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Community project success

A community project set-up by parents to improve their local park has received a donation of £300 from The Balmoral Community Centre in Westcliff,...

Loneliness: a growing issue

Loneliness is at an epidemic stage for many older and elderly people and coming up to Christmas can be the hardest time of the...

Schools and charities support anti-bullying

This week schools and charities are highlighting the NSPCC’S anti-bullying week which runs from November 12 to 16. The impact that abuse in any form...

Thief who preyed on elderly jailed

A PURSE thief who preyed on elderly vulnerable women has been jailed and handed a life-long criminal behaviour order for 27 offences in south...

Showroom opens for clients

THE John Ford group launched their brand new extension to their showroom in Chelmsford recently. The company who specialises in the adaptation of houses to...

EPUT trust not Liable

Heartbreak for families as complex police investigation on mental health case closed Families have vowed to carry on fighting after an Essex Police investigation into...

New bus for volunteers

THE Street Pastors in Billericay have recently been donated a new Mini Bus by Billericay Baptist Church. Phil Norton who runs the Billericay Street Pastors...

Successful year for homeless project

A local charity has had a successful few months helping the homeless in Chelmsford and is astounded at the kindness of the community. Samia Uddin...

Runners head to Barry

THE Mayor of Basildon travelled to South Wales to take part in the first ever Gavin and Stacey themed Parkrun. Billericay Parkrun was cancelled on...

‘Let’s talk about crime’

Essex Police has launched a new crime prevention strategy which the force says prioritises the highest harms our county faces. The strategy was informed by...

Inspirational women set up cancer group

Brave women who are fighting secondary Breast Cancer have set up a group at a hospice in Basildon to help support each other with...

News in brief – Man wanted in connection with burglaries.

Do you know where Daniel Weighman is? Police would like to talk to Weighman, 33, in connection with three burglaries in the Southend area. The incidents...

Manslaughter charge for senseless robbers

Two men have been jailed for the death of a man during an alleged robbery. Tim Smith and his wife had spent the evening in...

50 years of choir celebrated

Leigh Orpheus’s male voice choir have celebrated 50 years of the choir recently. Having performed concerts throughout the year celebrating 50 years of the choir...

Small businesses meet labour leader

Southend businesses met on Thursday to discuss the future of the High Street with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Labour candidate Ashley Dalton. The meeting...

Shocking attack on dog (Photos in this story could be upsetting)

A suspected planned dog fight left a family shaken and a dog badly biten in Hutton near Shenfield recently. On Thursday November 1st a man...

Teaching self care to children

NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting primary schools and youth organisations to enter a competition to design bunting associated with self...

Do you recognise this man?

Two men have been jailed for the death of a man during an alleged robbery. Tim Smith and his wife had spent the evening in...

Children inspired by visit of model

Following on from last weeks front page article, international supermodel and entrepreneur, David Gandy, visited his former schools, Sunnymede Junior School and The Billericay...

Wagtail ward gets donation of £1000

The team from Amazon in Tilbury held a special pyjama party at the fulfilment centre in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The local team...

Handmade poppies

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois recently attended a special ceremony to mark the installation of a waterfall of...

Christmas lights

Actor and writer Joe Thomas, best known for his role as Simon Cooper in the multi-award winning TV series ‘The Inbetweeners’, returns to his...

Advice for pet owners

With bonfire night around the corner, vets in Essex have been encouraging pet owners to start preparing their furry friends for the distress of...

Mayor’s ball raises thousands

The Mayor of Basildon's Civic and Charity Dinner raised thousands of pounds for good causes which make a positive difference to the lives of...

Bar launches edible garden

A bar in Ingatestone is partnering with to launch cocktails featuring natural and home grown garnishes to enhance the flavour. Amico’s Bar in Ingatestone High...

Exhibition extended

Chelmsford Museum’s Gallery Wall art space is extending the current art exhibition by Jonathan Harvey-Thomas, due to public demand. Jonathan’s ‘The Journeys of Hercules and...

Local projects will benefit from funding

Local projects which benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities could receive a funding boost of up to £25,000 from Essex & Suffolk...

Finals for hairdresser

Local hairdresser and barber and Owner of Essensuals Toni & Guy Billericay is a finalist for the International Hairdressing Awards for the Best International...

Back to the old school

One of the most famous men from Billericay is visiting his former schools today to share his journey from school to stardom and encourage...

St Clere’s School PE team support racing pupil

A school in Thurrock fielded a team of four teachers in a two hour Team Endurance kart Race held by a racing driver pupil,...
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