Leigh on Sea News

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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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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Women raped in Southend

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

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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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Boost to community safety resources proposed

The Council is set to significantly expand its community safety team, with a proposal to invest £250,000 to recruit 6 new members of staff.

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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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Girl Power

This month sees the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote + the Suffragette movement. It doesn’t seem feasible now the struggles that women went through back then to get their voices heard.

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Postal service delays cause outrage

A number of Southend and Rochford residents have been left fuming after some not receiving post for over a week. 

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Man charged with raping woman in Westcliff

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in Westcliff on July 5 las year. 

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New requirements for shared houses and bedsits

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has joined authorities across Essex to seek local people’s views on updated guidance that would regulate shared houses and bedsits.

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Estuary Restaurant opens a new premises


With an established and extremely popular restaurant in the heart of Leigh Broadway, and then a deli thrown into the mix through demand, it was only a matter of time before The Estuary opened up another thriving restauran

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Foodie Rich - Half Marathon

This weekend peeps our very own Foodie Rich will be running Southend's Half Marathon for a charity very close to his heart

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It's that time again

This week sees the start of the hugely popular Leigh Art Trail. This year is especially important and will be the biggest event yet celebrating the 21st year of the trail.

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Woman charged with GBH

A woman has been charged with two counts of GBH following a reported knife and glass attack in Southend.

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Man arrested for drink and drug offences after six vehicle crash in Leigh

A 34 year old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning after an incident in Burnham Road.

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Busiest May on record for Southend Pier

There were more visitors to Southend Pier than any other May since official records began in 2006, figures have shown.   

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Four new seafront shelters for City Beach

Four colourful new sun shelters are to be built on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax and eat.

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Emergency services called as car driven onto Westcliff beach

Emergency services were called at around 9:30am today after an elderly driver drove a car onto Westcliff beach. 

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Young Southend mum dies in her sleep

A family have been left heartbroken as young mother, Chloe Dunker, died in her sleep on Saturday morning. 

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New bars and restaurants to open at Southend Airport

A number of new bars and restaurants are set to open at Southend Airport as part of the multi million pound investment announced earlier this year. 

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