Leisure park shake up set to create 70 jobs

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to replace Basildon’s famous nighclub complex with three restaurants and a kids’ soft play centre are likely to create 70 jobs.

Power cut affects homes on Canvey

Halstead Gazette: POWER CUT: some homes are out of power

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 2,000 homes on Canvey lost power in a power cut caused by a fault with an underground cable.

Club raises £240 for Canvey War Memorial Wall

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fundraisers from Smallgains Social Club, in Creek Road, handed over £240 to Canvey’s war memorial committee.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Halstead Gazette:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Schoolchildren help to launch new Poppy Appeal

Halstead Gazette:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS formed a human poppy to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s appeal.

Major homes development could be built across Basildon and Brentwood border

Halstead Gazette: Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

MAJOR house building could happen on green belt land between Basildon and Brentwood.

Benefit cheat handed curfew after swindling £30,000

Halstead Gazette: Basildon Crown Court heard on Tuesday Mrs Hall did not tell the Department of Work

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER admitted swindling nearly £30,000 of benefits.

Fundraiser to remember beloved hairdresser raises £16k at the Boatyard

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A CHARITY night held in memory of a popular hairdresser is set to raise up to £16,000.

Fears cat died from anti-freeze poisoning

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PET owner has been left devastated after his cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning – sparking fears more deaths could follow.

Man charged with nine offences after burglary

Halstead Gazette:

9:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN will be appearing in court today, Friday, October 24, charged with nine offences including burglary and fraud.

National security is cited as reason for ignoring council permission on height of fence

Halstead Gazette:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE MoD is putting up a 2.4m-high fence along a stretch of rail line for national security reasons – against the wishes of Southend Council.

Suspected burglar snared by residents

Halstead Gazette: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was caught by police after eagle-eyed residents spotted a man acting suspiciously.

Canvey drains pledge: No more quick fixes

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A HIGHWAYS boss has promised Canvey residents more will be done to clear drains and gullies.

Major seafront restaurant to be rebuilt in £1.8million transformation

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A landmark seafront restaurant is to be transformed with a £1.8million revamp.

Undercover officers spied on skate park kids

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE and council officers spied on youngsters at a skate park for two months...but failed to get evidence of any crimes.

Call for investigation after racism claim

Halstead Gazette: Pat Rackley

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A UKIP councillor is demanding an investigation after she was accused of making “racist comments” during a council debate.

South Essex commuters consulted on c2c plans to tackle crowding

Halstead Gazette: Passenger taken ill, delaying trains

2:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMUTERS are being consulted on plans to tackle overcrowding on trains.

Road works will delay bus journeys

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS passengers are being warned to expect delays while major roadworks are carried put.

Inspectors praise Benfleet care home

Halstead Gazette: Care Quality Commission

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARE home previously criticised for failing has had a major turnaround.

Raiders steal £600 of electricals in burglary

Halstead Gazette:

12:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BURGLARS stole £600 of electrical items during a break-in.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother

Halstead Gazette:

12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Havens desert adventure

Halstead Gazette:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers spent a week battling through 40-degree temperatures on a trek through the Sahara to support a children’s hospice.

Campaigners fear life-or-death 999 delays if 500 Rayleigh homes get go ahead

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fear 500 new homes in Rayleigh could cause unnacceptable delays for 999 crews because roads will not cope with more traffic.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Halstead Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Who stole the Kray twins?!

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THEY were notorious for being East London gangsters, but now the Kray twins have become victims of crime themselves – after urban art of the pair was stolen from a derelict building.

Motorcyclist has 'life changing injuries' after bus smash

Halstead Gazette:

8:39am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who was trapped under a bus in a horror smash has suffered life changing injuries.

Ukip ‘coup’ as another defector is welcomed

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Tory activist who campaigned for MP Rebecca Harris has defected to Ukip.

53-year-old jumped from behind and robbed for £15

Halstead Gazette: webpix police generic

7:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN was jumped from behind by two attackers who robbed him in broad daylight of just £15.

South American police believe man involved in drug smuggling

Halstead Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FATHER-of-two is facing extradition to Peru in connection with a £3million drugs bust, more than two years ago.

A right dog's dinner - Village pub put on menu for mutts

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUB in Little Wakering has come up with a doggy menu in an effort to attract more canines and their owners in for dinner.

Royal Mail confirms Rochford centre will close in January

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ROYAL Mail has confirmed it will close its Rochford delivery office and move services to Southend in January.

Police chase taxi as suspect flees

Halstead Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE suspected burglars sparked a police pursuit after one tried to escape in a taxi.

Flooded store back in business

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SHOP has reopened after it was destroyed by floods.

Wilko Johnson 'cured' of terminal cancer

Halstead Gazette:

5:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Guitarist Wilko Johnson has claimed he has been ‘cured’ of his terminal cancer.

Fake footballer jailed for fraud

Halstead Gazette:

5:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER Southend United youth team player who posed as a Chelsea star to live a Premier League lifestyle has been jailed.

Motorcyclist and bus crash

Halstead Gazette:

4:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTORCYLIST has collided with a bus, leaving the biker stuck under the vehicle.

Council’s new plans to move rubbish bins

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTHEND Council is again trying to move rubbish bins from a car park, to make way for the entertainment complex.

Rolex watches taken in burglary

Halstead Gazette: Who does this watch belong to?

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAUL of high-value watches and jewellery were stolen from a trading estate.

Ford Dunton’s future is sealed by £190m boost

Halstead Gazette: Ford's Dunton plant

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE future of Ford Dunton has been secured after £190million of further investment was announced.

High-speed chase man admits dangerous driving

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WANTED man has admitted driving dangerously through Southend in a bid to evade the police.

Canvey Remembrance Sunday service plan

Halstead Gazette: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE remembrance service on Canvey is to take place next month.

Bas Vegas bus to be axed

Halstead Gazette: Essex County Council

12:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A long campaigned for bus route to Bas Vegas is to be axed to save money. 

Canvey and Thundersley pools get top award

Halstead Gazette: Jobs bombshell - after the Echo's revelations about Waterside Farm, officials have confirmed some staff at Runnymede Pool will be also be offered redundancy

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO swimming pools have been given a prestigious pool water quality award.

Nick Alston hits out at claims police can't investigate all suspected paedophiles

Halstead Gazette: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

11:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said it was “unrealistic” to expect police to investigate all cases of paedophilia.

Stolen luxury cars and parts intercepted at Port of Tilbury and London Gateway

Halstead Gazette:

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIX stolen cars and £280,000 worth of stolen BMW parts were intercepted by specialist police forces at the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway.

Jodie Marsh's sex talk at Leigh veggie restaurant

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MODEL and presenter Jodie Marsh turned up at a Leigh vegetarian restaurant as she began filming for a new series.

Mayor Mo unveils revamped McDonald's

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWENTY new jobs have been created after a fast-food restaurant was given a revamp.

Council scraps addresses shake-up

Halstead Gazette: Playground opens on Five Links estate to make completion of new social housing development

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BASILDON council voted in favour of scrapping plans to change hundreds of addresses of homes on the Five Links estate...but went on to say it does not mean the proposals will not go ahead.

Wickford market opens up its latest phase

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WICKFORD has been given a new lease of life as shoppers flock to sample its revamped market.

Joy as Poundland moves into Pitsea

Halstead Gazette: The new Poundland store has opened in Urmston, creating 18 new jobs in the area.

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW discount store is to open its doors in Pitsea.



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