Southend

Direct Travel Team look to continue rapid growth in Southend

SINCE starting up at the start of 2012 with just six employees, telemarketing and sales firm Direct Travel Team has grown rapidly. From six employees in the telemarketing team, the company, based in Warrior Square, Southend, have grown year on year, and were even trusted by David Cameron’s Conservative Party in the years leading up […]

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Southend groups unite in bid to save hospital’s A&E unit

ALL groups opposed to the possible downgrading of Southend Hospital’s A&E unit have joined forces following a meeting on how best to fight the plans. ‘Save Southend A&E’ will be an umbrella group consisting of all member organisations opposed to the proposals from the Mid & South Essex NHS Success Regime, which call for A&E […]

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Southend charity successful in minibus application

A CHARITY from Southend can help more disabled people in the community after being successful in their application to a Department of Transport scheme for a new 16-seat minibus. Southend Mencap has helped those with learning disabilities for years by transporting them to a number of weekly clubs and activities. The society used to have […]

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Cremation metal recycling scheme allows more wishes to be granted

A SCHEME that recycles metal following cremations has helped Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, raise £5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The metal, which comes from orthopaedic implants such as hip or knee replacements and is left behind in the remains, is recycled by a specialist company contracted by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM). The […]

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Southend Council urge people to avoid unsafe biking event

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA Borough Council is urging bikers not to take part in a potentially unsafe biking event on Easter Monday (17 April). After many successful years, the popular annual Southend Shakedown event, organised by the Ace Café in Stonebridge, London, is not due to take place this year. However, a biking event with the same name […]

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Leigh language tutor is top of the class with award win

A LANGUAGE tutor from Leigh-on-Sea has been rewarded for the quality of the lessons and teaching that she provides to local children in the area. Sophie Gaxatte with her team of tutors, teach extra curricular French and Spanish classes, to nursery and primary children, through the award winning La Jolie Ronde programmes, at local Primary […]

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Southend gym owner jailed for conspiracy to sell steroids

A GYM owner from Southend has been jailed after he conspired with a Metropolitan Police inspector to sell steroids. Nicholas Boys, 31 from Walton Road, and Darren Lewis, 50 and an inspector attached to the Territorial Support Group, were convicted following a two week trial at Southwark Crown Court which began on 6 March. Boys […]

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Funding for new action group to protect and promote fishing in Leigh

THE Thames Estuary Partnership officially launched a new action group in Leigh on Friday to ensure fishing remains a profitable and cultural part of the town in the future. TEP worked with local partners including the Cultural Engine, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Leigh Town Council, Leigh Port Partnership, and the Coastal Community Team to put together […]

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