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Why we should let swarming bees be

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

SWARMS of honey bees have been spotted all over south Essex, one causing a particular stir last week when it massed on a bicycle chained up at Victoria Circus.

We’re getting wed ...all thanks to you!

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TWO short months ago, Jade Weedon and Lewis Collins found they had won a £12,000 wedding courtesy of the Echo after years of heartbreak.

Former bank may become a nursery

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

AN empty bank could be transformed into a day nursery for up to 60 children if plans submitted to the council are approved.

Another crash in shared space zone

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A COUNCIL minibus carrying adults with learning difficulties crashed into a car after more confusion in Southend's shared space zone.

Convict on the run in Southend

Thurrock Gazette:

3:55pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A MAN wanted for burglaries and motor thefts across Southend is on the run.

Selfie-on-Sea! Al Murray tweets live from the Cliffs

Thurrock Gazette:

1:26pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

COMEDIAN Al Murray tweeted a 1,500-strong selfie from his performance at the Cliffs Pavilion on Tuesday.

Nowhere to go, so Lollipops to close

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A PRESCHOOL which has served a community for more than 20 years will finally close because it can’t find a new home.

Choirs are preparing for their Proms appearance

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Southend Choirs have a long association with the BBC and are currently preparing for their latest appearance at the BBC Proms in September. Reporter PAUL NIZINSKYJ finds out more. For an organisation with no small reputation in the music world, the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs operate in a surprisingly humble fashion.

Blues’ £1m payday for a Wembley win

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

SOUTHEND United could earn a cool £1million by wining at Wembley and becoming a League One club next season.

Fans scream for ice cream and TV’s Joey

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

JOEY Essex mania came to Southend as hundreds of fans turned out to the opening of a new ice cream parlour.

Superheroes traverse hospital tower for charity

Thurrock Gazette:

5:21pm Monday 18th May 2015

DARING superheroes abseiled down the Southend Hospital tower to raise money for charities close to their heart.

Lifeboat helps sailors' capsized dingy

Thurrock Gazette: The Dinas Powys branch of the RNLI is holding a coffee morning

9:31am Monday 18th May 2015

A MAN and a woman were saved by a volunteer lifeboat crew after their dingy capsized off Southend Pier.

Fermenting wood chippings set light to shed

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Monday 18th May 2015

A SHED caught fire after fermenting wood chippings it was storing went up in flames.

Can you help find Stephen?

Thurrock Gazette:

8:43am Monday 18th May 2015

A CCTV image of a man who has been missing for a week has been issued in the hopes someone has seen him.

UPDATED: Police investigating suspected arson in Basildon

Thurrock Gazette:

8:35am Monday 18th May 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the same bin shed in Basildon twice in one night following arson attacks.

Broken down lorry causes queues

Thurrock Gazette: Cars were gridlocked back to Rayleigh Weir (file picture)

8:29am Monday 18th May 2015

A BROKEN down lorry is causing rush hour blues for commuters on the A127.

Thugs rob service station at knifepoint

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3:12pm Sunday 17th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a service station in Basildon.

Man in fifties missing for a week

Thurrock Gazette:

1:08pm Sunday 17th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a 58-year-old man missing from his home in Wickford.

UPDATED: Man arrested following sexual assault

Thurrock Gazette:

4:38pm Saturday 16th May 2015

A MANHUNT has been launched after a woman was sexually assaulted in Laindon.

Motorbike and two bicycles stolen from garage

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

11:24am Saturday 16th May 2015

WITNESSES are being called to come forward after a motorbike and two bicycles were stolen from a garage.

Outrage as bees on Southend bike are killed with fly spray

Thurrock Gazette:

12:36pm Thursday 14th May 2015

SHOCKED nature-lovers have reacted angrily to reports a swarm of bees was killed with fly spray after landing on a bike in Southend town centre.

Police crackdown on cyclists 'a success'

Thurrock Gazette: Cycle path sign, bicycle, cycling

11:55am Thursday 14th May 2015

ANTI social cyclists have felt the force of the law after residents appealed to police to crack down on the issue.

Swarm of bees cover bike in Southend town centre

Thurrock Gazette:

10:59am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A SWARM of bees in May is worth a lot of hay they say – and there were plenty in Southend yesterday.

Tories increase their grip on Rochford

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4:46pm Friday 8th May 2015

WHILE the country was reeling from the shock of a surprise Conservative victory, very little changed in Rochford.

Police want to identify this man after assaults and robbery

Thurrock Gazette:

2:02pm Friday 8th May 2015

POLICE want to identify this man in connection with two assaults and a robbery in Southend.

We lost Debbie two years ago... and support is absolutely vital

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00am Friday 8th May 2015

The loss of a child is something no parent should ever be subjected to but, after finding a lack of support when she lost her daughter, Joy Rooke decided to set up a group to help others come to terms with their loss. Reporter PAUL NIZINSKYJ finds out more

Woman bashed by falling tree branch ‘lucky to be alive’

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Friday 8th May 2015

A WOMAN who was knocked unconscious when a 6ft-long tree branch fell 50ft on to her head, says she feels lucky to be alive.

‘Council bullied us to remove mural’

Thurrock Gazette:

4:24pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A STREET artist has hit out at Southend Council’s “heavy-handed” approach in ordering his mural to be painted over.

Supermarket evacuated in power cut

Thurrock Gazette: Giant store – the Tesco Extra in Pitsea overs 125,000 sq ft.

5:58pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MASS power cut in Pitsea has seen customers evacuated from supermarkets and information screens go down at the train station.

Council orders the removal of Leigh mural

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 4th May 2015

A MURAL which has brightened up people’s lives has been removed after complaints to Southend Council.

Cyclist dies after ‘heart attack’ on Leigh Broadway

Thurrock Gazette:

3:52pm Monday 4th May 2015

A CYCLIST has died despite desperate attempts to save him after he suffered a heart attack while riding on a busy road.

Woman, 76, blames pavement crack for fall

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 1st May 2015

APENSIONER is blaming a crack in the pavement for a fall which left her needing hospital treatment.

Asda boss is jailed for leading £15k theft conspiracy

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Monday 27th April 2015

AN ASDA manager was jailed and two others were given suspended sentences for stealing more than £15,000 of stock from a Basildon store.

Council chiefs have ‘too much power’

Thurrock Gazette: Congested roads – Ric Morgan in Somerset Avenue, Westcliff

10:00pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A COUNCILLOR is stepping down in May because of what he describes as the “undue influence” of top managers over elected politicians.

Thief steals from choir - and thanks them

Thurrock Gazette: Bach's St. John Passion - Southend Festival Chorus

8:00am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

MEMBERS of a choir were left shaken after a conman stole £150 takings during a rehearsal.

Our delight as Costa comes to Hadleigh

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A NEW Costa Coffee in Hadleigh could signal the first step in the town’s regeneration, residents hope.

Next generation takes on family’s 40-year-old store

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

A second-hand furniture store which has been in the same family for almost 40 years is being passed on to a new generation once again.

Car hits elderly couple’s home

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Friday 17th April 2015

A CAR smashed through the wall of an elderly couple’s home at an accident blackspot.

Firefighters tackle blaze at industrial estate

Thurrock Gazette:

8:37am Thursday 16th April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a 10 metre high burning stack of pallets late last night.

Pitch clashes see young footballers miss their games

Thurrock Gazette: We have lift off - Leigh Rockets Black won the under 15 cup

11:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

CHILDREN are losing out on junior football matches and a chance to stay fit because of poorly maintained pitches in Southend, say managers.

Train fault cancels Greater Anglia services

Thurrock Gazette: Who will be the winners in Southend Victoria Station businesses bidding war

9:47am Wednesday 15th April 2015

C2C is accepting tickets for the Greater Anglia line after a train fault caused a string of cancellations.

Southend West hustings: What did your candidates say?

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

GRAMMAR schools, immigration and Leigh fisheries were hot topics of debate at the Echo’s Southend West hustings.

County council fails to keep the lights on

Thurrock Gazette: Blackout? Streetlights could be turned off

9:00am Monday 13th April 2015

ESSEX County Council has failed to hit its target of keeping 98 per cent of the county’s streetlights working properly.

Skylark owner bids to win back licence

Thurrock Gazette: Zero 6 at the Skylark Hotel

6:00am Monday 13th April 2015

THE owner of a nightclub which lost its licence after allegations of rape and under-age drinking at the premises is appealing to get it back.

Traders planning to keep the good times: Sunshine has helped start a good year for Southend’s seafront

Thurrock Gazette:

9:30am Friday 10th April 2015

RIVAL traders who have enjoyed a bumper Easter have different visions of what the seafront should be offering visitors.

Accident slows traffic on A127

Thurrock Gazette: Traffic heading for the Fairglen Interchange, used by 70,000 drivers a day

12:07pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A ROAD accident on the A127 is causing traffic to slow on the main road.

From the top of the world back to earth

Thurrock Gazette:

5:35pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

After seven years in Peru, the Rev Scott Williamson returned to the UK to take up his ministry at Rayleigh Baptist Church.

‘Leech’ bled his elderly neighbour of £60,000 savings

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 9th April 2015

A “LEECH” who robbed an elderly neighbour of her life savings so he could buy heroin has been jailed for more than four years.

"Batmobility" scooter sells on eBay

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 9th April 2015

A MOBILITY scooter has been pimped up to look like the Batmobile.

Mayor takes on Wall of Death

Thurrock Gazette:

6:34pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

DAREDEVIL Southend mayor Chris Walker appeared to defy gravity in front of a nervous crowd by taking on the famed Wall of Death.

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