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The man who murdered Grace Millane in New Zealand is sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison.

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Ballast has fallen away under a section of track on the London to Southend line.

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Lodge Coaches' vintage vehicles have starred in films and television shows.

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Lillie Cotgrove helped raise 300,000 for her best friend's brain tumour treatment in the US.

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A 44m project could see a new orthopaedic centre built to treat patients from two hospitals.

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Their mother says she wants to ensure safety precautions are in place to prevent future incidents.

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Thousands of new mums and babies are photographed in hospital each year - good service or intrusion?

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Campaigners say Essex libraries are "set up to fail" as book stocks fall by a quarter in a decade.

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The vehicle was donated to Mayflower Primary in Dovercourt, Essex, to be turned into a library.

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It happened as concrete was being poured during refurbishment work at the pier in Essex.

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The conversion of office blocks into housing for the homeless is an "unmitigated disaster", MP says.

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The Love Light festival projects images on to historic city buildings and dogs in illuminated costumes.

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Community News

Potholes Giving Local Drivers a Problem

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 13th March 2013

LEAVING US IN A DITCH? Potholes are becoming more and more of a problem in Southend due to a lack of local maintenance funding and the changes in the UK weather. Potholes despite being seen as a miner problem they can affect so many drivers on a daily basis.

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Scams On The Rise

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 9th March 2013

KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES! It is important to keep up to date and on your toes when it comes to local fraud and scams. There are so many currently out there it is important you are aware of the more common and frequent ones.


Are You Insured? Are You Covered?

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 7th March 2013

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY! In this day and age it seems as if everyone is trying to sell you insurance for everything such as pet insurance, phone insurance, laptop insurance and tablet insurance.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Southend community.

The Local Transport Infrastructure

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

HOW DOES OUR LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPARE? For years people in the Southend community have made their feelings known when it comes to public transport.

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