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Mayor’s Award for Thurrock Civic Awards is available online

The 11th Thurrock Civic Awards are going to be a little bit different with this year’s Mayor’s Award available for people to vote online. Mayor, Cllr Tony...

Match-funding for Essex PCSO’s is cut

ESSEX Police has decided not to continue match-funding police community support officers (PCSOs). From Monday, 31 March, the funding will be withdrawn; however this will...

Rocks game is off

TONIGHT'S Ryman Premier League match at East Thurrock United, where Wealdstone were set to be the visitors, has been called off because of electrical...

Iron ease through after early shock

Braintree Town 3, Harlow Town 1 IRON reached the semi-Finals of the Essex Senior Cup for the first time in eight years after coming from...

Sands stars in remarkable comeback

Canvey Island 3, Lewes 3 A STUNNING second half hat-trick from John Sands saw Canvey come back from 3-0 down at half time to draw...

Higgins at the double in landmark win for Concord

Bromley 1, Concord Rangers 2 CONCORD shocked the Skrill South’s runaway leaders Bromley on Tuesday as a Sam Higgins brace gave the Islanders one of...

Blues win through in cup battle

Grays Athletic 2, Aveley 1 IN what became a feisty encounter in the closing stages, tenants Grays knocked landlords Aveley out of the Robert Dyas...

Urchins produce cup upset

AFC Hornchurch 1, Dagenham & Redbridge 0 WITH Tuesday’s Essex Senior Cup quarter-final heading towards a penalty shoot out, Billy Coyne provided the opening for...

Hunt for Romford man wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault

POLICE are searching for this man (pictured) in connection with a kidnapping and assault that took place in December. Danny Gibney, 40, from Romford, is...

Letters from Frankenstein author Mary Shelley discovered in Essex Record Office

THIRTEEN unpublished letters by Frankenstein author Mary Shelley have been discovered in the Essex Record Office (ERO) archives by a local university professor.  Nora Crook,...

UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested following assault at Leigh on Sea train station

British Transport Police (BTP) officers investigating an assault at Leigh on Sea station have made an arrest. Police appealed for information after a Good Samaritan...

Future of The Deanes School to be decided following academy bid

GOVERNMENT officials are set to decide the future of a Thundersley school, following a bid to become an academy. Essex County Council made the decision...

Havering library volunteers shortlisted for national award

HAVERING Council’s library volunteers have been shortlisted for a national award. The Council has been selected as a finalist in the Community Involvement category for...

Two men assault woman at bookies in Witham

DETECTIVES are investigating after two men assaulted a woman at a bookies in Witham. The attack happened when two men entered Ladbrokes on Newland Street...
Participants taking on the ‘Extreme 25m’ swim

Dozens braved the icy Thames Estuary with Havens Hospices’ Dare to Dip

DOZENS of people experienced an icy dip in the Thames Estuary this weekend to raise money for Havens Hospices. On Sunday, 12 January, on a...

18-year-old from East Tilbury found guilty of racially abusing shop staff is ordered to...

AN 18-year-old found guilty of racially abusing shop staff has been ordered to pay nearly £1,000 by magistrates. Bradley Powell, 18, of Arun, East Tilbury...

Basildon woman aims to support people living with diabetes

A 25-year-old Basildon woman with Type 1 diabetes is offering support to people living with diabetes, with the help of charity Diabetes UK. Louise Douglas...

Dog walker left with broken cheekbone after park attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a dog walker was attacked in a park, leaving him with a broken cheekbone. The victim, a man in...

Burglars strike in Benfleet

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary where a distinctive Elvis charm bracelet was stolen. The burglary happened in Ivy Road where the patio...
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CCTV released after thieves break into 20 cars in Hockley

POLICE are appealing for information following a series of 20 thefts from motor vehicles in the Hockley area. The offences have all occurred between Sunday,...

City go down for first time under Hawkes

Chelmsford City 0, Sutton United 2 CHELMSFORD City’s unbeaten run under manager Mark Hawkes came to an end after second-half goals from ex-Claret Jamie Slabber...

Brave Grays’ nine are beaten in the last minute

Grays Athletic 0, Maidstone United 1 A SECOND sending off midway through the second half left Grays with a mountain to climb in Saturday’s Ryman...

Late goal stuns Urchins

Metropolitan Police 2, AFC Hornchurch 1 URCHINS’ promotion chase suffered a hiccup at Imber Court where the Police delivered a knock-out blow deep into added...

Home Rocks too good for namesakes

Bognor Regis 3, East Thurrock United 1 THIS clash of the Rocks was deservedly won by Bognor, but struggling East Thurrock can draw great pride...

Boss says sorry after Iron’s defeat

Woking 1, Braintree Town 0 IRON manager Alan Devonshire felt it necessary to apologise to his club’s supporters after a poor performance at Woking on...

Gulls enjoy late goal win against leaders

Canvey Island 3, Wealdstone 2 TWO goals in the last six minutes earned a depleted Canvey Island a lastr gasp victory against Ryman Premier League...

Stokes makes his mark

Concord Rangers 3, Hayes & Yeading United 1 TONY Stokes scored his first ever Skrill South goals to properly introduce himself to the division and...
Sensory garden

Sensory garden for people with dementia in Southend set to open

AN innovative sensory garden is to launch a flourishing range of help for Southend residents living with dementia.  These include – a host of advice...
(L-R) Baroness Thatcher, current Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, Lady Sally Neubert and former MP Sir Michael Neubert.

Former MP who represented Romford for over 20 years has died

A FORMER Romford MP who represented the town for over 20 years passed away last week. Sir Michael Neubert died at Cheltenham Hospital, Gloucestershire, on...

Man left with broken jaw after Southend attack

A man has been left with a broken jaw after being attacked while walking with his girlfriend in Southend.  Police are treating the incident as...
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