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Southend care for new mothers and babies praised by UNICEF

SOUTHEND Council’s Health Visiting Service has been praised by UNICEF. The international children’s organisation ranked the council’s team – which

Free Christmas parking in Southend, Canvey and Hadleigh, as councils fight to save High Streets

CASTLE Point Council has announced that its town centre car parks will become free in the lead up to Christmas.

Walthamstow gang members shot innocent man in case of mistaken identity

TWO men and a boy have been found guilty of murdering a 20-year-old man in Walthamstow last year. The trio

Volunteers needed for £10,000, 10-metre tapestry depicting 1,000-year history of Rochford

MORE than 40 people are working on a 10-metre tapestry, which will commemorate 1,000 years of history in Rochford –

Bodies of 39 dead in Grays returned home to Vietnam

THE bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found dead in Thurrock have all been returned to their home country,

Man jailed for 2011 rape in Leytonstone after second attack sparks DNA match

A MAN has been jailed for a historic rape in Leytonstone, after his DNA was tested following a second attack.

Thurrock beauty spot is Essex’s top birdwatching site, say experts

THURROCK’S Coalhouse Fort has been named Essex’s top birdwatching site. The park in East Tilbury came first in a ranking

Essex Council approves plan for million-tonne landfill in Wickford and Rawreth green belt

ESSEX Council has approved plans to create a landfill site on green belt land at the border of Basildon and

Undercover cops patrol Wickford High Street in drugs crackdown

UNDERCOVER police officers are being deployed in Wickford town centre as part of an investigation into ‘drugs activity’. Essex Police

Decision on new Southend seafront leisure hub delayed amid fierce opposition from local businesses

A PLANNING meeting to rule on a planned new Southend seafront attraction was cancelled with one day’s notice, after consultants