Paul Nizinskyj LATEST

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.

Essex councils pull together for mental health

Thurrock Gazette: The hospital

6:17pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

SOUTHEND has joined up with Thurrock and Essex County councils to improve mental health care in the area.

A grand testament to a bygone era in Leigh

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015

History buffs in Leigh recently questioned the town council about what was being done to preserve the “disappearing” architectural heritage. PAUL NIZINSKYJ looks into the history of some of Leigh’s recently-lost gems.

Man in court charged with attempted burglary

Thurrock Gazette: Recent cases heard at magistrates courts

10:03am Tuesday 31st March 2015

A MAN will appear in court this morning charged with attempted burglary.

Filmmaker shoots Leigh from the air

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Monday 30th March 2015

A VANGE film maker has shed new light on Leigh by taking a video from the air at sunrise.

Museum to share experience with archaeology students

Thurrock Gazette:

1:58pm Friday 27th March 2015

SOUTHEND Museum is teaming up with a local college to give the next generation of archaeologists hands on experience of the profession.

Roundabout works to finish next week

Thurrock Gazette:

12:42pm Friday 27th March 2015

AFTER almost six months of disruption, roadworks on one of Southend’s busiest roundabouts are due to finish next week.

Council's new waste contractor revealed

Thurrock Gazette: Bromley binmen strike: Veolia Environmental Services and Unite union in crunch talks

12:09pm Friday 27th March 2015

VEOLIA has been chosen as Southend Council’s waste contractor for the next fifteen and a half years.

Leigh pulls out the stops to honour its good citizens

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Saturday 28th March 2015

GOOD citizens were honoured at an awards ceremony in Leigh.

A127 Tesco roadworks to be finished next week

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Friday 27th March 2015

AFTER almost six months of disruption roadworks on one of Southend’s busiest roundabouts will be finished next week.

Town council wants your views

Thurrock Gazette: Entertainment plan – Leigh Community Centre

6:30pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A TOWN council has launched an online survey to better meet the needs of its residents.

Let’s work together to save our heritage

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 25th March 2015

COUNCILLORS and residents are joining forces in an effort to preserve the architectural character of Leigh.

Plans for 50-acre solar farm are set for refusal

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

PLANS to build a 50-acre solar farm on green belt land have been recommended for refusal by council officers.

Strand Wharf plan gets the go-ahead

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A £140,000 plan to revamp an area of Old Leigh has been approved by Southend Council.

Escape-artist cat was living with neighbour

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A WANDERING cat which went missing for nearly six months has been found – just half a mile away.

Nightclub victim "has no feeling in face"

Thurrock Gazette:

1:36pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A RENEWED appeal has been made for information after a man suffered broken eye sockets in an assault outside a Southend nightclub.

What makes Leigh so great?

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 20th March 2015

With Leigh being named the fourth best place in the country to live by the Times last week, we asked people living and working there what made the town special for them.

Leigh shop receives noise complaint as band plays

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

A RECORD store has said it received its first official complaint in nearly 40 years after a rock band performed inside the shop.

London's first service to wine region of Slovenia to fly from Southend

Thurrock Gazette:

10:21am Thursday 19th March 2015

FLIGHTS to a region of Slovenia famed for its wine are to start from Southend Airport this summer.

Government pays out £56,000 for flood efforts

Thurrock Gazette: South Essex Floods August 2013

7:01pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A COUNCIL has been rewarded with more than £56,000 from the Government for its work supporting flood victims.

I’m feline just fine after my TV pitch

Thurrock Gazette:

4:30pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A CAT fan has television producers purring with a pitch for her own TV show.

Bar's £40,000 revamp is a hit

Thurrock Gazette:

1:30pm Friday 13th March 2015

AN Old Leigh pub’s £40,000 revamp is proving popular with customers, one of its managers has said.

Leigh's first outdoor gym gets official opening

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

LEIGH'S first outdoor gym officially opens on Saturday.

Careless driver in crash fined £160

Thurrock Gazette:

7:20pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A CARELESS driver who caused an accident which resulted in a man being taken to hospital with a broken leg has escaped with a £160 fine.

Campaigner Linda wants to be an MP

Thurrock Gazette: Legal challenge - Linda Kendall

7:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A COMMUNITY campaigner is preparing her bid to stand for Parliament.

Traders’ like Pickles' plan for parking ticket ‘grace’

Thurrock Gazette: Government minister Eric Pickles on a visit to The Northern Echo offices in 2011

6:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

TRADERS are celebrating after a Government minister ordered councils to “end the war onmotorists” by restricting the use of spy cars and giving people more grace over parking tickets.

Train christened Alternative City of Culture

Thurrock Gazette:

9:39pm Monday 9th March 2015

SOUTHEND’S ambition to be the “Alternative” City of Culture has been backed by a local train operator.

Step-free access may be coming to Kent Elms

Thurrock Gazette: The A127 at Kent Elms Corner

9:34pm Monday 9th March 2015

ANYONE who has struggled to get over the bridge at Kent Elms Junction will be pleased to know the council is considering a ground level crossing.

Fire service wants your views on reform

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

8:48pm Monday 9th March 2015

YOUR views are wanted on the fire service’s five-year reform of its services.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree