South Essex News
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Shoppers threatened with knife during attempted robbery
A 12-year-old boy and his father were held at knife point at a convenience store in Westcliff.
Police in hunt for train station brawler
A MAN was taken to hospital after he was hit over the head with a crutch at a Southend train station.
Tributes paid to 'affectionate' father and former council chairman
Mr Fisher was nick-named "The Dengie Dynamo" for his work.
Person hospitalised after crash on M25
The crash involved a lorry and a car
Delays on rush hour trains after points failure
Trains are running late and may be shorter than usual due to an earlier points failure.
Fire service to carry out training exercise in town centre flats
The fire service is carrying out a training exercise in a block of flats in Basildon.
Man prosecuted after his van is caught speeding nine times
A man has been made to cough up almost £7,000 after failing to identify the driver of a van caught speeding along the Dartford Bridge.
Weather warning issued as Storm Brian set to batter UK
A yellow weather warning has been issued for stormy weather is poised to batter the UK.
Review of laws on traveller sites welcomed by our MPs
THE Government is to review laws on illegal traveller sites ? a move welcomed by Rochford and Southend East Tory MP James Duddridge and Southend West MP Sir David Amess.
Aldi's Famous 16oz ?Big Daddy? steak is back
On Thursday 19th October, discount supermarket Aldi is bringing back the headline grabbing 16oz ?Big Daddy? Extra Thick Rump Steak. The 21-day matured steak is the biggest pre-packaged rump available from any supermarket and costs only £4.99.
Eight-year-old taken to hospital after being hit by car
An eight-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car.
As the BBC announces it is axing Crimewatch, here are some of the Essex cases featured
The BBC is to drop Crimewatch after more than three decades.
Man found dead at Chelmsford Prison
Police were called to Chelmsford prison after a man was found dead in there.
Dean the doorman is hard but always fair
DOORMEN are a regular feature outside bars and clubs in south Essex and are primed to deal with troublemakers - but one believes that the reputation they sometimes get is unfair.
Man driving under the influence of drugs is convicted
A man who was caught driving under the influence of drugs has been disqualified from driving for three years.
New route added at Southend Airport
The airport is also increasing the number of Flybe flights next year
Why do we celebrate Halloween?
Hallowe?en has increasingly become one of the most popular celebrations in the UK, with families enjoying dressing up in ghoulish outfits and going trick or treating, and holding Hallowe?en street parties, too. The days of ?ducking apples? are long gone!
Why we remember the fifth of November
Remember, remember the fifth of November, gun powder, treason and plot. These words will be familiar to most people as a traditional bonfire night rhyme (or a line from V for Vendetta, but we won?t get into that, yet).
Uranus will be visible across Essex tonight
Star gazers will be in for a treat tonight with Uranus visible most of the night.
Police constable and his canine partner retiring from the force
A police constable and his canine partner has carried out their last paw patrol as they retire together.
Here's how you can meet McFly star Harry Judd
TICKETS have now gone on sale for the chance to meet McFly and McBusted star Harry Judd at a book-signing event at Lakeside shopping centre.
Search for new chief fire officer, who will earn £140k a year salary
ESSEX?S fire and rescue service are looking to recruit a new chief executive or chief fire officer.
Protest held over orcas at Seaworld
SOUTHEND Animal Aid staged a demonstration outside a travel agent it says supports cruelty towards captive whales.
Jupitus: RIP Sean Hughes
PHILL Jupitus has bid a fond farewell to his friend and fellow Never Mind The Buzzcocks panellist, Sean Hughes, 51, died on Monday.
Teddy can have night care once room is built
A DISABLED one-year-old is set to receive the night care he desperately needs, but his family must raise enough money for an extension first.
MP: Heads won?t roll over Weinstein gaffe
SOUTHEND West MP Sir David Amess has said his staff won?t be disciplined after controversial views on disgraced film director Harvey Weinstein were issued by his office.
Thurrock lad gets break on TV talent show
A TILBURY school pupil has made it through to the live auditions of an ITV talent show.
Architect chosen for cliffs museum
SOUTHEND Council has chosen an architect to design the much-anticipated cliff museum, which will be known as the Estuary Experience.
Independence bid for Canvey ?is just political nonsense?
A BID for Canvey to become independent from Castle Point once and for all is just ?political nonsense? and will never go ahead, conservative councillors have claimed.
Woman admits licking a man's face and touching his bottom at party
A WOMAN has been given a conditional discharge for licking a man?s face before touching his bottom and grabbing his groin at a Christmas party.
Yobs go on wrecking spree smashing up to 13 cars
FURIOUS residents have condemned the yobs who went on a wrecking spree in their neighbourhood.
Hadleigh and its castle set to join Southend
CASTLE Point is set to lose Hadleigh Castle following a review of boundary changes.
Duo are sentenced for supplying drugs
A MAN and woman have been sentenced after admitting to supplying drugs worth nearly £30,000.
Hugh Doherty murder trial: Man shot dead and woman seriously injured 'over dispute between families' children'
Violence ?suddenly erupted" over a children's dispute between two families on a traveller site in Wickford, a court heard.
Council announces its plan for a vibrant town centre and thriving economy
BASILDON Council is hoping to create a vibrant town centre and a thriving economy for everyone, according to a new corporate plan.
Fed-up residents call for action as commuters clog up roads
FED-UP residents are calling for action after commuters are continually clogging up their road and blocking driveways.
Police moving on rough sleepers in a bid to stop anti-social drinking and begging
Police are moving on rough sleepers from outside a shop doorway in Southend?s High Street in a bid to tackle anti-social drinking and begging.
Councillor furious at complaint about him staying in developer's villa
CASTLE Point Council has confirmed it has resolved a complaint about councillor Norman Smith who went on holiday at the villa of a company director - months after a controversial planning application was passed.
Labour questions how changes to NHS care will be paid for
THE Southend Labour group has demanded to know how a raft of changes in local NHS care are set to be funded.
Armed cops swoop as man "seen with gun" after car crash
ARMED police and dog units flooded a quiet street after a car crash led to reports that a man was armed with a gun.
Urgent appeal after pony snatched from horse sanctuary
AN URGENT appeal has been shared by a horse sanctuary in Pitsea after a pony was stolen from their grounds.
Max Whitlock awarded with Honorary Doctorate
Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock MBE changed from his leotard into academic robes and received an Honorary Doctor of Science
Parents urged to check their child's Roblox accounts after serious safety concerns raised
An e-safety training company has warned parents to check their children's accounts for a game after safety concerns were raised.
Drug dealers sentenced for possessing £30,000 worth of drugs
A MAN and woman have been sentenced after admitting to supplying drugs when officers raided a property and uncovered nearly £30,000 haul of drugs.
Warning to parents after new craze sees children go missing in 48-hour "challenge"
A twisted game on social media is encouraging children to go missing for 48-hours.
Pets afraid of fireworks? Here are a vet's top tips to keep them calm
Vets are advising pet owners on how to prevent their animals becoming stressed and unsettled as fireworks season gets under way.
Vintage steam train to make its Essex debut
A LUXURY vintage steam train is all set to make its long-awaited debut journey in Essex - and will help raise cash for a new adult hospice.
Cub Scouts? ramble raises charity cash
MORE than 30 Cub Scouts set out on a charity ramble despite the cold blustery weather.
Model Carla?s petition over painful condition
A FORMER model, whose body and career have been ruined by endometriosis, has launched a bid to get the condition spoken about in our schools.
Confused by electric cars? Here's your guide to the jargon
[STANDFIRST] Don't know your ACs from your FCVs? We've put together a guide to busting electric vehicle (EV) jargon, so worry no longer...
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