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New firm takes over Basildon town centre demolition

A NEW firm has taken over a major demolition project in Basildon, after the previous contractor went into administration. Squibb

Police seek witnesses after incident at Southend bar

ESSEX Police has released an image of a man wanted for questioning over an alleged assault in Southend. Officers are

Woman lucky to survive after drunken dive into River Chelmer

POLICE had to rescue an ‘intoxicated’ woman from the River Chelmer in the early hours of Saturday morning, after she

Pair jailed over bungled Leyton kidnap plot

TWO men have been jailed for a combined 17 years after kidnapping a man in Leyton and blackmailing his family.

Chelmsford man given extended sentence over unprovoked Maldon stabbing

A CHELMSFORD man will spend more than four years behind bars after stabbing another man in the head. Joshua Goodchild,

Soldier statue installed at Southend Council as tribute to First World War heroes

A STATUE of a First World War soldier has been installed inside the offices of Southend Council. The fibreglass figure

Man pleads guilty to ‘unlawful immigration conspiracy’ after 39 bodies found in Grays

A MAN has pleaded guilty to two offences after 39 people were found dead in a lorry in Grays last

Basildon war hero and hospice founder awarded Freedom of the Borough

TWO Basildon heroes have been awarded the Freedom of the Borough. The recipients were a war hero and the nurse

New CCTV cameras in Wickford and Pitsea ‘just the beginning’, says Basildon Council leader

COUNCILLORS are set to spend more than £90,000 on new CCTV cameras in Wickford and Pitsea. New security cameras are

Basildon Council to consider hiring fly-tipping enforcement firm

BASILDON Council will consider next week whether to bring in an external company to carry out enforcement work against fly-tippers.