Flash floods cancel trains

Halstead 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.

Police release new picture of missing Tilbury teen

Halstead Gazette: Jessica Pittaway

5:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW photo has been issued of a teenager from Tilbury missing from her home for more than three weeks.

Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards to visit Southend

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

TRIPLE jumper Jonathan Edwards will be the guest of honour at South Essex College’s graduation ceremony next month.

Colin stands as independent

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of a community group has announced he will be running in the Canvey East ward by-election as an independent candidate.

Let the music play on

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have vowed to carry on playing their instruments after starring on TV.

Free-flow tolling at Thurrock-Dartford crossing delayed until late November

Halstead Gazette: Dartford Crossing

1:26pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE introduction of free-flow tolling at the Thurrock-Dartford river crossing has been delayed.

Council house tenant evicted for dishonestly claiming 'holiday home'

Halstead 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.

How Environment Agency is helping council with flood problem

Halstead Gazette: We are less than happy with More Than service

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Environment Agency said it would co-operate with Castle Point Council’s investigation into flooding.

Bas Vegas winners set to fly off to Oz

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A LUCKY south Essex couple are all set to jet across the world on the holiday of their dreams after winning a competition.

Breaking news Motorbike destroyed by fire

Halstead Gazette:

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTORBIKE has been destroyed by fire.

Who needs Hollywood when there’s Canvey?

Halstead Gazette: James McAvoy in Filth. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Vogue, then Prada, now Silent Witness!

Wheelchair user is conned out of £6k

Halstead Gazette:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISABLED man was conned out of £6,000 as he tried to buy an electric wheelchair online.

Death of a woman who sued hospital for misdiagnosis

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN who sued Southend Hospital after A&E doctors repeatedly failed to spot her cervical cancer has died.

Pole in field leaves boy, 9, concussed

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A MUM has described the terrifying moment her little boy fell unconscious after hitting his head on part of a metal pole.

Dogwalker terrified by man wielding golf club

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A terrified woman had a golf club swung at her by a man who tried to kick her puppy.

Brave Chloe battles back after breaking her back in 18ft fall

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A GIRL who broke her back after falling 18ft out of a tree is walking again after undergoing gruelling surgery.

Patient dies after superbug infection

Halstead Gazette: Basildon Hospital

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A PATIENT died at Basildon Hospital after developing clostridium difficile (c-diff) during a spike in cases of the superbug.

Two crews called to kitchen fire

Halstead Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

8:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two crews were called to a kitchen fire in Grays.

Islanders voice fury at flooding

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DOZENS of residents attended a council meeting to share their flooding experiences as Castle Point Council prepares to hand over evidence to the Government.

Drivers escape serious injury in three vehicle accident

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

5:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Drivers escaped serious injury in a three vehicle accident on the A127. 

Tills swiped in Pitsea smash and grabs

Halstead Gazette:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RAIDERS smashed their way in two Pitsea businesses before swiping the tills.

Community wildlife haven in Hadleigh destroyed

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

VANDALS destroyed a wildlife haven created by volunteers.

Delays expected as seven months of work on Nethermayne, Basildon, starts today

Halstead Gazette: We'll solve hospital traffic misery

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SEVEN months of roadworks begin today, bringing delays to two of Basildon’s busiest roads.

Teen run over after gang attack outside kebab shop

Halstead Gazette: webpix police generic

4:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A GANG attacked a teenager before running over his foot outsider a kebab shop.

Yard blaze closes A127 for five hours

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEIGHBOURS rallied together to push a van away from a huge blaze with their bare hands.

Hospital bid to halve victims of killer sepsis

Halstead Gazette: Basildon Hospital is ordering its security staff to issue the £40 fines in a bid to stop people parking inconsiderately.

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BASILDON Hospital has set itself the target of halving the number of patients who die from one of the UK’s biggest killers – sepsis.

Su switched on to boost hospice cash

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A RADIO presenter has raised more than £5,000 for a hospice by taking on challenges and putting on events all year.

Former paediatric clinic is set to go under the hammer

Halstead Gazette:

1:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER Westcliff health centre is being sold at auction with a guide price of £150,000.

We now have a school to be really proud of

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LESS THAN a year ago, Woodlands School, in Basildon, was struggling.

Funeral of Canvey's oldest resident tomorrow

Halstead Gazette:

12:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE funeral of Canvey’s oldest resident, Doris Flaherty, will take place on Friday September 19.

Cars crash on roundabout

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

A ROAD has been blocked after cars crashed on a roundabout.

Friends’ 100-mile Thames canoe mission

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR friends who rowed 100 miles down the Thames raised more than £4,000.

popular business next to the A127 has a price tag of £2.4m

Halstead Gazette:

5:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ANYONE who has ever dreamed of owning their own go-karting track should get their wallets out now to take advantage of a rare opportunity.

Leigh teen set for global superstardom

Halstead Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A LEIGH teenager is on course for global superstardom as he stars in a new Disney show set to be aired in 160 countries.

Hospital staff praise collaegues’ behind-the-scenes dedication

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF at Basildon Hospital who work behind the scenes have been recognised by their colleagues.

TV detectives come to Canvey

Halstead Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CANVEY became the location for a hit BBC show yesterday as a film crew came to the island.

Family homeless after early morning blaze

Halstead Gazette:

8:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILY has been made homeless after a blaze in their flat.

Trains into London delayed

Halstead Gazette: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

8:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAINS into London have been delayed due to disruptive passengers.

Accident at Rayleigh Weir delays traffic

Halstead Gazette: Chaos at Rayleigh Weir

8:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays after an accident at Rayleigh Weir.

Paloma finds faith in Jamie's cooking

Halstead 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.

Popular teacher's death shocks his colleagues and students

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHOOL community has been left in shock after the sudden death of its deputy head.

Legendary live music venue closing after 21 years

Halstead Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POPULAR live music club which has hosted the likes of Procol Harum and Wilko Johnson is moving after more than two decades.

Teen grabbed on way home from school

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who tried to drag a teenage girl off the street as she walked home from school.

'Biggest ever' town centre homes plans on the horizon

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOUTHEND Council will next week kick off a ‘once in a generation’ regeneration project to transform the face of a whole estate.

Card cloner found on Canvey shop’s ATM

Halstead Gazette: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FRAUDSTERS are feared to have taken thousands of pounds off Canvey shoppers after a card cloning machine was found at a supermarket.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge

Halstead Gazette:

8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

Should 'town's oldest house' be demolished?

Halstead Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COTTAGE claimed to date back to 1621 could be demolished to make way for a four bedroom house.

No trains to or from Fenchurch Street tonight

Halstead Gazette: Cow on the line causes delays between Leigh and Benfleet

6:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NO trains will serve London Fenchurch Street station tonight as engineering works go underway.

Mum says sewage leak is making her children ill

Halstead Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MUM fed up with raw sewage regularly appearing outside her home claims it is making her children ill.

Charity store set to lose out to new Costa Coffee shop

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COFFEE chain is set to open a new outlet in Wickford after controversially replacing a charity shop.



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