Leigh on Sea News

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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Is your house ready to market?

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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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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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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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Sing when your winning!

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

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Essex & London Hair & Makeup Academy set to open!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Speakeasy.... House of Burlesque

Under the streets of the world famous West End lurks a world of stockings, feathers and fabulousness.

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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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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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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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Episode 2: The Wines of Cucina - Nero d,Avola

A carefully sourced selection of regional wines is crucial to delivering an authentic Italian dining experience to our community

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Love is in the Air – legal tips and traps for Love in February.

Valentines Day has taken over Leigh Broadway as our shops are filled with cards and flowers, and our restaurants promote romantic meals for two.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost…?

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Join Team Havens in Brentwood

Havens Hospices are looking for 50 runners to join ‘Team Havens’ at this year’s Brentwood Half Marathon on Sunday 17th March.

The charity which includes Fair Havens Hospice, Little Havens Hospice and The J’s Hospice has 50 spaces for this highly popular race that takes runners through the beautiful Mid-Essex countryside around Brentwood and surrounding villages.

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