• Hot weather could delay trains

    SPEED restrictions could be imposed on trains between London and Southend Victoria on Sunday and Monday due to hot weather being forecast. Rail company National Express East Anglia say the restrictions may be necessary on the line between Chelmsford

  • Car port torched in Laindon

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack in Copperfields, Laindon. At 11.50pm on Wednesday, June 15, suspects set fire to a car port at the location, causing £200 damage to the roof. Anyone with information should call

  • Cars broken into in Laindon

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two cars were broken into in two days in Copperfields, Laindon. Sometime after 10pm on Wednesday, June 22 and before 7am the next day, the door of a Peugeot was forced open causing £80 damage and a £150

  • It's lights out at midnight in Essex

    SO after the trials and all the talking, it seems it will soon be lights out across the county. This week Essex County Council decided it would push ahead with plans to turn off 70 per cent of the county’s street lights between midnight and 5am, saving

  • Cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers talks at Billericay club

    A STARSTRUCK audience spent an evening listening to cricketing tales from legendary all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers. The great West Indian was the star guest at a gala dinner at Billericay’s Stock Brook Country Club, which raised funds for

  • MY VIEW: Mayor should wear real chain, not a replica

    Former Southend mayoress VERINA WEAVER offers her personal view on the decision to buy a new, cheaper chain for the Southend mayor A DECISION has been taken to allow the Mayor of Southend, David Norman, to dress down and not wear the historic chain

  • Fined £50 for dropping cigarette in High Street

    A SMOKER has been fined £50 for dropping a cigarette butt in Wickford High Street. The on-the-spot fine was handed out by an environmental enforcement officer, employed by Basildon Council, outside the 99p Store at 3pm yesterday. This provoked a heated

  • Three vehicles seized in police raid

    POLICE seized three stolen vehicles worth £35,000 during a raid on an industrial estate. The vehicles, two Volkswagen camper vans and an articulated lorry trailer, were recovered from Moorlands Industrial Estate, Tileworks Lane, Rettendon, during a joint

  • Michael’s mountain birthday challenge for 60th

    KIND Castle Point resident Michael “Mick” Roberts will celebrate his 60th birthday in an unusual location – at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The 59-year-old will be scaling the Tanzanian mountain to raise money for Little Havens Children’s Hospice