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Steve feels the force

A POLICE officer – who first applied to join Essex Police as a nine-year-old boy – is now retiring, aged

Basildon school children volunteer to litter-pick local community, as council offers £30k in clean-up grants

A BASILDON school has been given new litter-picking equipment after successfully applying for funding. A councillor praised the Greensted Junior

Essex Police issues fresh appeal for witnesses, CCTV and dash cam videos after fatal Loughton collision

POLICE have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses, after a 12-year-old schoolboy died following a collision in Loughton. In a

Exterior of new Basildon town college campus building has been completed, says council

A CEREMONY was held yesterday as the structure of Basildon town centre’s new college campus was completed. A ‘topping out

Dog left home alone caused Thurrock kitchen fire by switching on microwave

FIREFIGHTERS were rushed to a kitchen fire in Thurrock yesterday, after a dog switched on the microwave while its owner

Southend care for new mothers and babies praised by UNICEF

SOUTHEND Council’s Health Visiting Service has been praised by UNICEF. The international children’s organisation ranked the council’s team – which

Free Christmas parking in Southend, Canvey and Hadleigh, as councils fight to save High Streets

CASTLE Point Council has announced that its town centre car parks will become free in the lead up to Christmas.

Walthamstow gang members shot innocent man in case of mistaken identity

TWO men and a boy have been found guilty of murdering a 20-year-old man in Walthamstow last year. The trio

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,