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Not such a "des res" - living room leaves a lot to be desired

IN PICTURES: Sold as seen, rubbish and all! Estate agent's honest description of disgusting Westcliff flat

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Councillor Steven Cole is concerned about the state of the grounds at Morrisons

Supermarket asked to clean up

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Mick Norcross outside The Grand Hotel in Leigh

Echo comment: New hope for Grand Hotel’s future

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Grant Taylor

Council to hold awards ceremony for outstanding members of staff

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Kent Elms is a heavily used junction

Kent Elms junction claimed to be dangerous for pedestrians

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Police seizing a car in Runwell (Picture: Insp Lee Devall)

Police seize car, cannabis and shotgun in Runwell raid

Preparing for the start of the Town Cup on a breezy day on the River Crouch photo by Sue Pelling

Enjoy arts and culture in Essex this weekend

Pilot nicknamed "Biggles" jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5million of cocaine into Britain

Brentwood "mastermind" behind £33.5million cocaine smuggling operation jailed for 24 years

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Car crashes into street lamp after Wickford accident

Car crashes into street lamp after Wickford accident

Landmark – the first record of a windmill in Rayleigh dates back to 1300. The Tower Mill shown here circa 1900 stands on the outer bailey of the Castle and dates to 1809. The famous sails were removed in 1906

6 historic images provide insight into Rayleigh’s ‘peculiar’ past

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Man charged after violence at Essex derby

Man charged after violence at Essex derby

Team Nutty Nurses at last year's race at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre

Relay for Life looking for teams for this year's eighth Southend charity race

View – looking south across western lakeside in 1985

Do you remember life before Lakeside? 10 old pictures of Thurrock before the shopping centre was built

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Tom Hardy was spotted filming in Tilbury

Hollywood superstar Tom Hardy spotted filming in the nude in Tilbury

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Southend mayor Andrew Moring cuts the ribbon to launch the new Southend jazz archive at the Beecroft gallery

New archive celebrates Southend's rich jazz heritage

Duo take on mammoth physical challenge after being inspired by friends' experience with Sick Children's Trust

Duo take on mammoth physical challenge after being inspired by friends' experience with Sick Children's Trust

BIG DEBATE: Should schools ban sugary drinks?

BIG DEBATE: Should schools ban sugary drinks?

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Robber who threatened shop keeper with a kitchen knife admits offence

Robber who threatened shop keeper with a kitchen knife admits offence

The ancient custom of wassailing was revived at St Laurence Orchard

Ancient custom of wassailing is revived at Eastwood event

Accident in Rochford causing delays this morning

Accident in Rochford causing delays this morning

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Basildon trampoline park to create 40 jobs when it opens next month

Basildon trampoline park to create 40 jobs when it opens next month

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The fan who attacked Colchester supporters on Saturday

Southend United appeals for fans to reveal troublemakers who marred Essex derby

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Canvey beach branded "unsafe" amid fears sand levels are falling

Canvey beach branded "unsafe" amid fears sand levels are falling

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Care home worker stole more than £4,000 from vulnerable resident

Care home worker stole more than £4,000 from vulnerable resident

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Partygoer left with £1k dentist bill after thug punches him and breaks teeth

Partygoer left with £1k dentist bill after thug punches him and breaks teeth

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The headteacher of Hockley Primary School, says she is “overwhelmed” after Ofsted judged the school to be outstanding in every area.

Hockley Primary School gets 'outstanding' Ofsted report

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Echo comment: Find the remedy, before it is too late

Echo comment: Find the remedy, before it is too late

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Charity's pleas ignored as Basildon Council's cabinet approves advice funding changes

Charity's pleas ignored as Basildon Council's cabinet approves advice funding changes

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Yvonne Blücher - Southend Hospital chief nurse is hoping to encourage some new recruits to join her

Hospital's bid to recruit more nurses

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The Mayflower - set for a revamp?

Old Leigh pub set to expand - if council grant permission

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Have you been offered puppy Ralph? Police appeal for information after Dachshund is stolen during burglary

Have you been offered puppy Ralph? Police appeal for information after Dachshund is stolen during burglary

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BA planes on the runway at Southend Airport - Photograph courtesy of Simon Murdoch

British Airways planes diverted to Southend Airport as storm Imogen hits Essex

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A pilot nicknamed Biggles was at the centre of a plot to smuggle £33.5 million worth of cocaine

Pilot nicknamed Biggles at centre of drugs plot led by Brentwood resident

Noak Bridge post office to close for revamp

Noak Bridge post office to close for revamp

Burglars stole shotgun from gun cabinet in Wickford home

Burglars stole shotgun from gun cabinet in Wickford home

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Darren Rolfe

Man and woman jailed for sexual offences against children

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Phone company's £1,000 donation to Southend homeless charity

Phone company's £1,000 donation to Southend homeless charity

Canvey businesses calling for crime clampdown after multiple break-ins over last two months

Canvey businesses calling for crime clampdown after multiple break-ins over last two months

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Police searching for high-value bikes and power tools after garage burgled

Police search for high-value bikes and power tools after garage burgled

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QE2 bridge closed due to strong winds

QE2 bridge closed due to strong winds

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Web fundraiser for poorly Canvey girl £4,000 in just one week

Web fundraiser for poorly Canvey girl raises £4,000 in just one week

Gang of four steal hundreds of pounds from man by pinning him to the floor

Gang of four steal hundreds of pounds from man by pinning him to the floor

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Kent Elms in Westcliff

Lane closures on the A127 in Southend as borough gets new LED lights - while Essex is left in darkness

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"I don't need a TV licence because my aerial only works in good weather": Dodgers' worst excuses revealed

"I don't need a TV licence because my aerial only works in good weather": Dodgers' worst excuses revealed

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Children at Southend library for the Harry Potter night. Slytherin House

A truly magical night as Southend library is transformed into scenes from Harry Potter

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What you’ve been reading: 10 most borrowed library books

What you’ve been reading: 10 most borrowed library books in Essex

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Firefighters free man trapped in vehicle with spinal injuries

Firefighters free man trapped in vehicle with spinal injuries

Accident causing delays at Rayleigh weir

UPDATED: Accident causing delays at Rayleigh weir

Alan Crystall outside Southend Hospital

Southend Hospital's deficit set to spiral to £17.6million

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Wonky veg boxes come to Shoebury Asda

Wonky veg boxes come to Shoebury Asda

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