UPDATED: Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street line trains delayed after person hit at Romford

Halstead Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

5:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TRAINS in and out of London Liverpool Street are delayed after a person was hit by a train at Romford. 

New hope for Old Leigh Regatta weekend?

Halstead Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COMMUNITY event could be salvaged from the ashes of Old Leigh Regatta after Leigh Lions Club stepped in.

Luxury hotel set to open on seafront in November

Halstead Gazette:

5:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FORMER fishermen’s cottages are being transformed into a luxury seafront hotel in a £450,000 revamp.

Taxpayers' cash used to buy back flat - years after council sell-off

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Taxpayers' cash has been used to buy back a flat in a town centre tower block – years after the authority sold it off.

Wonder Whitlock wins his THIRD gold medal of Commonwealth Games

Halstead Gazette:

4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MAX Whitlock won his THIRD gold of the Commonwealth Games as he was crowned men's floor champion in Glasgow.

Latest round of fire strikes announced

Halstead Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to hold their latest series of strikes over pension reforms.

Gift card giveaway for first customers to new TK Maxx

Halstead Gazette: COMPETITION: Win £100 to spend at Kidderminster TK Maxx

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LUCKY customers are in with a chance of winning gift cards when a new store opens in Basildon.

Success story of pupil reading team

Halstead Gazette:

4:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BUSINESSES have been praised for giving up their time to help children get into reading.

Pharmacy open for business

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW-LOOK pharmacy has opened in Billericay.

Mum organises a seawall stroll in aid of Summer, five

Halstead Gazette:

3:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A YOUNG mum has raised £780 for a fiveyear- old girl suffering with cancer.

Ambulance service failing target

Halstead Gazette:

3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in Essex are failing to get to some of the most critical patients on time, according to figures.

Tracy and pals make pier walk for Danny's fund

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE friends completed a 25-mile walk from Canvey to Southend Pier and back to raise money for charity.

Hospital staff get their just rewards

Halstead Gazette:

2:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FRONTLINE hospital staff have been awarded for acts of kindness.

Tattooist arrested on suspicion of online harassment: Conspiracy theorist Chris Spivey claimed Lee Rigby death was a hoax

Halstead Gazette: TRIBUTES: Lee Rigby

1:35pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A BLOGGER who claimed online that the murder of soldier Lee Rigby had been a hoax has been arrested on suspicion of harassment.

Southend’s own Skywalker can’t use her Jedi powers on passport office evil empire

Halstead Gazette: Speculation is growing that original trio could make a return

1:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who changed her middle name by deed poll to “Skywalker” as a joke has been told by the Home Office she cannot change her name on her passport.

Great Scott! It's a graffiti masterpiece

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TALENTED graffiti artist has transformed part of a children’s hospice with a stunning jungle scene.

Guns taken during burglary

Halstead Gazette:

12:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GUNS have been stolen from a house on Canvey.

£10,000 donation for Reece

Halstead Gazette:

12:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FOUNDATION has announced it is giving £10,000 to a young man with two brain tumours who is fighting to stay alive.

Generous George buys pals first aid course

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GENEROUS schoolboy George Sutton has come up with a lifesaving way to spend £200 he won as part of an award– he’s sending 29 of his classmates on a first aid course.

Update: Police investigating attempted murder, raid homes across Basildon

Halstead Gazette: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

11:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Metropolitan Police’s flying squad arrested three people on suspicion of attempted murder and armed robbery during a dawn raid in Basildon.

Mugged Marie's search for have a go heroes

Halstead Gazette:

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who was mugged while on her mobility scooter is trying to find the have-a-go heroes who ran to her aid.

Charity's heartache as raiders strike for third time in year

Halstead Gazette:

11:03am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CHARITY is counting the cost after being hit by burglars for the third time in a year.

Shoppers' fury over Southend street auction con

Halstead Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

10:58am Thursday 31st July 2014

ANGRY shoppers surrounded a town centre store to demand their money back after being caught out at a speed auction.

Travellers move off illegal pitch

Halstead Gazette:

10:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

TRAVELLERS have moved off an illegal pitch in Basildon

Traveller in car hits woman councillor

Halstead Gazette:

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A COUNCILLOR was hit by a car after she formed a human shield with two colleagues to try to stop a convoy of travellers getting on to a disused car park.

Suicide may have been over debts

Halstead Gazette:

10:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN who died when his car was engulfed in flames in Seevic College’s car park may have killed himself over debts, an inquest heard.

If your road’s on the list, it’ll be goodbye potholes

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 140 crater-pocked roads across south Essex will benefit from £17.5million of repair work announced in a new Essex County Council programme.

Police hunt for suspect after sexual assault in Shoebury

Halstead Gazette:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted and robbed in Shoebury in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

20 months jail for baby-faced burglar

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

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A BABY-FACED burglar who broke into 25 homes and stole £50,000 of property has been jailed.

We raised £800 for our brave boys and girls

Halstead Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VOLUNTEERS raised more than £800 during Armed Forces Day.

We want action on inadequate drains

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

FURIOUS residents are demanding better drainage after sewage and floodwater ruined their homes.

Council bid to buy up empty eyesore tower blocks

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two notorious office blocks on the road into Southend could be bought by the council to kickstart a long overdue regeneration project.

Paul and Terry's excellent adventure - Hockley man cycles across America

Halstead Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE journey of a lifetime has taken a Hockley man from America’s east coast to its west, by bicycle.

Sign up for Thorpe Bay Rotary Club's annual Foulness bike ride

Halstead Gazette: WIDNES Rotary Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards their Christmas float collection.

9:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CYCLISTS will get a rare opportunity to see the famed birdlife of Foulness Island on an annual charity bike ride.

Accident closes Canvey Way

Halstead Gazette: webpix police arrest

8:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN accident involving a car and a motorbike has closed Canvey Way.

Owner does not want to sell Bar Plazma

Halstead Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has said he does not want to sell his popular bar – despite putting it on the market.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Halstead Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police hunt gangs after 23 burglaries

Halstead Gazette: webpix police arrest

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RAIDERS have stolen thousands of pounds from businesses across Basildon in a two-month spate of breakins.

Two-year club ban for drunken thug

Halstead Gazette:

5:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THUG has been jailed for carrying out two brutal, drunken attacks on revellers outside a Southend club.

First World War parade cancelled

Halstead Gazette: Libray photo dated 25/9/16 showing British Troops going over the top to support an attack by XIV Corps on Morval during the Battle of the Somme in the 1914-1918 First World War.

5:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PARADE to mark the beginning of the First World War has been cancelled.

New TK Maxx set for an August opening

Halstead Gazette: The unit TK Maxx will move into

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TK Maxx’s new Basildon store will open next month, it has been revealed.

Park life - Perfect time to enjoy Rochford's green spaces

Halstead Gazette:

4:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FAMILES are urged to get out and about and enjoy the open spaces this week as part of the Love Your Parks week.

End of an era for school head

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESPECTED headteacher Alison Blant has retired after 14 years at the helm.

Barclays in Benfleet is set to close

Halstead Gazette: BREAKING NEWS: Police have appealed for information after the glass door at the entrance to the Ammanford branch of Barclays Bank was smashed.

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DISGRUNTLED customers have been forced to change banks after Barclays announced it is closing its Benfleet branch.

Police hunt for convicted killer, thought to be on loose in Hockley

Halstead Gazette:

2:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CONVICTED killer may be on the loose in Hockley.

Michelle's a tonic for young hospital patients

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN’S author Michelle Harrison visited young patients at Basildon Hospital.

Girl found unconscious in sea

Halstead Gazette: Traders delight as sun shines on Southend

3:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GIRL has been taken to hospital after being found face-down in the sea.

Man charged with 'Royal' conspiracy

Halstead Gazette:

11:55am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LEIGH man has become embroiled in allegations a top official in the Royal Household received more than £100,000 to award contracts for work at royal parties.

Thurrock UKIP leader steps down

Halstead Gazette:

11:33am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE leader of Thurrock UKIP, Councillor Robert Ray, has confirmed he is standing down from his role as group leader.

Mum pictured walking with children next to busy railway lines at Pitsea

Halstead Gazette:

10:48am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THESE shocking images show amother and toddler perilously close to a busy railway line at Pitsea.

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