Southend-on-Sea News Stories


Fools, Horses and Southend Pier from Good Friday

Calling all Only Fools and Horses fans… Following the success of last year’s Trotters-On-Sea exhibition, fans of all things Peckham have another chance to make a trip down Southend Pier to check out the impressive display of memorabilia from the BBC’s favourite sitcom. Last year’s event was very popular, featuring props from the show, film […]

Posted by Sarfend at April 17th, 2014 in Culture, Events, Pier. Tagged with: ,


Southend: Severe Weather Warning

Note that an Amber Severe Weather Warning has been issued for London and the South East for this coming Monday, the 28th of October 2013 The Echo newspaper is warning Southenders to be prepared for Essex to be hit by 80mph winds, in the worst storms since the 1987 hurricane that crippled much of the […]

Posted by Sarfend at October 25th, 2013 in Breaking News. Tagged with: ,


Southend Hospital Radio Hits Leigh

The team from Southend Hospital Radio are out in Leigh-on-Sea today raising funds for their radio station. Southend Hospital Radio is based at the back of Southend Hospital, and provides music and entertainment for the patients. These days, many of the services available at hospital bedsides isn’t free, but hospital radio continues to provide a […]

Posted by Sarfend at October 5th, 2013 in Charity, High Street. Tagged with: ,


Three-course home dinner roadshow hits Southend

This Thursday, 3rd October, sees the first “Dinner to Dine For” roadshow hitting Southend. The aim of this new range is to allow us busy folk to create some “us time” by creating a home dining experience without the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen, or finding the time to go out to an […]

Posted by Sarfend at September 30th, 2013 in Events. Tagged with: ,


Hitchhikers Live Radio Show Southend 2013

A big “hello” to all of you who turned out to Monday’s performance of the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live in Southend. To everyone else… the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys! Monday the 23rd of September saw the show come to Southend for the second time, and it was […]

Posted by Sarfend at September 25th, 2013 in Culture. Tagged with: ,


Sarfend Smartphone – Where in Southend?

Here’s a bit of fun, and possibly a new feature for the Sarfend website…. Sarfend Smartphone We’re planning to take a few random pictures captured on a smartphone that’s wandering around Southend and put them on the site – you may have passed the things we’ve snapped, but where are they? To get you started […]

Posted by Sarfend at August 21st, 2013 in Sarfend Smartphone. Tagged with:


The Fate of Rileys Superbowl, Leigh-on-Sea

Thanks to regular visitor Mark for drawing this story to our attention, and asking for some clarification. Rileys Superbowl on Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea closed its doors on the 22nd of July 2013. A sign on the door states: “Due to the redevelopment of Rileys Leigh on Sea, this unit will be temporarily closed. Please call […]

Posted by Sarfend at August 20th, 2013 in Breaking News, Development. Tagged with: , ,


Leigh Sorting Office Closed – Local Aftermath?

We’ve had a few messages into us asking for more information on mail delivery in the Leigh-on-Sea area following the closure of the local sorting office earlier this month – and we’ll looking to hear from you if you’ve been affected. Leigh Office Closure Despite a local petition with over 8,000 signatures, Royal Mail finally […]

Posted by Sarfend at August 20th, 2013 in Development. Tagged with: , , ,


Costa Fundraiser in Leigh Saturday 27th July

This weekend, the girls and guys at Costa Coffee on Leigh Broadway will be holding another of their charity fundraising events. Bring your kids along and support a worthy cause on Saturday the 27th of July. Their recent events have included a Summer Tasting Day and an in-store sponsored bike ride. Here’s what’s on the […]

Posted by Sarfend at July 26th, 2013 in Events. Tagged with: ,


Southend Jobs Fair

Free Jobs Fair at the Cliffs 11ten Careers invite people to come along to the Cliffs Pavilion on Friday July 12th to meet with employers, training providers and colleges to discuss careers, courses and skills. Jobseekers will be able to talk to recruiting companies about actual job vacancies as well as work based learning and […]

Posted by andywestham at July 22nd, 2013 in Events.


Costa Leigh Indoor Cycle Fundraiser

All day today, the staff at Costa Coffee on Leigh Broadway are cycling for charity, and they need your support. They’re aiming to cycle 80km today, which is the average distance a child in Ethiopia would walk to and from school each day. The charity “Sports Day” is to help raise money for Costa’s own […]

Posted by Sarfend at July 6th, 2013 in Charity, Events. Tagged with: ,


Meet James Bowen and Street Cat Bob in Southend

The novel “A Street Cat Named Bob” tells the story of how London busker James Bowen’s life was turned around by the unexpected arrival of Bob, the streetwise ginger cat. This remarkable novel sat at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list for well over a year… and the sequel “The World According To […]

Posted by Sarfend at July 2nd, 2013 in Culture, Events, High Street. Tagged with: , ,


Southend Comedy Festival – July 2013

I say, I say, I say… What do you get if you cross 40 comics with the World’s Longest Pier? July 2013 sees a four day festival of comedy hit Southend, with names such as Russell Kane, Terry Alderton, and the local improv team Scared Scriptless The Southend Comedy Festival runs from the 18th to […]

Posted by Sarfend at July 1st, 2013 in Comedy, Events, Pier. Tagged with: ,


Armed Forces Day Southend 2013

This weekend sees Armed Forces Day in Southend. For three days, there’s a celebration of the work done by our armed forces. Yesterday, Friday the 28th of June say events in Chalkwell Park, and today, there was a “Party In The Town”. Tomorrow, Sunday the 30th June sees the event move to the seafront with […]

Posted by Sarfend at June 29th, 2013 in Events, High Street. Tagged with:


TRANSIT at Clifftown Theatre

Friday 21st June & Saturday 22nd June: 7.30pm Clifftown Theatre, SS1 1EF Swiss based physical theatre company À Point presents its brand new production and is proud to return to the Clifftown Theatre for two performances before continuing their tour and going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. TRANSIT is a devised physical theatre […]

Posted by mhung at June 16th, 2013 in Events. Tagged with: , , , ,


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