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Council’s flood defence team speaks out about protecting Southend’s coast

When Storm Ciara hit Southend on February 9 it brought with it winds so powerful they downed trees and tore

Queensway underpass set to be filled in fresh plans for regeneration

The controversial plan to raise the Queensway underpass will go-ahead under new plans for the borough’s most ambitious regeneration scheme.

Thurrock Council’s housing list sparks anger in the community

An extensive list of potential house building locations was approved by Thurrock Council last week in a bid to meet

All Southend tower blocks could be fitted with sprinklers after Grenfell review

Every high-rise tower block in Southend could be retrofitted with sprinkler systems under new plans announced by Southend Council. After

Southend Council partners with company engulfed in controversy for energy supply

The council’s energy company formed to help people save money by switching provider has officially partnered with a not-for-profit supplier

Crime commissioner under fire for political campaigning

The crime commissioner for Essex has come under fire for political campaigning in Southend, despite his insistence that it is

Southend senior management team to cost taxpayers almost £2million a year

Nineteen senior managers at Southend Council are to receive salaries that on average exceed £100,000, a new report has revealed.

‘I did not threaten to stab anybody’ says seafront trader after investigation

The former chair of Southend’s Seafront Traders Association has insisted he did not threaten to stab the deputy leader of

Southend Council under pressure after failure to publish Seaway report

The information watchdog is pressuring Southend Council to publish a report on the £50million Seaway leisure complex after it failed

Southend Council confident it can deliver drug that could be a ‘game-changer’ for HIV

Southend Council is confident it will be able to deliver a new drug aimed at helping eliminate HIV, despite fears