A YOUNG midfielder described as the best ever graduate from Crewe Alexandra’s famous academy is likely to be the biggest threat to Southend United in their play-off semi-final.
THE generation which came of age just after the Second World War has started to write up its memoirs.
POPPY Lake said she was overwhelmed to have tasted victory in the Olympic Stadium and in doing so complete back-to-back UK School Games titles.
SOPHIE Riches admitted she was “petrified” as she stood on the start line for her 1,500m in the UK School Games at the Olympic Stadium.
A BARKING brain box is set to wow TV viewers with his intellectual antics.
KAYLEE Dodd woke up on the morning of one of the biggest days of her athletics career so far fearing the worst.
A NEW Labour Southend councillor is facing a police investigation over his online pre-election comments.
DARRYL Flahavan feels Cameron Belford’s fine form in goal for Southend United has again proved size does not matter for goalkeepers.
A CHURCH is being plagued by nuisance youths who gather outside in large groups on Friday nights.
SOUTHEND is set to look like a scene from cult mod film Quadrophenia this weekend.
A MODEL turned stand-up comic has scored a role presenting a show which gives women a dressing down.
Councillor Gilbert is so wrong when he says we need the new Tesco building in Southend as soon as possible (May 8).
First of all I would like to thank Dr Rouse, from the Riverside medical centre, Hullbridge, Ian Harvey, the paramedic, and all of the Southend Hospital staff concerned, for the way my 72-year-old mother was treated during a recent heart scare.
So the proposed additional average speed cameras along the A127 to the M25 will still allow speeds of 70 mph.
ANTHONY Grant hopes to be enjoying another Gresty Road highlight this weekend.
Regarding recent letters concerning foxes and bin bags, I have no problem with the use of bin bags and think the simple bag and food waste bin system operated here in Southend is excellent. I seldom use a black bin liner these days I would certainly be against the introduction of wheelie bins, which I would regard as a retrograde step and end up with wheelie bins parked everywhere “littering” our streets. By comparison, a few ripped bin bags is a small price to pay.
A FATHER accused of killing his baby daughter has spoken of the “two-and-a-half years of hell” he endured as he fought to clear his name.
Sadly, the time of high streets as we know them may be slowly coming to an end.
MICHAEL Timlin wants to banish his play-off blues by helping Southend United win promotion this season.
A DEAF hospital porter has been helping colleagues improve the way they treat patients – by teaching them sign language.
STEREOTYPICALLY teams who go in to the play-offs having just missed out on automatic promotion are normally quite down and despondent – but that is certainly not the case here.
EASYJET’S UK director originally demanded to know “why would we want to do that?” when he was told about plans to start flights from Southend Airport.
HE’S played in major acts Steeleye Span and Feast of Fiddles, but fiddle-player extraordinaire Peter Knight admits his heart is given over to his trio Gigspanner – who come to Wat Tyler Country Park on Saturday.
A HEALTH trust has apologised after an elderly patient with a heart condition had to wait two weeks for an appointment with a GP.
COLCHESTER Symphony Orchestra is going Scottish this weekend.
WHEN Susan Boyle remarked in a Radio Times interview that a Scottish actress called Elaine C Smith would do a good job of playing her in a story of her life, she wasn’t far wrong.
THAT rarity, a spontaneous opening night ovation, said it all about Aida.
TENANTS could be evicted from their homes for dumping rubbish, aerosols and paint cans in a Southend tower block which were then set alight.
A MAN has claimed victory in a battle with a parking company after he was wrongly accused of leaving his car at Southend Airport Retail Park for more than a day.
Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence
PASTORAL MEASURE 1983 North Benfleet All Saints (Diocese of Chelmsford)
A REALITY TV star will officially open a new £2million restaurant on Southend seafront, creating 50 new jobs.
Betty VICKERY (nee Meddle)Happy 80th Birthday with love & best wishes from Colin, Sue & Rob, Nick & Sarah 80
Alfred NEWMAN (Alf) Passed away peacefully on 29th April 2012 Aged 91 years. Wonderful Dad to Bernard, Carol, Terry and Janet and loving Grandad. Funeral service has taken place Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research, C/o of Guivers Funeral Directors, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood.
John Arthur ALLAIN Passed away peacefully in Southend Hospital on 16th April 2012 Aged 85 years. Resident of Victoria Court Residential Home for the last 16 years. Funeral service at Sutton Road Cemetery Church on Thursday 10th May at 1.45pm followed by burial. Flowers and enquiries are C/o F.P Guiver & Sons Ltd 641 Southchurch Road Southend SS1 2PN Tel 01702 467426
Barrie HYDE Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his Family on 26th April 2012. Beloved Husband of Rita, Father to Christine, John, Margaret and Alison. Will be sadly missed by all his Family Funeral service to be held at Basildon Crematorium on Tuesday, 8th May 2012 at 4.00 pm Family flowers only, donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses Enquiries to S Stibbards & Sons, Canvey Island Tel 01268 683136
Trevor Challacombe Derek ACKLAND Died Peacefully in Hospital on 25th April 2012 after a short illness, aged 93 years. Beloved Husband of Lorna and Father of Julian & Bryony. Father-in-law of Janet & Charles and Grandfather of James, Rebecca, Tim & Luke. Sadly Missed. Funeral Service at Southend Crematorium at 3.00 pm on Monday 14th May 2012. With Thanks to Eleanor Hobbs Ward, Southend Hospital for their kind help and care. Donations rather than flowers to Southend University Hospital. All enquiries/donations to Co-operative Funeralcare, 27 Glendale Gardens, Leigh Tel: 01702 713743
SANDRINI Corinna Who lived in Somerset Avenue before moving to Cambridge, died peacefully on Monday 30th April 2012. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service at the Arbory Trust Barton Glebe Woodland Burial Ground, Barton, Cambridge on Monday 7th May at 12.30pm. No flowers please, but if desired donations made payable for Addenbrookes Charitable Trust to R. Skeates Funeral Directors, 45, Moorfield Road, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4PP. Tel. 01223 833463 .
Alec Duboux Passed away 28th April 2012 aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Gwen. A loving Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who will be sadly missed by all his Family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Southend on Sea Crematorium on Friday 11th May at 2.40pm. No flowers by request, but donations to the RNLI (Southend Branch) may be sent c/o: A R Adams Ltd, 117 High Street, Rayleigh.
BENTLEY Ivy Vera (Nurse Ben) Nurse at Southend and Rochford Hospital for 41 years Passed away peacefully on Monday 30th April 2012, aged 87 years. Beloved Wife to Ken and precious Mum, Nanny and Nanny Nanny. She will be greatly missed by her Family and many friends Funeral service to take place at Southend Crematorium on Friday 11th May at 12.40pm All welcome No black by request please Family flowers only, but donations if desired to the Alzheimer's Society c/o S.Stibbards & Sons Ltd, 4 Commonhall Lane, Hadeigh, Essex, SS7 2RN Tel: 01702 558717
Roma TIDDER (Barone) 1917-2012 Died peacefully in Hospital on 24th April 2012 after a short illness, aged 95 years. Beloved Wife of late Husband, Harry Thomas Tidder and Mother of Harry, Alan & Bob. Grandmother of Susan, Richard, Melanie, Matthew, Anna & Lucy. Many happy memories. Sadly missed by Family and Friends. Funeral Service at Southend Crematorium at 10.20am on Tuesday, 8th May 2012. With thanks to Benfleet Ward, Southend University Hospital for their kind help and care. Donations rather than flowers to The Stroke Association. All enquiries/donations to Co-operative Funeralcare, 27 Glendale Gardens, Leigh. Tel: 01702 713743
Bernadine Florence MADDOCKS Sadly passed away on Thursday, 3rd May 2012 peacefully at home, aged 85 years. Much loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral service at Southend Crematorium, West Chapel on Thursday, 10th May 2012 at 11.20 am. All enquiries c/o F P Guiver & Sons Ltd, 641 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PN Tel:01702 467426
BARBARA LOVEDAY (Marchant) Passed away 25th April 2012 aged 64. Wonderful Wife, Mum, Nan Victor, Deanna, Paula, Maria, Louisa. Funeral service at Isle of Wight Crematorium Thursday 10th May at 13.30pm. For details - Hamilton & Marshall 01983 522772 All Welcome
Audrey ALLEN Formerly of Thundersley. Passed away on 2nd May 2012, aged 86 years. Reunited with Harold. Funeral service to take place at Southend Crematorium on Friday, 18th May 2012, at 11 a.m. All enquiries to A.R. Adams Funeral Directors, 117 High Street, Rayleigh. Tel 01268 743102
David Roy STARNS 1948-2012 A great Dad, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Grandad and friend who will be sorely missed. Words cannot describe our pain. The funeral will take place on 14th May at 12.40pm at Corbets Tey Crematorium. "we"ll meet again"
HALLEY Peter 30.05.1930 -14.05.2004 Dad, I love and miss you more each day. All my love always Sheila XXX
Percy HORSMAN 16th April 1931 - 7th May 2011 A daily thought, a silent tear A constant wish that you were here An empty place no one can fill We miss you Dad and always will. All our love Lisa, Ron & Maddison x x x
Percy HORSMAN7th May 2011 Sad are the hearts that loved you Silent tears still fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all Thinking of you always Perce Love Maureen x
Sydney Robert PREWER 11.05.1949 - 07.07.2006 SYD Syd, what can I say. Another birthday with you no longer here. Older you may have been getting but certainly no way fretting. With your infectious laugh and sense of humour, You should have been here forever. Miss you Mr P Little me! xx
John BUTLER 25.12.1929 - 07.05.2007 Thinking of you today and always Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure Your loving Wife Barbara and Family x x x