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Linda Deary - on the spot decision to get a health check saved her life

Spur of the moment decision saved woman's life

Southend magistrates court

Southend letting agency fined for failing to provide information

Youngsters playing on the rail track have caused disruption this morning

Children playing on track cause train disruption between Southend East and Thorpe Bay

Pat Doman told the burglar to get out of her house

Plucky pensioner confronts burglar in her own home

Devoted parents - Rebecca and Darren Garwood with little Jackson

Fundraiser for baby who can only laugh or cry due to terrible disease

Councillor Julian Ware-Lane, who is calling for Southend Council to accept more refugees

Call for Southend Council to welcome 100 refugees instead of ten

Man jailed for more than 2 years after police discover cannabis factory in industrial unit

Man jailed for more than 2 years after police discover cannabis factory in industrial unit

What Bournemouth's ice rink, put on by Blue Mariti Group, looked like

Skating rink to slide into Southend this winter?

Hannah Biddle

Pet owners say their dogs are being poisoned

Leigh garden shed destroyed after compost bin catches fire

Leigh garden sheds destroyed after compost bin catches fire

The scene of the last attempted robbery on the station, in July

UPDATED: Suspected burglar arrested after he calls Basildon police for help after being 'impaled' by security shutters

Garages torched in Westcliff

Garages torched in Westcliff

Shocked - Angela Allum, manager of Silver Birches Carers Choices Centre with chief executive, Paul Ramsden

Telephone survey targets vulnerable woman

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty welcome David Tennant to their Friday Night Feast

updated: TV stars Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty get Twitter talking on Southend visit

Southend Council gets tough on housing fraud

Council tenant loses home after giving false information



Paul Whittaker leads during the early stages of the Southend 10k

Paul Whittaker wins the 30th running of the Southend 10k

Abigail Ives ran the fastest leg in the under-13 girls race

Essex relays kickstart the new cross-country season

Kristian Brown on top of the podium

Kristian shows a gr-eight talent with English Schools octathlon win

Robin Womack - won bronze at the London 2012 Paralympics

Robin Womack bidding to pull off minor miracle and reach IPC World Championships

Adam HIckey on his way to breaking Southend AC's 3000m steeplechase record

Adam Hickey smashes club steeplechase record in Southend AC's final BAL match of the season

Gemma Kersey with her prizes after winning the UK Intercounties 1500m championship

Gemma Kersey excited by the future after deciding to put all her focus on running

The Kirste Five race gets under way

Running in the rain in memory of Kirste

Jessica Judd - disappointed to finish 11th at the Anniversary Games

Jessica Judd to go back to the drawing board after disappointing display at Anniversary Games

Dale Clutterbuck (right) runs in the Emsley Carr Mile tomorrow

Dale Clutterbuck following in the footsteps of legends in Emsley Carr Mile

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd hoping a kind wind is blowing inside the Olympic Stadium

Sam Bennett is the English Schools champion

Sprint hurdler Sam Bennett is the best in the country

Dale Clutterbuck in the final of the British Championships 1500m

Bronze medal has given Dale belief he can take on the best in the world

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd believes she can make the GB team for World Championships

Hayley McLean

Hayley McLean delighted to have got a national bronze medal out of tough year

National Sport

Johanna Konta continued her impressive form with victory over Annika Beck

Lucky loser Johanna Konta cruises past Annika Beck to claim 50th win of year

Stuart Broad admitted England were made to pay for mistakes

Stuart Broad holds hands up over no-ball incident against Pakistan

Former UEFA president Lennart Johansson has questioned the timing of a FIFA payment to Michel Platini

Lennart Johansson questions timing of FIFA payment to Michel Platini

Lewis Hamilton, pictured on the podium alongside team-mate Nico Rosberg after winning the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, has paid tribute to the German's part in helping Mercedes win the Formula One team championship.

Lews Hamilton praises Nico Rosberg after team success


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