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Leigh's Bell Hotel at last gets sorted

Thurrock Gazette: Bell Hotel work is finally underway

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE long-anticipated redevelopment of a landmark Leigh hotel is finally under way after years of wrangling.

Updated: Man taken to hospital after five-car accident

Thurrock Gazette:

8:38am Monday 20th October 2014

A SERIOUS accident involving five vehicles has trapped commuters by bringing the A127 to a standstill.

Slice of life ending with Leigh bakery closure

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A FAMILY bakery which has served Leigh for more than half a century is closing the oven door for the last time.

Tributes paid to Shoebury stalwart Les

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been left to a tireless community campaigner who was still active until shortly before he died aged 91.

"Avoid Herongate at all costs"

Thurrock Gazette:

6:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAIN road has been closed following an accident involving a car and a pedestrian.

Our Jack is chosen as a woman of the year

Thurrock Gazette:

9:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN ANTI-POVERTY campaigner and former Echo reporter has been named one of six Women of the Year.

Teen hospitalised in moped crash

Thurrock Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

8:27pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TEENAGER has been taken to hospital after colliding with a car while driving a moped.

Woman who lost sense of taste treated to top-notch dinner

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A WOMAN who lost her sense of taste for almost 15 years said she had the best meal of her life after winning an Echo competition to dine at one of Southend’s best restaurants.

Family of fallen hero make forces donation

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CHARITY set up in memory of a soldier who died serving in Afghanistan has donated equipment to help injured servicemen.

Floodwater has wrecked my car AGAIN

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

AWOMAN is facing the “nightmare” of scrapping her car for the second time in as many years after it was flooded outside her home.

Firefighters rescue three from flat blaze

Thurrock Gazette:

10:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to battle a blaze at a block of flats after rescuing three people.

Rayleigh Weir lights working again

Thurrock Gazette: Cars were gridlocked back to Rayleigh Weir (file picture)

5:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TRAFFIC lights at Rayleigh Weir are now working after almost three weeks of disruption to traffic.

Is Southend’s seafront white elephant driving people away?

Thurrock Gazette: Luxury £1million Nirvana flats on Chalkwell sea front are still empty a year after being built

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LUXURY apartment block, which remains empty despite being built two years ago, is annoying neighbours so much, many are moving away.

Rayleigh Weir repairs are costing us money

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BUSINESS leader has hit out at ongoing roadworks at Rayleigh Weir which have caused major disruption for motorists and traders.

Lancashire comedian to open club in Rayleigh

Thurrock Gazette: Jason Manford is coming to the Theatre Royal in September (8961455)

5:38pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A POPULAR comedian is opening a comedy club in Rayleigh.

Flash floods cancel trains

Thurrock Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

7:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

HEAVY flooding has cancelled a number of trains between Southend and London.

Council house tenant evicted for dishonestly claiming 'holiday home'

Thurrock Gazette: LIVE: Southend Council budget

1:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUNCIL tenant has been evicted and ordered to pay £7,000 after keeping a second tenancy secret.

Paloma finds faith in Jamie's cooking

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUL singer Paloma Faith was on Southend pier filming the next series of Jamie Oliver’s TV show.

Check it out – the hotel with no staff

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FORMER fishermen’s cottages which were left to fall into disrepair are being transformed into a hotel so hi-tech it will not need any staff.

Tanker crew member taken to hospital with burns

Thurrock Gazette: Pier is closed to save you agree?

9:01pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CREW member aboard a tanker moored at Southend Pier was taken to hospital after suffering burns.

Tub gets too hot to handle - and bursts into flames

Thurrock Gazette:

8:25pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HOT tub got a little too hot for comfort when it burst into flames in a back garden.

Sexy seafront dining is here!

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A CELEBRITY chef is hoping to “break the mould” as he prepares to open a new fine dining restaurant on Southend seafront.

Parents’ wait goes on for baby's inquest

Thurrock Gazette: County Hall in Chelmsford

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FAMILY who have spent more than two years waiting for an inquest to be held into the death of their stillborn daughter will now have to wait another two months.

Christmas lights for Leigh to be extended

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

LEIGH Lights are to cover more of the town this year, but there will be no switchon ceremony.

Bleeding man drama at shopping centre

Thurrock Gazette: New stores set for Victoria Centre

6:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A MAN was found collapsed and bleeding at a Southend shopping centre.

Rekha wins samosa spot

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WOMAN who quit accountancy to be a full-time cook has won the privilege of selling her samosas at Jamie Oliver’s food festival.

Pub shut by traveller louts

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A PUB was forced to close after it was invaded by travellers who began helping themselves to punters’ drinks.

'Boris Island' flounders

Thurrock Gazette:

8:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

‘BORIS Island’ has been rejected by aviation chiefs as too expensive and economically harmful.

Council’s red light for eight new flats

Thurrock Gazette:

5:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CAR dealership should not be converted into flats, according to town councillors.

Time to get Southend's clocks fixed?

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A BROKEN timepiece may be correct twice a day...but a retired mayoral chauffeur is on a crusade to get Southend’s working around the clock.

Turning the Ice Bucket Challenge on its head

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has turned the ice bucket challenge on its head, by pledging to survive on a single bucket of water each day for a week.

Tories' shock at purple defection

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

TORY MPs in south Essex have been warned “none of your seats are safe” after a Conservative swapped sides for Ukip.

Antony’s visit to site of his family tragedy

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN paid a fact-finding visit to Shoebury Garrison after discovering his great grandfather died there in a freak accident.

My hell after baby born at 24 weeks

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MOTHER has described ten weeks of hell as her first child struggled to survive after being born just 24 weeks into the 40-week pregnancy.

Man stabbed in Leigh

Thurrock Gazette:

3:28pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed after attempting to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman.

Writer of hundreds of Echo letters dies

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TOUCHING tributes have been paid to an avid Echo reader who wrote hundreds of letters for more than 30 years.

Car torched in playing field

Thurrock Gazette:

8:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAR was set alight in the middle of a playing field after being stolen.

£1m steak and lobster restaurant coming to Southend seafront

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A £1MILLION steak and lobster restaurant from a Michelinstarred chef will be bringing “affordable luxury” to Southend seafront.

Freerunner, 11, to wow on Nickelodeon

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TALENTED young freerunner will be demonstrating his skills on TV after being nominated for a national award.

Car and lorry crash block roundabout

Thurrock Gazette:

8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CRASH between a lorry and a car has blocked a roundabout outside a supermarket.

Firefighters free child from climbing frame

Thurrock Gazette:

9:55pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A CHILD had to be freed from a climbing frame by firefighters after getting his leg stuck.

Show must go on for Joan Rivers despite Gaza jibes

Thurrock Gazette: Fire outside Cliffs Pavillion

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THEATRE managers say the show will go on – in the face of calls to cancel a sold-out performance by comedian Joan Rivers over her inflammatory comments about Palestinians in Gaza.

Patio heater catches fire

Thurrock Gazette:

9:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PATIO heater caught fire after a faulty hose led to a gas leak.

Dinghy floated out to sea rescued

Thurrock Gazette:

8:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GROUP of young people was rescued by lifeboat after their dingy began drifting out to sea.

Mattress on fire behind garages

Thurrock Gazette:

9:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to extinguish a mattress which caught fire behind some garages.

Pacemaker won't stop Wolf from climbing Snowdon

Thurrock Gazette: Mentes said the views from the top were 'amazing'

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BRAVE group aged from six to 72 are going on a family outing with a difference, climbing Mount Snowdon in aid of charity.

Dad died while I studied...but I got top grades

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A DETERMINED young woman whose father died while she was studying was overwhelmed as she received top grades in her A-levels.

Why town council has been sitting on £74k

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW £74,000 public space is set to be created in Old Leigh to reflect the area’s maritime history.

SEVEN mattresses dumped in skate park

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SEVEN mattresses were dumped in a skate park after being stolen from a nearby recycling centre.

Social worker suspended over extreme porn

Thurrock Gazette: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A SOCIAL worker who was caught with extreme porn on his computer has had his suspension increased because he is “in denial” about his actions.


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