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Message from District Commander following stabbing

Following a stabbing in Chelmsford on Tuesday April 23, the city’s District Commander has spoken out to reassure residents. Chief Inspector Gerry Parker, District Commander...
Racing driver, Scott Huntley

Scott Huntley wins the Avon Tyres BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 National Championship Rookie Cup

Racing driver, Scott Huntley, 17 from Danbury competed in his first ever car race weekend straight from go karts into single seaters, and he...

Tech firms to face charges

Nine out of 10 people living in the Essex agree that tech companies and their directors should face criminal charges for failures to keep...

Police efit

Police have issued an e-fit of a man we would like to identify after a teenager reported being assaulted and pulled into a vehicle...

Essex police weekly round up

Can you help us find 13-year-old Labroun Blake-Smith who is missing from Basildon? Labroun was last seen yesterday morning, April 22, and was due to...

Fish and chips

Fish and chips are back on the menu on the world's longest pleasure pier for the first time since it was devastated by fire...

Talented youngsters wanted for peter pan

Chelmsford City Theatres are looking for the next generation of stage stars for this year’s pantomime. Open auditions are being held for Peter Pan this...

Forum tackles police station concerns

Romford Police Station was the subject of ‘mystery style shoppers’ over a period of six months last year. Havering Over 50’s Forum decided to take...

Pub collects over 400 easter eggs

Customers and staff at the Fox and Hound pub in Orsett, Grays, have donated more than 400 Easter eggs for patients and families being...

Southend shutdown on Easter monday

Essex police dealt with a number of people for driving and other offences as part of a police operation on Easter Monday. Police worked closely...

Amy wants to raise £21k before she reaches 21

A young woman from Southend-on-Sea will be running the London Marathon with her cancer survivor father as part of a challenge to raise £21,000...

More library protests

Protests will be taking place this Saturday 27th April against plans to close up to sixty per cent of Essex libraries. In both Colchester and...

New service for people with sight loss

A new service has been launched at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust providing emotional and practical support to people newly diagnosed with sight...

Volunteer retires after 30 years

Staff across three departments turned up for an afternoon tea to say farewell to a much-loved colleague, described by one as ‘the most wonderful...

Police appeal after stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in Chelmsford. Essex police received a call that a 19-year-old had suffered multiple stab wounds...

Essex Police round up

Police are appealing for information after a woman was threatened with a knife at a park in Brentwood. A woman reported that she parked at...

Music in the park returns

Southend’s popular live music series “Music in the Park” returns to Priory Park on Easter Sunday. This much loved event will see live music performed...

Southend film fest has something for everyone

May sees the welcome return of the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 23-27 May, an annual celebration of movie making from across the globe. This year’s jam-packed...

Bravery and charm at the heart of Calender girls

This week Gary Barlow and Tim Firth talk about collaborating and what gives their Calendar Girls show which is coming to the Cliffs Theatre...

Fraudster who prayed on nurses convicted

A fraudster pretended he was a mortgage advisor to con three nurses out of more than £100,000. Johnson Umax was convicted of three counts of...

Join the march

Next month will see the first protest march against the closure of Essex libraries and will be the first ever march in Galleywood’s history. The...

Tilly has lifelong home

Abandoned pony Tilly could barely walk due to the pain caused by her severely overgrown hooves. Little Tilly, who is believed to be about 19...

Ruti to play at festival

Ruti, winner of The Voice, is coming to Chalkwell Park to play Village Green. 19 year old Ruti from Ockenden was a student at the...

Care home and students ‘Love on the rocks’ project

A ‘love on the rocks’ project held at Cedars care home in Southend saw local teens donate their time to Action Day on Saturday...

Grants for projects

Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to projects which benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local...

Business completes work at village hall

Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have completed the renovation work at Rayne Village Hall in Braintree, the winning community building from their recent...

Football stars teach youngsters new skills

Southend United stars put a group of young footballers through their paces on the front lawn of London Southend Airport on Thursday 11 April...

The Mercury’s Breakfast Club knits hats

Staff at the shopping centre hand delivered knitted hats and baby booties to the labour ward at Queen’s hospital. The hats were knitted by...

House fire – man rescued by firefighters

Chesterford Gardens, Basildon 11/04/2019 @ 12:39 In attendance: 2 x Basildon Firefighters rescued a man from a house fire in Basildon this lunchtime (Thursday 11 April). When fire crews...

FURTHER APPEAL – Wanted; Ross Whitford

ESSEX/HERTFORDSHIRE: Wanted; Ross Whitford; 15/03/2019 – FURTHER APPEAL We are continuing our appeal to find Ross Whitford from Hertfordshire. We want to speak to Whitford, 23,...
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