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Southend introduces new local approach to tracing positive coronavirus cases

A new approach to local test and trace has started in Southend this week, as part of changes agreed nationally.

Amazon delivers special gift to children in Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

Staff and patients at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital received a special delivery when the team from Amazon in Basildon

It happened today – this day in history – October 28

969: Byzantine troops occupy Antioch. 1420: Beijing is declared the capital of the Ming dynasty. 1492: Christopher Columbus sights Cuba

Brentwood Centre closed as trust ceases trading

Brentwood Council issued the following statement this evening: “The Brentwood Leisure Trust  ceased trading today and closed the Brentwood Centre and community

Rower raises oar-some amount for Southend Hospital

To thank Southend Hospital for saving his life, and to highlight the importance of giving blood, Luke Golder has taken

It happened today – this day in history – October 27

939: Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England. 1644: Charles I defeats parliamentary armies at the Second Battle of

Basildon celebrates Essex Day

The colours of the Essex flag will be illuminated across the Basildon sign tonight, as the sign is lit red

Record-breaking year for Southend’s parks

Southend now boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates achieving a record number of Green Flags. Chalkwell, Belfairs,

It happened today – this day in history – October 26

900: Death of Alfred the Great. 1529: Sir Thomas More is appointed Lord Chancellor of England. 1685: Birth of composer

Southend Council in bid to cover school meals programme

The administration of Southend Council is looking to ensure that no child goes hungry this Christmas after the Government voted