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COMMENT by Frances Hudson Exam season is finally over for the youths in Britain who have just completed their GCSE's and many students have taken...

Man grabbed round neck and threatened with knife

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Basildon. The victim, who's in his 30s, had been walking by garages just off...

Man gets 20 years for rape and stabbing of woman

A man who subjected a woman to three assaults over two days which included stabbing and raping her, has received a 20-year sentence. Stuart Wiseman,...

Dawn raids

By Frances Hudson [email protected] Cocaine worth thousands, £50,000 in luxury goods and £21,000 in cash are some of the criminal assets seized during day two...

First criminal behaviour order in Basildon

A prolific shoplifter has been banned from three shops and a pub in Basildon. Sally Burrows, 44, was charged with stealing from B&M in...

Chelmsford jailed for robbery at restaurant

A man from Chelmsford has been jailed for two years and eight months after pleading guilty to robbery. Officers responded to reports of a robbery...

Much loved village shop opens after revamp

A popular convenience store in Stock Village was reopened on Friday 7th June by the new owners Daniel and Liam Panormo. The new owners are...

Charity golf day

Snooker Champion Steve Davis came together with his family and friends and hosted a charity golf day at Stock Brook Country Club last month...

Killing eve comes to Basildon in thrilling new series

The award winning show Killing eve has recently come back to our screens with a critically acclaimed second series much to the joy of...

Southends’ health and wellbeing to be discussed

A report into the health and wellbeing of Southend people is set to be discussed by the council's Cabinet next week (25th June). The Director...

Volunteers’ celebration

Local sight loss charity, Southend in Sight celebrated its dedicated volunteers in Volunteers’ Week with an afternoon tea at Essex Bowling Club on Wednesday...

BGT star speaks of his comedy success

Daliso Chaponda the Malawian man who travelled the world as a child with his refugee family now lives in Manchester with his successful comedy...

Silk painting festival

South Essex College is hosting the Guild of Silk Painters National Festival in July, which will include an array of vibrant workshops for all...

Theatre holding open auditions for panto

Calling all children aged 9 - 15! The Queen’s Theatre Hornchruch is holding open auditions on Saturday 22 June giving youngsters the chance to...

Students artistic flare shines on silk flags

Sixteen, Year 8 students at Chase High School in Southend have been lending their artistic talents to Kinetika's T100 walking festival which launched recently. The...

Great Beer, Food, Music and Mustangs

Brentwood Brewery’s Summer Beer Festival wasn’t just all about the beer this time.  A visit from members of the British and Belgian Mustang Societies...

Folk Fest coming to Leigh

There are many reasons for festival lovers to head on down to the northern shore of the Thames Estuary. Now in its second quarter century,...

A comedy night with a difference

A new Comedy Night with a difference is coming to Essex this Summer , the first for the UK. Sober Is Fun is a new...

Black identity exhibition

A new exhibition at Firstsite in Colchester from the 22 June - 22 September, poses questions about black identity in Essex, asking in particular...

Joni’s Army donate vital equipments

A local fundraising group founded in memory of a little girl has presented vital equipment to the charity that cared for her. Little Havens Hospice...

St Bernard’s an outstanding School

St Bernard's High School is committed to the academic and personal growth of all our students. We are a community based on the Christian...

‘drugs aren’t welcome on our streets’

Sixteen people have been arrested so far, and imitation firearms, knives, weapons, cash and drugs seized following a series of dawn raids across Brentwood. The...

Dealer jailed after drugs found in Pitsea

A drug dealer has been jailed after Operation Raptor South, officers found a bag containing heroin and cocaine at a property in Pitsea. Rahman Hassan,...

Domestic abuser jailed for controlling girlfriend

Attacked every day A domestic abuser from Chelmsford has been jailed for four years for controlling, manipulating and attacking his former girlfriend. Joshua Berenger, 25, of...

Sentences increased after deemed lenient

Too Soft Two men who robbed teenagers of their possessions as they walked through a park in Leigh-on-Sea have had their sentences increased on appeal,...

5th annual city photo comp

City Photography Competition Once again, this summer Chelmsford City Council is celebrating our city with the fifth annual City Photography Competition. They are looking for photographs...

BGT winner thrills patients with magic

Magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones A Britain’s Got Talent Winner (2016) has been getting up to ‘tricks’ for patients supported by an Essex community hospice...

Thurrock celebrate D-Day

75th anniversary Tributes have been made to soldiers at a special ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Grays Thurrock Branch of the Royal...

‘Young women suffer from MS judgement the most’

#MyInvisibleMS A young woman from Rainham who has multiple sclerosis (MS) has said she receives alot of judgement from other people about her condition. 22 year...

Seussical Summer School

Seussical Following on from the success of last year's production of Our Day Out, the Towngate Summer School is back in 2019 with Seussical The...
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