Get Help To Quit Smoking This Stoptober

September 27, 2012
Get Help To Quit Smoking This Stoptober

During October, smokers in South West Essex are being encouraged to take part in the first ever mass quit attempt launched by the Department of Health and supported by Stop…

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NHS South Essex Shortlisted in HSJ Awards 2012

September 26, 2012
HSJ Awards 2012

NHS South Essex has been shortlisted in the Quality and Productivity category in the Health Service Journal Awards 2012. This has been achieved through effective joint working with Basildon University…

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Rock Thrown From A120 Smashes Car Windscreen

September 23, 2012
Rock Thrown From A120 Smashes Car Windscreen

Last Wednesday a rock was thrown at a car in Essex. The rock was thrown at a car travelling towards Colchester along the A120 near to the turn-off to Great…

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NHS Constitution – know your patient rights

September 18, 2012
NHS Constitution – know your patient rights

The NHS in south Essex is encouraging people to get to know their patient rights under the NHS Constitution. All NHS organisations are legally obliged to take account of the…

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Weight Loss Groups and Slimming Clubs in Essex

September 13, 2012
Weight Loss Groups and Slimming Clubs in Essex

The NHS reported 2011 that people who attended a slimming club lost twice as much weight over a year as those who received the standard advice from their GP to…

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More Train Delays in Essex Expected

September 11, 2012
More Train Delays in Essex Expected

There are a variety of other reasons that can cause train delays, this could be due to a train which has broken down on the same track as you. The…

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Wedding Fairs In Essex

September 11, 2012
Wedding Fairs In Essex

Essex has many wonderful venues to make your wedding day extra special, but choosing the venue is only the beginning of your wedding plans. Fortunately several excellent wedding fairs are…

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Halstead Wins Anglia in Bloom Award 2012

September 11, 2012
Halstead Wins Anglia in Bloom Award 2012

Halstead has won the Anglia in Bloom award, beating stiff competition from Maldon, Sudbury, Chatteris, Downham Market and Woodbridge. This group was for towns with a population of between 6001 and 12000…

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The Essex Jailbreak – Can You Escape from Prison?

September 10, 2012
The Essex Jailbreak – Can You Escape from Prison?

The Essex Jailbreak is a day of competitive fun, as each team tries to get as far away from HMP Chelmsford as possible in just 15 hours, without spending any…

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Christopher Cottage Sports Hall Makes The Essex Business Awards Finals

September 10, 2012
Christopher Cottage Sports Hall Makes The Essex Business Awards Finals

The Christopher's Cottage Sports Hall in Southend has reached the final stages of the Essex Business Awards. It has been nomited in the Community category for Southend. The winners will…

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Chelmsford Monopoly Board

September 10, 2012
Chelmsford Monopoly Board

The development of the Chelmsford Monopoly Board is coming along well it seems. While the final details have not been announced, the latest news in is that New Hall School,…

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The Coriander Indian Fusion Opens This Week

September 10, 2012
The Coriander Indian Fusion Opens This Week

Chelmsford will soon have another new Indian restaurant to add to its already excellent selection. The Coriander is opening on Baddow Road in Chelmsford on Wednesday 12th September.

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Time To Extend Your Home? Planning Permission Dropped For Extensions

September 10, 2012

These changes will positively affect your Permitted Development rights (PD rights) which are already in place to allow home owners to build small outbuildings (sheds), conservatories and small extensions without…

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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Essex

September 7, 2012
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Essex

Bed and Breakfasts provide affordable and comfortable accommodation all over Essex. Perfect for both those on business and short breaks. Here we share a selection of B&B's in Essex.

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Christmas Comes Early To The Co-Op

September 6, 2012
Christmas Comes Early To The Co-Op

Christmas has come early to one supermarket on the outskirts of Chelmsford. There are already chocolate Santas and Snowmen, plus a Christmas cake display filled with festive mince pies. An…

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Chelmsford, A City Without A Loo

September 6, 2012
Chelmsford, A City Without A Loo

Over the last week the paralympic games has gripped the nation and also managed to raise greater awareness about people with disabilities.

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John Lewis Department Store To Boost Chelmsford’s Shopping in 2014

September 6, 2012
John Lewis Department Store To Boost Chelmsford’s Shopping in 2014

John Lewis have revealed plans to open department store instead of home store. The initial plans were to build a John Lewis at Home store, however, they are now planning…

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Chelmsford’s Primark is Open for Business

September 6, 2012
Chelmsford’s Primark is Open for Business

Today Primark opened its newest store in the High Chelmer shopping precinct in Chelmsford. It is the largest store within High Chelmer was previously JJB Sports, and C&A before that.…

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Maldon Salt’s Desert Island Dishes

September 6, 2012
Maldon Salt’s Desert Island Dishes

Maldon Salt, the company, is now 130 years old. Legend has it that people have been using salt from Maldon for nearly 2000 years. Its Sea Salt is one of…

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Beach Volley Ball Given New Life in Essex

September 5, 2012
Beach Volley Ball Given New Life in Essex

Essex has a very strong volley ball presence. If you are interested in trying beach volleyball or volleyball, get in touch with some of our local clubs. Learn more about…

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Essex Museums

September 4, 2012
Essex Museums

Essex has many interesting museums spread across the county. While there are none that quite match the grandeur and size of the bug London museums, many provide an excellent alternative.…

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School Term Dates and Holidays in Essex

August 30, 2012

Most schools in Essex will follow these dates, although it is always wise to double check with your school. The start of Easter can vary, and some teacher training days…

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A Weekend of Jousting at Castle Hedingham

August 29, 2012
A Weekend of Jousting at Castle Hedingham

One of our highlights of this summer was a trip to Castle Hedingham to watch their annual jousting tournament. The jousting event was put on by The Knights of Royal…

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Essex Lion Reaches Chelmsford

August 29, 2012
Essex Lion Reaches Chelmsford

When I heard that there was a lion on the loose in the Clacton area, I admit, it did not concern me. However, yesterday a friend pointed out that a…

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5 WOMAA Gold Medals Brought Back to Essex

August 24, 2012
5 WOMAA Gold Medals Brought Back to Essex

Between the 17th and 19th August 2012 the The World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes held the WOMAA World Martial Games XIII at the Telford International Centre. Essex's 5 Elements…

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25% of Police Force Working On 31,000 Reports of Domestic Abuse in Essex Every Year

August 22, 2012

Today it was announced that Essex Police receive around 31,000 reports of domestic abuse in Essex every year. It takes around 25% of the entire police force to handle these…

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No More Humpty Dumpty At Brentwood Library

August 22, 2012
No More Humpty Dumpty At Brentwood Library

Brentwood library is the latest library to suffer from the severe cuts imposed by the country's economic meltdown. The Brentwood Gazette reports today that the weekly nursery rhyme sessions at…

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