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May 18, 2018 10:05 AM Hundreds apply to join police force

MORE than 900 people applied to become police officers during a recent recruitment campaign. Humberside Police are trying to recruit 400 new officers by the end of the year, and said 680 of the 908 who applied in the most recent round of recruitment were eligible and would go through to the next stage. Sarah Wilson, head of human resources, said: "Following 13

May 17, 2018 7:03 AM NOSTALGIA PHOTOS: Dick Emery on screen and on stage in Sussex

Actor and comedian Dick Emery was hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s. He was born Richard Gilbert Emery in 1915 and died in 1983 at 67 after a long career. He starred in shows such as The Dick Emery Show and Legacy Of Murder, a comedy television series which originally aired on the BBC in 1982. Glynn Edwards played Henchman in the series, and our action

May 16, 2018 5:30 PM Barrence to meet No Good the Railway

IT'LL be a double helping of big vocals, blues and soul at the Railway Hotel this Friday night, when A No Good Woman and the Kingsnakes supports the legendary Barrence Whitfield and the Savages. The Southend band, fronted by singer Dawnette Fessey, will be supporting the US powerhouse band from Boston, from 8pm, when they stop off on their Soul Flowers 4

May 13, 2018 10:27 AM Eurovision 2018: 'Was she MIMING?' Fans claim SuRie's performance breached rules

EUROVISION 2018 fans blasted SuRie and other performers on the Lisbon stage, after a protester who brutally disrupted the Brit’s performance seemed to prove that she was miming. And it didn’t take 20-20 vision to spot that most or ALL of the other countries seemed to be miming too – with Moldova in particular obviously fluffing lines. After the SuRie 30

May 13, 2018 3:24 AM The Latest: Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

Kevin Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to win Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway, his fifth win in what has turned out to be a dominant start to the season. Kevin Harvick (4) leads the pack during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) 7

May 13, 2018 12:55 AM Netta Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing - and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at the Grand 4

May 12, 2018 11:01 PM Eurovision 2018 stage invader: Man who spoiled UK SuRie's song revealed as ‘activist'

A STAGE invader who interrupted the UK’s Eurovision performance tonight is an ‘activist’ who has pulled a series of similar stunts in the past. Dr ACactivism, also known as Dr. A.C., stormed onto the stage as Britain’s competitor SiRie was halfway through singing her song Storm. The self-styled “philosopher and activist” snatched the microphone and compared 17

May 11, 2018 2:17 PM English slips out of fashion at multilingual Eurovision final

Audiences for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be treated to a greater mix of languages than usual when performers take to the stage on Saturday. Some 10 different languages will be heard during the final, including Albanian, Slovene and – for the first time since 2001 – Lithuanian. English remains the most common choice for singers, including 16

May 10, 2018 9:54 PM Russia fails to qualify for Eurovision Song Contest for first time

Russia has failed to qualify for the Eurovision final for the first time. The exclusion is a significant upset for the country, particularly because it withdrew from last year’s contest after the host nation Ukraine banned Russia’s representative from appearing. The same contestant that was due to take part last year, Julia Samoylova, performed in the second 6

May 10, 2018 1:16 PM Stacey to raise funds in memory of Leianne

AN ovarian cancer survivor is raising funds after a close friend lost her battle due to the same deadly disease. Stacey Green, 30, organised a fun day previously with fellow sufferer Leianne Smith. One year on and Stacey has survived but Leianne has lost her battle, aged just 30. Stacey, of Kingshawes, Benfleet, said: “We never crossed paths, even though 13