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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

Mick Norcross - progress should be smoother now Mr Norcross owns the freehold

"Rethink" for Leigh's Grand Hotel as Mick Norcross obtains freehold

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

Supermarket asked to clean up

Mick Norcross outside The Grand Hotel in Leigh

Echo comment: New hope for Grand Hotel’s future

Grant Taylor

Council to hold awards ceremony for outstanding members of staff

Kent Elms is a heavily used junction

Kent Elms junction claimed to be dangerous for pedestrians

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

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

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

Tom Hardy was spotted filming in Tilbury

Hollywood superstar Tom Hardy spotted filming in the nude in Tilbury

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


Sam Higgins – Rock’s top scorer will be looking to be among the goals again tonight

Can East Thurrock bite back against beleaguered Farnborough?

Rallying call  – James Stevens’ goal in the first tie on Saturday   Picture: ANDY NUNN

Bowers & Pitsea boss Small calls for community support ahead of FA Vase replay against Ipswich Wanderers

Appeal - over George Beavan's red card against Staines

Billericay welcome Leiston as Edwards prepares for big week

Up for grabs - FA Vase

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Bowers & Pitsea face FA Vase replay, as Southend Manor claim league win

Goal - Sam Higgins got a goal but it wasn't enough  Picture: FRANK REID

East Thurrock surprisingly beaten by Merstham

Scorer - Tony Stokes scored the opening goal of the afternoon

Late heartbreak for Canvey as they let three-goal lead slip at Brentwood

Helpless - Adam Seal cannot keep out Brightlingsea  Picture: SUSAN WATTS

Early red card damages Wakering's prospects in defeat at Brightlingsea Regent

Solid performance - Jack Giddens

Inspired Giddens helps Billericay overcome stubborn Staines

Brace - Steve Cawley

Cawley double inspires Concord to victory over Eastbourne

Warrior - Steve King

MY BEST XI: Concord Rangers captain Steve King

Possible return - for Simon Peddie, left

Coventry wants Rocks to show they are more than average against Merstham

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE PREVIEW: Bowers & Pitsea face Ipswich in battle for FA Vase quarter-final spot

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE PREVIEW: Bowers & Pitsea face Ipswich in battle for FA Vase quarter-final spot

Billericay boss hoping flu stays away for Staines Town trip

Billericay boss hoping flu stays away for Staines Town trip

Gone - Kris Newby has returned to East Thurrock    Picture: SUSAN WATTS

Consistency eluding Great Wakering ahead of tricky Brightlingsea test

National Sport

Sergio Busquets has made over 300 appearances for Barcelona

Sergio Busquets 'would be honoured' to work with Pep Guardiola again

West Ham's Dimitri Payet has become an instant hit with the club's fans

Dimitri Payet in talks over new West Ham deal

Paul O'Connell was suffering from a hamstring injury sustained at the World Cup

Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell heads for retirement

Andy Murray and wife Kim have had their first child

Andy Murray's newborn daughter 'doing well'

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