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Helen, 71, to walk the length of the country

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Friday 6th March 2015

A WOMAN in her seventies says she is walking from John O’Groats to Lands End to show others you are never too old for a challenge.

Runaway horse found loose on main road caught by quick thinking residents

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

3:50pm Thursday 5th March 2015

RESIDENTS teamed up with police officers to help corral an escaped horse back into its paddock.

Ex-Southend Council finance officer charged with money laundering

Thurrock Gazette:

1:30pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A FORMER senior finance officer at Southend Council has appeared in court charged with money laundering and defrauding the council of more than £44,000.

End in sight for £400,000 pub refurb

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A £400,000 REFURBISHMENT of one of Old Leigh’s traditional pubs is nearing completion.

Cat rescued from flat fire

Thurrock Gazette:

9:32pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A CAT was rescued from a kitchen fire in a first floor flat.

12-year-old to show terrier Ciel at Crufts

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A GIRL aged 12 will be showing her dog at Crufts – despite only starting to enter competitions 18 months ago.

Fine dining restaurant switches to Italian cuisine

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

A FINE dining restaurant has rebranded and reopened as an Italian – as its sister restaurant goes up for sale.

Free parking plan to boost shops ‘keeps customers away’

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

PARKING changes brought into Leigh to boost trade could be having the opposite effect, traders claim.

Spanish flights delayed at Southend Airport

Thurrock Gazette: EasyJet to fly from Southend Airport

9:41pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

TWO flights to Spain have been significantly delayed.

Blaze at sheltered housing

Thurrock Gazette:

9:37pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A WOMAN in her nineties was treated by paramedics after her flat in sheltered housing caught fire.

Car on fire halts traffic

Thurrock Gazette:

8:35pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A BLAZING car has caused traffic chaos on the A1245.

Police appeal for witnesses after sexual assaults

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

6:41pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

POLICE officers have renewed an appeal for any witnesses to two sexual assaults to come forward.

Southend MP joins calls to ban wild animals at circuses

Thurrock Gazette:

4:45pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A SOUTHEND Member of Parliament has delivered a petition to Downing Street calling for a ban on wild animals in circuses.

Search is on for lost fields

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to find Essex’s “lost” playing fields to prevent them being built over.

Eight people charged after nightclub brawl

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:20pm Friday 20th February 2015

EIGHT people have been charged with affray following a brawl in a Southend nightclub.

"Missing" teenager now in hospital

Thurrock Gazette: Southend Hospital

1:26pm Friday 20th February 2015

A MISSING teenager was taken to hospital after the police helicopter and dogs were called out to find him.

Help find Essex's playing fields

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to find Essex’s “lost” playing fields to prevent them being wrongfully built over.

Bungling burglars didn’t spot keys to cake shop’s till

Thurrock Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

HAPLESS crooks cut themselves on a till as they tried to force it open – despite the keys being left nearby.

Our trainline is one of the UK’s worst

Thurrock Gazette: Southend Victoria Train Station

7:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street trainline has been named as one of the worst in the country, by consumer magazine Which.

School governors threaten to resign

Thurrock Gazette:

1:30pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

GOVERNORS at a Leigh school have threatened to resign after plans to merge its junior and infant departments into a single school failed.

Drink-driver, 26, hit car then ran away

Thurrock Gazette:

12:32pm Monday 16th February 2015

A MAN has admitted getting drunk and stealing his friend’s car before crashing it and running away.

Southend poised for air link with Austria

Thurrock Gazette:

12:23pm Monday 16th February 2015

Sound of Music could be open to tourists using Southend Airport later this year.

Flights diverted due to fog

Thurrock Gazette:

9:09am Monday 16th February 2015

FLIGHTS have been diverted to from Southend due to a shroud of fog last night.

Witnesses sought after hit and run with cyclist

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:38am Thursday 12th February 2015

WITNESSES are being sought after a hit and run in Shoebury.

Man wanted after whisky theft

Thurrock Gazette:

7:20pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

THIS man is wanted in connection with the theft of whisky from a Leigh shop.

Elderly woman trapped in car crash

Thurrock Gazette:

1:52pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after a crash on a main road.

Is parking dispute over?

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 9th February 2015

A DECADE-LONG parking dispute between Leigh residents and shoppers may soon be settled – though some residents are unhappy with the proposed solution.

Price boom as demand increases for properties

Thurrock Gazette:

10:29am Wednesday 4th February 2015

HOUSE prices in south Essex have soared by more than nine per cent over the last year, according to new Government figures.

Why are they still making money out of my Dean’s death?

Thurrock Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

ESSEX Boys films are two-apenny in the gangster genre, with somewhere in the region of seven films having been made about the ill-fated drugs gang.

Leigh town council tax to rise

Thurrock Gazette: Carole Mulroney outside Leigh Town Council offices

7:00am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

LEIGH Town Council has voted to reduce the rise in its share of the council tax bill but will still be demanding an extra £6.55 from voters.

Trains cancelled on Greater Anglia line

Thurrock Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

10:04am Monday 2nd February 2015

A total of 16 services between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria stations on the Greater Anglia line have been cancelled as a result of the damage to wires at Rayleigh.

Ryan’s on a 3-mountain mission for his mother

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 2nd February 2015

A MAN has set himself the task of climbing three mountains to raise awareness about his mother’s disease.

Snow delays flights at airport

Thurrock Gazette:

10:42am Friday 30th January 2015

SNOW closed Southend Airport for three hours, causing one flight to be diverted to Luton.

Tracy's fund tops £100,000

Thurrock Gazette:

4:57pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A FUND in aid of a mum-of-two who had her legs and fingers amputated has topped £100,000 thanks to a single generous donation.

Southend grammars top league tables again

Thurrock Gazette:

1:23pm Thursday 29th January 2015

SOUTHEND’S grammar schools scored highest in annual league tables.

Speed cameras call after crash mayhem

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

RESIDENTS living near an accident blackspot have called for speed cameras after three cars crashed, demolishing two garden walls.

Petrol prices ‘could fall for three years’

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

PETROL prices are continuing to fall across south Essex.

We cannot buy our rail tickets

Thurrock Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 27th January 2015

COMMUTERS fear fines and even prosecution after a train station was left without a ticket machine or vending staff.

I'm the son and heir to my own principality

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

HE is the heir to a very unusual throne and has given an insight into life inside his very own tiny principality.

Wilko: First gig since surgery will be for hospital which saved me

Thurrock Gazette:

3:23pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

SOUTH Essex music legend Wilko Johnson was back playing in a Southend pub yesterday – for the closing sequence of a film about the way he beat cancer.

80 new jobs as call centre’s amazing success continues

Thurrock Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 20th January 2015

MORE than 80 jobs are set to be created after a call centre business expanded in Southend.

Parents turn to pews to save pre-school

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 19th January 2015

PARENTS desperate to save a pre-school which operates from a church with a dwindling congregation have suggested joining the worshippers to save it from closure.

My campaign to help diners tackle homelessness

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A CHARITY boss has spoken of how his fundraising campaign work has helped to raise awareness, as well as money, to tackle homelessness.

Luxury cruising through the heart of European culture

Thurrock Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 15th January 2015

Reporter PAUL NIZINSKYJ took a Danube Waltz through central Europe aboard a Viking River Cruise taking in the Bavarian cities of Nuremberg, Regensburg and the town of Passau, Melk and Vienna in Austria and the Hungarian capital Budapest.

Traders suffering after yellow lines are painted over parking bays

Thurrock Gazette:

6:51pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

BUNGLING workers painted double yellow lines over parking bays, leaving traders out of pocket.

Demand for cheap petrol fuels higher profits for garages

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

THE plummeting price of fuel may be making our money go further, but it is also boosting profits for some petrol stations as demand soars.

Marriage takes off with Vulcan photos

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

TWO Vulcan enthusiasts had their wedding photos taken with the aircraft.

Man in hospital after crash outside school

Thurrock Gazette: Thorpedene Primary School

8:50am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A MAN has been taken to hospital following a crash between a car and a motorbike.

Alston says 101 service is woefully inadequate

Thurrock Gazette: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

5:00pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

POLICE and crime commissioner Nick Alston has slammed the force’s “absolutely inadequate”

Residents' protest at ‘blot on landscape'

Thurrock Gazette:

5:18pm Monday 12th January 2015

A HUGE container which has blighted a Leigh street for two years cannot be removed by Southend Council because it on housing association land.

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