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Basildon care home celebrates positive report by inspectors, after last check identified legal breach
Company director from Waltham Abbey jailed for pensions scam
Boswells School, Chelmsford, A-Level results match best ever performance
Westcliff High School for Boys sees 'best ever' A-level results achieved by students
Brentwood School pupils celebrate A levels success
Pair remanded for alleged murder of Joshua Bwalya in Barking
Smoke from Leyton blaze 'could be seen for miles around' as crews battle flames for nearly two hours
Hylands Park bench dedicated to Amy Marren opened by paralympian on 19th birthday
Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch vying to be crowned 'most welcoming' in the country
Basildon and Billericay dementia service to hold fundraising auction and quiz night next month
It happened today - This day in history August 17
Residents fear Redbridge Council could revive rejected housing application with another company
Missing Ilford woman with anxiety and heart condition found in Brighton
OFSTED praises teachers and students at 'good' Barking and Dagenham College
Smokers urged to fully extinguish cigs after Leytonstone High Road fire
Boost for house-hunters as council confirms all 79 new Leytonstone homes will be affordable
Motorcyclist dead in Orsett road collision named as Oliver James Brown from Grays
Alzheimer's Society picks Waltham Forest as one of ten areas to create dementia-friendly communities
GP surgery on Canvey taken out of special measures and rated 'good' by inspectors
Basildon drug fiends jailed after trying to dump 1.5 kilos of crack cocaine in a stream
UPDATE: Essex fire service believes hangar fire at Southend Airport started 'accidentally'
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TRAFFIC: Delays on A13 at Stifford due to damaged lorry
Firefighters dealing with hangar fire at Southend Airport
Basildon Marks and Spencer to reopen at midday today after electrical fault forced closure
Tenants booted out of Basildon's Brooke House over 'antisocial behaviour, nuisance and drugs'
South Essex College rated 'good' by inspectors
Thurrock Council to carry out fire safety tests on cladding at 12 tower blocks in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster
Basildon's Marks and Spencer shut down by electrical fault
Guide dog puppies head to London Southend Airport as a vital part of their training
It happened today - this day in history August 16
Basildon publican hit with £110k bill as council claims he used leases to avoid paying business rates
Appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Chelmsford
YA picture special: Children play with toys and games at museum in Southend
TRAFFIC: A127 Basildon closed after collision. Air ambulance in attendance
Dog killed and 83-year-old man hospitalised in double arson attack in Thurrock, says Essex Police
PICTURES: Basildon Argos depot staff walk out on strike
Police warn parents about 'Live.Me' app after Walthamstow paedophile jailed for four years
Police in witness appeal after teenagers assaulted during attempted robbery in Leigh
Seventieth anniversary of India's independence from Britain celebrated in Barking
Film review: The Dark Tower illuminates a titanic battle between good and evil
Essex Police seeks man over Wickford charity collection theft
Police appeal for information about illegal workers after Benfleet restaurant has licence revoked
UPDATED: Basildon's Nethermayne reopens as woman is taken to hospital after police incident
Yacht's interior destroyed by blaze in Leigh
Accident involving two vehicles causes disruption in Grays
TRAFFIC: Congestion in Canvey Island
c2c service from Laindon to Fenchurch Street will not stop at West Horndon and Upminster
TRAFFIC: Congestion on M11 from Loughton to junction four on A406
TRAFFIC: Disruption on A13 London-bound towards M25
c2c service from Leigh-On-Sea to Fenchurch Street cancelled
It happened today - this day in history August 15
'Food Waste Challenge' aims to save Havering households money and promote sustainability
Ilford woman with heart condition and anxiety still missing
EXCLUSIVE: I watched girl light the flare that killed Vilson Meshi, boy tells Pitsea manslaughter trial
Fears grow for well-being of missing Walthamstow man
Police warn public not to approach wanted man who failed to attend sentencing at Romford Magistrates'
Kitchen Social project bears fruit for Havering children on free school meals
Collier Row Post Office staff face uncertain future if move goes ahead
Future of Elm Park Horticultural Guild looks gloomy because of inactive members and few young recruits
Council vows to replace Romford car park ticket machines that do not take new pound coins within two months
TRAFFIC: Accident brings A127 to a standstill
Apprentice-to-be from Romford says 'social pressure' pushed her to choose uni to advance career
Romford no longer luckiest postcode in the country to win the lottery
The Essex HMVA Military and Flying Machines Show wowed crowds at the weekend
Win tickets to see A Fox on the Fairway at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Police investigating after teenage boy robbed in Southend alleyway
Man dies after road collision in Orsett
It happened today - this day in history August 14
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High tide at Southend Pier from Monday August 14 (BST)
It happened today - this day in history August 12
Havering Museum invites residents to delve into the fashion and music of the 50s
Romford and Goodmayes cancer patients to receive improved care thanks to trust member's invention
Fictitious account of 2011 London riots to open free Barking literature festival
Blockheads vocalist promises 'quality' and 'impressive' Havering show
Hero milkman from Hornchurch nets award for good deed triple
Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex
Police appeal after boy is robbed in Rayleigh
Police appeal after alleged sexual assault on woman in Chelmsford
TRAFFIC: Accident on M25
Van man attempts to accost boy in Loughton
Grieving son pays emotional tribute to father Gary Bassett, killed in alleged Basildon town centre attack
Anti-knife crime action day to be held in Southend tomorrow, says Essex Police
TRAFFIC: Lights reportedly broken on at Writtle Road and New London Road in Chelmsford
TRAFFIC: Broken down vehicle causing delays on A13 at Stifford
Southend boy, 15, avoids jail after being caught with 14-inch knife
Chelmsford shooting victim's mum makes tearful plea for wanted teenager to hand himself in
TRAFFIC: Lane closure on A127 due to burst water main
It happened today - this day in history August 11
BREAKING: Essex Police locking up 'too many' children and mental health patients in cells, say Government inspectors
Officers and volunteers to host anti-knife crime event in Southend
Concern grows for missing Ilford teen
EXCLUSIVE: Former Tory Basildon Council leader denies allegations he 'threatened and intimidated' female staff and councillors
Councillors demand action for 'frightened' residents as water comes 'within a centimetre' of flooding Basildon homes
Ilford man caught dealing 'Spice' in Met crackdown jailed
Romford 'Spice' dealer jailed for a year
TRAFFIC: Basildon underpass closed due to flooding
Sadiq Khan may revive rejected application to build 177 new homes in Ilford, residents fear
Deputy Chief Constable at Essex Police faces hearing over claims he 'verbally and physically abused' colleagues
Two men charged with murder of Joshua Bwalya in Barking
It happened today - this day in history August 10
EXCLUSIVE: Basildon Tories threaten vote of no confidence over council secrecy on Hovefields court case u-turn
Police hunting suspect Bradley Blundell in connection with fatal shooting of John Pordage in Chelmsford
Hundreds turn out for family festival in Radford Park, Laindon
VIDEO: Heavy rain causes problems for motorists across Essex
Vilson Meshi Trial: Phone records cannot conclusively place manslaughter defendants at death scene, detective testifies
Number five bus route to soon directly serve Romford hospital but not section of South Street
Carewatch nets new contracts in Havering and east London, creating 300 new jobs
'Walk4david40' conjures £8,500 for late Woodford Green banker
Leytonstone hospital staff's bright new yellow badges with bold font to help visually impaired
Spaceman makes contact with youngsters via amateur radio in Chingford
Pitsea manslaughter defendants 'tried to sell Vilson Meshi's phone and car key' after body was found, trial hears
Police appeal over double shooting in Romford
Prodigal cat returns to owner TWELVE YEARS after going missing in Redbridge
See the likes of Ruth Madoc, Ray Quinn and Jon Robyns in The Wedding Singer at Cliffs Pavilion next week
Fifth arrest made following fatal stabbing of Joshua Bwalya in Barking
Film review: A Ghost Story is an oddity that caresses the heartstrings and lingers in the memory
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It happened today - this day in history August 9
Southend gas leak which closed road and saw residents evacuated was caused by 'third party damage'
BREAKING: Travellers have set up unauthorised camp outside Pitsea's Eversley Centre, says Basildon Council
Basildon Olympic hero Max Whitlock helps celebrate new gym facilities for Pitsea's Eversley Leisure Centre
Monster trucks and stunt bikers draw crowds in Basildon
Man in stable condition after suffering stab wound in Rettendon, as man is charged with GBH
Thurrock police seek young boy witness as man who tried to save him from bullies is sprayed with 'unknown liquid'
Man wanted by Essex Police over theft of locks and safes in Thurrock
Essex Police seek witnesses to burglary in Crown Hill, Rayleigh
Chelmsford teenager, 16, charged with murder of John Pordage
It happened today - this day in history August 8
Basildon Council u-turns on plan to cut green belt housing, saying it could backfire and force even more development
Centenarian trio from Rainham with more than three hundred years' experience reveal secrets to long life
Residents repel Romford petrol station's around-the-clock booze licence application
Wheely good new cycle hub unveiled in Barking
African market coming to Barking for eleventh consecutive year
Significant damage caused to Dagenham property by blaze
Basildon Hospital's Polly Parrot children's appeal passes £250,000 fundraising milestone
Beach-themed cards and summer props bring slice of the seaside to Romford shopping centre
Arty puppeteers summon ballerinas and army of Frankenstein's monsters in Hornchurch
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Christmas Grinch, who laughed as he ransacked homes across Essex and east London last December, jailed for six years
Tribute to Chelmsford shooting victim
Arrests after fatal shooting in Chelmsford
Man hospitalised with stab wound after 'altercation' at Rettendon Common, says Essex Police
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High tide at Tilbury from Monday August 7 (BST)
High tide at Southend Pier from Monday August 7 (BST)
Police in appeal after reports of vehicles damaged by screws and nails on Rayleigh roads
Man 'crushed by car' in Basildon, says ambulance service
Two men wanted after man suffers 'serious head injury' in attack at Purfleet's Circus Tavern, says Essex Police
Essex Police seeking Laindon man over spate of Purfleet burglaries
MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL: Hooded figure seen searching Vilson Meshi's car minutes before prosecutors believe he was killed
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Essex Police seeks witnesses as man remains in 'critical condition' after Chelmsford A12 road collision
TRAFFIC: Broken down van causing delays on A13, near M25 junction
TRAFFIC: Dumped insulation causing delays on M25 between A127 and A13
Police called in over second arson attack in West Hanningfield last night, says Essex fire service
Crop fire in West Hanningfield last night believed to be arson attack, say Essex firefighters
TRAFFIC: A12 reopens between Junctions 17 and 19 following accident last night
TRAFFIC: Collision involving two lorries blocking M25, warns Essex Council
TRAFFIC: Broken down van blocking A12 at Kelvedon
CCTV image released after assault in Chelmsford - treated as hate crime
Chingford man jailed for eight years for historic child sexual assaults
Leytonstone firefighters raise £532 for colleagues and charity in station open day
Normandy veteran from Upminster wins £6k day before becoming great-grandad
Police refuse to confirm alleged victim of fatal Barking stabbing is 16-year-old Joshua Barla
UPDATE: Boy, 14, left in 'critical' condition after Basildon bus collision, is now 'conscious and stable', says Essex Police
Go-karting event held to raise money for Southend homeless charity
COURT: Manslaughter trial hears about secret life of Vilson Meshi - man found dead in car in Pitsea
Basildon suspects wanted: Up to £2,000 reward for each man
Community group in Hadleigh launches crowdfunding page for Christmas street lights
Dedham man Lloyd Deacon to face trial in January for alleged Basildon murder of Gary Bassett
Romford doctor to appear in court after being charged with 118 sexual offences
Westcliff electrician becomes thirteenth man sentenced in connection with attack that left football fan with permanent brain damage
Earmarked closure of Dagenham police station is 'half-baked' and 'nonsense', Labour MP warns
Nine new 'affordable' family-rented homes to be built in Hainault by next summer
Kids mean business as they make 600 per cent profit margin in four days in Walthamstow
Performers to return soon to 'historic' Walthamstow music venue that hosted likes of Jack Dee and Kula Shaker
Man arrested at Southend Airport on suspicion of preparing acts to commit terrorism
Police arrest four men in Barking and Dagenham for allegedly stealing mopeds and breaking curfews
Dagenham residents set to benefit from bus route change improving Romford hospital access
Essex Police concerned for welfare of woman missing from Basildon since yesterday
Basildon Council vows to fight after travellers ask High Court for judicial review over Hovefields
Fire safety review to be carried out in Southend
UPDATE: Child in critical condition with serious head injury after Basildon bus collision, say paramedics
PICTURES: Two children 'seriously injured' in collision with First 100 bus outside Basildon train station
Man dies in Barking stabbing incident
Canvey residents among those who open gardens for annual charity trail
Machines at Castle Point's council car parks still cannot accept new £1 coin - four months on
Dedham man due in court on murder charge over Basildon death of Gary Bassett
Film review: Maudie is an inspirational story of triumph against adversity
Essex fire service investigating caused of Basildon shed blaze which spread to house yesterday
Second Basildon town centre restaurant - the Roadhouse diner - shuts down
Tilbury man jailed for attempted knifepoint robbery of taxi driver in South Ockendon
EXCLUSIVE: Did Essex Council fail to report paedophiles to police? Campaigners slam refusal to answer questions.
YA picture special: Children take part in 'wild beach' day in Chalkwell
Two men deny manslaughter in connection with death of man after alleged robbery in Hullbridge
Man jailed after running over pregnant shop worker in Leigh
Redbridge hospice to roll out red carpet for three outdoor screenings of Hollywood classics
Cyclist in his 60s suffers serious head injuries following Upminster collision
Secret police bug captured boy's parents discussing Pitsea death of Vilson Meshi, prosecutor claims at manslaughter trial
New neighbourhood watch to be set up in Lakeside and Lakefields Close, Rainham
Duo threaten retail worker with knife in Benfleet supermarket robbery
Win one of two pairs of Carabao Cup tickets to Southend United vs Newport County
Broken down freight train between Dagenham Dock and Barking disrupts London-bound c2c services
TRAFFIC: Delays between Rettendon Turnpike and Howe Green
Largely dry day across Essex although some showers likely to develop
Gas mains replacement works may cause delays in Ilford
Popular Basildon fish bar, Hilton's, has suddenly closed down
No compensation for residents and businesses who 'will suffer another two years of pollution' from 15 month Ardleigh Green bridge project delay
Havering College pulls out of merger with Barking and Dagenham College over fears for independence
Essex Police probe launched after man found unconscious in Purfleet near discarded baseball bat
Strike! Bowlers smash fundraising record in Collier Row
Baker returns with cake to thank Romford hospital staff for overseeing recovery
Chris Packham to speak at Rainham Marshes against 'criminal behaviour' damaging hen harrier population
Man found guilty of manslaughter of Ricky Hayden in Romford
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Man dies after attack in Basildon town centre on Friday, says Essex Police
Thurrock sandwich bar prosecuted over catalogue of illegal hygiene breaches
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Driver injured in serious early hours crash on M25/A12 slip road
Police appeal after man stabbed 'a number of times' in Westcliff
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CONFIRMED: Man in 'life-threatening condition' after 'brutal' attack in Basildon town centre
Bake Off champ, Candice Brown, does comfort food perfectly in her first cookbook
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High tide at Tilbury from Monday July 31 (BST)
High tide at Southend Pier from Monday July 31 (BST)
UPDATED: Reports of serious assault in Basildon town centre
Trading Standards sting results in Walthamstow shop owner fined more than £1,000 for selling alcohol to minor
Businessman behind rejected plans to redevelop Grand Hotel in Leigh to appeal and submit revised application
Authorised officers in Redbridge will tell owners to put dogs on leads in certain areas, council proposes
Aspirational students of business from Barking and Dagenham reap rewards for learning tricks of the trade
Charity setting up family mentoring service in Castle Point after receiving grant of more than £380,000
UPDATED: Two blocks of flats in Pitsea found to have flammable cladding after tests in wake of Grenfell Tower
Marine-themed activities go down swimmingly with children at Romford wildlife park
Man wanted over burglary and shoplifting offences in Basildon, says Essex Police
Basildon man wanted by Essex Police over several burglaries
Man wanted over series of Basildon burglaries, says Essex Police
Man wanted over burglaries in Basildon, Westcliff and Southend
Ilford mental health seminar to give those with issues chance to find help for free
Essex Police releases images of man wanted over serious sexual assault in Basildon
TRAFFIC: Accident on Laindon Link, Basildon, blocking road, warns highways department
TRAFFIC: Accident on Broadmayne, Basildon, causing delays, warns Essex Council
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Water main delays worsening on A127 in Rayleigh, says Essex Council
Waltham man jailed for 32 years after shooting Leyton man and robbing his wife
Met Police searching for girl, 15, missing from Dagenham since Tuesday
TRAFFIC: Delays on anticlockwise M25, warns Essex Council
Woman cut from car after Witham road accident
TRAFFIC: Delays on A127 in Rayleigh due to burst water main
Trains cancelled on Greater Anglia's Southend Victoria and Chelmsford lines
Wallasea Island becoming 'haven' for wintering birds after record numbers revealed
Southend Council carrying out review into council tax discount and exemption claims
Heart unit at Basildon Hospital launches new keyhole surgery for most common form of heart disease
'Disappointment' as Basildon Council DROPS its High Court case over illegal developments at Wickford traveller site
Basildon Council criticises Braintree and Colchester councils for failing to take their fair share of gypsies and travellers
Prodigious busker from Havering reaches final of two categories in mayor's competition
Basildon Hospital Radio's future secured by two donations for new equipment
Police officer from Canvey to take part in cycle challenge to raise money for charity
Tougher sentencing and legal changes needed to halt rise of acid attacks, Barking and Dagenham councillor urges
Council to help Basildon Hospital provide new 'intermediate' accommodation off-site, to free up blocked beds for serious cases
'Extreme case' prompts Redbridge health experts to issue fresh advice to contact lens wearers
Nearly 500 Waltham Forest bobbies now equipped with body worn cameras
Care Academy opens to aspiring nurses in Leyton
'Epping Gothic' exhibition inspired by forest's coppice beeches coming to Walthamstow
Basildon man jailed for burglaries, car thefts and fraud in Romford and Thurrock
Basildon man sentenced to 15 days 'rehab' after woman-beating conviction
New play equipment installed at parks in Rayleigh
Police arrest four teens in Leytonstone for alleged possession of suspected corrosive substance
EXCLUSIVE: Basildon man launches social media campaign to 'embarrass' Essex Council over health hazards outside train station
Police, firefighters, teachers and nurses will get priority access to Basildon Council's new build homes
Thundersley woman organises fundraiser for breast cancer charity
Drama society looks set to leave audiences in 'high spirits' this weekend in Canvey Island
Forensic examiner sentenced after crashing police van into railings in Romford while three times over the limit
'Hexit' revolution aiming to seize planning powers from City Hall hailed by Havering councillor
Heart of Hornchurch turns green in street party reducing waste and promoting sustainability
Young busker from Waltham Forest hits right notes to get to final of Mark Knopfler-backed competition
Barking construction apprentice hails 'life-changing' project to get more women in the industry
Ilford man with self-professed alcohol problem fined for assaulting wife in Dagenham
Police appeal after woman allegedly raped in Southend
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Woman given restraining order after causing around £4,000 worth of damage to ex-boyfriend's property in Redbridge
Work starts on restoring Priory Park gates in Southend
EXCLUSIVE: South Essex College still planning Basildon town centre campus - but may share building with NHS
Tory Essex Police commissioner to assume control of fire service in October
Parks and open spaces in Southend, Castle Point and Rochford receive Green Flag awards
Film review: The Big Sick is a small, perfectly formed gem
Young Basildon footballers become first English team to triumph in German tournament for 50 years
Essex Police seeks rightful owners of toolkits found inside stolen car in Basildon
Basildon burglar jailed after spending spree with Brentwood victim's bank cards
Audition for a new play to be staged at Basildon's Towngate Theatre later this year
Police approach family of missing Chingford woman after body discovered in Epping
Bag left on Greater Anglia service from Rayleigh to Liverpool Street 'not suspicious'
Forecasters predict a dry and mostly cloudy day across Essex with some sunshine
Horse on the loose slows traffic in both directions on Stanford-le-Hope bypass
'Unsafe disposal of smoking materials' believed to be cause behind Ilford blaze as investigators issue warning
Birds of prey wow Harold Hill pupils at opening of new wildlife garden
Petrolheads to flash the cash at 'Frankie's Classic Car and Bike Fest Show' for Romford charity
Police continue to appeal for information following death of Romford man in alleged stabbing
Councillor hails 'active and popular' Elm Park Horticultural Guild on 80th anniversary
Basildon's St Luke's Hospice seeks superheroes for fundraising Billericay fun run next month
YA PICTURE SPECIAL: Thousands flock to Basildon and Pitsea Carnival before bad weather puts a dampener on proceedings
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