News & Current Affairs

Thomas comes to face to face with the lethal false widow spider…

The owner of animal sanctuary in Great Wakering near Southend says people shouldn’t fear the false widow spider after reported numbers have soared in recent months. Some might think that’s easy for Ian Newby to say, as the self appointed […]

Iain Duncan Smith quizzed by Thomas Magill at Witham Jobs Fair

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was in Witham earlier at a jobs fair targeted at the under 25’s – or so called NEET’s. His visit along with the Conservative MP for the town Priti Patel comes after […]

New market for Southend-on-Sea

Despite the bitterly cold and blusterly conditions on the High Street in Southend, traders say they’re hopeful a new weekly market will boost trade in the town. Many will remember the buzz and banter at the old market site in […]