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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

Wickford wig shop owner’s annual charity chop goes ahead as Carla calls for hair donations

For the past two years to celebrate Watson Wigs Shop’s anniversary, owner Carla Watson has held a charity fundraising event

Police name man who died after suffering head injuries in Westcliff

Police have named a man who died following an incident in Westcliff on Tuesday September 22. Wojciech Miecznikowski, 37, was

MP visits Southend Samaritans to discuss impact of COVID-19 on mental health

Southend MP James Duddridge visited the town’s Samaritans branch last week to learn more about the charity’s emotional support service

Appeal following alleged assault in Stanford-le-Hope

Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of an assault in London Road, Stanford-le-Hope. Officers were called at around 6.30pm

It happened today – this day in history – September 30

1399: Richard II abdicates. 1520: Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan. 1544: Henry VIII pulls

Essex Trading Standards issues warning of test and trace telephone scam

Essex Trading Standards is warning of a telephone scam whereby callers claiming to be from the NHS Test and Trace

Basildon environmental enforcement trial figures reveal impact

A trial of additional environmental enforcement officers is delivering an impact across the Basildon borough. In a report that went

Chelmsford schoolkids skip back to fitness

Over 6000 primary school pupils across Chelmsford took part in Skip, Hop, Hurray, a skipping festival to celebrate National Fitness

Container ship makes waves off Chalkwell

The largest container ship in the world HMM Algeciras was spotted heading past Chalkwell Beach fully laden with a cargo