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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 8

April 17, 2018 4:04 AM Drivers on ketamine, speeding, or with no insurance appear before the courts

COURT: Tristan Tanner, 19, of Mill Lane in Lambourn has been disqualified from driving for 14 months after pleading guilty to a drug-driving charge. Tanner drove his car on the M4 with 25 micrograms of ketamine in his blood on August 22. For this, he has also been fined £184 and must pay £85 in costs plus £30 to victim services. COURT: Rodolfo Batista 6

April 14, 2018 11:08 AM Why Blue Flag beaches can be an added bonus when it comes to choosing your holiday home

When David Taylor and his wife Maureen bought a home at Sandhills Holiday Park in Dorset two years ago, they had no idea they would be buying another just a year later. The couple, both aged 66, visit most weekends, making the one and-a-half-hour drive from their home in Wiltshire. ‘It’s close enough for day trips and weekends with the family,’ says Mr Taylor 7

April 13, 2018 1:55 PM Woodland sculptures on show at Rievaulx

RIEVAULX Terrace near Helmsley is hosting a "truly natural" sculpture exhibition from this weekend. The National Trust site near Helmsley is hosting "Inspired by Nature". The exhibition features the work of chainsaw artist Simon Archer and runs from Saturday, April 14 until Sunday, June 10. The 20 pieces on display include owls hiding in the nook of a tree, giant 6

April 13, 2018 1:04 PM Five-mile northbound stretch of the M3 from junction with M25 is totally closed after ‘serious collision’

The M3 motorway has been closed northbound following an accident near the M25. Surrey Police have described the accident as 'serious' and said they hope to open the road as quickly as possible. The incident happened between Junction 2 at the M25 and Junction 1 at Sunbury. Highways England are describing the incident as 'severe' and claim the road will not be cleared 7

April 13, 2018 7:17 AM Klepierre walks away from bid for Hammerson

The French firm had been pursuing Britain's shopping centre giant Hammerson, which owns Birmingham's Bullring, among others. Klepierre said in March that it had made a takeover approach to Hammerson, valuing it at £4.9bn. But Hammerson had rejected the approach, calling it "wholly inadequate and entirely opportunistic". Klepierre said that its chairman 5

April 13, 2018 5:48 AM Optus comes under fire for advertising for an 'Anglo Saxon' retail assistant to work part-time in one of their Sydney stores

An Optus store on Sydney's ritzy lower North Shore advertised for an 'Anglo-Saxon' employee. The Neutral Bay shop on Military Road, near Mosman, posted the advertisement for a casual retail assistant on Thursday afternoon, which breached anti-discrimination laws. The job ad, posted on employment site Seek, asked for preferred candidates 'who are Anglo

April 13, 2018 4:41 AM Deaths of dad, daughter, baby, other man tied to incest case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man who had an incestuous relationship with his daughter and fathered a child with her shot and killed her and her adoptive father in a pickup truck on Thursday and then killed himself, police said. The child, a 7-month-old boy, was found slain in another state. The man, 45-year-old Steven Pladl, and his daughter, 20-year-old

April 13, 2018 3:09 AM Fitness trainer turned hairdresser who kicked a policeman in the groin and punched another in the face over an illegal park is spared jail

A woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of assault after she kicked a police officer in the groin and punched another in the face over an illegal street park on the Sunshine Coast. Coolum hairdresser Janette Medina will need to pay $2,000 compensation after a confrontation with a police over an illegal park escalated into a violent struggle. The Maroochydore 1

April 12, 2018 11:14 PM PICTURED: Shamed Tristan Thompson leaves Cleveland hospital just 12 hours after Khloe Kardashian gives birth to love rat's daughter

Cheating baby daddy Tristan Thompson returned to the Cleveland home he shares with girlfriend Khloe Kardashian 12 hours after she gave birth to a daughter with him by her side. The 27-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers player drove from Cleveland Clinic in his black Rolls-Royce to his lakefront home near downtown Cleveland shortly before 4pm. Thompson had been on court 7