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It happened today – this day in history – October 4

1537: The first English language Bible is printed. 1669: Death of artist Rembrandt. 1777: Gen George Washington’s troops are defeated

East Square scheme hoardings up and demolition underway in Basildon town centre

Hoardings showing how Basildon town centre’s new cinema and restaurants scheme will look are now installed with demolition work well

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Let there be lights… again!

Administration and opposition councillors on Basildon Council’s Policy and Resources Committee came together last night (Wednesday 2 October) to commit

Pupils dance to the tune of charity as they help abuse message reach more children

Pupils at a Leigh-on-Sea school danced their way to raising more than £1,300 for a charity that taught them about

Five arrests across county on suspicion of human trafficking

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after police executed warrants at several properties believed to be

It happened today – this day in history – October 3

1226: Death of St Francis of Assisi. 1712: The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob

Group aims to tackle loneliness in Basildon

Motivated Minds, which offers a range of mental health services to people of all ages in Basildon, has helped launch

New regional adoption agency launches in Havering

A new regional adoption agency launched in Havering this week will help speed up the process of finding adopters for

Chelmsford man pleads guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice

A 38-year-old man has pleaded guilty to committing an act with the intent to pervert the course of justice. Christopher