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Monday, April 22, 2019

Essex

News from Essex.

Lower Barn

Rayleigh café wins best for family dining

Café celebrates Staff at Lower Barn Café in Rayleigh are celebrating after being crowned Best Family Dining at a prestigious food and drink awards earlier...
The children of Downham School have a lot to Cheer About...

School awarded ‘outstanding’ for faith

A village school near Billericay has been awarded ‘outstanding’ A village school near Billericay has been awarded ‘outstanding’ in all three areas of faith after...

A media mix-up

Canvey Island sparked international attention this week after elements of the global media mistook a bid by the Canvey Island Independent Party (CIIP) to...
Night of pampering a success

Night of pampering a success

A local mum has raised over £1200 A local mum has raised over £1200 towards training an assistance dog for her husband after a very...
Campaign aimed at tackling dodgiest landlords

Campaign aimed at tackling dodgiest landlords

Landlords of houses of multiple occupation (HMO) Landlords of houses of multiple occupation (HMO) and commercial dwellings with flats above shops faced a council crackdown...
Heritage tree

Billericay’s heritage tree

Billericay’s diverse history From coppicing hazel in Norsey Wood and growing watercress to tanning hides, brickmaking and weaving, Billericay’s diverse history has been captured for...

More fly-tipping blighting countryside

More instances of fly-tipping More instances of fly-tipping have been recorded in the Billericay area in the last week. A large dump of rubbish was found...

Chelmsford Marathon

  City’s annual Marathon The streets and parks of Chelmsford were a sea of trainers and running vests on Sunday as 1,140 people signed up for...
Joyce Obaseki

Selfless Joyce grants a smile across Essex

An Essex woman has launched an initiative An Essex woman has launched an initiative to provide practical support to families dealing with life-threatening and life-limiting...
James Sinclair - Rural entrepreneur of the year 2017

Rural entrepreneur wins award for Marsh Farm

Entrepreneur of the Year An Essex businessman, owner of The Partyman Group and founder of The Entrepreneur’s Network, has been announced as the 2017 winner...
Coach Core

Brentwood’s coaches of the future

Royal Celebration  Three apprentices, training to be sports coaches at Brentwood Leisure Centre, got to spend the day with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...

German brewers come to Brentwood for Oktoberfest celebrations

Oktoberfest Three guest brewers from Germany were made to feel quite at home when they visited Brentwood Brewery for Oktoberfest. Following an arduous fifteen and a...
Kelly Castle

Cricket dream for Rochford’s Kelly

Rochford's Kelly Castle's Dream Leading Essex women’s cricketer Kelly Castle is on course for a successful sports industry career after boosting her skills and confidence...
Shareei Singer

South Essex College graduate travels to the US

Graduate on death row appeal An Essex graduate had an incredible opportunity to put the skills she gained during her degree to the test by...

Basildon Hospice holds open day

Hospice raises awareness A Basildon hospice raised awareness of its work by holding an open day last week with the aim of promoting its valuable...
Daddies girl Saffron’s new venture

Daddies girl Saffron’s new venture

The surrogate daughter The surrogate daughter of the Essex’s dad’s who were the first British gay couple to have surrogate babies is taking the cosmetic...
Reece Lucas

Prolific Leigh-on-Sea Burglar jailed

Prolific offender from Leigh-on-Sea A prolific offender from Leigh-on-Sea has been jailed for three years and six months after pleading guilty to two burglaries within...
new-play-ground

Council approves £44,000 playground

Children in Noak Bridge are now able to enjoy a new range of modern, safe and challenging play equipment following a £44,000 refurbishment. The dated...
Rebecca Harris MP

Castle Point MP urges taxi drivers to learn guide dog law

MP tests her taxi hailing skills Rebecca Harris MP tested her taxi hailing skills last week at the Conservative Party Conference in a football-themed...
The new Clarence Yard chip shop

£1million refurbishment for Southend’s most stylish chippy

£1million refurbishment Following a £1million refurbishment, Clarence Yard, in the heart of Southend, has reopened as what could be Essex’s most stylish chippy. The Victorian building,...
Minister visits innovative space technologies

Minister visits innovative space technologies

Lord Callanan, Minister for Aviation and lead minister in the House of Lords for the Space Industry Bill, was in Chelmsford last week to...
Ava-the-pat-dog

Ava’s a star

A much loved dog A much loved dog that encourages and helps school children with their reading, is up for a national award. Ava the German...

Chelmsford mum is raising money

Chelmsford mum is raising money to send daughter to US for pioneering surgery A young mum from Chelmsford is raising money for life changing surgery...
Old Park Meadow natural burial ground

New Chelmsford burial ground has environmental agenda

A new environmental initiative officially got up and running last week after it was opened at a ceremony featuring councillors and conservationists at the...
Indian Food Festival

Chelmsford Indian Food Festival “nearly sold out of food”

The Chelmsford Indian community celebrated on Saturday evening by holding their annual Chelmsford Indian Food Festival at Boreham Village Hall. Hundreds of people turned up...
The kittens were found abandoned on Oak Road

Appeal after act of vile animal cruelty in Crays Hill

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four tiny kittens were found abandoned recently in a cardboard box near Billericay in Essex. The animal welfare...
Zombietastic

Zombietastic

“Performing Arts students at South Essex College got into the spirit of horror at Southend scare attraction Hide and Shriek at the weekend. Level 2...
Essex-police

BASILDON: Murder. CHARGE and VICTIM NAMED

Police have charged a man with murder following the death of a 49-year-old man in Basildon. Steven Keeble, 36, of Moss Close, Basildon, is due...
Louise

Louise proves she is the best in Essex

Brentwood’s Council leader has been named one of the top seven council leaders in the UK as part of the prestigious Local Government Authority’s...
John with Jim Shrubb

Coffee’s a winner

John Baron MP has officially opened the new Cornerstone Coffee Shop at Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay. John was joined by Reverend Margaret Fowler and...
The Mercury. Hamilton Billericay Brewing Company The Old Rectory