Leigh on Sea News

Officers clamp down on rogue traders

A joint operation between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers and Essex Police has led to 19 local businesses being investigated.

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New community safety officers start their work

New Community Safety officers have started work in Southend-on-Sea this week.

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GCSE result improve once again

GCSE statistics published this week show that the borough’s pupils have performed above the national average in all headline performance measures once again, improving on 2017’s impressive results.

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Rethink over Thames Estuary Museum plans

Senior councillors have ordered a rethink over plans to build a museum on Southend’s seafront, in the face of rising costs.

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Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Chaos reigns as soon as you walk through the door in this fully immersive show where you become diners, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel.

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Two Leigh businesses broken into in past week

Two Leigh-on-sea businesses have been broken into in the past week, the latest being in the early hour's of this morning for the second time in months.

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HistoricaLeigh: Missing The Carlton

The Southend Telegraph of 1 March 1913 reported on a meeting to be held at the Séance Hall in the Broadway which had had to be abandoned. A speaker was to have travelled from Scotland but instead a letter arrived to explain the situation....

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Lady McAdden ... Leigh-on-sea turn Pink with Power

Congratulations to everyone in Leigh-on-Sea who have turned their windows 'Pink' for the month of October in support of Lady Mcadden

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Battle’s Over –Southend Commemorates WW1 centenary

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is playing its part in Battle’s Over - an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. 

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On autumn

I love this time of year. It was always my favourite. It makes me think of You've Got Mail, when Tom Hanks' Joe Fox says to his mystery email-romance (Meg Ryan's Kathleen Kelly) "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

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Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who refuses to grow up is reborn in this spectacular musical, with a beautiful score by Stiles and Drewe. An amateru production by SODS 

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Works commence resulting in parts of A13 closure


Essential works have commenced on the A13 and A130 Sadlers farm roundabout, with scheduled closures both on the east and westbound road. 

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Man left in life threatening condition

A man has been left in a life threatening condition after a fight broke out near McDonalds in Hadleigh. 

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Legal Eagle Q & A: Where you stand legally on breaking your tenancy agreement

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Seven Hotel left with costly damage after Seafront brawl

Luxury hotel 'Seven', which was recently awarded a place in the Michelin Guide has been left with hundreds of pounds worth of damage after after a brawl broke out on Tuesday night near their premises. 

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Time running out to nominate Southend sporting and fitness heroes

Time is running out to nominate a local sports or fitness hero for a prestigious award.

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Pumpkin Forest

For the second year running, Hurleys Pumpkin Forest have once again opened their door's in the lead up to Halloween!

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Interview: the Cast of Aladdin

Ahead of the spectacular panto coming to Cliffs Pavilion this season, Leigh-on-Sea.com had a chat with the cast of Aladdin: Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Ian Royce and David Phipps-Davis.

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Leigh-on-Sea finds: Starry eyes

Our latest showcase in our leigh-on-sea finds from the llittle town that we love

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Little Nan's Bottomless Boozy Lunch

Book in for a 2 hour slot arriving from 11am - 12pm for a Sharing Platter Featuring Fitzrovia sweet and savoury special treats, all displayed on Vintage 3 Tier Cake Stands.... just adorable! 

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