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EXCLUSIVE: Paedophile from Westcliff FREED by Basildon judge despite downloading sex abuse images of girls as young as ten
BREAKING: NHS U-TURN on 'cost-cutting' plan to 'downgrade' two Essex emergency rooms; Basildon will NOT take all 'blue light' emergencies
Essex policewoman given final written warning after taking false emergency leave
Basildon's Lee Chapel Primary School finally opens £1.6million swimming pool after years of fundraising
Basildon's Festival Leisure Park launches community team to volunteer for local good causes
Essex Police in knife crime crackdown as part of nationwide Operation Sceptre
Tory MP questions 'cost-cutting' plan to 'downgrade' two south Essex emergency departments - as it will increase cost of ambulance service
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time star Scott Reid talks to the YA ahead of the show's Southend run
Men jailed in connection with attack in Southend that left Cambridge United supporter with permanent brain damage
Film review: Dunkirk glisters in fragments that slot together to form a compelling and deeply moving narrative
Tributes paid to Basildon 'man of the people' Richard Llewellyn, as former Labour councillor is laid to rest following leukemia battle
Basildon and Pitsea Carnival and Festival to take place this Saturday
UPDATE: Missing Basildon woman found, says Essex Police
Basildon's most famous taxi driver, Ralph Morgan, has died
Essex Police hunting racist who attacked teenage girl in Basildon
Car stolen in Billericay burglary, says Essex Police
Basildon care company Ruby Rose celebrates good report from Care Quality Commission
Essex Police launches probe after robber in makeshift mask targets two stores - in Basildon and Wickford - in one day
Win pairs of trampolining passes for Flip Out London E6
Go green at home with our guide to embracing houseplants
Pages from the past - this week in 2013
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Sunrise and sunset from Monday July 17
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High tide at Tilbury from Monday July 17 (BST)
High tide at Southend Pier from Monday July 17 (BST)
EXCLUSIVE: Basildon Council chief's 'retirement' announced at furious meeting last night after public and officers were kicked out
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Basildon Council chief executive Bala Mahendran retires after councillors vote to 'restructure' management
Two Essex Police officers guilty of 'gross misconduct' over unruly behaviour after night out in Norwich
EXCLUSIVE: Essex Council accused of child abuse 'cover-up' as legal action uncovers £350K in 'monetary settlements'
Almost 2,500 runners take part in Southend Half Marathon
Dry Street 'Phase Two' to go ahead despite only TWO councillors supporting it, as most of planning committee abstains after hearing residents' concerns
TRAFFIC: Delays between London Road and Fairglen Interchange
TRAFFIC: Delays between Rayleigh Weir and Progress Road
TRAFFIC: Congestion in Canvey Island
TRAFFIC: Delays between Rettendon Turnpike and Howe Green
Largely cloudy day across Essex with light rain, drizzle and some bright spells, forecasters predict
Traffic: Queues on A130 at Rettendon Turnpike
Seven steps to growing perfect pumpkins in time for Halloween
Five things to do this Sunday...
Sunrise and sunset from Monday July 10
Pages from the past - this week in 1986
Cookery writer, Annie Bell, dispels the myths about dairy products in her new book
Five things to do this Saturday...
High tide at Tilbury from Monday July 10 (BST)
High tide at Southend Pier from Monday July 10 (BST)
Win tickets to see Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer
Countess of Wessex visits unit that treats unborn babies at Southend Hospital
Essex firefighters unable to determine cause of grass fire beside M25, near Lakeside
Trains cancelled on Greater Anglia Essex to London lines, due to 'defect' at Liverpool Street
EXCLUSIVE: Basildon Council 'cover-up' claim after almost 10,000 litres of 'missing' diesel not reported to police
Union calls for new laws as workers in Essex, Southend and Thurrock suffer real terms wage cuts since 2007
Essex Police releases photographs of jewellery stolen in Laindon burglary
Forty firefighters battle for seven hours to extinguish mystery blaze at Thurrock scrap yard
Staff and volunteers from different religious backgrounds come together for special Eid lunch at Basildon Hospital
Basildon Council's Labour 'leader' unveils plan to cut deficit by axing management jobs
Film review: Spider-Man: Homecoming spins an impressive web of rites-of-passage drama
RSPCA launches probe to find owner who dumped two tiny hamsters by Basildon roadside
East London drug dealer jailed after being caught in Basildon with stash of crack and heroin
Car stolen during burglary at Billericay property
Essex Police seeks man over robbery of 72-year-old Canvey man in Pitsea
Basildon man jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable child over an eight-year period
Essex Police launches recruitment drive for new PCs to fill vacant jobs
Two women dead and third critical after Stanford le Hope road accident
TRAFFIC: Congestion in Brentwood
Early cloud across Essex will give way to sunny intervals this afternoon, forecasters predict
TRAFFIC: Broken down vehicle blocks lane between Fairglen and Nevendon Interchanges
Train fault between Ilford and Liverpool Street could delay Greater Anglia services by up to 10 minutes
TRAFFIC: Delays between Great Leighs and Essex Regiment Way
TRAFFIC: Congestion between Rayleigh Weir and Fairglen Interchange
Signal system fault between Barking and Upminster may delay c2c services by 10 minutes
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