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VIDEO: More than 1,000 people take part in Southend Colourthon

VIDEO: More than 1,000 people take part in Southend Colourthon

VIDEO: Weather fails to dampen spirits at Castle Point Show

VIDEO: Weather fails to dampen spirits at Castle Point Show

Off-duty police officer spots duo making weapon threats outside Vange shop

Off-duty police officer spots duo making weapon threats outside Vange shop

Stab victim receives 'life changing' injuries after street brawl in Vange

Stab victim receives 'life changing' injuries after street brawl in Vange

Musical is a show of strength from talented young director

Musical is a show of strength from talented young director

In search of the Great War’s children – Professor Mike Roper

It is only the children of the Great War who are alive to reveal the tale and their stories have gone unrecorded...until now

Brushing up on skills – pupils see if they are cut out for hairdressing

Pupils get chance to try out careers

Village Green festival isn’t all about the music

Village Green festival isn’t all about the music

"I’d love to get on a plane and see everyone reading my book" Chelmsford author Paul Bennett speaks about his new novel

"I’d love to get on a plane and see everyone reading my book" Chelmsford author Paul Bennett speaks about his new novel

Southend pier in its heyday

Jim Worsdale: Why not create ‘theatre of dreams’ to pull in visitors to famous Southend pier?

The suspects were found after the stolen car was dumped in Gower Chase, Laindon

Police car crashes into lamppost as it chases stolen vehicle

Biker in life-threatening condition after crash near pub

Biker in life-threatening condition after crash

Loving it – Philip Ive with his specially trained dog, Poppy. The pair visit care homes to cheer up residents

Labradoodle Poppy loves giving therapy to patients

Cancer appeal gets a £6k dinner boost

Cancer appeal gets a £6k dinner boost

Children evacuated after school kitchen fire

Children evacuated after school kitchen fire

Firefighters give first aid to 94-year-old crash victim

Firefighters give first aid to 94-year-old crash victim

Did you miss it? 10 Essex news snippets you might not have seen this week

Did you miss it? 10 Essex news snippets you might not have seen this week

Murderer - Tajwar Alam

Teenage murderer jailed for life

Cannabis haul - the 90 plants were seized at an address in Southend

Cops seize £35k of cannabis in raid on Westcliff industrial unit

Echo comment: Runway decision kills Boris Island

Echo comment: Runway decision kills Boris Island

Big day - left to right, Susie May, Terry Alderton, Su Harrison, Steve Tilson, Claire Wilson and Louise Healy

Brothers are remembered in poignant tribute

Killer: Danielle Russell

UPDATED: Prostitute and teenagers jailed for killing drug dealer in Southend

'Basildon is being picked on for developments'

'Basildon is being picked on for developments'

Minions prove big hit at Basildon's Festival Leisure Park

Minions prove big hit at Basildon's Festival Leisure Park

Stephen Aylen - wants a cull of muntjac deer

POLL: Should deer be culled in Leigh?

WARNING- GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dog with infected tumour dumped outside shop

WARNING- GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dog with infected tumour dumped outside shop

Esmee has made a good recovery

Esmee the cat has lucky escape after being shot in leg

Found - Dean Coleman

Canvey islanders unite to find missing Dean

Cody with his certificate

Police dog Cody rewarded after helping track down £2m Lakeside jewel thieves

Abbie Rex, deputy head girl, Jordan Faulkner-Walpole, head boy, Mike Penning, Home Office minister, headteacher Jonathan Osborn, Evan Burdett, deputy head boy, and Stephanie Mkandawire, head girl, outside the Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff

'Always follow your dreams'

Run in the sun – racers make their way around the track

School’s pupils hold their own race for life

Southend Colourthon is back

Southend Colourthon is back

Robin Hood Country Show: Fun for all of the family at country show...even the dog

Robin Hood Country Show: Fun for all of the family at country show...even the dog

Great fun – some of the children and their carers

Hundreds of children enjoy day by the seaside at Southend thanks to taxi drivers

Passing out parade for Army Cadets at Westcliff High School for Boys

Passing out parade for Army Cadets at Westcliff High School for Boys

Cancer support centre is so crucial

Cancer support centre is so crucial

It’s a long, long way down! Super heroes abseil for charity

It’s a long, long way down! Super heroes abseil for charity

Fire crew in Roche Close, Rochford, outside the Co-op store. Picture: Simon Murdoch

Co-op store evacuated after fire in Rochford

Acting chief fire officer Adam Eckley says the service is shifting its focus to prevention

Safety success means 179 Essex firefighters' jobs could be axed

Driver admits seven speeding offences and given 42 points...but gets to keep his licence!

Driver admits seven speeding offences and given 42 points...but gets to keep his licence!

Ray Howard – determined to stop boy racers on Canvey

New deterrent for island’s boy racers

Welcome news – Roger Clements, chief financial officer, and Southend Airport’s interim managing director Jon Horne

New Heathrow runway 'good for Southend'

Tickets going on sale for Fling Festival

10 events in south Essex this weekend

Judith McMahon – calling for the reinstatement of the CCTV camera in Stanley Road

Residents call to reinstate CCTV camera after street brawl

Stephen Aylen - says deer are stripping bark and damaging trees

'Cull muntjac deer to save woodland'

Target – the school gates

Second schoolgirl stalking near school

easyJet offers new winter sun flights to Lanzarote

Another holiday destination announced from Southend Aiport

Save our bank - angry customers outside the doomed branch

Elderly customers faced with three-mile journey to nearest bank

Carl Weighman

Prolific burglar admits assaulting three cops and breaking into mosque twice

BBC Question Time in Grays tonight

BBC Question Time in Grays tonight

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