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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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The future of engineering

Primary Pupils from Billericay have won coveted regional Primary Engineer prizes at the University of Hertfordshire. If you were an engineer what would you do? That was the question posed to children in the Primary...

Beating Hearts, Beating Records

A new Guinness World Record looks a safe bet after 127 cardiac arrest survivors gathered at Basildon University Hospital. Survivors, aged 11 to 80, and their families attended the event on Saturday, June 9, which...

James Duddridge Local Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East Welcomes new Work...

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed the announcement that Shaw Trust has won a contract to deliver the government’s new Work and Health Programme in Rochford and Southend...

Fraudster Dale Morris jailed and given behaviour order 

A man from Springfield has been jailed for 26 weeks and given a three year Criminal Behaviour Order after being sentenced for fraud. Dale Morris, 42, of Minns Avenue, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday,...

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week ‘Vision Express at Tesco’ store in Braintree opened by Lesley Green

The new ‘Vision Express at Tesco’ store in Braintree has officially opened its doors, with a celebration led by an eye cancer charity ambassador, Lesley Geen.  Lesley, a support worker for the Childhood Eye Cancer...

CSI day for Science students

South Essex College students took part in a CSI experience day with CSI Pulse. Public Services, Forensic Science and Applied Science students attended the day at the College’s Southend Campus. The event’s aim was to raise...

Back from extinction: Basioldon’s Festival Leisure Park celebrate Jurassic World

Life size dinosaurs as well as some reptiles will be arriving at the Festival Leisure Park, to celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this weekend. The dinos will be appearing at Festival Leisure...
RAYLEIGH FIRE

Familes homeless after deadly fire

Two families have been made homeless after a fire started outside a house and spread through the roof. Crews were called to a semi-detached house in Winbrook Close, Rayleigh, in the early hours of Monday...

Clean up after travellers trash site

Local residents have been praised for the fantastic community spirit they have shown in pulling together and finally getting the travellers to vacate the area they had encamped on since April. Work began on Tuesday,...

Residents urged to visit the sound doctor in Basildon and Brentwood

To support those with long term health conditions A number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, including Basildon and Brentwood, are offering local residents free access to ‘The Sound Doctor’ - a library of patient education...

Woman raising money to take on Inca Trail to help fight cancer

High in the Andes A Thundersley woman is holding a auction to raise funds for effort to complete in the Inca Trail Challenge for Bone Cancer Research. Sarah Middleton needs to raise at least £3,500 in...

Rayleigh and Wickford MP scrutinises train operator problems

'Frustration experienced by a number of constituents' Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently questioned the bosses of Abellio Greater Anglia on their performance, during a meeting in his office at Westminster. Mark met with...

Tubby Basildon pooch in pet slimming competetion final

A colossal canine named Sadie from Basildon, who waddles rather than walks, has reached the finals of the UK’s largest pet slimming competition. The eight-year-old porky pooch has been selected to compete against 12 other...

James Duddridge MP wants Southend to get aboard the SOS bus

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has pledged his support for the SOS bus during a visit to the bus on Friday, June 4, during the Southend Community Safety Partnership...

Autistic kids lack support

Exclusions of children with autism have increased by over 60% across the Essex over the past five years, new data has revealed. Latest figures show 535 pupils with autism were excluded in one year -...
Brentwood Borough Council staff who received the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) training and partners from the Brentwood Community Safety Partnership

Council joins Community Safety Accreditation Scheme

Brentwood Borough Council will be helping to reduce crime and disorder after joining the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). The scheme is a nationally accredited initiative promoted by the Home Office and National Police Chief’s...
: James Duddridge out with Cllr Daniel Nelson delivering surveys out at Thorpe Bay Station

James Duddridge Local MP for Rochford and Southend East Wants to hear from commuters

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, is delivering his commuter survey at c2c train stations over the next coming weeks. The survey will allow James to gain a better understanding...

Theatre School looking for ‘Razzamataz’ in Essex

Children in Essex have the opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to win a year’s worth of free performing arts tuition with a BBC Dragons’ Den backed theatre school. Razzamataz Rayleigh & Brentwood...

Dementia Action Week

Balloons were released at Howard Lodge Elderly Care Centre to raise donations and awareness This year, Dementia Awareness Week has been renamed Dementia Action Week which took place last week; the reason for the change...

Southend volunteers thanked for dedication to dementia

'Thank you!' Southend Hospital has 50 dedicated feeding buddies and 13 dementia befriender volunteers, and more than 20 of them were thanked for their continued work and dedication to patients and the Trust with an...

Applications wanted for the The Little Braxted Community and Educational Fund

People in Little Braxted and the surrounding areas of the Chelmsford District are being invited to apply for grants from a fund set up to help community projects and promote educational opportunities. The Little Braxted...

Teenage racing driver talks about ‘Sporting Champions’ programme

First launched by Olympian Colin Jackson  in St Albans, to help nurture and inspire their supported athletes with the assistance of some household names who were on hand to tell their stories and answer questions. Teenage...

Essex encouraged to take part in 30:30 fitness challenge

This June signals the start of a month long campaign to get everyone in Essex taking part in at least 30 minutes of activity each day. Led by the Active Essex Foundation, the 30:30 Essex...

Canvey Island youngster getting muddy for cancer research

AN ESSEX schoolgirl is getting muddy to raise money for vital cancer research after her mum was diagnosed with the disease. Honor Benson, aged nine, has already put on bake sales for cancer charities and...

Essex former teacher creates app for children

A former teacher created a mental health app for children that developed from the school gates. Tracy Gladman 48, from Latchingdon was able to see firsthand how anxiety was affecting children’s mental health. Rather than...
nhs findings a ‘farce’

NHS findings a ‘farce’

A consultation by the Mid and South Essex Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) into the future of health services locally was condemned as a ‘farce’ by NHS campaigners after its findings were published last...

Hockley cake artists cook-up amazing three feet tall rabbit cake

Hockley based cake artists, Kim Wenn, Helen England and Julie White from Three Cakatiers, were ask to make a huge bunny cake for charity recently. The three cake makers are multi award winning cake artists...

Chelmsford once again treated to Big Sing annual show

The BIG Sing Gospel Choir held its annual festival at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford for the sixth year running on Saturday, May 12. This event saw over 400 BIG singers meet for a day...

Horse sanctuary opening its doors to let visitors meet their latest arrival

Rescued foal Jake Remus Horse Sanctuary in Ingatestone is delighted to open its gates and welcome visitors to the Sanctuary for the first time this year on Sunday June 3, to meet the latest little...

Charity of the Year scheme beats all-time fundraising record

Local independent Co-op society Chelmsford Star has raised their highest amount of fundraising ever for the charity Little Havens Hospice, the only place in Essex wholly dedicated to looking after babies, children and teenagers...