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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Essex

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Fit-Fed

Fit & Fed success

The Fit and Fed programme, which closed last week with a community barbeque for all the participants and their families, has been hailed a...
Donkey-derby

Numbers double at Stock donkey derby

The annual charity donkey derby was held in Stock last weekend and volunteers said they had double the attendance from last year. This year there...
Shelley_Fraser

Heartbroken mum appeals for funding

A Billericay mum has been left ‘devastated’ after the NHS refused to fund the full cost of a powered wheelchair for her disabled son. Four-year-old...
Priory Park Gates lovingly restored

Gates lovingly restored

The gates to Southend’s Priory Park have been restored to their former glory in order to mark the park’s centenary year and Southend MP...
Shammy

The inaugural Blind Dog Day

Last week saw the first ever International Blind Dog Day and all dog owners with blind pets were encouraged to embrace the day and...
M25 J28

Plan for new junction

A proposed multi-million pound upgrade to a busy M25 junction has won support in a public consultation, Highways England has announced today. Under the plans,...
Basildon Fire

Basildon Fire

P2P Mailing have released a statement following the fire that wiped out its Basildon Warehouse on August 20. P2P Mailing said: “We can confirm we...
Queens-Hospital

New scheme to ask expectant mums for ID

A pilot scheme at Queen’s and King George’s hospital will ask mums to be to provide two forms of identification when they attend their...
TV star in Billericay

TV star in Billericay

Chigwell Window Centre's brand-new showroom in Billericay was officially opened on Saturday and a familiar face was in attendance to mark the occasion. Televisions Tommy...
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BENFLEET: Burglar jailed

A burglar’s been jailed for more than four years following a break-in at a home in Benfleet.  Martin Reynolds broke into the property in Sandown...
Dwayne Curtis

SOUTHEND: Arson; York Road – MAN SENTENCED

A man has been jailed for three years for setting on fire and destroying a mobile police station in Southend.  The mobile police station had...
Jazmine Croft

College worth the travel

With A-Level results now out, a lot has been said about the benefits of university weighed against the potential debt students can incur. One...

Southend carnival ‘best ever’

A local carnival was hailed as its best ever by local residents and visitors last weekend. The Southend Carnival attracted over 20,000 visitors and...
Pub to rescue after wedding nearly ruined

Pub to rescue after wedding nearly ruined

A bride and groom, whose big day was nearly ruined after an event company failed to deliver equipment in time for the couple’s reception,...
3 Schools

Mums anger at council over school admissions

A Wickford mum feels she has been let down by Essex County Council after a schools admissions appeal got turned down meaning her seven-...
Hannikins Farm Football Club

Football fire brings community together

Local businesses and residents have rallied round a popular football club after their football equipment was set on fire. Hannikins Farm Football Club’s goal store...

Officers and volunteers will be hosting anti-knife crime event in Southend

On Saturday, August 12 our officers, Special Constables and Active Citizens from Southend will be hosting an anti-knife crime event alongside the charity, Only...
Litter awareness Blackmore School

Kids are litter-aware

Pupils from Blackmore Primary School were awarded prizes after taking part in a litter-awareness competition. Brentwood Borough Council’s Streetscene team visited the school, in Nine...
Tory MP James Duddridge

Parties clash over the electricity price hike

Rochford & Southend East Labour Party have said that residents have been betrayed by the Conservatives on their election pledge to cap energy prices. The...
Fire Engine (Library Image)

Road traffic collision – one casualty

London Road, Benfleet In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Basildon Fire crews were called to the scene of a road traffic collision this morning. On arrival,...
arrest

CHELMSFORD – Crackdown on gangs leads to 28 arrests

A CRACKDOWN, targeting gang-related crime in Chelmsford, has seen 28 people arrested and around £12,000 worth of drugs seized in recent weeks. Since the end...
V Fest crowd

Essex Police publishes information ahead of V Festival

 “Have fun in a safe environment” is Essex Police’s message to festival-goers this year as Chelmsford gears up for the V Festival. With up to...
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Men jailed for fraud

Two men have been jailed for their involvement in sophisticated scams which involved removing thousands of pounds out of people’s bank accounts.  At Basildon Crown...
Stylist putting Essex salons on the map

Stylist putting Essex salons on the map

A Hornchurch hairdresser has been named as one of 98 stylists from across the country to make it to the final of the HJ...

App hopes to beat the British weather

A free app that provides detailed local weather forecasts has been developed with the help of Anglia Ruskin University academics. Hyperlocal Rainfall, which is now...
Kate Bishop

Study in comfort

Anyone can now study with Barking & Dagenham College - without even leaving home thanks to a new partnership with leading UK edtech firm,...
BHR 1287

Khahisa-Mhlanga

Basildon Hospital radio, BHR 1287 can continue to keep the music playing thanks to an upgrade made possible by kind donations from Basildon Round...
Khahisa-Mhlanga

Chelmsford athlete strikes gold in Italy

A young runner based at Chelmsford Athletics Club achieved great success at a recent championship event. Khahisa Mhlanga, 17, defied her inexperience to take a...
London Southend Airport

Park at Southend for an affordable start to your holiday

A new survey has found that London Southend Airport is the cheapest of all the London airports to park your car before jetting off...
Romford YMCA building

Funding to help homeless

Charity YMCA Thames Gateway has been awarded £6 million by the Greater London Authority to build much needed new homes for young people who...
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