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 (băz′əl-dən, bā′zəl-)
An urban district of southeast England east-northeast of London.
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(Placename) a town in SE England, in S Essex: designated a new town in 1955. Pop: 99 876 (2001)
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(ˈbeɪ zəl dən, ˈbæz əl-)

a town in S Essex, in SE England. 161,700.
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The Miss Bennet package costs pounds 149 per night for two adults and includes bed, breakfast and dinner at The Swan, electric riverboat hire and entry into Basildon Park.
Actor and political activist Corin Redgrave was yesterday said to be making good progress six days after suffering a heart attack at a public meeting.Mr Redgrave, 65, who lives in London, collapsed on Wednesday while championing travellers' rights at a meeting in Basildon, Essex.
A BNP candidate finished third behind Labour and the Tories in a by-election for a ward of Basildon District Council in Essex.
Karli was taken from her hospital bed less than four hours after being born in Basildon, Essex.
Apara, who worked at under-fire Basildon Hospital, Essex, is said to have ignored colleagues for weeks and communicated only by leaving notes.
A judge yesterday continued an existing injunction until 4pm on Monday to prevent Basildon Council in Essex from clearing the Dale Farm site.
The 27-year-old star was being driven to a fashion shoot when the accident happened on the A13 near Basildon, Essex.
Daniel Davis, aged 24, of Basildon, Essex, managed to stagger to a friend's house and was taken to hospital where he later died.
Sitting at London's High Court, he said: "This is a very difficult area and I can quite assure everyone I am giving it the most anxious consideration." Lawyers for the travellers said they welcomed Basildon's acceptance yesterday that the case raised "serious triable issues".