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Benfleet man arrested for drink driving following three-vehicle crash on A127 at Rayleigh Weir

1:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

Southend Standard: Firefighters tackled a blaze in Wormbridge this morning.

A 62-year-old man from Benfleet has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a three vehicle pile up on the A127 this morning.

My cake creation won a gold medal, but web acclaim is the icing on the cake

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Southend Standard: Worldwide hit - claire Anderson with her cake

A CAKE decorator’s creation has gone global – with more than 28million people admiring her five-tiered masterpiece online.

"We're going to start policing our own streets"

6:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Terry Coppins – set up a website for people to report any suspicous behaviour

A RESIDENT has set up a crimefighting web community after being burgled because he says the police are too overstretched to deal with it.

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LONDON MARATHON REVIEW: A marathon effort from everyone!

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Southend Standard: David Butler

PLENTY of runners from south Essex have been walking around with aching limbs but with big smiles on their faces this week after completing this year’s London Marathon. Here we have a club-by-club look at those who battled through the pain barrier and made it to the finish in the Mall.

LONDON MARATHON PREVIEW: Paul Whittaker looking forward to debut over 26.2 miles

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Southend Standard: Paul Whittaker, pictured right, during last year's Southend 10k

SOUTHEND AC’s Paul Whittaker will be running his first marathon in London on Sunday hoping it is the start of a successful career over the distance.

LONDON MARATHON PREVIEW: Billericay Striders' David Butler has one eye on national record

4:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

Southend Standard: David Butler

BILLERICAY Striders’ David Butler is hoping a new personal best at the sprightly age of 61 will lead him to a gold medal and, possibly, a national record.

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