Leigh on Sea News - blog

10 Things You Can Do To Get Healthier Now

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are not good enough.

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50PercentMum: To Club or not to Club?

To club or not to club, that is the question…

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Mums, Meet Our New Parenting Lifesaver!

Motherhood is a crazy, demanding, mind-numbing, relentless, humbling and ridiculously funny (I think that covers most parenting adjectives) and I spend most of time, quite honestly, winging it all the way.

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Historicaleigh - The Carlton

Am I the only person to mourn the loss of the traditional name of the only pub in Leigh Broadway?

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They Say It's Spring

Now, don't get me wrong, I love cosying up with a red wine by a fire, or looking out of the window when it's snowing, but despite my hearty love of all things cold and wintry, I must admit that I am greatly cheered by the onset of spring.

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Take Courage

People have different interpretations of what courage means.

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Historicaleigh: Speeding Fish Vans From Leigh

On a Sunday night in July 1831 James Cook, fisherman and landlord of the Cock and Billet (now the Crooked Billet), was driving his fish machine to London when his horse took fright at a cow lying in the road and the machine careered off at rapid speed.

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The Corrie Legacy

It was with a heavy heart that I heard Tony Warren, creator of Coronation Street had died.

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A Whiff Of The Past

I should have Earl Grey more, because for the few minutes it takes for me to drink it makes me reflect on a great memory.

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No cheese is a breeze

I've given up cheese. Oh god, there it is. I've said it out loud.

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In need of some silliness

Life is a serious business, ain't it? We're (I'm) full of woes like: will I ever get a mortgage?

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The Kindness of Strangers

As a writer, small interactions with people you don't know can be a goldmine.

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Historical Leigh - Leigh On Its Dignity

Remarkable scenes were witnessed at Leigh, when certain inhabitants avenged what they termed an insult to their native place by burning the effigy of a Southend Town Councillor on the mud after carrying it through the streets.

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The January Purge

I’ve been chucking out a lot of stuff. Like, a LOT. I should mention at this point that I’m what some people may call a hoarder.

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Heroes

You know when all your friends are posting pictures online of someone famous that it isn't good news.

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Back to reality

The Sunday after New Year. The day before most people go back to work after time off over Christmas. And boy, the weather sure captured the mood didn't it?

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Fabulous Leigh on Sea

It is that time of the year when everyone can pause for breath and look back at the year just gone to evaluate and take stock.

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Music Equals Friends

I don't usually repost those inspirational quote images online, because newsfeeds and timelines are saturated with them anyway, but one struck a chord this week. I

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HistoricaLeigh - Snakes at Leigh

In Spring 1879 there seems to have been a boom in the snake population of Leigh on the cliffs.

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Be kind, rewind

I had a conversation at work the other day about VHS. It started with a simple "Remember VHS?"

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