Kerbcraft volunteers thanked

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 1,700 Thurrock youngsters took part in the council-organised Kerbcraft road safety skills training programme this year. 

Fire beneath QEII Bridge closes crossing temporarily

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: qeii traffic

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THERE are long delays approaching the QEII Bridge after an earlier a fire.

Flooding meeting a success, say councillors

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN urgent meeting following flooding in Canvey took place last night.

Rayleigh exhibition on Great War

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE centenary of the First World War will be marked at Rayleigh Windmill with a new exhibition.

Man in hospital after car crashes into traffic lights

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

3:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after crashing his car into a set of traffic lights.

Woman trapped after crash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

2:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A THREE car crash left a woman in hospital.

A dozen feats of fitness in as many months

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WOMAN has completed the seventh of a dozen challenges she is undertaking to raise money and awareness for a diabetes charity.

Castle Point named as worst place in the country to get on housing ladder

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE youngsters in Castle Point are stuck at home living with mum and dad than anywhere else in the country.

NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YOUNG man whose family is being forced to raise £2,000 a week for life-prolonging drugs said the NHS has put a price on his life.

Treasure of Southend's very own 'Mary Rose'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT’S been dubbed the Mary Rose of the Thames Estuary and now a major project is under way to find out what really happened to the London and salvage its treasures.

Man robbed by gang

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix police arrest

2:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GANG beat up a man before robbing him of his phone.

Burglars ransack house stealing sentimental jewellery and cutlery

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix police generic

10:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SENTIMENTAL jewellery and valuable cutlery were stolen when burglars ransacked a house.

Just days into new job, Environment Secretary visits Canvey

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Environment Secretary made a surprise visit to Canvey’s pumping stations in the wake of the storms.

Senior council officers asked to cut their salaries

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: LIVE: Full Thurrock Council meeting

9:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TOP council officers should volunteer to cut their salaries in solidarity with low paid employees, the council has moved.

School governors recognised by council

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SOUTHEND’S most effective headteachers and school governors have lauded at a special conference in the town.

Pub due for £120,000 makeover to sports bar

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PUB has shut for a £120,000 four-week revamp.

Extra c2c seats for summer holidays

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: c2c rail service halted after person hit by a train at Leigh Station

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

NATIONAL Express train operator c2c is providing more than 120,000 extra seats to help families make the most of the summer holidays.

New laws being used in Essex to protect victims of domestic violence

11:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EVERY day in Essex a victim of domestic violence is being kept safe due to new legislation.

How long were Canvey pumping stations down during flood?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ANGRY residents have told the Environment Agency to come clean over how many Canvey pumping stations were out of action during last Sunday’s storm.

Scrap metal blazes for five hours

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:33am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of tonnes of scrap metal went up in flames in Basildon.

Restaurant wants parking signs to be changed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE OWNERS of a restaurant are lobbying the council to install parking signs in a nearby car park.

Pop-up gangster gallery transforms town eyesore

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DREARY derelict buildings have been transformed by an artist with a penchant for gangsters and hard nuts.

Travellers move onto disused car park in Basildon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

Travellers have moved on to a car park in Basildon.

In pictures: Southend Relay for Life

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS turned out to see cancer survivors take on a 24- hour relay challenge for charity.

Council looks at buying up Royal Hotel

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

5:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

Southend Council could launch an ambitious bid to buy one of the borough’s landmarks.

No action on danger pool until October

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

WORK to repair a rundown pool on Canvey will not begin until October.

Thieves swiped my car bumper

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MOTORIST is furious after thieves stole the bumper from his car.

TK Maxx reveals Basildon store opening date

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The unit TK Maxx will move into

1:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

TK Maxx's new Basildon store will open next month, it has been revealed.

Eight readers share in Echo bingo jackpots

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

EIGHT lucky winners of our Echo bingo competition have collected their cheques.

Girls in sleepy fundraiser

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

ELEVEN members of the 1st Laindon Girls’ Brigade raised £25 for cancer research with a charity sleepover.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Premiums up for insurance following floods

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Canvey Island Floods

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

FLOOD-HIT home owners across the country have seen insurance excesses rocket to £20,000 in the most drastic cases and there are now fears Canvey residents could be in the same boat.

Pub opening extension binned

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:23am Monday 28th July 2014

A COMMUNITY park has been granted an alcohol and entertainment license while a pub has seen a requested extension refused.

Unpaid stamp duty probe at legal firm

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A CONVEYANCING firm which acted for scores of south Essex home buyers is at the centre of a £3million probe into unpaid stamp duty.

We want answers over the death of Amie

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:54am Monday 28th July 2014

A GRIEVING family is launching a legal battle to get answers over their daughter’s death.

IN PICTURES: Sun shines as stars come out for borough's celebration

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

9:35am Monday 28th July 2014

THE sun shone over Grays Beach park as national and local stars came out for Thurrock Festival 2015.

Fears travellers will not be moved off road

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS fear travellers may never be forced to move on after Basildon Council chose not to send in bailiffs for the second time.

Divers strike gold again as exploration of 17th century shipwreck continues

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

DIVERS have found evidence to confirm that a 17th century shipwreck in the Thames Estuary was sunk by an explosion.

Senior council staff’s 9% rise during cuts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

SENIOR staff at Basildon Council have been handed a 9 per cent pay rise – despite management restructuring aimed at saving cash.

Met Office warns of heavy thundery showers in Essex

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

4:56pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEATHER warning for heavy thundery showers in Essex has been issued by the Met Office.

Family pay tribute to loving son who died in crash on A132

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

2:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A GRIEVING family have paid tribute to their son who died in a crash on the A132.

Council brings back hot meals service

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Byron Taylor says the figures need to be addressed.

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

BASILDON Tory councillors backed a motion to bring back a hot meals service to the George Hurd elderly day centre that they scrapped.

Girl, seven, qualifies for Crufts

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN year old girl’s Shetland sheepdog has qualified for next year’s Crufts.

Cafe owner suffers online tirade after asking girl to leave

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A CAFE owner has become the target of an online hate campaign on Facebook after he asked a young woman with learning difficulties to leave for being noisy.

Couple sentenced for handling stolen goods following burglaries in Southend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix court justice

11:17am Sunday 27th July 2014

A COUPLE who admitted handling stolen goods after police found a haul of jewellery have been sentenced.

Woman pushed and kicked in nightclub attack

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix police arrest

10:37am Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOMAN pushed to the ground and kicked in the stomach in an attack outside a Basildon nightclub has been left with severe internal injuries.

Investigation launched into fire in block of flats

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

9:39am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN investigation has been launched following a fire in a block of flats.

Neighbours help Bill,103, during Canvey floods

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

NEIGHBOURS who rallied round to help one of Canvey’s oldest residents during the floods were praised in the House of Commons.

Police looking for owner of bike stolen from Southend High Street

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

3:56pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Is this bike yours? Police are looking to reunite it with its owner after it was stolen.

Council leader invokes Blair over school improvement

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: John Kent

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

PRIMARY schools in Thurrock are now performing above the national average, the leader of the council has announced.






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