DNA research reveals 94% of people in Basildon descend from the same spanner

A genetic research project that has been carried out in the wake of the Cheddar Man investigation has discovered that 94% of the population of Basildon descend...

Midwives banned from saying ‘baby’ as it has romantic sexual meaning

A midwifery union has confirmed that industrial action is ‘being considered’ after members reported that they have been banned from using the word ‘baby’ as it can...

Boris Johnson: ‘It’s time for leavers and remainers to come together’

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has made a passionate speech about the need for the people of Britain to come together ahead of Brexit.  He told a Westminster...

£6 pub lasagne becomes £39.95 Valentine’s feast by adding a pink tablecloth

A pub owner from Southend has described how he has managed to turn a £6 lasagna into a £39.95 Valentine’s Feast by adding a pink tablecloth.  David De...

Non-offensive golliwog dolls launched after pub complaint

A toy manufacturer in Essex has launched a non-offensive golliwog by making it white instead of black. According to toy maker Schwartz PLC who are based in Canewdon,...

Sleep out for the homeless CANCELLED because it’s a bit nippy out

A sponsored sleep out to raise money for a homelessness charity has been cancelled because it's a bit nippy out. According to the event's organiser Daniel Clenge, the...

GP’s receptionist cast in upcoming remake of Schindler’s List

In a surprise announcement coming out of Hollywood today, a 75-year-old GP's receptionist from Essex has been cast in the upcoming remake of Steven Spielberg's Second War...

OMG just seen 4 police cars 6 fire engines 3 helicopters + a tank...

No, no, no hun, there's absolutely nothing going on whatsoever. Your street resembles something out of one of the Die Hard movies, but no, there isn't anything...

School forces kids to attend SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLASS before writing Valentine’s cards

An infant school in Southend On Sea told all of their children that they had to attend a SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLASS before they were allowed to send...

Facebook group admin DEVASTATED to learn she can’t turn off commenting in real life

The administrator of a parenting Facebook group has been telling Southend News Network about how she was devastated to discover that you can’t turn comments off during...