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More than 100 Southend Council staff opt for redundancy

More than 100 Southend City Council staff have opted for voluntary redundancy it has been revealed. Following a staff consultation,

Theatre needs a fairer deal claims Thurrock councillor

Thameside Theatre is being hamstrung by council rules which are preventing it becoming financially viable, a Thurrock councillor has claimed.

Southend Hospital’s “waiting list of pain”

Southend Hospital now has a 53,000-strong “waiting list of pain” as patients desperately await treatment. Paul Collins, Lib Dem councillor

Thurrock residents set to review 20-year plan for homes and jobs

Residents are being asked to give their views on proposals for how Thurrock homes, jobs and industry will develop over

City lights go out in cash shortage

THE number of broken streetlights in Southend is growing but there is no money in the kitty to replace them,

Southend tower block residents living in fear

Angry residents living in dilapidated Southend city centre tower blocks fear “anyone can access the buildings” due to broken doors

Green light for £200m distribution centre at Lakeside

Part of a major south Essex shopping centre is set to be demolished under plans to create 700 jobs at

Thurrock councillor says elderly are being failed by online GP appointments system

Elderly residents in Thurrock are being forced to make GP appointments online a councillor has revealed. Speaking at a Thurrock

Thurrock patients waiting up to eight weeks for blood tests

Thurrock residents are having to wait up to eight weeks for vital blood tests it has been revealed. A motion

Union warned over pro-Palestine leaflets at Southend Civic Centre

A union has been banned from handing out pro-Palestinian leaflets in Southend’s Civic Centre, it has been revealed. Southend Council