OLD Southendian & Southchurch are desperate to bring their five-match losing run to an end when they visit fellow strugglers and local rivals Leigh-on-Sea tomorrow.
IT was a weekend of disappointment for local sides in Division Two of the Shepherd Neame Cricket League, with defeats for Old Southendian & Southchurch, Leigh-on-Sea and Wickford.
A HOUSING development which threatened Leigh’s bustling community centre is to be officially abandoned next week.
AFTER months of a colossal amount of planning, tomorrow is finally the day which sees the Leigh Folk Festival open.
A PERVERTED former teacher, school governor and magistrate hid a six-year obsession with downloading indecent images of young boys, a court heard.
PARISHIONERS have slammed church bosses for allowing a paedophile to continue as a lay preacher and choirmaster for six months after being arrested on child porn charges.
RUNNERS are celebrating after completing a mammoth 100 mile race.
VETERANS and servicemen will parade through south Essex this weekend as part of Armed Forces Day.
MOTORISTS fear planned gas main replacement works will cause "chaos" in Southend and increase traffic problems in the town.