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Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Sleeping rough

Sleeping rough was ‘humbling experience’ for Chelmsford mum

Woman fundraises for homeless by spending the night sleeping rough A mum from Chelmsford has raised over £400 for rough sleepers after participating in Centrepoint’s Sleep Out London at the Greenwich Peninsula. The sleep out was...
witness appeal

Road traffic collision, Noak Hill Road, 16/11/2017

We are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Billericay. A silver Vauxhall Combo was in collision with a grey Ford Fiesta travelling the opposite way on Noak Hill Road at 4.45pm on...
BasildonSwimClub

Swimmers from Basildon club selected for regional camps

Eight members of Basildon and Phonix Swimming Club going to winter camps Eight Essex swimmers have been selected for the Essex and Regional talent camps, taking place this December. The swimmers from Basildon & Phoenix Swimming...
Santa and the elves

Santa’s coming to town

Adventure park gives disadvantaged families sneak preview of Christmas spectacular Families facing difficult times were invited to attend Marsh Farm Adventure Park last Sunday to be the first through the door at their Father Christmas...
Lizzy has already made up 30 shoeboxes

Billericay mum donates gifts to women’s refuge through Project Shoebox

Gifts for victims of domestic violence in Essex A mum from Billericay is collecting toiletries to put in shoeboxes to give to victims of domestic violence for presents this Christmas. Lizzy Crewdson, a Maths Tutor, is collecting...
Tony Cottee

Hammers legend Tony’s good turn in Southend

Ex-West Ham player patron of Southend charity West Ham legend Tony Cottee, patron of charity Clowns in the Sky, dedicated to the welfare of children with brain tumours, made an appearance at Southend Hospital’s Neptune...
halo fitting

Signs looking good for Sarah after first op

Rare genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos A women from Rochford who raised £130,000 to have life saving surgery in Spain is recovering from a successful 16 hour operation to put her brain back in place...
Alcohol abuse

Thousands of Essex teenagers with alcoholic parents according to new research

16,200 young people affected across Essex Parents’ alcohol abuse is damaging the lives of an estimated 68,000 teenagers in the East of England, according to new research from The Children’s Society. According to the research it...
Professor Peter Hobson

Writtle academic helps beech forest gain protected status

Essex's own Writtle University College part of international effort to protect ancient beech trees The efforts of a group of 120 international experts including a senior academic from Essex’s own Writtle University College have successfully...
Arthur Collins

TOWIE star’s ex convicted over acid attack

Arthur Collins found guilty of several counts of GBH and ABH A man who threw acid in a crowded Hackney nightclub injuring more than 20 people was found guilty this week for a string of...
The War Memorial on Billericay High Street

Fallen Heroes

Remembrance weekend saw numerous events held across Essex Events were held across Essex at the weekend as part of Remembrance Day commemorations as people came together on mass to remember those lost in two World...
NHS

Accident and Emergency at Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital very busy today NHS warns

Very High Demand for A&E Services Today Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, which includes Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital, is warning patients to avoid using its A&E service if possible today. An NHS spokesperson said: "There is...
Gold medal winning Eloise Squibb

Schoolgirl from Brentwood wins top prize in showjumping competition

Brentwood's Eloise jumping for gold A schoolgirl from Brentwood helped win a gold medal for England last month in an International showjumping competition. Showjumper Eloise Squibb’s produced a faultless double clear at the Home Pony International...
Andrea Daly

Unsolved murder of Andrea Daly

Andrea Daly's Unsolved murder in Rochford Rd, Southend on 10/11/2005 anniversary appeal We continue to investigate the death of a mum in a house fire 12 years ago and appeal to the public for help...
Broken window

Rockets fired at Hovefields home, Wickford in targeted attack

Wickford home victim to vicious attacks A home in Wickford has been subjected to vicious attacks by vandals  at Hovefields Ave, in Wickford. Jill Walsh who lives in Hovefields Avenue has been subjected to a vicious...
The VIVIT experience is the only one of its kind

‘Not for the faint hearted’, South Essex College students watch semi-synthetic autopsy

The autopsy featured real animal organs Strong stomached science students at South Essex College got the opportunity to watch a mock, live post-mortem procedure last week. The Southend Campus lecture theatre was packed for the ‘VIVIT’...
Christmas lights switch-on 2016

‘Best ever’ Southend Christmas light switch-on promised

Southend Christmas extravaganza Southend’s Christmas Lights switch-on event is gearing up to be the best ever according to organisers Southend BID. Nine hours of entertainment is being promised on Saturday, November 18, with the High Street...
Neil Parrish 11 years for rape offences

11 years for rape offences

A man from Chelmsford Has been jailed for 11 years after being convicted of three counts of rape.  Neil Parrish, 37, of Burgess Springs, was found guilty of three counts of rape and charges of affray...
Pudsey

Pudsey comes to Billericay

Pudsey makes a visit to South Green Juniors The BBC’s Children in Need Pudsey the bear made an appearance in Billericay on Monday to raise awareness of the importance of fundraising for the charity, alongside...
Hockey star to be face of London project

Hockey star to be face of London project

A Hornchurch born sports woman, who currently plays hockey for Great Britain and England is to be the face of an east London hockey project in the build up to next summer’s Women’s Hockey...
Workers at the business Impossible Creations

Entrepreneurs attend flourishing Brentwood business fair

Brentwood Business Showcase 2017 The Brentwood Business Showcase was held last week and hailed as the most successful yet by the Leader of Brentwood Borough Council. The event was held last Wednesday at Brentwood School in...
Saint Pierre's 11+ pupils celebrate another year of great results

Leigh-on-Sea school’s exam pass rate one of best in the country

Saint Pierre's 11+ results among the best nationwide Following on from the success of previous cohorts, this year’s group of 11+ candidates at Saint Pierre School, Leigh-on-Sea had big shoes to fill. Out of a...
Lake Meadows

Annual Billericay fireworks bonanza another resounding success

Lake Meadow fireworks light up Billericay Billericay’s Lake Meadows hosted its annual fireworks bonanza on Saturday and, as always, the setting provided the perfect backdrop with the display living up to expectation. Organised by the Billericay...
Racing driver Emily Linscott

Basildon’s Emily Linscott makes shortlist for Essex sports award

Langdon Hills racing prospect nominated A young racing driver from Basildon has been nominated for the prestigious Active Essex Young Sports Personality of the Year Award after a fantastic season which saw her move from...
Wickford Health Surgery

LISTEN TO US

  STOP our doctors surgery closing down. A HEALTHCARE campaigner is calling for more to be done to stop the closure of a popular doctor’s surgery in Wickford. The Wickford Health Care surgery is expected to be...
LJ Flanders (L) with John Maude, Regional Managing Director at NatWest

Essex Ex-offender’s success story

Prince's Trust Enterpirse award for Essex man An Essex man who turned his life around after a spell in prison has been given The Prince’s Trust East Central Enterprise award. A split-second mistake cost LJ, 28,...
Essex Police

Essex police remove social media appeal after offensive material posted

Police remove online appeal after 'inappropriate comments' Two women have been caught on CCTV stealing a Poppy Appeal box from a Chelmsford shop, resulting in the police circulating an image of the offenders to the...
Remus Ramsacked

Animal sanctuary target of heartless thieves

A popular horse and pony sanctuary in Ingatestone has become the latest charity added to a growing list to have been burgled and ransacked. Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Buttsbury near Ingatestone was burgled during...
Jason Patmore

SOUTH OCKENDON: Burglar

Jason Patmore who targeted elderly woman jailed A burglar who targeted a vulnerable elderly woman and conned her into letting him into her home has been jailed for six years. The 83-year-old victim, who has vascular...
Photography competition

Billericay super snappers

Finalists gather at Billericay library to hear winners A Billericay photography competition announced its winners recently in front of the deputy mayor of Basildon. The finalists in the annual Friends of Lake Meadows (FoLM) Photograph Competition...