OPENERS Mark Pettini and Tom Westley both scored centuries as Essex inflicted a 152-run defeat on Warwickshire in their Royal London One Day Cup Group B clash at Chelmsford.
Just two patients out of thousands at a doctor’s surgery have opted out of a datasharing scheme, launched across Southend.
A MAN’S legacy lives on thanks to his family donating vital equipment in his name.
EVERY commuter’s dream is a guaranteed seat.
PLANS to extend a major Canvey road have been delayed after councillors forgot to rubber-stamp the scheme three years ago.
A DOG has been left with deep bite wounds to her leg and shoulder after being attacked in a Hadleigh alleyway.
ARMED police and the air ambulance rushed to Canvey after a mass brawl erupted between feuding families.
OWLS at a bird centre have shot to internet fame overnight.
BOAT races, historic shipwreck artefacts and end-of-the-pier entertainment are expected to attract crowds to a maritime festival.
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Pitsea, believed to be between a bus and a motorbike.
A TEENAGER from Basildon has received a prestigious Bafta award for her “evocative” computer game design.
TWO men will face a re-trial after a jury failed to deliver a verdict over immigrants being smuggled into the UK in a container through Tilbury Docks.
SOUTHEND United’s Luke Prosser is desperate to re-establish himself as a regular this season.
A Purfleet lorry driver has described how he witnessed a group of migrants waiting to storm the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night.
A MAN has been arrested after allegedly waving a 10-inch machete around on Leigh Broadway.
SOUTHEND United’s youth team chief Ricky Duncan believes the addition of an under-21 team will be huge for the future of the football club.
A group of badgers regularly trooped through the front door of a bungalow in Thundersley woods in 1986.
ESSEX Eagles will be looking for their second win in three days when they host Warwickshire Bears in the Royal London One-Day Cup this afternoon.
SOUTHEND Saxons’ director of rugby Chris Green believes his side are currently enjoying their best pre-season for several years.
More than £700,000 seized from criminals in Essex has been earmarked for crime-fighting projects in the last two years.
A WOMAN who lost her husband and son has held a fundraising party in aid of the hospice who cared for them.
SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown hopes to be able to complete a move for Noel Hunt within the next 24 hours.
A MAN who oversaw the printing of hundreds of thousands of copies of this newspaper was remembered by family, friends and former colleagues at a moving service at Chelmsford Crematorium.
THE A127 was blocked following a crash involving two vehicles.
A LOBBY group has rubbished Southend Council’s plans to set up a fundraising trust for its £40million seafront museum.
SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin has revealed no new bids have been made for the club’s highly rated goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
CAPTAIN Aaron Lucas has challenged his Old Southendian & Southchurch team to go on and win the title after beating rivals Oakfield Parkonians.
HADLEIGH & Thundersley produced a stunning performance to secure a shock five wicket win against table-topping Hornchurch on Saturday.
THE head coach of Thurrock T-Birds has slammed the RFU’s decision to withdraw England’s sevens stars from 15-a-side rugby this season.
POLICE investigating after a woman was shot in the eye inside her own home have released a description of a suspect.
DUTCH international Krijn Twight has joined Southend Saxons.
A MAN who was wanted by police for allegedly punching a woman will appear in court today.
DOG walkers are to be offered information and advice in an effort to get them to clean up after their pets at a nature reserve.
TROUBLED families and volunteers who support them were treated to afternoon tea by the mayor of Southend. DAVID TRAYNER talks to some of the people involved in scheme, set up after an eight-year-old girl was tortured to death by her guardians.
JAMIE Oliver’s aunt and uncle will open a new £200,000 cafe on Southend seafront within the next two weeks.
FLIGHTS from Southend to Berlin have been scrapped as EasyJet concentrates on busier routes.
BOY racers are making lives a misery for residents in Laindon by tearing round the streets in modified cars.
THE birth of the quadruplets at Rochford Hospital in 1962, is to be commemorated in a display at Southend Hospital’s neo-natal unit.
Naomie Moseley My Pumpkin Another year, another tear, Missing you, loving you, Wishing you were here On your 40th birthday Love as always Nan x x x
Joyce EVERITT Remembering our wonderful Mum and Nanna, who sadly left us on July 29th 2004. We love and miss you so much. All our love Mike, Lynn, Doug, Clare, Clark, George and Madison x x x x
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PEGGY FLOATE 1920 - 2015 The death has been announced of teacher Mrs Peggy Floate at the age of 95. Mrs Floate, head mistress of Swan Mead School in the 1970's and 80's was secretary, then president of the flourishing Basildon Schools of Music…
BENNETT Norma Edith Passed away on 9th July, 2015 aged 82 years. Beloved Mother of Ian and Rob, she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Southend Crematorium on Monday 3rd August, 2015 at 12.20pm.…
Ronald Thomas LEEKING Sadly passed away on 23rd July 2015 aged 93. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday 4th August 2015 at Basildon and District Crematorium at 12.40pm. Any enquiries please call T Cribb and Sons 01268 795695.
Jack MERRETT of Oak Lodge Hockley passed away peacefully 21st July 2015 aged 99 years Funeral to be held at Southend Crematorium at 11.20am on 3rd August . Family flowers only. Donations to Hospice At home Charity via Stibbards, Hockley. All our love…
Terence Peter ClarkDied aged 61 at Chalkwell Hospice on 19th July. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.