Mon, 21st Apr 2014

Southend News

UPDATED: Man charged with murder as family pay tribute to victim

1:56pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Southend Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

POLICE have named the victim of a Braintree murder as new dad Michael Haastrup.

Do you know this man?

12:42pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Southend Standard: Do you know him?

DETECTIVES want to trace this man in connection with a vicious street mugging.

Russell Brand claims he "dodged Essex train fare"

4:19pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Southend Standard: Russell Brand

SOUTH Essex comedian Russell Brand has reportedly admitted dodging a train fare in the county after he "couldn't be bothered".

Dog's life saved by a routine blood test and fatal disease is on the increase

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Southend Standard: Saved - Megan Collins cuddles Spike, who was found to be sufering from lungworm

A FAMILY pet was saved from a potentially dangerous operation after a Rayleigh vet carried out a simple blood test.

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.

Rayleigh MP visits Wallasea Island bird sanctuary project

6:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Mr Francois aboard a ship transporting the soil to Wallasea Island

RAYLEIGH and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently visited the project to turn Wallasea Island into one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.

Cyclist involved in crash with car

5:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Heart-warming act of honesty

A CYCLIST in his fifties has been involved in a crash with a car this afternoon.

Rochford businesses to get a boost with first ever summit

5:12pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

ECONOMIC growth in the Rochford district will be given a kick start later this month as the district council host their first ever business summit.

Blind football given boost by Hawkwell Athletic

5:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: On the up - Craig Leverington, Chairman of Hawkwell Athletic Football Club, Matt Leverington, Footballer and Steve Dowding, club secretary

BLIND football is being given a boost by a Hawkwell football club as they hold a taster session.

Alston: hate crime is no stageshow

4:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has called on victims of hate crime in Southend to report the offences to police.

Travellers suffer because of dirty toilets and litter-strewn floors

4:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Reported faults - councillor Ann Jones at Southend Travel Centre

SOUTHEND Council has been accused of neglecting a “squalid” bus station after doors were left broken for almost three weeks.

Save up to £700 by shopping smart and recycling, say Essex County Council

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Extra recycling boxes made available

HOUSEHOLDS can save up to £700 if they follow Essex County Council’s latest recycling advice.

Plumber who put lives at risk sentenced

2:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: webpix court justice

A PLUMBER has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

Money to burn - Southend sees rise in disposable income from before the recession

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: MONEY MATTERS: Finance management is now being taught as part of the school curriculum

SOUTHEND has seen an above average increase in disposable household income according to new figures.

One thousand worshippers gather for mosque opening

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Holding the floor - Imaan Shakyh Mahmudul Hasan

ONE THOUSAND people turned out for the grand opening of a mosque in Southend yesterday.

Phil Collins' daughter 'coming in the air' for Southend Film Festival

10:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: P. H. Moriarty talking to Southend Mayor Sally Carr at the Odeon cinema for the launch of the Southend Film Festival.

PHIL Collins' daughter is jetting in for Southend's film festival's sixth season.

Crane up in smoke as Rayleigh building business loses £0.5million equipment

9:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Crane fire at Brook Road estate in Rayleigh

FIRE crews are in attendance at a blaze on the Brooke Road industrial estate at Rayleigh Weir.

Asbestos dumped outside public toilet

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Risk to the public – construction worker Nigel Low with asbestos dumped outside the public toilets on Elm Road

A BUILDER has hit out at the council for waiting more than two weeks to remove dumped asbestos from a public toilet.

Do it yourself - Housing developer tells Hawkwell residents to repair road after their contractors dug it up

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Southend Standard: Angry - residents say developers have ruined their road

ANGRY residents have been told to fix their road themselves for a second time, despite developers digging it up to build new homes.

Eight cars in three crashes tonight

7:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

EIGHT cars were involved in three crashes last night.

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

6:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Heartbroken: Mum Karen Glover with Tahlia

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her “blue-eyed angel” who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug – previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.

Gun gang locked up for planning to raid security van

6:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Patrick Claydon

A GUN-WIELDING gang have been locked up a total of 33 years for planning to rob a security van.

Broken down van closes A127 lane

3:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Man killed trying to cross A127

A BROKEN down van has blocked a lane on the A127.

From cocktail king to burger restaurant - Leigh nightspot is no more

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Sold - the bar in Leigh Broadway

A LEIGH nightspot has been sold to make way for a burger bar.

Light and sound show beams out ideas

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Peek at the future - project designer Krithika Ramesh, right, surrounded by visitors to the event

THE night sky lit up with images of how a Southend community square could look in the future.

Patriotic crowds celebrate St George's Day

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: The parade heads for the church

PATRIOTS turned out early this year to celebrate St George’s Day in Southend.

Fabulous baker girl's marathon cake double

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Marathon cake - Hayley's winning creation

A CAKE-MAKING runner had double success as her baking won a gold medal at an international cake show before she completed her fifth marathon.

Ten marathons in eight days - Westcliff runner finishes marathon task in style in London

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Southend Standard: Medals of honour - Dean ran 262 miles in eight days

WESTCLIFF’s runner Dean Ovel is taking a well-earned break after completing his tenth marathon in eight days.

Three men to appear in court over assault charges

6:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: webpix court justice

THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault.

Delayed again - Traders rejoice as controversial Rochford District parking charges go back to council for further discussion

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Delighted - Carl Watson, left, president of Rayleigh chamber of Trade, and Jeff Stanton, of Hockley Chamber of Trade and Commerce

TRADERS are celebrating after Rochford District Council postponed plans to bring in Saturday afternoon parking charges.

Firefighters tackle house fire in Hullbridge

5:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a fire at a house in Hullbridge.

Council: let us put cameras in your homes

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Southend tourism director Lisa Ferne says Southend has become so popular with film crews she needs a register to process all the requests in time

SOUTHENDERS are being asked to sign up to put their homes on the big screen after the council was inundated with requests from film crews.

£400,000? And the rest - Flood campaigners urge for long-lasting measures after Anglian Water pledge wedge for flood defences

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Silt concerns - Rawreth Flooding Action Group chairman Peter Plummer in Beeches Road

FLOOD victims are hoping to benefit from £400,000 of new drains being laid by Anglian Water.

Blazing rubbish - Fire crews called to extinguish blaze at Southend recycling centre

1:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: False alarm for fire services

FIRE crews were called to a Southend council recycling centre this morning to extinguish a blaze of rubbish.

Transsexual crippled with pain from botched sex change operation made false police report

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Miranda Lee

A TRANSSEXUAL who complained to police she was being abused by yobs after having a sex change operation has pleded guilty to wasting police time.

Flash mob celebrate 20 years at the top

6:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Flash mob celebrate 20 years at the top

SOUTHEND YMCA celebrated its 20th anniversary by staging a “flash mob” event in the town’s High Street.

Gunman beats up milkman in 3.30am robbery

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Southend Standard: Gunman beats up milkman in 3.30am robbery

A MILKMAN was hit over the head by a man armed with a gun.

Dude, where's my classic car? - £50,000 Mercedes stolen by couple

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: Upset - Stephen Habermel

A PUBLISHER is distraught after his classic car – worth £50,000 – was stolen from an underground car park.

American bulldogs found emaciated in barren cages in Southend garage

4:55pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: American bulldogs found emaciated in barren cages in Southend garage

A SOUTHEND couple have admitted causing unnecessary suffering to their two dogs.

An honour Carol never expected...

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: Carol with her MBE insignia

CAROL Compton, laughs as she recalls her reaction to the news she was to be made an MBE for services to children and families She says: “Every year, when the honours list was announced, we would joke in my family and complain, saying, ‘oh, we’re not there, again!’”

Residents furious after developer fells tree...for a third drive

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: Residents say the tree, which was 80 years old, should not have been felled

OUTRAGED residents have hit out at Essex County Council for allowing a developer to cut down an 80-year-old tree.

Lidl's plans for new Eastwood store given the boot, by one vote

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: An artist's impression of the planned development

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new Lidl supermarket in Eastwood have been thrown out by councillors – by a single vote.

Councillor: Back grammars or go elsewhere

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Southend Standard: James Courtenay

PRIMARY headteachers should not work in Southend if they oppose grammar schools on ideological grounds, a senior Tory councillor has said.

Not on our land: Campaigners launch legal bid to stop Rochford District Council building 2,785 new homes

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Southend Standard: Legal challenge - Linda Kendall

CAMPAIGNERS have secured a legal review of Rochford Council’s plans to build thousands of homes afterawoman stumped up cash to pay for it.

Two people rescued in sheltered accommodation fire

7:46am Sunday 13th April 2014

Southend Standard: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

TWO elderly people were rescued after a fire broke out in the library of a sheltered accommodation block.

Group taking part in gruelling trip

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Southend Standard: Striders - Elisha Letley from Simply Stride, Emma Hamilton and fellow trekkers Diane Burns, Karen Turrell, Janet Evenden and Debbie Whitehead, with Matt Letley from Simply Stride

FUNDRAISERS are limbering up for a gruelling trek across the Sahara to raise cash for Havens Hospices.

Amusement park cover up rule to protect families' blushes

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Southend Standard: Marc Miller - asking Adventure Island vistors to cover up

MEN are being told to keep their shirts on this summer as Adventure Island brings in a dress code to spare the blushes of families.

Milkman assaulted in Leigh by gun-wielding attacker

9:05am Saturday 12th April 2014

Southend Standard: webpix police arrest

A MILKMAN was beaten over the head by an armed assailant in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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