New surgery plans will not ease Wickford's GP crisis

Southend Standard: David Harrison, Nigel Le Gresley, and Alan Ball outside Wickford Health centre, Market Road

9:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLITICAL hopefuls have criticised Basildon Council plans to build a new GP surgery inWickford – claiming it would do little to ease the town’s GP crisis.

Eight months of road hell in Basildon

Southend Standard: Tariq Musaji at Nethermayne

9:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRIVERS fear a congestion hit Basildon road will turn into chaos for eight months when it is dug up in a £3.4million project to ease traffic flow.

London Road partially closed in rush hour due to road accident

Southend Standard: Increase in New Year ambulance 999 calls in Essex

5:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LONDON Road in Westcliff is partially closed this evening following a crash between a car and a motorcycle.

225 guns seized as cops cancel licences

Southend Standard: Chief Constable of Essex Police Stephen Kavanagh

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of firearms have been seized after a review of gun licences in Essex.

Certificate row nearly made me homeless

Southend Standard: Sarah Edmonds with her birth certificate and son Jake

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A ROW over a birth certificate saw a woman and her young son threatened with being kicked out of temporary accommodation because she couldn’t prove her nationality.

Police failed too many victims of abuse...we had to change

Southend Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WALKED into a door. I was playing netball and a ball hit me in the face. She hit me first and I was just protecting myself. He didn’t mean to do it and he said he is sorry.

Bridge strike causes train cancellations

Southend Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

12:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LORRY hitting a railway bridge caused a cancellations and delays on the Greater Anglia line from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street this morning.

Schoolgirl attacked in the street

Southend Standard: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

10:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE in Southend are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to rob a school girl as she walked to a bus stop.

Air pollution deaths in south Essex revealed

Southend Standard: Smog over Basildon Hospital

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AIR pollution kills 375 people a year in south Essex with many more having years shaved of their lives, health experts estimate.

Video: Four cars go up in flames in Wickford blaze

Southend Standard: Video: Four cars go up in flames in Wickford blaze

9:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FIRE ripped through four cars in Wickford this morning.

Greater Anglia morning trains delayed

Southend Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

8:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DELAYS of more than an hour have hit the Greater Anglia service to London this morning.

Vince Cable visits Basildon, securing thousands of jobs

Southend Standard: Vince Cable visits Basildon

8:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PROJECTS that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1 billion Government-industry fund.

Call for new health centre in Westcliff

Southend Standard: Councillors Paul Van Looy, Sally Carr and practice manager Lorna Salmon outside the health centre

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE walk-in health centres should also be opened to reduce the number of patients visiting Southend Hospital, says one of the governors.

Student paramedics safe for calls says standards chief

Southend Standard: Marcus Bailey, interim consultant paramedic

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOUR hundred student paramedics are being recruited directly by the region’s ambulance service because it can’t get enough qualified medics from the universities.

Seevic head: Why we're pulling out of Icon centre

Southend Standard: Principal Nick Spenceley outside Seevic College

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COLLEGE is moving out of one of its two Basildon locations, it has revealed.

Ambulance chiefs must 'climb Everest' to get service back on track - MP

Southend Standard: Priti Patel MP  - "These horrible fatalities are completely unacceptable."

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AMBULANCE service managers are facing an uphill struggle to bring the service up to scratch because of past mistakes, an Essex MP has claimed.

Should urgent care centre be revived to ease A&E crisis?

Southend Standard: Lib Dem councillors Ted Lewin and Graham Longley

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTHEND Hospital should bring back plans for an urgent care centre to ease the burden on its stretched A&E department, a councillor has said.

East Beach closed on Easter Sunday as MoD carry out controlled explosion

Southend Standard: Bang: The Royal Navy's bomb disposal experts carry out a controlled explosion (Photo - Paul Edwards)

7:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EAST Beach was closed on Easter Sunday after seven pieces of Second World War ordnance were destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Free flow work starts tonight

Southend Standard: the dart charge logo

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight, Tuesday, April 22, ahead of a new scheme aimed at improving journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Are you the good samaritan who saved disabled man from street mugging?

Southend Standard: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE urgently want to hear from the good Samaritan who came to the aid of a disabled man as he was being robbed in the street. 

Enid’s home sweet home for 68 years

Southend Standard: Enid Cottis with washing line

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PENSIONER who has lived in the same home for nearly 68 years is the longest-standing tenant of a housing association.

Basildon home prices highest rise in Essex

Southend Standard: Basildon home prices highest rise in Essex

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HOUSE prices have rocketed in Basildon, with the borough seeing the highest increase in the whole of Essex last year.

Henry to open his second burger bar

Southend Standard: Henry Burgess

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SOUTHEND burger bar is set to open a second diner and cocktail bar in the heart of Leigh this summer.

Southend flights diverted due to fog

Southend Standard: The consultation on the airport and Environs Joint Area Action Plan being prepared by Southend and Rochford council’s has been extended.

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Southend Airport-bound flights were diverted because of fog on Sunday night, leading to long delays for hundreds of passengers.

Top 10 moments from Southend Shakedown

Southend Standard: Crowds flock to the seafront

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Huge crowds turned out on Southend seafront on Bank Holiday Monday as glorious sunshine beamed down for the 16th annual Southend Shakedown.

Andrew targets £25k for medical equipment

Southend Standard: Benfleet Physiotherapy owner Nigel Kimpton

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RETIRED businessman with a rare brain disease is raising money for a £25,000 piece of equipment.

Train firm wants food bank donations from customers

Southend Standard: Changing trains – the c2c line which runs from south Essex to Fenchurch Street is up for grabs as the franchise expires.

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TRAIN operator has launched a food bank appeal at all of its stations.

Save £700 with Essex County Council

Southend Standard: Essex County Council

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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

Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah & Ceelo Green among 14 acts added to V Fest 2014

Southend Standard: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POP stars including Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah and Ceelo Green have been added to the bill of V Festival 2014.

Commuters reporting delays at Essex train stations

Southend Standard: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

9:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays at train stations across south Essex this morning.

Cadet’s African dream

Southend Standard: Hopeful – Josephine Fisher

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CADET is battling against more than 20 others across the country in a bid to win a prestigious award and a trip to South Africa.

Thanks for saving my life after fall

Southend Standard: Thanks for saving my life after fall

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DEVASTATED ex-lorry driver has been told he will never walk again after he plunged 20ft into a brook and shattered his leg.

Queen coming to Chelmsford

Southend Standard: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Queen will be visiting Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

New war memorial to be built on Canvey

Southend Standard: New war memorial to be built on island

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NEW war memorial will be built on Canvey after it was given the green light by councillors.

Former Towie star starts work at Grand Hotel

Southend Standard: The Grand Hotel in Broadway, where workmen have started clearing vegetation

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORK has started on a longawaited £4.5million revamp of Leigh’s derelict Grand hotel.

Fire family cannot return for months

Southend Standard: Fire family cannot return for months

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY made homeless after their house went up in flames won’t be able to return for months.

'Sandbanksy' revealed as minister

Southend Standard: 'Sandbanksy' revealed as minister

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SOUTHEND’S secret “Sandbanksy” revealed himself on Good Friday as he returned to create a special Easter sculpture.

Rec ground to get new £180k centre

Southend Standard: Rec ground to get new £180k centre

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are jubilant plans for a new community centre in Vange look to be fully funded.

We fear fox killer is poisoning them

Southend Standard: We fear fox killer is poisoning them

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY fear a brutal animal killer is lacing food with poison to rid a street of foxes, putting children and pets at risk.

Two taken to hospital after Southend crash

Southend Standard: Two taken to hospital after Southend crash

6:03pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital after a crash in Southend.

Seafront surge as thousands turn out for Southend Shakedown

Southend Standard: Crowds flock to the seafront

5:23pm Monday 21st April 2014

TRADERS enjoyed a bumper Easter business bonanza as thousands of people flocked to the seafront as an annual biker event rolled into town.

Kelly hopes she can win her first singing contest

Southend Standard: Kelly Knight – aiming for a career in the music industry

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SINGER who first took to the stage 18 months ago has made it to the finals of a talent contest.

Naomi taught 10,000 people to swim

Southend Standard: Bowing out from full-time coaching – Naomi Pilkington with student Sam Downing

4:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PASSIONATE swimming teacher whose students won gold medals at the Special Olympics is retiring after a successful career spanning three decades.

Car and lorry crash

Southend Standard: Car and lorry crash

3:28pm Monday 21st April 2014

LONG delays have hit the A127 after a car and lorry crashed.

Hero saves disabled man from robber

Southend Standard: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HEROIC member of the public came to the aid of a disabled man as he was being robbed in an alleyway.

Council plea for early diagnosis: 56% of people with HIV in Southend unaware for four years

Southend Standard: Southend's Civic Centre

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

CALLS have been made for HIV to be diagnosed earlier as more than half of people in Southend with virus are unaware for at least four years.

Teachers’ karaoke raises cash for hospital

Southend Standard: Teachers’ karaoke raises cash for hospital

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

SCHOOLTEACHERS have been singing their hearts out for a children’s charity.

Tot taken from mum adopted

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE daughter of a mentally ill Italian woman, controversially forced to give birth by Caesarean section in Essex has been adopted.

Tories attacked over town plans

Southend Standard: Man dies at market

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TORIES on Basildon Council have been accused of rushing through crucial town-centre plans, just weeks before elections could see the party kicked out.

UPDATE: Man appears in court over murder of Southend man Michael Haastrup in Braintree

Southend Standard: Michael Haastrup

10:21am Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of murder.


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