Billericay this afternoon.
RAYLEIGH and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently visited the project to turn Wallasea Island into one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.
YOUNG musicians have won praise for a performance which turned the Southend Youth Orchestra into a roaring success.
A CYCLIST in his fifties has been involved in a crash with a car this afternoon.