Autumn may be kicking in, but this weekend in Southend you can always pretend you are in Italy.
THE chairman of Basildon Council's planning committee has been branded "disgraceful" after approving the first phase of the 725-home Dry Street estate in private.
A FORMER Southend Mayor has backed calls to stop a cap on legal costs for families of loved ones killed by hospital blunders.
SOUTHEND choirs are preparing to take to the stage in London in a very special BBC concert performing to an audience of over 7,000.
A BOWLING alley in Basildon town centre has closed suddenly amid speculation it is to be redeveloped into flats.
A diver has been jailed for two years after committing fraud totalling more than £46,000 by failing to say historic cannons were found off Southend’s coast.
TRAVELLERS evicted from the Dale Farm camp may not be given new pitches in Basildon.
ESSEX church leaders have pledged to work with other groups to welcome refugees to the county.
An innocent bystander who was hit in the face by a glass felt her teeth “crack” after a stag do descended into a violent brawl, a court heard.
Concord Rangers winger Ben Greenhalgh, and ex Inter, Brighton, Maidstone and Inverness star names the best players he has ever played alongside
A FALLEN telegraph pole and cables have blocked roads in Rayleigh.
MAJOR talents and unsung heroes will be recognised at next month’s Active Basildon Sports Awards.
The importance of knowing where our food comes from and whether it is grown, reared and caught sustainably and organically is to take a new turn as the Italian SlowFood movement hits Essex this month.
Two wins in three days have boosted spirits at Canvey Island although they will be in for a tough test against last season’s runners-up Hendon.
PARENTS in south Essex were given advice about what to do if their child got ill at an NHS event.
TRAVELLERS have pitched up on a patch of grass near to a playground and football pitch.
A TAXI driver from Hadleigh has denied his part in the plotting of the Hatton Garden raid, in which valuables worth more than £10million were looted.
SOUTHEND United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley has revealed he has turned down the Shrimpers offer of a new contract.
SOUTHEND United’s Cian Bolger and Kevan Hurst are both back in contention for tomorrow’s clash with Peterborough United at Roots Hall.
EAST Thurrock United attacker Lewis Smith says he is enjoying stepping up and scoring the goals in the absence of star striker Sam Higgins.
SOUTHEND United centre-back Adam Barrett wants the Shrimpers to rectify their Roots Hall form with a win against Peterborough United tomorrow.
PARAMEDICS treated patients at the scene after a road accident involving a lorry in Basildon.
SOUTHEND Saxons winger Danny Cleare is determined to make the new National Two South season far more successful than the last.
THURROCK kick off their London One North season at Harrow tomorrow, with words of advice from Saracens star Jackson Wray.
WESTCLIFF’S new director of rugby Nick Sigwart is hoping for a memorable start to the National Three London & SE season.
SOUTHEND & EMT will clinch promotion to the Premier Division with a win a Hornchurch tomorrow.
A MULTI-MILLION pound expansion of three Basildon primary schools is expected to be given the go-ahead this week.
HULLBRIDGE Sports and Basildon United go head to head in the Essex Senior League tomorrow a week before they meet in a winner-takes-all FA Cup tie.
BEN Cackett and Ian Irving will be bringing the mood of cabaret and variety to Basildon’s Towngate Theatre in a few weeks, when they put on a night of comedy and music.
Adam Flanagan will be hoping Concord Rangers' much-needed win against Margate on Monday will act as a springboard as they head to Sutton United
Billericay manager Craig Edwards talks ahead of his return to Dulwich Hamlet tomorrow.
AN unauthorised car cruise event in Southend last night was interrupted by the council and police.
CLUBBERS will have the chance to meet the world famous Austin Powers character Mini Me at Talk Nightclub next weekend.
Great Wakering Rovers arguably face their toughest test of the season when they host league favourites AFC Sudbury tomorrow.
A man was stabbed to death in Basildon, a court has heard.
ESSEX League Division Three champions Old Southendian & Southchurch are determined to build on their promotion next year after making club history.
through gruelling challenges as part of a new reality TV show.
GET your pooches ready for the summer dog show at Battlesbridge Mills Garden Centre tomorrow.
A £100,000 plan to regenerate an Old Leigh landmark has been put in jeopardy.
HOSPITALS are being told they can only spend a limited amount on temporary nurses to cut costs.
A SOUTHEND road was turned into a river after just ten minutes of rain raising fears about how the town copes with heavy downpours.
A LANDLORD is facing court action for renting out allegedly unsafe properties to desperate tenants.
Jazz (Jim) PERRY Sadly passed away on the 15th August 2015. Aged 96 years. Funeral service to be held on Friday the 11th September at 11.40am at Southend Crematorium. All who knew him are welcome to attend. Enquires to J.W.Tate and Sons 01702 343064
HURLOCK Joseph Victor Aged 77 Passed away suddenly on Saturday 22nd August 2015 at his home in Basildon. He will be deeply missed by his Wife Maureen and Daughter Donna. The funeral service will take place at Basildon Crematorium on Thursday 10th…
Gordon BANKS 'John' Passed away peacefully on 23rd August 2015 aged 89 years. A loving Dad, Grandad and Uncle who will be forever in our hearts. Funeral service shall be held at Southend Crematorium, West Chapel on Tuesday 8th September, 2.00pm.…
Alfred COLLINS Aged 89 Passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness at home on 25th August 2015. Beloved Husband of Audrey, much loved Father to Helen and Valerie, loving Grandad, Grandpa, Great Grandad, Brother and Uncle. Funeral service…
HURLOCK Pauline Eleanor Sadly passed away on 23rd August, 2015 aged 74 years. Loved by all who knew her. Funeral service at Southend Crematorium at 14.20 on Wednesday 9th September 2015. Family flowers only. Donations for Dogs Trust or British Heart…