Leigh on Sea News

Work begins on four new seafront shelters at City Beach

Work has begun on building four colourful new sun shelters on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax.

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Foodie Rich; ‘Adventures in Smoking’

A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday. And what was even better, it fell on a bank holiday weekend. And what was EVEN better was the foodie events I’d planned! It all kicked off on a Thursday evening at Aurum in Southend, at their Tattinger Champagne evening. What an evening that was. Six courses all matched with Champagne!! No work on the Friday for us, so a sunny afternoon in Old Leigh it had to be; eels n’all! Saturday was the highlight though. The good old Brisket Tin were serving up their glorious ‘Low & Slow’ BBQ at my bar of the moment, the wonderful West Road Tap! Wowzers, with craft beer in hand, I stuffed my face with 12 hour smoked brisket, and 9 hour smoked Char Siu pork collar!

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Come on England!

As I write this the build up to England’s World Cup football first match is in full swing with the match against Tunisia tonight

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8 things to do this summer holidays as a family in Leigh-on-Sea

The Summer Holidays are nearly here! Our little fishing town is bursting with events, stunning views and historical sites. With only 6 weeks to go, we thought we’d help you all out a little by giving you a few ideas of what to do and to tell you what’s going on.

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Paedophile from Rochford jailed for at least 18 years

Paedophile Dean Harris from Rochford has been jailed for at least 18 years after he filmed himself drugging and raping a young child. 

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Crooners

A truly British swingin' affair....This modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes.

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Further man arrested on suspicion of murder in Fabian Kacica case

A further man has been arrested but released on bail in relation to the murder of 19 year old Fabian Kacica. 

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Women raped in Southend

A woman has been raped on the Temple Farm Industrial Estate in Southend. 

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Central funding secured to help tackle rough sleeping

The Council has successfully bid for £425,000 of Government funding to help tackle rough sleeping across the Borough.

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New sports facility set for town centre

A new wheeled sports facility is set to be developed in central Southend, following a wide ranging public consultation into three possible sites.

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FLASH 24 HOUR Father's Day Competition - Win a family ticket to Motorfest!

WOW! For THIS Sunday! 

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Metal teams up with Leigh Folk Festival

Metal teams up with the Leigh Folk Festival for an evening of young songwriters and youth musicians at Chalkwell Hall.

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Crematorium helps raise £5000 for Havens Hospices

A unique recycling scheme that recycles the metal from orthopaedic implants following cremations has helped the Council to raise £5000 for Havens Hospices in Southend-on-Sea.

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c2c offer apology for yesterday's disruptions

c2c has apolpgied for the disruptions that saw thousands of commutors stranded at Fenchurch Street on Wedneday 13th June 

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to In The Park Festival 2018

Winner announced - is it you?

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5 offers you can’t miss in Leigh-on-Sea for this Father’s Day 2018

Our guide to treating Dad this Father's Day.

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Plan to reduce air pollution in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has today (12 June 2018) published its proposals to reduce air pollution in the Borough over the next three years.

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Leigh Folk Festival 2018

It's the time of year all Leigh folk treasure dearly, with every year getting bigger and better! It's the UK’s largest free folk festival, right on our doorstep.

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HistoricaLeigh; England Expects

In 1935 an article appeared in a local paper about a remarkable find in Old Leigh.

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Reports of a stabbing in Southend

Police are currently guarding a cordon after reports of a stabbing on the corner of Kenway and Vale Avenue in the early hours of this morning.

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