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Volunteers needed for £10,000, 10-metre tapestry depicting 1,000-year history of Rochford

MORE than 40 people are working on a 10-metre tapestry, which will commemorate 1,000 years of history in Rochford –

Bodies of 39 dead in Grays returned home to Vietnam

THE bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found dead in Thurrock have all been returned to their home country,

Man jailed for 2011 rape in Leytonstone after second attack sparks DNA match

A MAN has been jailed for a historic rape in Leytonstone, after his DNA was tested following a second attack.

Thurrock beauty spot is Essex’s top birdwatching site, say experts

THURROCK’S Coalhouse Fort has been named Essex’s top birdwatching site. The park in East Tilbury came first in a ranking

Essex Council approves plan for million-tonne landfill in Wickford and Rawreth green belt

ESSEX Council has approved plans to create a landfill site on green belt land at the border of Basildon and

Undercover cops patrol Wickford High Street in drugs crackdown

UNDERCOVER police officers are being deployed in Wickford town centre as part of an investigation into ‘drugs activity’. Essex Police

Decision on new Southend seafront leisure hub delayed amid fierce opposition from local businesses

A PLANNING meeting to rule on a planned new Southend seafront attraction was cancelled with one day’s notice, after consultants

Basildon Council seeking ideas from developers to replace Post Office building

BASILDON Council is currently accepting proposals from developers for a key site in the town centre. The authority is inviting

Hockley shopkeeper threatened at knifepoint

A SHOPKEEPER was threatened at knifepoint on Tuesday evening in Hockley. Essex Police has issued a plea for witnesses to

Basildon Council may crack down on commuters and town centre workers who park in residential areas

BASILDON Council may crack down on town centre shop staff and commuters who park for free in residential areas, a