Leigh on Sea News

Legal Eagle Q & A: My partner and I have agreed to get divorced. Do we need separate Solicitors?

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The Railway Pub Fundraiser exceeds expectations

A £10,000 fundraiser that was launched just over a week ago to save The Railway Pub Southend, has already received over £5,500 in donations. 

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@motherofalloutings - Half Term Ideas!

The first of our exciting installments from @motherofalloutings and what to do this half term....

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Calendar Girls

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers are delighted to announce the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth.

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Celebrate Southend’s subcultures at a series of exclusive events

The Beecroft Art Gallery is holding a series of events to celebrate the diversity of subcultures in Southend, from teddy boys to mods, skinheads, punks, goths and everything in between and beyond.

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Q & A: What happens when a sad death occurs and property is involved?

Question: My father has died.  Do I need to get probate? He has a house that I am living in?

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Essex & London Hair & Makeup Academy set to open!

A team of internationals are coming to Essex....

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Sing when your winning!

What a few weeks we have had at Affinity mortgages….. it’s been so exciting!

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Cyclists needed for European challenge for hospice

A local children’s hospice is looking for those with pedal power to join them for their bespoke cycling challenge this September.

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Hospice Buildings ‘For Sale’

A local charity has put its iconic building up for sale as it prepares to move to new premises.

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The power of walking

We're lucky, Leigh-on-Sea-ers, in that we can walk to the beach, Two Tree Island, along the pier, in Belfairs Woods or the various parks. Walking is easy here, and there's always loads to look at. But going further afield also brings great walking joy. 

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Is your house ready to market?

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Funding boost for event organisers

The council is once again offering event organisers and organisations the opportunity to bid for funding to set up events and activities across the borough.

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Bulbs, buds, and badgers

Well, dear readers, the badgers are back. Last year I spent a small fortune creating a fortress in my garden and lo, the stripey crims of Leigh-on-Sea are back and causing havoc!

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Man who kissed boy in Southend McDonald's is jailed

A man who sexually assaulted an 11 year old boy in McDonalds, Southend High Street back in August 2018 has been jailed. 

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Latest independent Leigh Broadway shop set to close

One of Leigh's longest standing independent stores is set to close it's doors after 35 years of trading. 

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Council increases short-stay parking in Southend

Two mini short-stay carparks are to be trialled on Southend High Street, with short-term parking spaces at another major central car park also increasing.

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@motherofalloutings

Hello, @motherofalloutings here. I’m the newest voice of Leighonsea.com ready to inspire you to get out more often with your kids.

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Preferred bidder announced for Better Queensway scheme

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s cabinet are set to approve the selection of Swan Housing Association as its preferred bidder for the major transformation of the Queensway area in central Southend.

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Sprats…..Local seafood at its best!

‘We catch so many, I can only get rid of them at Colchester zoo....the sea lions can’t get enough’. 

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