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Billericay, Essex
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fundraising team’s successful Easter

The Stanford Le Hope & Surrounding Area Fundraising team are celebrating a successful Easter after they delivered Easter Eggs to 1200 people in the local community across care homes, hospitals and refuges. The team have...

Southend Film Festival in town

This year’s Southend Film Festival will be celebrating one of the most powerful and daringly inventive British films ever made, 50 years on There is much for film lovers to celebrate at the annual Southend...

Man is jailed after cannabis found in loft

A man has been jailed after cannabis with a street value of up to £189,000 was found growing in a loft. The 226 plants were found when officers executed a search warrant at a top...

Up and coming band are Essex students

A Music student from South Essex College is hoping to hit the big time with his band, BILK. Luke Hare, 18, studies Level 3 Music Performance at the College’s Southend Campus. He is the bass...

Man is jailed for several burglaries

A prolific burglar who used victim’s pillowcases to take prized possessions out of their homes has been jailed. Donny Archer, 19, of Chelmsford Avenue, Romford, was sentenced to four years and six months for six...

Pool table donated by couple

Thanks to the generosity of a Benfleet resident, the Mardyke community centre in Rainham will now have a full size pool table for its local residents to use. Sixty one year old Mike, who lives...

Spring dangers to dogs

A leading Essex vets is warning of the dangers that spring can bring for pets when they’re out in gardens and parks. It’s the time of year when people like to banish the winter blues...

MP inspired by junior schools new scheme

A school in Wickford has been congratulated on its new innovative parking scheme that helps parking problems and encourages children and parents to walk to school. The Headteacher at the Junior School, Mr Terry Flitman...

DJ to star on TV this Sunday

A former Network producer for Essex FM and SGR FM Matt Vaughan will be the star of the ITV show Change Your Tune starting this Sunday April 22. The show sees tone deaf contestants transformed...

Champion fundraiser wins more awards

A schoolboy from Wickford has won an exciting award for his fundraising efforts over the last year. The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College are celebrating the success of 15 year old Rylee Doe. Rylee was...

Brave runners are looking forward to London marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place this Sunday 22 April 2018 and many brave fundraisers from Essex will be taking part. Starting in historical Greenwich and finishing in The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace,...

Have your say on water supply plan

Customers are being invited to have their say on how Essex & Suffolk Water plans to provide a reliable and sustainable supply of water to them over the next 40 years. Essex & Suffolk Water...

Pop up clothes show

AN animal sanctuary held their first and very successful ladies fashion show and pop up shop last Saturday (April 7) in Stock Remus Horse Sanctuary which is based in Ingatestone, held the show at Stock...
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Fundraisers row to world record

Two keen indoor rowers have set a new world record and raised money for a local charity. On the 24th March 2018, Meurice ‘Mo’ Robinson, 40, and Keith Darby, 41, took on a 100,000m tandem...

Southends newest route’s a sweet treat

A giant Belgian Bun came to Southend recently to celebrate the airports new route to Antwerp in Belgium The Belgian Bun was more than one metre wide and weighing in at 17.1kg, the monster Belgian...
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Cheerful entrance for Children’s ward

The entrance to a ward at Southend University Hospital has enjoyed a makeover recently. The Neptune Children’s Ward has been the benefactor of an initiative to make the Ward a more welcoming environment and the...

Composer raises Harmonie bar

A charity concert band from Rayleigh is gearing up for a busy year ahead and recently had a visit from an award winning composer. The Harmonie Concert Band invited the award-winning composer Nigel Hess to...

A fantastic venue

A wedding venue in Brentwood is preparing to hold their highly regarded annual open wedding weekend at the end of April. Ashwells Country Club in Bentley near Brentwood are holding their popular open day on...

Spot the symptoms of bowel cancer

A Bowel cancer charity warns of alarmingly low symptom awareness in the South East for the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. More than a fifth of residents in Essex only named one of the five...
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Rejected Invisible illnesses still not recognised

A woman who struggles on a daily basis from invisible illnesses has been rejected for the third time for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Amanda Flannery, 25, suffers from fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)...
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Register to vote in time

Voters have just one week to register to vote for the upcoming local elections in England on May 3. And the Electoral Commission have found an innovative way of encouraging voters to register by distributing...
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Success for task force as ‘Al Capone’ tactics used

Thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of three local police officers, crime in South Hornchurch has now taken a down turn. PC Dean Smith, PC Craig Blackwood and PS Ian Bargus are the...

Event organisers warning to horse riders and dog walkers

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill in Rayleigh is warning all horse riders and dog walkers to be extra vigilant when their hold their annual 10 km cross country run at the end of...

Dispersal order in place

Southend Dispersal order A further dispersal order to deal with anti-social behaviour in Southend town centre will be in place for two days from Monday, April 9. We had had a dispersal order in place from...

Extended hours

Hub clinics across the county Patients registered at GP practices in the Basildon and Brentwood districts will be able to book GP or nurse appointments, via their own GP practice, in the evenings and weekends...

Strictly Stock

Strictly comes to stock Fans of Strictly Come Dancing were treated to a dance from two of the show’s most popular stars in Essex recently. Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, the now married Strictly couple performed...

Surgical robot

Appeal for state-of-the-art surgical robot The Mid Essex Hospitals Trust ‘Our Charity’ is calling on the community to rally together to help raise money for their £1.5million appeal to fund a state-of-the-art new surgical robot...
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Busy Easter weekend

High level of violent crime Police dealt with a high level of violent crime across Essex and East London over the Easter holiday weekend, including the arrest of two juveniles for carrying large kitchen knives...

Superheroes at Bas Vegas

Family fun A leisure park in Basildon was taken over by children’s movie and TV characters for some Easter Sunday family fun. Superheroes and Villains came down to Festival Leisure Park off Cranes Farm Road in...

Ride for Helen

Charity Bike Ride Ride for Helen is back on Sunday May 13 for its fifth year and promises to be one of the region’s biggest and best cycling events in 2018 for Helen Rollason Cancer...