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“Oh, Only Since I Was Two”

Thursday, May 5, 2016 admin 0

The Polls close at 10 pm this evening. A huge thanks to everyone who has voted for us! The count starts at Clements Hall tomorrow morning, we will obviously write about it tomorrow, though the quickest news online is probably from the Evening Echo Twitter Feed. It’s traditional for us […]

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Share the Orange

Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”x9MvEZskR6o”] We shouldn?t accept that dementia is part of ageing? ? it?s a disease we can conquer

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Beautiful Southend

Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

Try watching this video with headphones or good speakers: Southend-on-Sea Time-Lapse (Hyperlapse) from Rustad Media on Vimeo.

A Thought-Provoking Point Of View On Pedestrian Crossings

Saturday, January 16, 2016 admin 0

The video below explains why pedestrian crossings may not always make you safer. The question is, though, is US data valid for our country? And how would you help blind or partially sighted people without crossings? [youtube_sc url=”Ki8BLLnWyJY”]   Hat-tip: Mark Pack

Best Wishes For Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 admin 2

Best Wishes to all our readers! We’ll be back on Boxing Day. So here’s a Christmas video – one of the best scenes from the US series the “West Wing”. It’s Christmas in the White House – but speechwriter Toby is in trouble for arranging a military honour guard and […]

The Best And the Worst Of Rochford

Sunday, November 29, 2015 admin 0

As reported on the BBC today: Residents of Rochford in Essex came to the rescue of the organisers of the town’s festive lights switch-on when the Christmas tree was felled overnight by vandals. District Council chairman Heather Glynn said she was proud of the way the town’s community spirit shone […]

Darkness Falls On Paris

Saturday, November 14, 2015 admin 0

Today is not a day for writing about local council issues. Our thoughts are with the people of France.

30,000 Objects ,Photos and Documents…

Monday, September 21, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l5Fieu2MOc”]   Have you been to the highly-rated Essex Police Museum at Chelmsford? It is based at police headquarters in Sandford Road, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 6DN and is open every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there is no need to book. This year it was? runner-up in […]

The Saint Goes To The Council….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pGDnwJ_TQo”]If you’ve time on your hands today, why not watch an episode of a classic TV series of the Sixties – “The Saint” starring Roger Moore as the charming, intelligent but tough Simon Templar! This particular episode is actually about dodgy politics in an English seaside town. Can the […]

Secrets Of The Northern Line …. and the Circle Line…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvjqsM52CaE”] An archer, a miscounting, a widow”s wish and a plastic owl… [youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yYPNYPAhxw”] A cat memorial and a very thin house, plus some London Transport history!  

Independents Please Take Note….

Friday, August 14, 2015 admin 0

We had some independents standing for the council last May. Maybe they should study this ‘insane, but awesome’ political ad from Canada! [youtube_sc url=”https://youtu.be/DG6fhub9HDQ?list=PL0Bdmb4Gclarfa6tIGVcwgl_6pQZzNwBJ”] Hat-tip: Outside the Beltway