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Friday, March 22, 2019

Essex

News from Essex.

Eating Europe – Experience the real Netherlands

Award-winning tour operator Eating Europe continues to explore hidden communities and vibrant street life with local insiders with its latest tour launch in the...

In the Spotlight: Billericay Choral Society, Come And Join Us!

The Society has been an integral part of the town's music scene for almost fifty years and enjoys a high reputation for its performances. The...

Riverside recruitment

Exciting times lie ahead at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre with a brand-new state of the art centre set to open in late Spring...

Loved charity shop celebrates 10 years

THE St. Luke’s Hospice charity shop in Billericay this week is celebrating its 10th year of helping to raise funds for vital Hospice services. The...

MUCH NEEDED FUNDING

The South Essex Domestic Abuse Hub (SEDAH) has received a funding boost of more than £500,000, which will enable it to enhance the service...

Man had thoughts of a knife attack

A man who admitted having thoughts about attacking someone with a knife for a decade, has been jailed for 16 years for the attempted...

Couple celebrate 50 years

A husband and wife from Tilbury celebrated fifty years of marital bliss with another walk down the aisle. Chris and Jim Atkins chose to mark...

Golf club raise £15k for hospice in 2018

Members of Orsett Golf Club have raised a fantastic £15,000 for St Luke's Hospice through a series of fundraising events and initiatives held throughout...

Steel frame for new hospice

A new hospice for Southend, which will eventually be caring for thousands of local people, has started to take shape as a major installation...

Competition for unsung heroes

Funding for junior clubs is often hard to come by, which is why, for the third year running, local promotional products and branded clothing...

Wig Bank’s 1st Birthday

THE Wig Bank that operates on the last Saturday of every month at St. Luke’s Hospice has celebrated its 1st birthday recently. Julie Waker who...

Fashion icon visits college

Fashion industry icon Caryn Franklin visited the College’s Southend Campus to hold an eye opening talk and workshop for students. Fashion and psychology degree students...

I SPY FINALISTS OF GCHQ’s CYBERFIRST GIRLS COMPETITION FROM EAST OF ENGLAND

Nearly 12,000 young women participate in National Cyber Security Centre’s, a part of GCHQ, competition Top 10 teams move forward to final of CyberFirst Girls...

ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST JOINS REFILL REVOLUTION

Nine Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centres have signed up to become Refill stations, which means people can stay topped up with tap water while...

Man jailed for 16 years for attempted murder in Southend

A man who admitted having thoughts about attacking someone with a knife for a decade, has been jailed for 16 years for the attempted...

Police warning of distraction burglars

Police are once again warning people to be careful of strangers that call at your home after a distraction burglary in Basildon at an...

WINNERS

Basildon Hospital’s paediatric department has won Best Teaching Hospital at this year’s East of England Paediatrics Awards Night. The event which took place at the...

Nicole wins double gold

Brentwood School triple jumper Nicole Harvey became a double gold medallist at the Essex and Eastern Counties Indoor Athletics Championships last weekend with a...

Charity celebrates fourth year with funding cheque

A local Billericay and Basildon charity that helps people with memory loss, has celebrated its forth birthday last week. On Thursday 7th Feb at The...

Nurses Reunion

Thirteen friends who all began their nursing training together in 1969 at the former Oldchurch Hospital in Romford were reunited last Friday. Two of them,...

MP welcomes new funding

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has welcomed the news of a substantial £23 million increase in police funding for Essex...

Local novelist has book turned into screenplay

‘Serial Killer’, a novel by Gary Johnson is being turned into a screenplay. Gary form Pitsea, described his excitement of receiving a call from Hollywood...

Restaurant to hold charity dinner

The Royal Tiger restaurant in Rettendon is holding a Charity Dinner and Disco on Friday 22nd February. The restaurant specialises in Thai and Indian food...

Biggest turn out in decades for protest

IN the biggest protest Essex has seen in decades, one thousand people marched on County Hall in Chelmsford on Saturday to protest at Essex...

Film explores issues

Young people shared ‘their mental health story’ recently to a private screening cinema audience made up of close family, friends and funders. The premiere of...

Amazing girl guides pick up achievement awards

AN incredible 55 young Guides from across South East Essex came together to receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at the Towngate...

Wellbeing festival is fun for all the family

Yoga, live music, NHS health checks, pain relief workshops, mindfulness, meditation and more will be on offer at the Life Arts Wellbeing Festival at...

Rayleigh Lions quiz night

Rayleigh Lions are holding their annual charity fundraising quiz night at Hullbridge Community Centre, Pooles Lane on Friday 1 March. Over £600 will be donated...
Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man? We would like to talk to him about an incident where a woman aged in her 70s was pushed at...
Broomfield Hosp

Hospital Policy Queried

Risk Health campaigners have written an open letter because together with staff and patients, they fear for the outcome of the new NHS plans. Christine Papalabropoulos,...
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