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Outdoor gym for Shoebury Common

An outdoor gym will be installed as part of the next stage of the transformation of Shoebury Common, it has

Southend selective licensing scheme delayed

A scheme to tackle rogue landlords in Southend has been delayed by months after Conservative councillors demanded more detailed plans.

Clampdown on speeding motorists

Spy cameras could be brought in to clamp down on motorists in Southend who break the law, with fines helping

Campaigners set to protest over Southend Council job cuts

Additional security has been drafted in as union campaigners prepare to confront Southend councillors over impending job cuts. Unison and

Pilot speed limit schemes set for Southend

Controversial pilot schemes for 20mph speed limits in Southend are imminent, it has been revealed. New 20mph environmental zones in

Southend children’s services review branded “a farce”

Parents who took part in a review of Southend children’s services have branded it “a farce”. The department is undergoing

NHS staff “stressed and burnt out” by pandemic

NHS staff have been left “stressed and burnt out” by the COVID pandemic, with union bosses fearing it is “hard

Developer gives assurances that £50m Seaway scheme is financially sound

The developer behind the £50million Seaway leisure scheme in Southend says it is financially sound, after concerns were raised. Opposition

Parents fear Southend SEND inquiry will not provide any accountability for years of failure

Parents who feel their children were let down by Southend Council’s special educational needs provision say they are being sidelined

Southend children’s services chief departs on eve of inquiry

THE director of Southend’s children’s services left his post suddenly just a week before an inquiry into special educational needs