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It happened today – this day in history – January 26

1340: England’s Edward III is proclaimed king of France. 1531: An earthquake hits Lisbon, killing 30,000. 1564: The Council of

TRAFFIC FLASH: M25 closed at Brentwood after collision

The M25 is closed between J28 (A12/Brook Street) and J27 (M11) following an accident involving a car and a lorry.

Southend Pier still a major attraction despite 2020 closures

Visitor numbers to the world’s longest pleasure pier in 2020 topped some of 2019’s figures, despite various restrictions in place

Southend drug dealer jailed again

A convicted drug dealer has been jailed again after running a drugs line while out on licence. Thomas Warrick was

Tiny Telephone Plays with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Throughout summer 2020 Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch ran a highly successful online initiative called Ten Tiny Plays. They invited members of

Councillors agree to implement Saturday road closures in Wickford High Street

At the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee on Wednesday January 20, councillors voted in favour of plans to implement Saturday

Appeal after robbery in Chafford Hundred

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Chafford Hundred. It happened at an address in Drake Road at

Vietnamese lorry deaths: The biggest case in Essex Police’s history comes to an end

The biggest investigation in Essex Police’s history came to an end on Friday as seven people were sentenced to a

Seven jailed for their part in deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in lorry container

Seven men have been sentenced to a total of more than 92 years in prison following the tragic deaths of

New COVID testing site opens in Thurrock

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Orsett Heath car park