Leigh on Sea News

Silent Halloween Disco Boat

It's all aboard one of the creepiest voyages in London this Halloween with the return of the Silent Sounds special

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Feminist stories

Last week I was invited to perform at a feminist storytelling night at Metal in Chalkwell Park, and I thought long and hard about what to read. 

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Sea Life Adventure houses saved monkeys

Southend's popular attraction Sea Life Adventure have opened an exhibition for their latest addition, Macaque Monkeys. 

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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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New community safety officers start their work

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Appointmoor Estates Celebrate 20 years!

Chalkwell’s only estate agent has some exciting news..

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Legal Eagle Q & A: The joys of Autumn and potential neighbour conflicts

Where do you stand legally if those beautiful autumn leaves start to bring you a ltitle too much grief?

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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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