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  1. Should children be taught CPR in schools?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Echo-news.co.uk

    DUTY policeman and a soldier on leave saved the life of 17-year-old Hollie Tillbrook, of Leigh , by performing CPR until an ambulance after she suffered a heart attack at Basildon 's Festival Leisure Park , prompting the question whether more people should learn the technique. EMMA DURRANT IS A REGISTERED CHILDMINDER FROM BENFLEET.

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  2. Fighting for our cancer services: Sign the Echo's petition to keep a vital surgery in SouthendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Echo-news.co.uk

    THE Echo has launched a petition as it continues to fight to keep a vital cancer surgery unit in Southend. Plans have been announced to close one of Essex's two surgical units which offer specialised urological cancer surgery for cancers affecting the bladder, kidney, prostate and testicles.

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  3. Parents fined A 1,230 after refusing to pay when they took...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Daily Mail

    Bailiffs called in over fine for term time trip: Parents fined A 1,230 after refusing to pay when they took 14-year-old son on holiday A couple who took their 14-year-old son out of school without permission for a five-day holiday to Spain were forced to pay a A 1,230 fine after bailiffs were called in. They were originally fined A 120 for the unauthorised absence from Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh, Essex, after being convicted in November 2014 of failing to ensure their child regularly attended school.

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  4. Council sends in BAILIFFS after parents take son for five-day holiday during term timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Mirror.co.uk

    Parents who took their child out of school for a five-day holiday have been hit with a A 1,230 bill after council bosses sent the bailiffs in. They were originally fined A 120 for the unauthorised absence of their 14-year-old son from Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh, Essex - but then got a knock on the door from bailiffs in the middle of the night when they refused to pay the fine.

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  5. Signalling problems delay trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Echo-news.co.uk

    Trains between Shoebury and London Fenchurch Street have been delayed at Benfleet and Laindon from between two and five minutes this morning.

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  6. Testing times - " a rider on the new track yesterday Picture: Gavin MooreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Echo-news.co.uk

    Active Essex and Hadleigh Mountain Bike Club, which runs the track at Hadleigh Country Park, handed out 200 golden tickets offering exclusive access to lucky riders over the Easter weekend. The track, which was created for the London 2012 Olympics, has undergone a major revamp to become a top visitor attraction.

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  7. How Con Donovan went from East End lad to Choice's kingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Braintree and Witham Times

    ONCE upon a time a teenage casual worker in East London was unloading a van when he eavesdropped on a group of salesmen at work. "I could do that," he thought.

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  8. What do your MPs stand for? Question the candidates at Echo hustings this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Braintree and Witham Times

    Next week, residents of Leigh , Rochford , Shoebury , Thorpe Bay, Westcliff and Southend will be able to grill candidates standing for election in both Southend seats. Residents of Hadleigh , Benfleet , Thundersley and Canvey will also get a chance to speak to the people wanting their vote in Castle Point.

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  9. Builders launch new green belt challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Braintree and Witham Times

    DETERMINED developers have hit backwith a fresh planning appeal as they battle to build a major housing estate in Benfleet . Fox Land and Property has turned to the Planning Inspectorate after Castle Point Council threw out an application for 140 homes at Glebelands in September.

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  10. Efforts recognised - " mayor Jackie Govier with the award winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Echo-news.co.uk

    More than 140 guests packed Runnymede Hall, Thundersley, to find out which firms in the borough had clinched the hotly-contested accolades. Jackie Govier, mayor of Castle Point, found it so hard to choose between two top companies, she handed a joint first place award to Canvey -based Epic Marketing Services, and Edward Carter Solutions, in High Road, Benfleet .

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  11. Air rifle shot leaves Benfleet cat unable to walkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Maldonandburnham Standard

    Bella, a black and white short-haired cat, managed to limp home to her owner Scott Smith muddied and covered with blood. Mr Smith, 23, from Lodge Close, took Bella to the vets where she was given an X-ray and then had an air rifle pellet removed from her back.

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  12. ELECTION 2015: Castle PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Braintree and Witham Times

    CASTLE Point is turning out to be one of the most hotly contested seats in the country, let alone south Essex. The seat is seen as a two-horse race between incumbent Conservative MP Rebecca Harris and Ukip challenger Jamie Huntman.

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  13. UPDATED: Brothers wanted for Essex pub burglaries chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Echo-news.co.uk

    A PAIR of brothers wanted in connection to more than 30 burglaries across the south east, including nine in south Essex, have been arrested and charged by police. Warren and Westley Linned, aged 35 and 37 respectively, are suspected of burgling six licensed premises in Southend, Benfleet and Rayleigh within 24 hours in February.

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  14. Seevic's rugby team bidding to put right some wrongs in College Sport ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Echo-news.co.uk

    SEEVIC skipper Ricki Gould insists the side will be looking to put right some wrongs when they take part in the College Sport National Championships sevens final in Bath this weekend. Seevic were seen off 13-5 by Churcher's College in the under 18 vase final at Twickenham on Wednesday.

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  15. Wapping wonders end on highRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Newham Recorder

    Wapping Hockey Club capped their 'best ever season' with a host of wins on the last day of the campaign. The women's second string got the ball rolling at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre with an impressive 5-0 win over their Thurrock rivals, despite finishing with only nine players.

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  16. Mum finds burglars in Leigh flat with her kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Halstead Gazette

    Scared for his family - Matthew Locker outside the Sandbank restaurant, Leigh, where his wife found two men in their flat Sam Locker, 30, runs the Sandbank Restaurant, in London Road, Leigh , and lives in a flat above the business with her husband, Matthew, and her children. She went upstairs to see her children before bedtime, at about 8pm on Mothers' Day, but was horrified to discover the men in her home where threeyear- old Harry was in bed and four-year-old Daniel was watching a movie, with her 16-year-old step-daughter Sophie.

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  17. Gemma Holloway targets more success after winning silver at English...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Basildon Recorder

    GEMMA Holloway says winning a silver medal at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships has proved she is on the right track for a top running career. The 17-year-old, from Grays, had the best result of her career in Blackburn on Saturday when she finished second in the senior girls race, leading her Essex team to gold too.

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  18. The Essex senior girls team with their winners' trophyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Echo-news.co.uk

    GEMMA Holloway says winning a silver medal at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships has proved she is on the right track for a top running career. The 17-year-old, from Grays, had the best result of her career in Blackburn on Saturday when she finished second in the senior girls race, leading her Essex team to gold too.

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  19. Britain's UKIP suspends legislator over expenses scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Globe and Mail

    In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's United Kingdom Independence Party smiles at a pub in South Benfleet, England. FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's United Kingdom Independence Party smiles at a pub in South Benfleet, England.

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  20. A slice of Canvey history - " Ray Howard outside the Dutch cottage which is now up for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Maldonandburnham Standard

    WITH it's unconventional octagonal shape and historical importance, Canvey 's lastremaining habitable Dutch cottage is expected to be snapped up quickly after being put up for sale. Estate agents Anthony Quirk are asking for A 195,000 for the unique two-storey home, in Haven Road, which was built in 1621.

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