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April 19, 2018 10:00 AM Suspect in custody after man and woman suffer knife wounds

Essex Police has confirmed two people were left injured after a disturbance on a housing estate last night. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following the incident which took place on the Kursaal estate in Southend. A police spokesman said: "We were called shortly after 7.45pm yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, with reports of a disturbance involving 31

April 17, 2018 12:40 PM Row erupts over air quality in Rochford

A ROW has erupted over claims air pollution levels in some parts of Rochford and Rayleigh are above the legal limit - and dangerous to residents. A £1,080 study into air quality, funded by 13 concerned members of the Rochford District Residents party, the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats, found areas of Spa Road and Main Road in Hockley breaching 41

April 14, 2018 5:01 AM Boxing star Osman Aslam visits Bolton charity

AN up-and-coming boxing star has visited a charity for vulnerable people. Bolton-born Osman Aslam spent some time with the Be Strong project which helps ex-offenders and drug addicts gain employability skills and improve their lives. He was introduced to the organisation and the work they do and has promised to return after his upcoming fight to share 52

April 10, 2018 9:38 AM Delay on homes plan for Army site

THE COUNCIL'S plans to build new housing on an Army reservist site in York have hit delays. The project for Duncombe Barracks, on Burton Stone Lane, emerged in February, but authority bosses were tight-lipped about what they said were very early stage proposals. A decision was originally due on March 15, but has now been put back to until late June while 35

April 10, 2018 6:32 AM Calls for more emergency housing for Swindon's homeless

HOMELESSNESS volunteers have called for more emergency accommodation for Swindon’s rough sleepers. Swindon has the highest street homeless rate in the region. The latest official figures show that 45 people were sleeping rough in the town in November. The borough council says that number has since shrunk to 27. The Swindon Homeless Volunteers group 28

April 9, 2018 5:28 PM Revealed: How Peter Dutton tabled slashing immigration by 20,000 last YEAR

A plan to cut Australia's immigration by 20,000 was scuttled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull despite likely public support. Peter Dutton proposed reducing the cap on annual permanent immigration from its record 190,000 to 170,000 to cabinet last year. The Immigration Minister was spurred on by widespread concern about the effects of mass new arrivals 26

April 9, 2018 9:04 AM British living rooms are a third smaller than they were in the 1970s, research reveals

British living rooms are nearly a third smaller than they were in the 1970s, a new study has found. Homes built in the UK after 2010 have an average sitting room size of 184 sq ft (17.1 sq m) compared to 268 sq ft (24.9 sq m) around 40 years ago. Houses also have less bedrooms today than they did in the past, with an average of just under three 29

March 31, 2018 8:01 AM Church hosts successful hot cross bun sale

St Peter’s Church, in Church Road, Thundersley, hosted the hot cross bun sale on Thursday in aid of Sunbeams Music Therapy Trust and St Peter’s Aid to East Europe Trust. The sale, organised by Reverend Andy Hudson proved popular, with a constant flow of sales. Sunbeams Music Therapy Trust aims to to relieve sickness and assist in the remedial treatment 27

March 28, 2018 8:51 AM Average council tax in England increases by 5.1% as adult social care costs rise

For the year 2018-19, people living in a property that is in Band D - seen as the most usual band - will pay an average of £1,671 - an increase of £81 or 5.1%. The largest increase in 14 years is partly down to rising adult social care costs. A total of 152 of the largest authorities are allowed to increase their council tax by up to 3% just for adult 83

March 22, 2018 2:43 AM Man dies and another fights for life as hole-digging on a construction site goes horribly wrong

A man is dead and another is being airlifted to hospital after a trench collapsed on them at a Victorian construction site. The two men were working in a hole at a building site in the city of Ballarat, west of Melbourne, when tragedy struck at around 11am on Wednesday. A witness told 3AW Radio rescue crews had been working to free the surviving man, who was trapped 22