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‘We are backing ourselves’: Labour aims to turn tide on Tories in Essex

Party could make historic inroads in places such as Southend but many of the races look very tightLike the water lapping the yellow sands on Southend’s Jubilee beach, the county of Essex has been a sea of blue since 2010. Standing on the sands looking out towards the pier, Bayo Alaba is one of the...

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Pollsters predict 'political earthquake' for Essex if General Election was held today

It's suggested that many constituencies are 'on a knife edge' ahead of the General Election

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Truck selling 'poo covered ice cream' spotted in Southend in sewage dumping protest

The tongue-in-cheek stunt was pulled by a campaign group fighting to stop sewage dumping in the sea

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'Reckless' knife-waving teen went on stolen car rampage through Essex

Police had to eventually box the car in after the teen drove the wrong way down a road and on a pavement near a school

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Urgent flea warning to all cat and dog owners in the UK

A vet has issued a warning to all cat and dog owners to keep an eye out for flea infestations, which are “more common than people realise” at this time of year

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Sir Ian McKellen statement issued after actor's horror fall

Sir Ian McKellen's spokesperson has issued a major update after the actor's on-stage fall during a London production of Player Kings.

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Hockley Westerings Primary Academy pilot school streets zone

This initiative was a responsive action to the concerns of parents and residents

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Hamlet Court Road former Harp building may become flats

This follows last year's devastating three-storey fire which resulted in significant damage.

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Southend tree action group protest outside Mecca Bingo

Members of a Southend protest group chanted, waved banners and protested outside of a popular bingo spot in the city to oppose trees being removed.

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Cherrydown Vets closing south Essex out-of-hours service

Subsequently, care will be transferred to Forest Veterinary Centre Hospital in Epping

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Southend binman hit car while collecting garden waste

A Southend councillor has urged caution after a dustman was hit by a car while collecting garden waste.

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Dartford Crossing QEII diversions and closures for the week

Both the east tunnel and QEII bridge will see closures at points throughout the week.

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Southend Half Marathon runner's friend raised thousands for family

In an outpouring of support to help the grieving family, a GoFundMe was set up to aid with funeral and memorial costs

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Land Rover Defender won by Southend man in BOTB competition

Kevin Domingo, from Southend, won a Land Rover Defender 90 V8 as part of an online competition run by BOTB, a specialist in dream car competitions

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Basildon dad left with 'serious concussion' at holiday park

The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Echo the friendly kickabout while on holiday in Hopton, near Great Yarmouth, turned into “horrific scenes”

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Southend and Basildon hospital interns secure jobs

Five interns who started their journey across Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals last year, are being celebrated as part of Learning Disability Week

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Essex man left in disbelief as he wins Land Rover while at work

He's managed to bag the 'dream' Land Rover Defender through a competition

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Throwing away election documents could land you a £200 fine

Failure to get rid of election materials properly could be a civil offence resulting in a £200 fine, experts have warned

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Essex weather: Met Office on '29C heatwave' reports

Settle weather will bring “more summer-like” conditions to much of the UK particularly towards the end of this week, the Met Office has forecast

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Southend Airport launches new flight route to Bulgaria for the summer season from today

The route will operate weekly until the beginning of September