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Southend Council appoints new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed to Southend Council, vowing to help make Southend the “number one tourist destination

Thorpe Bay councillors at odds over fate of cricket pavilion at Southchurch park

Calls are mounting to restore a 100-year-old cricket pavilion which has been “left to rot” amid an ongoing row over

Southend school transport audit reveals safeguarding concerns

A damning report has criticised a series of safeguarding issues at a controversial school bus service for children with special

Bid to protect nearly 100 trees on Shoebury site which could see 72 new homes

Action has been taken have been taken to protect almost 100 trees on a site where developers hope to build

Boris backing MP comes under fire from failed council candidate as he quits party

A Tory candidate from May’s council elections has launched a scathing attack on Southend MP James Duddridge for failing to

Calls to give listed status to chapel in Southend

Conservationists are calling for an historic chapel in Southend to be given listed status to prevent it from being torn

Kursaal lease talks stall over value of building

The Kursaal’s hefty price tag is stalling negotiations over the iconic Southend seafront building’s future, with council bosses claiming the

Problems continue with new pier train

Southend’s long-awaited new pier train, the Sir David Amess, is still out of action months after being installed. The train

U-turn on Shoebury ambulance station closure

Health bosses have announced a temporary U-turn on plans to close Shoebury’s ambulance station – but one councillor is warning

Southend councillor calls for fly-tipping wall of shame

A “wall of shame” of convicted flytippers should be created on Southend Council’s website, a councillor has insisted after he