Leigh on Sea News

Leigh Folk Festival 2019

Fundrasiing has already commenced for one of the much loved festivals in our little town

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Our 5 minutes with Melinda Giles

New to leigh-on-sea.com. Every week will be bringing you 'Our 5 minutes' with a local business owner, worker or member of the community. First up is....

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to see The Drifters - Winner announced!

Is it you?

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Get on the Floor

The ultimate show starring AJ Pritchard

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Southend bowling at The Kursal closes


The bowling alley in Southend based at The Kursal has closed unexpectedly.

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Ballie Ballerson Ball Pit Bottomless Brunch

Yes you heard us right.... not ONE but Two hours of unlimited prosecco, Pornstar Martinis and unlimited pizza at the world famous ball pit cocktail bar.

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We survived... and more importantly, so did they!

Congratulations you survived half term! How lucky were we with all that sunshine? I certainly wasn’t expecting to be coat-free, eating an ice-cream on the beach in February. Now the kids are back I can focus on March. There’s lots happening.

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Picture of the week - Friday 1st March 2019

Our Picture Of The Week week is with thanks to David @ Stadium Photography. 

Follow David on Twitter here  to view more fantastic photo's of the little town that we love. 

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Southend Subcultures

At the weekend I visited the Subcultures exhibition at Southend's Beecroft Gallery, part of the brilliant Southend Museums. A collection of photography, fashion and memorabilia, it charts Southend's subcultures past and present, from mods and punks to teddy boys, goths, and more recent scenes like Junk Club. 

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Brenda Cole presents 'Show Man'

"If you love live music from one of the best touring bands you will ever see, as well as exciting and emotive dance and fancy a great night at the theatre, this show will be for you …"

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My journey so far....

Sarah Tucker from Affinity Mortgages aka Mortgage Mum aka from hit show The Voice is here to share with you her journey so far...

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Ambitious budget approved for 2019/20

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed its budget for 2019/20 that will help the borough to deliver its shared ambition for the future.

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CopyOf_1551086485_Legal Eagle Q & A: My partner and I have agreed to get divorced. Do we need separate Solicitors?

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The power of stories

Last week, Jo and I were invited to perform at True Stories Live at Norwich Arts Centre, a night of (yes you've guessed it) true storytelling. 

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Legal Eagle Q & A: How will someone access my digital assets after I pass?

Question? How do I make sure that any digital assets and online accounts are dealt with when I die? Who will know the passwords?

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Skydive for Havens this May 2019

An Essex Hospice group are looking for daredevils to take part in a skydive this May.

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Recipe of the week : Classic Sticky Buns

Thursday 21st is National Sticky Bun Day, so we thought we would bring you the receipe for those little delicious treats ahead of the weekend!

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Concern's over Southend Nightclub drink spiking

Nightclub, Moo Moo's in Southend, have defended their saftey record despite Essex Police confirming that between November 2018 - January 2018 five official reports of drinks being spiked was logged at the venue, with an alledged additional two incidents taking place last weekend.

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Exciting News!

Pure Indulgence is launching a Training academy . Pure Indulgence prides itself on great treatments and Customer care, so train with the best!

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Your chance to join charity Ascot event

Every year Little Havens Hospice hosts the exclusive event, traditionally a Ladies Day event – raising vital funds for the hospice. However, last year the charity that cares for children from across Essex with life-limiting illnes added a second date that is open to all. 

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