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East Beach pathways labelled “desecration”

Angry residents claim newly-installed pathways are “desecrating” parts of Shoebury East Beach and dubbed the improvements “environmental vandalism”. Southend City

New pier café planned for Southend

Southend Council is preparing to splash out more than £1 million on a new pier café. The venue is set

Westcliff BID plan

Westcliff’s “Bond Street” is set for a huge boost as businesses and residents join forces in a scheme to improve

Council seeks feedback on Southend City Centre Strategy

Southend Council is looking for residents’ views on its City Centre Strategy. The £120,000 strategy will draw up plans for

New leader of Southend Council pledges end to “bully boy tactics” and toxic atmosphere

Southend Council’s new leader has vowed to tackle the “toxic” atmosphere and “bully boy tactics” in the council chamber. Stephen

Shocking incidents in maternity units reported to hospitals trust board

A new mum lost seven litres of blood after giving birth at Basildon Hospital and needed urgent surgery to remove

Call for transparency on Momentum affiliations in Southend Labour group

A former deputy mayor of Southend has called for Labour members in the new administration to declare any affiliation with

Fresh consultation on Lower Thames Crossing

A new five-week consultation on the proposed £82billion Lower Thames Crossing has been launched as changes to the original plans

Former deputy leader on Southend Council refuses to participate in coalition with new administration

An independent councillor has refused to be part of any “left-leaning administration” taking charge at Southend City Council, despite promises

Southend Labour leader deposed in shock coup claim

Southend’s Labour leader was deposed by just one vote following a leadership coup driven by left-wing group Momentum, a well-placed