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    • QEII bridge closed as Storm Imogen causes havoc on roads

      THE QEII bridge has been closed due to 60mph winds from Storm Imogen. The road is currently closed from J31 A1306 (West Thurrock) to J1a  A206 (Swanscombe), where traffic was queuing for up to six miles this morning (Monday). Traffic is being diverted through the Dartford tunnel, with one lane open for northbound traffic and the other lane for southbound Read the full story »

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    • With love, Rose Marie

      With love, Rose Marie

      THIS Valentine’s Day, Irish singer Rose-Marie will be sharing the love in Southend as she brings her latest UK tour to the Palace Theatre. Famed for her fiery red hair and legs that have been insured by Lloyds for £1m, Read the full story »

    • A thrilling night is Comin’ Atcha!

      A thrilling night is Comin’ Atcha!

      FINDING fame when she was just 16-years-old as one third of the 90s girl group Cleopatra, Cleo Higgins has come a long way since her Comin’ Atcha days. Having released her own solo material and collaborated with Russell Watson, Cleo Read the full story »

    • The soundtrack to Chris Martin

      The soundtrack to Chris Martin

      CHRIS Martin is on a musical journey; a journey that takes him right across the country on a brand new tour, bringing the power of music to Southend this week. No, not that Chris Martin…this one is much funnier. Unlike Read the full story »