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Benefits system lets down Southend’s disabled as hundred of refusals are overturned, says councillor

New figures show disabled people in Southend are struggling to get the help they need with hundreds of benefits refusals

Golf club says their members have not been on Belfairs course following councillor claims

Members of the Belfairs Golf Club have said they have not been out playing golf since restrictions were put in

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: NHS urged to adopt global standard for protective equipment

Almost 1,000 people have signed a petition that urges NHS trusts in Essex to use protective equipment that is in

Southend councillor urges golfers to stop after facing verbal attacks

Residents are being urged to stop playing golf and follow government advice on staying home after a councillor said he

Seaway developer promotes empty seafront car park during pandemic to justify plans

The developer behind plans to redevelop a seafront car park into a major leisure attraction sent out a tweet highlighting

Volunteers and community groups key to getting help to those in self-isolation

New dedicated phone lines are being setup across the county to allow vulnerable members of the community to request help

Council staff face abuse and attacks for working during pandemic

Council staff and contractors in Southend have faced verbal abuse, been spat at, and been physically attacked by members of

Coronavirus does not mean major leisure plans should be reconsidered, says councillor

Councillors have said plans for major new leisure developments in Southend should not be reviewed in light of coronavirus. In

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: ‘If you go out you are going to take this home and you are going to kill someone’ warns pregnant woman with COVID-19

A pregnant woman from Grays has given a stark warning from her hospital bed that if you go outside you

More than 500 Southend households overcrowded amid coronavirus crisis

Hundreds of families in Southend could be more vulnerable to coronavirus because they are living in overcrowded accommodation, it has