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Humble locals set up litter pick group

A local group has been tackling the litter problem in Wickford by collecting rubbish. The Wickford Wombles are a group of volunteers dedicated to collecting rubbish in the Wickford area. The group meets once every...

Cab firm raise money

Southend-based taxi firm, AC Radio Cabs, have ‘hailed’ their latest fundraising efforts for Neptune Children’s Ward at Southend Hospital a huge success, raising over £1,000. Staff on Neptune Ward met representatives from AC Radio Cabs...

NHS CHOP

Expert suggests cut middle management ‘Over-worked, under-paid and asked to complete jobs they are not trained for... something has to change if the problems in healthcare recruitment are to get better.’ A healthcare recruitment expert has...

Man jailed after historic abuse

A man who raped a girl and carried out acts of cruelty against a boy has been jailed for 15 years. Brian Gillard, 75, raped the girl multiple times and indecently assaulted her over a...

George is a vegan hotty

A 20 year old from Leigh-on-Sea has become a finalist in a sexiest vegan award. Leigh-on-Sea native George Sear beat out numerous other entrants to become one of eight male finalists in PETA’s UK and...

Man jailed for axe attack

A man carried out a horrific assault with an axe and an armed robbery in Westcliff on the same day has been jailed. Jamie Sherfield, 34, of York Road, Southend, received four years for robbery...

MP shows support to expand centre

A local MP has shown his support for the expansion of a medical centre. Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently visited Riverside Medical Centre in Hullbridge, where he was shown plans to expand the...

Taste of Germany

Visitors joined Brentwood Town Twinning Association supporters to enjoy a little taste of German Oktoberfest recently at the Brentwood Brewery. The event was held to celebrate the town's links with Landkreis Roth in Germany. Among the...

Thousands raised after tragic fire

Thousands of pounds has been raised by the local community after staff lost everything in a pub fire. Over £2,000 has been raised on a gofundme page for staff at The Bull Inn in Hockley...

Ben spends work experience with MP

A Hornchurch youngster has spent his summer as an intern at parliament, thanks to a pioneering scheme run by a local charity. Ben Huseyin, 20, who is autistic, spent two fortnight long spells in the...

Pupils get media opportunity

Students from a school in Brentwood recently visited the iconic Guardian Newpaper in London. Year 9 history students from Brentwood County High School, had a fantastic opportunity to visit the Guardian Newspaper recently to take...

Young apprentices graduate to careers

Four apprentices based at the High House Production Park graduated from their Royal Opera House Apprentice Scheme in July. Over the past two or three years the apprentices have completed vocational training in backstage theatre...

Sport supports faith

High-profile sporting organisations in the county have pledged their support to the Essex Faith Covenant, to use participation in sport as a way of bringing people of all faiths together. Active Essex, the county sports...

Labour campaigner calls for funding

Rochford & Southend East Labour's Ashley Dalton has called for better police funding as knife crime rises. As official crime statistics published recently revealed an alarming rise in violent crime, Rochford & Southend East (RSE)...

Not enough compassion

A Labour councillor has hit out at a housing company in Southend for the lack of compassion in their treatment of a grieving tenant in his ward. Laurie Burton, who is the labour councillor for...

‘Glee club’ challenge

After seven years, the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge, the UK’s biggest Glee club competition is back for 2018. It is recruiting 60 groups across London and Essex to get involved in this year's competition. Last...

Karting charity night

Rayleigh Karting hosted a charity karting event in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity last Monday. The event was to mark 10 years to the day that Carl Hillis, an employee of Rayleigh...

Talented designs

The Royal Opera House and local train operator Trenitalia c2c have teamed up to showcase the talents of students from across the country to local rail passengers. The winning designs from this year's Royal Opera...

Impressive park unveils new homes

The “Cherry Tree” Kings Park Village, the largest park home estate in the country, is launching an exciting new expansion. The “Cherry Tree” development adds 22 spacious new homes to the picturesque village in Canvey Island,...

New play area unveiled

Chelmsford Council has unveiled the new and refurbished Westlands Play area in time for the start of the Summer Holidays. The winning Westlands Play area design was chosen by local families back in April. Designed by...

Better support for disabled

An MP is encouraging employers to consider disabled people and for better support when they are at work. James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, joined charity Leonard Cheshire in support of...

Fest a success

This year’s three-day Brentwood Festival was hailed a great success by thousands of festival-goers as well as Sunday’s headline acts Toploader and Scouting for Girls. A bottle of Brentwood Gold brewed by the Brentwood Brewing...

New initiative comes to theatre

The National Theatre’s new initiative Public Acts, which creates extraordinary acts of theatre and community, has announced its theatre partner in Essex. The programme launches with a musical version of Shakespeare’s Pericles on 26 -...

Ford’s Higher Apprentice Challenge

Recently BCHS year 10 students visited Ford’s Dunton to take part in their Higher Apprentice Challenge. Before the day the students had designed and made two cards that would transport an egg down a ramp...

Taking a different route…

Elle Mae Rogers who is 19, lives in Langdon Hills, Essex and commutes 3-4 days a week to her apprenticeship based in the Department of Transport in Westminster. Elle spends 80 per cent of her...

Care home hosts fun fete

St Michaels Homes Dudbrook Hall Elderly care home, based in Kelvedon Hatch near Brentwood recently hosted its annual summer fate on its front lawn for residents and their families and friends, staff and the local...

Successful few months for centre

Southend in Sight’s Local independent charity, Southend in Sight’s newly refurbished centre on Hamlet Court Road in Westcliff is helping more visually impaired people than ever before. The centre was officially opened by the Mayor, Cllr...

Driver jailed after taking father’s BMW

A driver has been jailed for three years and three months after crashing into five men on a pavement, leaving them with life-changing physical and emotional injuries. Max Maxwell had only passed his driving test...

Glamour comes to Essex – ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE

Essex is on route to having its very own ‘Walk of Fame’. Just like the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’ with all the stars on the ground with celebrity names, Essex could soon be the first...

What a Difference a year makes

At the end of June 2017 the local End of Life Care and Community MacMillan services transferred from North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) to St. Luke’s Hospice, and became known as ‘The Community...