Hockley

Debbie to say farewell after 32 years

GREENSWORD Academy principal Debbie Stokes has announced her retirement after 32 years at the school. The 65-year-old will step down from the top role, which she has held since 2008, in the summer. Mrs Stokes joined the school, in Greensward Lane, Hockley, as a supply teacher when she moved to the area from the north, […]

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Digger causes burst gas main in Hockley

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a burst gas man that was damaged by a digger in Hockley. Crews set up a 50 metre hazard zone as a safety precaution this morning  (Friday, 10 July) at 10.36am. Two crews attended the incident in Folly Chase and had a covering jet laid out while awaiting the specialist gas […]

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Conservatives paint the county blue in election!

REPORT BY HOLLY BRAINE AND MARK RICHARDSON The county was a sea of blue on election night as the Tories took a clean sweep in south Essex.  All MPs in Castle Point, Chelmsford, Southend West, Rochford and Southend East, Basildon and Billericay, Brentwood and Ongar, Rayleigh and Wickford and Basildon and East Thurrock retained their […]

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Man seriously hurt in Christmas Day crash

Police are appealing for information after a road incident which happened in Lower Road, Hockley, at around 3.55pm on Christmas Day. It involved one vehicle, a black Triumph Tiger motorcycle, which was in collision with a roadside fence near the Pevensey Gardens junction on Lower Road. The rider, a 53-year-old man from the Rayleigh area, […]

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Elderly woman suffers leg injuries after being hit by car

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious injury road traffic collision which took place in Rydal Close, in Hullbridge on Tuesday, 4 November. Officers were called shortly before 12pm following reports that a pedestrian and a blue Mercedes refuse collection vehicle had been in collision. The 87-year-old female pedestrian was taken to hospital in […]

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