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New role – Leigh actress Kierston Wareing

Actress Kierston set for Hollyoaks

Indecent? The mural painted by John Bulley has been painted over by the artist

Artist paints over mural at school after complaint

c2c remain's the UK's most punctual train operator

c2c remain's the UK's most punctual train operator

Helen Banks – proud of the book her late husband wrote

Michael’s book tops tales of Adventure at Amazon

Virtual care – Dr Paul Husselbee with the Babylon smart phone app which

A-doc app scheme

Dr Krishna Chaturvedi’s Southbourne Surgery are struggling to cope.

Patient-to-GP ratios way above average

New world record attempt

Theme park will make new world record attempt for most people riding a rollercoaster naked

Italian festival in Southend High Street

Italian festival returns to Southend

Taking a stand – Mike Andrews with the map created by the alliance

Alliance’s map shows impact of home plans

Boycie- suffered head wounds after being attacked in Prittlewell Square by another dog

Shih-tzu mauled by a dog 'as big as a pony'

Big date – the dancer from Expressions Theatre Arts

Our Motown routine to dazzle Royal Albert Hall

Pictures - see what new £1.5million restaurant looks like

Pictures - see what new £1.5million restaurant looks like

Unhappy – Ronald Coleman

Anger as gym axes its wet facilities in refurb

Donna Harris – her house is infested with false widow spiders

Help! False widow spiders invade home

Southend Council spends £1.3million on its roads - but where?

Southend Council spends £1.3million on its roads - but where?

I get seasick, but I'm taking part in a year-long yacht race

I get seasick, but I'm taking part in a year-long yacht race

Treat – NHS workers Sam Sewerin, Amanda Darke, Chloe Penn Gillam, Jenna Curry, Vanessa Mathers and Julie Webb enjoy their

The creme de la creme

Roxanne Whitmore

Youngsters up for community awards

Flying leap – Alex gets a bird’s eye view of a post box

Parkour's Alex jumps at the chance to teach youngsters

Jacqueline Totterdell

Southend Hospital's former boss paid for six months - to do nothing

Peter Grubb

Hundreds of revellers to descend on Shoebury for 'illegal party'

Martin Terry

Car cruisers banned from Southend seafront by the courts

Read about recycling – children from Tripple T youth group show off their Mo books, with illustrator John Bulley, author Anthony

Eco book aims for kids' cleaner future

In training – Robert West pounds the pavements in preparation for the Great North Run

Robert prepares to go that extra mile

Two men charged in relation to indecent assault at railway station attack

Two men charged in relation to indecent assault at railway station

Eddie Sawyer says people need to understand large people aren’t freaks

Too Fat For Love Eddie still seeking 'the one'

Fed up – Steve Kirschner outside his home in Clifftown Parade

Burglar blamed for wave of vandalism

The damage caused to the property in Blenheim Chase, Leigh

Car smashes into front of Leigh house causing serious damage

An image of the man's bike

Two new bikes stolen from Southend garage

Ballet at the hospital – patients meet the dancers.

Youth ballet stars put on show for children

Rochford reservoir- credit Stacie Smith

Why Rochford folk often have smiles on their faces...

Campaigning - Katie Seymouer with her duaghter Hattie, two, who has leukaemia

Toddler is face of new campaign to fight disease

Albert Williams was assaulted before he died, a post mortem examination has revealed

Murder investigation launched after fire death post mortem showed pensioner had been assaulted

Pair arrested after man in 20s suffers serious facial injuries

Pair arrested after man in 20s suffers serious facial injuries

Against the plans – Larry Norris and Carol Dutton

Villagers unite to battle solar farm

Tragic - Kieron Callaghan

Kieron, 25, was trying his best to provide for two young families

Councillor Stephen Aylen

Call for action over bus station yobs

Really unhappy - member Paul Wallace is a squash champion and takes his son there

Members' anger as new firm buys LA Fitness in Thorpe Bay

Landmark - Elise Thomas receives hamper from councillor Graham Longley for being 500th energy customer

Energy company hits landmark figure

On a mission - author Olly Pike hopes a positive message comes across in his book, Prince Henry

Story for youngsters is designed to combat discrimination

Underwater - a sonar shows the wreck on the estuary bed

A look at famous wreck on the 71st anniversary of her sinking

CCTV images after a member of rail staff was assaulted and racially abused during a fracas at Leigh-on-Sea station.

UPDATED: Police appeal for help to identify pair who racially abused and assulted rail staff at Leigh

Plans – dog owner Stephen Staddon, with his Weimaraner Casper, would like to set up a private

A place where we can go for walkies in peace

Jim Worsdale - fond memories of Southend Pier

Fond memories of Southend Pier

Carl Weighman - one man crime wave

Man who stole 86-year-old's handbag jailed

Mission accomplished – Karl Cadman, second right, at one of the events in Hockley Woods

Parkruns prove to be a big hit

Bern- the capital of Switzerland

Tickets to Switzerland from Southend airport are now on sale

Turf warning - Rossi ice cream lady Rosa Neto

Ice cream wars? Rossi seller Rosa finds herself tailed and menaced by rival seller in van

Renewed focus - Sue Hardy

Ambitious plans should see hospital finances improve

Tragic - Albert Williams was bullied

Residents believe crime is on the rise in area because of fewer PCSO patrols


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