RYAN Leonard is aiming to bounce back from the worst spell of his career to secure promotion with Southend United this season.
SOUTHEND United striker Liam Dickinson is keen to play a part in another promotion party at Wembley — despite currently being sidelined with a broken ankle.
SOUTHEND United’s player of the year Mark Phillips is refusing to rule himself out of Wednesday night’s semi-final second leg clash against Crewe Alexandra at Roots Hall.
A MAN will appear in court next month charged with a number of offences following a police raid at a bar and tanning salon on Canvey.
DUNCAN Jupp wants a member of the current Southend United side to follow in his footsteps and become a play-off hero.
A HOST of Jubilee themed events have been planned for Southend.
POLICE want to speak to this man who is a key witness in a Southend rape investigation.
SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin is hoping play-off fever grips south Essex ahead of tomorrow’s second leg with Crewe Alexandra.
ROB Errington welcomed the latest FA recommendations on restructuring the non-league but says the plans in Essex will only work with an influx of teams from East Anglia.
THE South East Essex Primary Mini Soccer League held its finals in the blazing sunshine at Great Wakering Rovers ground at Burroughs Park on Sunday.
TOWIE star James “Arg” Argent opened a new restaurant on Southend seafront.
A MAN whose RAF pilot uncle disappeared after his plane crashed into the desert has spoken of his astonishment that the wreck has been found – 70 years on.
THERE is a lot of warmth and laughter in the offices of the solicitors’ firm run by Mandi Wilson and Sue Kessler.
THE family of a young man who was badly burnt in a fire at his home have thanked the community who have rallied round to help.
The sailor was taken to Southend Hospital on Monday afternoon (May 14) when the RAF Rescue Helicopter from Wattisham, in Suffolk, was called out at about 1.30pm.
A FISHING boat had to be rescued after going adrift off the Shoebury coast on Monday morning.
ARTIST Sandra Ehlers lives and breathes her work. Over the past decade she has been busy creating a huge number of pieces, which have accumulated, and of late, packed her home to the rafters.
A WOMAN from South Essex has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the phone hacking scandal.
A RESIDENTS’ campaign to block plans for a 24-hour KFC drive-through may have paid off.
A FURIOUS councillor has offered to hand power back to the Tories in Southend after his leadership bid was scorned.
A COMPANY has submitted plans to reopen a disused shop on Canvey as a bar and restaurant – weeks after it dropped proposals to turn it into a nightclub.
MOTHERS who are offered facilities to breastfeed or express milk in the office return to work earlier after having a child.
A TEENAGER was raped on her way home from a night out. The 18-year-old woman was walking home from a night out at Basildon's Festival Leisure Park when the attack happened between 2am and 4am on Monday.
COELIAC UK has thrown down the gauntlet to the wheat-munching nation by launching a gluten-free challenge this week.
A LABOUR councillor has been accused of misrepresenting himself at a sensitive meeting over the future of a community centre, which took place before he was elected.
POLICE officers taped off an underpass after a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted.
A GIANT cash and carry is going to be built in an industrial estate warehouse.
THIEVES stole a much-loved go-kart from a disabled teenager.
A POSTMAN trying to do his job in Southend was issued with a parking ticket by a traffic warden.
Josephine WHITE30.03.1916 - 15.05.2011 In loving memory of our beautiful Mum, Nan and Great Nan We all miss you so much not being here with us Love from your Children Betty, Jean, Barry & Family x x x x