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?My mother tried to gouge my eyes out... help us?
A WOMAN fears she is no longer safe in her own home after claiming her dementia-stricken mother ?tried to gouge her eyes out?.
Sealife Adventure Southend welcomes Easter penguin chick
A popular sealife centre has welcomed it's latest new arrival - a super cute penguin chick.
Essex mum and son among almost 300 people killed in Sri Lanka Easter massacre
A mum and her son are among nearly 300 people who were killed in the Sri Lankan Easter massacre.
Man arrested after police called to concerns of man's welfare
A man has been arrested after police were called to concerns of a man's welfare.
Southend seafront buzzing for today's Shakedown
Southend seafront is already buzzing with activity for today's Shakedown.
Car abandoned on train level crossing causing delays
A car has been abandoned on a level crossing causing train delays.
Witness appeal after man suffers life-threatening injuries in A130 crash
A WITNESS appeal has been launched after a man suffered life threatening injuries in a crash.
Thousands of bikers to flock to Southend Shakedown today
TENS of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Southend seafront for a popular biker event after it was cancelled two years ago.
Police reveal 650 cannabis plants found in Southend drug farm raid
A total of 650 cannabis plants were recovered from a Southend industrial unit.
Grays murder probe: Man charged with host of offences
A man has been charged in connection with the death of a man in Grays.
Couple see their chocolate spread hit shelves across the globe
AN award-winning Halstead firm which lets sweet-toothed foodies get their chocolate spread fixes without overdosing on calories has gone global.
?My life of daily airport hell at home?
A DISTRAUGHT pensioner has been banned from complaining to Southend Airport about the planes ruining her life.
Council forced to act to protect listed buildings
Rochford District Council has taken action to protect a Grade II listed building in the heart of town centre after developers began unauthorised works.
Easter heatwave sees boom for town traders
THOUSANDS of day trippers descended on the south Essex coast as the county basked in the Easter heatwave.
Trust donates £20,000 to hospital to improve lives of cancer patients
A TRUST set up in memory of a cancer patient has donated £20,000 to Southend Hospital.
Hospital volunteer, 91, retires after 30 years of service
A HOSPITAL volunteer in his 90s has retired after 30 years of service.
IN PICTURES - Southend families given chance to shape the vital services they use
MORE than 200 adults and 100 children attended A Better Start Southend?s Who?s the Expert conference at South Essex College.
New image of missing man released as cops continue search
Essex Police has released ing a new photograph of Valentin Kachanov, as officers continue enquiries to find the 27-year-old, who was reported missing from West Thurrock.
WATCH - Video shows huge £1m Adventure Island ride spinning
A seafront fun park has released exciting footage of its newest £1m ride in action.
Police called to concerns of man's welfare near homes
Officers have been called to a residential estate with concerns for a man's welfare.
Man arrested on suspicion of offences near Stansted Airport
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs, fraud and driving offences.
10 people rescued from accidental bedroom fire at a home
Residents were rescued from a house fire during a dramatic evacuation.
WATCH - 60,000 footie fans remember Freddie after tragic death
Thousands of football fans paid tribute to a teen who died in his sleep.
Teen arrested after being wanted in connection with various offences
A teen who was wanted in connection with failing to attend police bail has been arrested.
GALLERY - Your south Essex heatwave pictures
Thousands of visitors are flocking to the south Essex beaches as the Easter heatwave continues.
Which of our supermarkets are open for Easter
With Easter now well underway - it's good to know when our supermarkets close.
Five different ways to enjoy hot cross buns this Easter
No doubt you'll have eaten a fair few hot cross buns in the run up to Easter.
Aldi and Lidl are bringing back their popular baby and toddler events
Popular baby and toddler events two superstores are set to return.
Documents reveal Island's response vehicle 'will be cut'
CANVEY?S Rapid Response Vehicle will be cut as part of a long term plan, it has been confirmed.
£900k plan to open up the Essex coastal path
HUNDREDS of new jobs will be created as part of a project to improve and open up the Essex coast.
Mum?s desperate plea for NHS to sanction son?s vital treatment
A MUM has written to the chief executive of NHS England calling for him to stop delaying the decision and sanction a crucial treatment for her three-year-old son?s spinal condition.
Southend Pier welcomes bands and singers for Folk and Ale Festival
SOUTHEND PIER HOSTS FOLK WEEKEND
Hundreds of pounds to support island youngsters
A COMMUNITY club donated more than £500 to a youth organisation.
Island asked to raise £20,000 with challenge for new adult hospice
HOSPICE bosses are thanking the community for its support and calling for more.
Families enjoy Easter farm fun at shopping centre
HUNDREDS of youngsters enjoyed Easter farm fun at a shopping centre.
Families entered a ?wondrous world of adventures? at the Easter Wonderland
FAMILIES enjoyed immersing themselves in a magical Alice in Wonderland-themed event as part of the Easter break.
Essex Police officers sent to London climate change protests
Essex Police has sent officers to the London Extinction Rebellion protests.
Two men arrested after officers find cannabis factory
A cannabis factory has been found in a Southend industrial unit.
Man, 38, arrested in connection with Grays murder probe
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Grays.
Southend car parks 'filling up' as heatwave hits Essex
Sea front car parks are already almost full at capacity as day trippers are heading to the coast.
Dog saved from deep lake in dramatic rescue
Good samaritans rushed into action to save a dog after it almost drowned in a lake.
Man, 30, arrested in connection with criminal damage after A127 incident
Officers are no longer looking for two men wanted in connection with an incident on the A127 on January 13.
Teen due in court in connection with administering poison
Police are no longer looking for a teen who was wanted in connection with an incident in West Thurrock.
Everything you need to know about mumps
Mumps has been back in the headlines recently, as more than 220 suspected cases were reported at two Nottingham universities.
Asthma sufferers warned of 'deadly pollen bomb' as weather heats up
WHILE this weekend's forecast is good for many, it's a different story for asthma and hay fever sufferers.
How to make chocolate Easter egg nests
CRISPY chocolate egg nest cakes are a perennial favourite at Easter. This simple recipe is perfect for cooking with younger children.
'I used to run around Chalkwell Park as a kid... now we're headlining it!' Busted's Matt on Village Green debut
JAMES Bourne is calling me from London, or more accurately, his PR calls from his record label, and patches him in. He tells me he has just been in a rehearsal for a musical.
Residents left scared to go to park as nuisance bikers 'take over'
RESIDENTS have been left scared to visit a popular park after dangerous bikers were spotting speeding around the area.
Calls to turn off streetlights at night rejected as crime fears are raised
CALLS to turn off streetlights at night have been rejected due to the impact it could have on safety and crime.
Driver describes shocking moment he was targeted by 'road rage' Audi driver on A127
A DRIVER has spoken for the first time to describe the shocking moment he was forced to stop on the A127 by an seemingly enraged Audi driver.
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