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Call for sprinkler systems to be installed in Southend tower blocks without delay

A FIRE safety campaigner has called for a scheme to fit high-rise tower blocks in Southend with sprinkler systems more

Red tape delays opening of Shoebury Heritage Centre

A £200,000 heritage centre that should have opened in Southend at Easter could be delayed until next year due to

Southend Council admin job losses worse than expected says union

A trade union says a jobs reshuffle at Southend Council to save £1million a year will result in more job

Seconds out as Eastwood boxing gym gets retrospective planning permission

A boxing gym has been given the green light to stay open despite “blighting the life of neighbours”. Ringmaster Boxing

Independent probe of SEND provision in Southend

Parents in Southend are too terrified of “having their children taken away” to speak out about their problems at home,

Conservation status for Southend’s “second high street”

THE unique nature of Southend’s “second High Street” is set to be recognised with conservation area status. The “historic character”

Clarence Yard housing plan approved

A Southend fish and chip shop will be transformed into four homes after councillors gave plans the green light. The

Proposal for more vehicle charging points in Southend

Southend could boast 24 additional electric car parking bays to encourage drivers to embrace green technology. A total of 12

Failure to find chief executive blamed on “toxicity” within Southend Council

Southend Council failed in its recent bid to appoint a new chief executive because of a “toxic” atmosphere, its deputy

Selling off or leasing out Southend Civic Centre a possibility

Southend’s Civic Centre could be sold off or leased to private companies because the council’s 1,300-strong workforce will largely continue