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Billericay, Essex
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Teacher honoured with lifetime achievement award

Essex Teaching Awards A teacher from a school in Wickford has been celebrating after winning a lifetime achievement award at the Essex Teaching Award ceremony recently held in Chelmsford. Brian Pratt who works at Bromfords School...
Mayor-Cllr-Will-Russell-and-Spino

Pawesome opening

Latest Dogs Trust branch launched by mayor Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, officially opened the doors of their latest charity shop on Friday (February 16) with the help of the Mayor of Brentwood; Councillor William...
Fraud for flights

Fraud for flights

A fraudster who used a fake credit card in someone else’s name for a holiday to Jamaica had more than 200 blank cards at his house. Officers executed a search warrant at Corie Riddles’ home...
Grant Taylor

BMX riders needed

New bike course proposed for Basildon BMX riders are being asked to help Basildon Council design the borough’s first specialised bike track. A proposal has been made to create a track in Victoria Park, Laindon, and...
Sparkey

Help for Sparkey

Pony is suffering from various infections A equine sanctuary that is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year are fundraising to help one of their ponies who is suffering from mouth, teeth and nostril infections. Sparkey who...
Joe's flat before and after

Renovation project for armed forces veteran Joe

Charity help make his flat fit for living in An Armed forces veteran from Southend has been given a new lease on life after taking a tumble at home recently. Royal Artillery veteran Joe Quigley was...
'Chicken' protestors

More protests over planned NHS cuts and proposed hospital merger

'The NHS is being failed' Demonstrators gathered again over the last week to protest the proposed NHS merger of Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend hospitals and further planned government cuts to the health service. Nearly two-hundred campaigners...
witness appeal

Billericay Holland & Barrett robbery

Appeal We are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Billericay High Street this morning, February 19. Around 8.25am a man forced entry into the Holland & Barrett store, pushed a member of staff and stole...
Scott-Bishop

Jail for burglar who targeted businesses

A prolific burglar has been jailed for a year and three months after admitting to breaking into businesses in Stapleford Abbotts. Scott Bishop, 44, of Railway Square, Brentwood, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary...
Paul Feeney

Jail for man who stabbed friend while intoxicated

Stabbing was unprovoked court heard A man has been jailed for six years and three months after stabbing a former friend in an unprovoked attack in Basildon. Paul Feeney, 44, of Collingwood Terrace, Basildon, was sentenced...
Black Ice in the mornings

Watch – Video Men up righting van: Be careful out there

Black ice catches driver out Luckily no one was injured when this van took a roll on Mountnessing Road, just outside Billericay, earlier this morning. The Suzuki Carrier was flipped on its side after losing...

Friends take fundraising footsteps for Saint Francis Hospice

In memory of mum The Brentwood half marathon is coming up in March and two local women are running the 13.1 miles in memory of Jackie Feeley. Jackie’s daughter Abigail Feeley and her friend Becky, both...
Hair Cut

Cutting it for Little Princess Trust

Two young girls very kindly chose to spend a day of their half term holiday helping other children who were suffering from cancer. The two sisters Ebony Riches and Alannah Cronin from Billericay had their...
children-in-daffs

A free Big Weekend

Excitement is building for Essex’s second Big Weekend, when hundreds of residents will be able to visit some of the county’s finest tourist attractions for free. Organised by Visit Essex, the Essex Big Weekend is...
Southend Hospital

NHS leaders fail to give credible answers

NHS plans condemned Local health service campaigners attended a consultation event about the future of regional NHS services and have condemned NHS leaders for failing to give credible answers over their plans. The event was organised...
Bradley BLUNDELL

Hunt for Blundell

Wanted for murder A reward has been offered to find a teenager on the run after a 16-year-old teenager was cleared of the murder of an electrician outside a petrol station in Great Baddow. John Pordage...
Fish Brothers robbery CCTV

Chelmsford High Street Robbery

CCTV APPEAL We are releasing a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Chelmsford. A group of men went into Fish Brothers in the...
Claire Matthews, stylist

House of Colour

Empowerment through style A woman from Rochford has taken it upon herself to empower others across Essex through colour and style. Claire Mathews, who works as a style and colour consultant, set up her business in...

St Bees to Robin Hood Bay in support of charity

192 miles in 12 days A team of four intrepid Essex-based Stansted Airport employees are setting off on a long-distance coast to coast walk to raise vital funds for children and young people’s cancer support...
Kitty Bright 104yrs

Birthday girl turns 104

Kitty celebrating her birthday at Abbeyfields. A resident of Abbeyfields in Basildon, which provides sheltered housing for the over 65s was treated to a pub lunch last week after turning a remarkable 104 years...
Sophie Butler

Road to recovery after freak accident in gym

Sophie is determined to walk again A 21-year-old who suffered a devastating slip in the gym which has left her with a damaged spinal cord is raising money for pioneering treatment abroad to help her...
dementia awareness

Dementia awareness workshop

Hospice offers specialist care Staff at St. Luke’s Hospice are celebrating the success of their recent ‘Dementia Awareness drop in Workshop’ which took place in Basildon. Eileen Craig, Head of In-patient Services and one of the...
Wild warrior week fun for children

Wild warrior week fun for children

Families at Hadleigh Park learning new skills. Families will be able to unleash their wild side this half-term at Hadleigh Park during an action packed 'Warrior Week'. There are two family activity days to challenge...
Tackling food poverty

Tackling food poverty

Members of the local churches that are providing a free meal. The local community has come together in Rochford to seek to help those living in food poverty in the area. With food poverty being on...
Cllr Louise McKinlay

Idea game changing

The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) A ‘game-changing’ association of south Essex councils has been formed with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) consists of...
Ken Porter

Laindon author’s new book explores history of Clacton-on-Sea

Latest release is author's fifth title A Laindon born author, a leading enthusiast in the Basildon Borough Heritage Group and Laindon and District Community Archive, has released his latest book, the history of a stretch...
Crash hot-spot needs re-think

Crash hot-spot needs re-think

The roundabout in Basildon highlighting the accident hotspot. Concerned drivers have raised issues with a roundabout in Basildon after a spate of accidents over the last few months calling it ‘damn right dangerous.’ Billericay and Basildon...
MP Stephen Metcalfe hopes to inspire future scientists

Students reach for the sky

MP Stephen Metcalfe hopes to inspire future scientists Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, is encouraging local secondary schools to ‘reach for the sky’ with a national rocketry competition to inspire the...
Travelers Billericay

Travellers causing more havoc (Video)

The traveller caravans on the commuter car park at Radford Crescent, Billericay. Billericay residents have been subjected to an influx from the travelling community recently causing uproar. First travellers set up camp at the car park...
Charged

Arrest made after incident at Billericay jewellers

A teenager has been charged in connection with an attempted aggravated burglary after an incident in Billericay last week.  At around 11.30am on Wednesday, January 31 at Coleby’s Jewellers in the High Street, in which a...