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Henry Hoover enjoys Valentines Day in Southend
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Henry Hoover enjoys Valentines Day in Southend

February 13th, 2015 | by James
It turns out, vacuum cleaners can be romantic too. A window display, spotted at an electrical appliance store in Southend, features the iconic Henry Hoover taking his girlfriend on a Valentines Day date. Sharing a plate of...
Revealed: The Southend takeaways with the worst hygiene ratings
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Revealed: The Southend takeaways with the worst hygiene ratings

November 15th, 2014 | by James
16 Southend takeaways have scored the second lowest food hygiene rating during inspections in 2014. This list features all the businesses that were given a 1 out 5 rating, which according to the Food Standards Agency, means...
Pensioner dressed as a pumpkin brings Halloween cheer to Southend
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Pensioner dressed as a pumpkin brings Halloween cheer to Southend

October 31st, 2014 | by James
A Southend pensioner named Ken has brought smiles to the faces of many local people after dressing up as a pumpkin on Halloween. Wearing the bright orange pumpkin costume around Southend, he was spotted going about his daily...
10 amazing photos of lightning during Southend’s thunderstorms
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10 amazing photos of lightning during Southend’s thunderstorms

July 19th, 2014 | by James
The largest and most spectacular storm to hit Essex in years swept through Southend last night. The storm, which weather experts have confirmed was a ‘Super Cell’, provided stunning scenes of lightning strikes...
How many of these street performers have you seen in Southend?
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How many of these street performers have you seen in Southend?

June 29th, 2014 | by James
Street performers, entertainers and buskers are regular visitors to Southend, travelling from all over Essex and further afield to entertain the crowds in the High Street. Here are 10 great examples of the street performers seen...
First week of duty for Southend’s new Police District Commander
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First week of duty for Southend’s new Police District Commander

May 5th, 2014 | by James
After 9 months as the District Commander for Southend, Chief Insp Matt Bennet announced he was stepping down and a new District Commander would be taking over the role. Moving on from the important role, Matt said: “I wish...
Your Southend wins gold at the Essex Digital Awards!
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Your Southend wins gold at the Essex Digital Awards!

April 25th, 2014 | by James
Your Southend has been presented with the ‘Spirit of Essex’ gold award at the 2014 Essex Digital Awards, for ‘displaying outstanding innovation and commitment to taking Essex forward’. The special award is handed to one...
New Cadbury advert filmed on Southend seafront
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New Cadbury advert filmed on Southend seafront

April 20th, 2014 | by James
A television advert for a new Cadbury ice cream has been filmed in Southend at Shoebury Common beach. The production crew spent a day filming the advert earlier this month and Your Southend has spoken to the Choreographer and...
Icon of Southend seafront skyline is ready to turn again
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Icon of Southend seafront skyline is ready to turn again

April 3rd, 2014 | by James
One of the most iconic sights on Southend seafront, Adventure Island’s ferris wheel, will turn again this weekend after a £200,000 refurbishment. The historic ride was closed to the public in November 2013 in readiness...
13 reasons why the c2c Twitter feed provides a great public service
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13 reasons why the c2c Twitter feed provides a great public service

April 3rd, 2014 | by James
Running trains between Southend/Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street, lots of people rely on c2c to get them where they need to be. Since 2011 the company has been keeping their passengers updated with the latest travel...