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Basildon councillors sign off £23million Ford Dunton expansion plan

BASILDON councillors have unanimously approved a £23million extension to Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre. The council’s Planning Committee approved plans last

Basildon Council approves road through washland and more houses on green land at Dry Street

COUNCILLORS have approved the building of a road through a 60-year-old washland, so more houses can be built on green

EXCLUSIVE: Pitsea arson attack may have been attempt to harm homeless

AN ARSON attack on a derelict building may have been a deliberate attempt to harm homeless people. Essex Police told

Basildon councillors reject plan for Wickford flats development

COUNCILLORS have unanimously booted out plans to build 158 flats just outside Wickford High Street. Basildon Council’s Planning Committee refused

Group withdraws offer to run Hullbridge Library, as campaigners say community libraries are ‘closures by stealth’

A COMMUNITY group in Hullbridge has become the latest to rescind its offer to run a community library. Friends of

Search for missing Thurrock man called off after man’s body found

POLICE looking for a missing Thurrock man have ‘suspended their search following the discovery of a man’s body’, a spokesman

‘Broken’ housing market leaves Basildon with one of UK’s worst child homelessness rates, says council

BASILDON has one of the worst child homelessness rates in the UK, according to a report published this week by

Police search for missing Thurrock man after car found abandoned

ESSEX Police has released a photograph of a man who has been missing from Thurrock for two days. Ross Smedmor,

Essex Police turns to BBC Crimewatch over incident outside Brentwood TOWIE nightspot

AN ESSEX man wanted for questioning over the alleged attempted murder of three people has appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch. Essex

Thurrock landfill fire started accidentally

A FIRE which erupted at a Thurrock landfill site on Monday was caused accidentally, investigators have ruled. The Essex fire