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After 35 years heritage centre finally set to open in Shoebury Garrison

A £1 million heritage centre which will celebrate Shoebury’s history as a key military establishment through two world wars is

Beach festival faces late fight to go ahead

A two-day music festival in Southend set to attract 5,000 revellers is facing a last-minute fight to go ahead, after

Southend store renews café bid

Bosses at a Southend convenience store have launched a fresh bid to open a tea room and café to serve

Southend councillors clash in conflict of interest row

The former deputy leader of Southend Council stormed out of a planning committee meeting after accusing a fellow councillor of

Airport business park moves to next phase

The next phase of the £150million Southend Airport Business Park is progressing with discussions taking place with businesses over the

Council backs Southend BID for third term

SOUTHEND Council is backing the Southend Business Improvement District (BID) to carry on for a third term. The BID was

Housing projects could benefit from Homes England cash

Government money could be used to kickstart a raft of south Essex housing projects including a £100million Southend seafront scheme.

Overhaul of Southend leisure facilities provision

Schools in Southend could be given an opportunity to provide some leisure facilities under a council overhaul of the current

Cost of Southend’s City of Culture bid could prove too much to take

The cost-of-living crisis could force Southend’s City of Culture bid to be put on the back burner as councillors worry

Unwanted Thurrock Council community halls up for grabs

Thurrock groups will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to snap up a raft of community halls as the council looks to