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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Luxury Lodges

With its open spaces and easy accessibility, Colchester Holiday Park is the perfect place for your choice of Leisure home, tourers and campers, and is equally well suited for couples and families with children...

College supports future investment

This week Chelmsford College is proud to support the Association of Colleges’ “Love Our Colleges” campaign, taking place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018. The campaign aims to celebrate and showcase the...

Refurb for The Octagon

Abbeyfield Octagon in Basildon is a fantastic supported living house that provides amazing companionship and security with the added bonus of home cooked meals every day. The Octagon house is currently undergoing refurbishment and will...

DO you know where 13-year-old Callum Taylor is?

DO you know where 13-year-old Callum Taylor is? He was reported missing on Sunday, October 14, and his family and officers are concerned for his welfare. Callum is 5ft 5ins and has links to Laindon, Billericay...

Drug dealer who swallowed drugs sentenced for 6 years

A DRUG dealer, who tried to swallow 43 wraps of Class A drugs when he was stopped by police, has been jailed for nearly six years. Basildon Crown Court heard how officers were carrying out...

Police identify man after remains found

POLICE are in the position to formally identify a man whose remains were found in Rochford. A human skull was found on land off Shopland Road in September 2017 and a number of bones were...

The power of support for mental health

After communities came together yesterday for World Mental Health Day local vets and charities have reported that pets are playing an increasingly important role in helping our mental health. Vets have been exploring the exact...

Four men jailed for aggravated burglary

Four men have been jailed for a total of 58 years in connection with an aggravated burglary at a laundrette in Grays. Christopher Salvador, 31, of Hemming Way, Watford, Joseph Pearl, 28, of Charter Place,...

Plans ‘state of the art’ technology hub

Plans have been released for a new state of the art, digital technology hub in Basildon. The planned developments include a new site for South Essex College in Basildon Town Centre and its technical facility in...

Sponsors treat footie girls

A girls team from Billericay Town Football Club were treated to hair styling and nail treatments last Friday by their new sponsors. The Billericay Town Football Club girls under 11 team will be sponsored this...

James Duddridge Promotes cycling to tackle obesity and air pollution

James Duddridge Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East has ridden his bicycle 21 miles around his constituency to promote cycling as a sustainable and practical means of transport. The ride, which took place...

Health and work support

Over 400 people in Essex who have been recovering from mental illness were helped to get back into work by Employment Specialists at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) in the past year. 441...

Befrienders wanted

The RAF Association is looking to recruit volunteers across Southend-on-Sea for its befriending service, which pairs volunteers with members of the RAF community who are struggling with feeling lonely or isolated. With 170,000 RAF veterans...

Hundreds take part in dance

Hundreds of visitors attended Festival Leisure Park this weekend to help raise money for Children In Need. On Sunday 7th October, Cineworld Basildon invited the general public to Festival Leisure Park, where the community simultaneously...

James Duddridge Welcomes Gigabit capable fibre optic broadband rollout in Southend

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed the recent announcement from Vodafone and CityFibre that Southend is one of three areas to be included in the Gigabit capable fibre...

Financial Services Jobs Festival! Are you ready for your new career?

Come to the Finance Fest on Saturday 13th October at ACL Brentwood, Rayleigh Road, Shenfield CM13 1BD from 10am-2pm. Book your ticket here to guarantee entry – financefest.eventbrite.co.uk The event will bring together employers from across...

Brentwood Borough Council is supporting an Essex-wide campaign to tackle fly-tipping

Love Essex, a partnership of Essex councils and businesses, has launched its #CrimeNotToCare campaign to remind residents that if they do not comply with their duty of care to keep their waste from rogue...

Brentwood Business Showcase Less than a month away

With less than a month left for the Brentwood Business Showcase ensure you have your FREE ticket! The Showcase returns on Thursday 1 November for its third year at Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood,...

Connie to open walk in memory of grandad

A young baker who whisked up more than £1,000 for charity will swap the kitchen for a leading role at an annual Memory Walk. Connie Gray, 10, has been asked to open this year's Alzheimer's...

Man summonsed

A MAN has been summonsed to appear at court in connection with a stolen car. A Mercedes A180 was stolen from car rental business Avis in Arterial Road, Southend, between December 9 and 11 last...

Harvest celebrated

Writtle University College celebrated the 2018 harvest and its 125th anniversary with a community celebration. The event, held on Sunday 30 September, was part of Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell's Missionary Journey to Chelmsford Cathedral...

Fly-tipping in Crays Hill

Residents in a quiet lane in Crays Hill, near Billericay have become the latest victims of fly tipping recently. Last weekend, Borwick Lane off Gradeners Lane North had three sites on the side of the...

Badger found hanged

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a badger was found hanged by a rope around his neck from a football goal crossbar in Brentwood, Essex. The grisly discovery was made at a sports field...

End of World War I exhibition held

This weekend over 1000 people visited Wat Tyler Park, Green Centre, to see the culmination of four years work by the Forget Never Team to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. The exhibition...

Police release image of man

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to following a burglary at a shop in Bowers Gifford. Two people broke into Wet & Dry Boardsports in London Road at...

Police cadets praised

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently spent an evening during the Parliamentary recess visiting the new Castlepoint and Rochford Police Cadets, who parade in the sixth form block at FitzWimarc School on the...

Women on fringes of gang given court order

A woman, associated with a gang supplying Class A drugs on the streets of Southend, has been made the subject of a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order. Under the terms of the order, 20-year-old Ciera Hulatt...

Charity event brings community together

A MUM from Wickford is holding a community charity event on Sunday October 7 to celebrate a year since she opened her first business. Carla Watson, 31, opened her wig shop Watson Wigs in October...

‘Happy hub’ opens

Motivated Minds, an organisation that helps people with their mental health have opened their brand new Happy Hub in the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon. The new Happy Hub has been set up to provide...

Val wins 10k run for charity

Valerie Furbank, from Upminster won the 75 to 79- year-old age group in the British 10K and raised £100 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families with a seriously ill child. Seasoned runner Val...