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Southend Hospital evacuated after bomb scare
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Southend Hospital evacuated after bomb scare

February 11th, 2015 | by James
Part of Southend Hospital was evacuated this afternoon following the discovery of what looked like a hand grenade. A spokesperson for the hospital said a ‘suspect package’ was found in the heart and chest clinic...
Van bursts into flames in Shoebury
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Van bursts into flames in Shoebury

January 19th, 2015 | by James
A builders van went up in flames in a residential street in Shoebury today. Witnesses say the white van burst into flames in a matter of seconds, in Shoebury Avenue, whilst the builder was working on a nearby house. Fire crews...
Weatherspoon to open new hotel above the Last Post
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Weatherspoon to open new hotel above the Last Post

January 15th, 2015 | by James
Pub chain Weatherspoons are opening a new 14-bed hotel above the popular Last Post pub in Southend town centre. The £1million development will also include a brand new beer garden, making use of what is currently a staff car...
Newlyweds photo shoot with Southend Vulcan Bomber
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Newlyweds photo shoot with Southend Vulcan Bomber

January 10th, 2015 | by James
Two aircraft enthusiasts have had their wedding photos taken beneath the Avro Vulcan XL426, based at Southend Airport. Bob Langhorn and his new bride Maggie Stewart, from Hockley, chose the Vulcan for a memorable bridal photo...
New Southend seafront Premier Inn to open early 2015
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New Southend seafront Premier Inn to open early 2015

December 13th, 2014 | by James
A brand new Premier Inn hotel is getting ready to open on Southend seafront. The new hotel being built on Eastern Esplanade is an investment of over £1.5 million in Southend and will generate 22 new jobs. Premier Inn say they...
New indoor fun park takes shape on Southend seafront
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New indoor fun park takes shape on Southend seafront

December 13th, 2014 | by James
A brand new multi-million pound indoor fun park is being built on Southend seafront. Replacing the old Blackbeard’s attraction next to Southend Pier at Adventure Island, the all-year-round indoor fun park will house novel and...
easyJet launches new route to Menorca from Southend Airport
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easyJet launches new route to Menorca from Southend Airport

December 10th, 2014 | by James
easyJet has announced today that it will operate a new route to Mahon in Menorca from Southend Airport in summer 2015. The new route means a total of thirteen destinations are now offered by easyJet from the airport. The flights...
Giant poppy painted above Southend High Street
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Giant poppy painted above Southend High Street

November 11th, 2014 | by James
A remembrance poppy artwork, to coincide with the one hundred year WW1 anniversary and Remembrance Day, has been painted on the side of a building next to the railway bridge in Southend High Street. The striking image of two...
New route from Southend Airport to Switzerland takes off
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New route from Southend Airport to Switzerland takes off

October 27th, 2014 | by James
A new route between Southend and Switzerland celebrated taking off today with a water cannon salute from the fire service based at Southend Airport. The SkyWork Airlines service now operates twice daily Monday to Friday between...
A warning to shoppers after Southend store closes without notice
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A warning to shoppers after Southend store closes without notice

August 20th, 2014 | by James
A Southend shopper is warning people about pop-up shops in the High Street after a store closed suddenly without returning a computer tablet that belonged to them. The shop, which sold accessories for mobile phones including...