Canvey Island

Canvey Island gets new and improved flood defences

TIDAL flood defences on Canvey Island have been improved as part of an Environment Agency project. Refurbishment work started on 28 of the Island’s tidal floodgates in August 2016 under the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme (TEAM 2100), and finished this month. The floodgates on Canvey are an essential part of the Island’s tidal flood […]

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Man in his 40s dies after Corringham road collision

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Corringham. A black Mercedes E280 was in collision with a stationary lorry on the Southend-bound A13 at around 8.45pm yesterday (Wednesday,  8 February). Emergency services attended but the driver of the car, a man in his 40s from the Canvey area, was sadly […]

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Canvey woman in revolutionary robotic surgical procedure

A CANVEY Island woman was at the centre of the world’s gaze recently when she was operated on by pioneering surgical robots. Jacqueline Nelson, 55, received surgery at Guy’s Hospital as part of a Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24 Hour Event on 14 November. Guy’s Hospital was the only hospital in the UK to be involved […]

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8-year-old takes on Canvey walk after dad’s health scare

AN EIGHT-year-old will walk around Canvey for charity this Saturday in aid of Diabetes UK after his father recently became a sufferer of the condition. Tyler Marney saw his father Sean rushed to hospital at the beginning of April after feeling very unwell. He was later diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and requires four insulin […]

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Canvey man talks on 50-mile walk as thank you to Essex Air Ambulance

A CANVEY Island man displayed his gratitude to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance last week after completing the charity’s 50-mile cross-country walking challenge. Michael Todd and his fiancée, Samantha Hyder, undertook the Base2Base Challenge between North Weald Air Base and Earls Colne from Friday, 15 July, to Sunday, 17 July. His father was saved […]

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Son’s love for mum helps others who are bereaved

A CITY broker has set up his own company after feeling compelled to launch a truly sensitive service for the bereaved. Paul Yarwood said he was extremely upset when, after asking a funeral director to look after the ashes of his beloved mum Mary, he discovered the remains had been stored in a cupboard with […]

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Family pays tribute to Kelly after Canvey killer gets life

A MAN was found guilty of murder on Tuesday and sentenced to life imprisonment following a two week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court. Anthony Ayres, 48, of Fairlop Avenue in Canvey, was convicted of the murder of 36-year-old Kelly Pearce, who died in hospital after receiving multiple injuries in a property in Canvey on Thursday, […]

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