We’re camping it up for a worthy cause...the fight against cancer

Basildon Recorder:

4:59pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MEET the drag queens who are fighting cancer – and looking fabulous while doing it.

Self-confessed "Victor Meldrew" fined for 999 nuisance calls

Basildon Recorder:

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NUISANCE 999 caller who describes himself as “Victor Meldrew” has been ordered to pay more than £1,000.

Anger as death threat yobs get their jail sentence ditched

Basildon Recorder:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SHOP owner feels “completely let down” after the yobs who threatened to kill his family had their prison sentences overturned.

Overturned lorry causing delays at Sadlers Farm

Basildon Recorder: Is the end in sight for Sadlers Farm roadworks?

12:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays at Sadlers Farm roundabout because of an overturned lorry.

Five are quizzed in immigration swoop in Laindon

Basildon Recorder:

9:06am Monday 22nd September 2014

OFFICERS raided a takeaway and a terraced house just yards from Laindon police station.

Tills swiped in Pitsea smash and grabs

Basildon Recorder:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

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

Teen grabbed on way home from school

Basildon Recorder: 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.

Shock as football league suddenly collapses

Basildon Recorder:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Amateur football teams have been left out of pocket after a league was unexpectedly cancelled.

Detectives want to speak to this baby-faced lad about a burglary

Basildon Recorder:

2:56pm Friday 12th September 2014

DETECTIVES wan to speak to this young man about a burglary in Basildon.

Man and woman in court for robbery

Basildon Recorder: Unemployed David Quinn, 49, of Bockingham Green, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court (file picture)

11:43am Friday 12th September 2014

A MAN and a woman have been charged with robbery.

Motorbiker injured in rush hour crash

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9:48am Friday 12th September 2014

A TEENAGE motorbiker suffered minor injuries in a rush hour crash.

County Council drop legal action against parents

Basildon Recorder: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

12:32pm Monday 8th September 2014

ESSEX County Council will discontinue legal action against the parents of a child at Chancellor Park Primary School in Chelmsford after the family emigrated to America.

PICTURES: Chemical experts deal with acid leak in Purfleet

Basildon Recorder:

10:19am Sunday 7th September 2014

Essex Fire Service has released images of chemical experts dealing with an acid leak in Purfleet.

Chocolate heaven for Essex Country Show visitors

Basildon Recorder:

7:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

CHOCOLATE lovers will be in their element at this year's Essex Country Show at Barleylands, Biillericay, on September 13 and 14.

World's biggest Monster Trucks in south Essex for Essex Country Show

Basildon Recorder:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

SOME of the heaviest and tallest Monster Trucks in the world are on their way to south Essex.

Lake rescue demo as Newfoundlands prepare for Essex Country Show display

Basildon Recorder:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

ON Wednesday, September 10, the South Eastern Working Newfoundlands, will put their well trained dogs through their paces as they practice a Lake Rescue.

Excitement builds for 2014 Essex Country Show

Basildon Recorder:

11:59am Thursday 4th September 2014

EXCITEMENT is building for the Essex Country Show, the largest country show in the south east, on September 12 and September 14 at Barleylands in Billericay.

Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire

Basildon Recorder:

4:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WOMAN was left with severe burns to her face, arms and chest after she attempted to tackle a chip pan fire.

Drunken yobs face boot from ALL pubs

Basildon Recorder:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

DRUNKEN yobs causing problems in Billericaywill be banned from all the town’s pubs.

Towie's Arg safe and well after being reported missing

Basildon Recorder: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:11am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Only Way Is Essex star James Argent is "safe and well" after he was reported missing.

Burglars stole £5,000 during burglary in Basildon

Basildon Recorder:

2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS stole £4,000 of jewellery and £1,000 cash from a house during a burglary in Basildon.

Burglars cause £1,000 damage in raid

Basildon Recorder: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

2:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS caused £1,000 of damage during a burglary in Billericay.

Border force officials battle to stem the tide

Basildon Recorder: Border Agency swoop on illegal immigrants in King Street, Southall

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE was a significant increase in the number of illegal attempts to get in to the UK through the Essex ports in the past year.

Benefit cheat ordered to pay back nearly £10k

Basildon Recorder: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

9:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

A BENEFIT cheat must pay back nearly £10,000 of Housing and Council Tax benefit, he swindled out of Basildon tax payers.

Essex girl Pixie Lott signs up for Strictly

Basildon Recorder:

5:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POP sensation and Essex girl Pixie Lott has been confirmed as the eleventh celebrity taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

71-year-old given suspended sentence for benefit fraud

Basildon Recorder: Unemployed David Quinn, 49, of Bockingham Green, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court (file picture)

4:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BILLERICAY pensioner who had nine undeclared bank accounts has been found guilty of benefit fraud.

Can you help police catch Pitsea bike thief?

Basildon Recorder:

4:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about the theft of a bike from Pitsea train station.

Man admits driving for 50 miles on the wrong side of motorway

Basildon Recorder: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN has admitted driving a stolen van 50 miles the wrong way along the M11.

Microbrewery plans to open real ale bar

Basildon Recorder: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

REAL ale lovers are a step closer to having their own watering hole after plans to expand a microbrewery were put forward.

Car torched in playing field

Basildon Recorder:

8:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAR was set alight in the middle of a playing field after being stolen.

Detectives launch investigation after teen raped in Basildon alleyway

Basildon Recorder:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a teenager was raped in an alleyway.

Couple wanted for failing to attend their burglary trials

Basildon Recorder:

12:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a couple who failed to show up for their burglary trials.

Two charged in connection with Tilbury Docks container death

Basildon Recorder: Ariel shot of Tilbury Dock

8:14am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO men have been charged in connection with an Essex Police investigation into the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks.

Blitz leads to 27% knife crime reduction

Basildon Recorder: Southend’s district commander Simon Anslow

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CLAMPDOWN on knife crime in Southend has led to 27 per cent fewer offences being reported.

Thieves break in to van, take keys and then steal BMW

Basildon Recorder:

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIEVES snuck in to a man’s work van and swiped his car keys before driving across Basildon to steal his motor.

Burglars burn out car after a joyride

Basildon Recorder:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

JOYRIDERS caused havoc after burgling a woman’s home, stealing her car, crashing it, then leaving it burned out on a path.

'Don’t be stupid... leave fires to us!', firefighters' message to man injured tackling blaze

Basildon Recorder:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A SENIOR firefighter has criticised two workmen who suffered burns while trying to put out a fire at a barn.

Cops remind residents to lock up their cars after spate of thefts in Langdon Hills

Basildon Recorder:

10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORIST had the contents of her handbag strewn across her street, while another person’s car was broken in for just 20p, during a spate of car break-ins.

Can you help catch alcohol thief?

Basildon Recorder:

9:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE want to speak to this woman about the theft of £150 of alcohol.

Man's court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital

Basildon Recorder: Pair arrested for filming in Basildon Magistrates' Court

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN has had his court appearance adjourned because he is in hospital.

Burglars failed to get in to house... so stole tools from van outside

Basildon Recorder: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BURGLARS failed to break in to a house so stole £1,500 of tools from a van outside.

Can you name "vain" thief?

Basildon Recorder:

3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A VAIN thief stole £800 of premium skin care products from Boots.

Bikes and jewellery stolen during burglary in Basildon

Basildon Recorder:

3:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIEVES broke in to a house and then stole two bikes from a shed.

Can you help police find fuel thieves?

Basildon Recorder:

2:41pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BASILDON police want to speak to these two people about the theft of fuel from the Tesco petrol station in Pitsea.

Can you help police find gang who attacked Tom?

Basildon Recorder:

5:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE are still searching for a gang who attacked a trainee electrician as he walked home from the pub.

Police want to speak to this man about nightclub attack

Basildon Recorder:

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A THUG pushed a middle aged woman to the floor and then kicked her in the ribs during an attack in a nightclub.

Two men suffer burns trying to fight fire in Dunton

Basildon Recorder: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

10:28am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TWO people were burned as they tried to tackle a hay fire in Dunton.

New home for fire-hit pre-school

Basildon Recorder: Community rallies round to aid wrecked Busy Bees

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FIRE-HIT pre-school has finally been given the go-ahead to move into a new home.

Stolen laptop had brides’ wedding pictures on it

Basildon Recorder: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FREELANCE photographer is devastated after thieves stole her laptop which had two couples’ wedding pictures.

Caravan death still treated as murder

Basildon Recorder:

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE are still investigating the death of a man found with head injuries outside a caravan after an inquest reached an open verdict.



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