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Rayleigh Town Centre :Three Purses Snatched; Marks And Spencer Delayed Until Early Next Year

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The Echo has recently had two news stories about Rayleigh Town Centre.; First of all, three elderly ladies have had their purses snatched, apparently from open shopping bags : Det Sgt Lione added that they had no suspects for the purse snatchings yet, but they could be linked to previous shoplifting incidents where Eastern European suspects seem to be responsible….
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If You Like Yachts, You Might Like To Take A Look.


The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th August 2015 12 yachts will lock out of St Katherine’s Dock from approximately 1400 until 1530. At 1530 4 of these will pass under Tower…
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An Attractive Italian…


From the Rayleigh food blog Big Spud an attractive Italian dish rich sausage pappardelle: The sausages make or break this one – buy the best you can get hold of. I had some lovely herby Toulouse (not very Italian I grant you) but anything spiked with lots of flavours would be perfect here. I like those ‘Italian style’ sausages you…
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Great Wakering Villager Of The Year

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From the Great Wakering Parish Council website this week: Nominations Open for Villager of the Year Competition 04/08/2015Great Wakering Villager of the Year Competition now open for nominations. Closing date noon 12th October 2015. Nominations to be received at the Parish Council Office. Proposer and nominee must be a resident of Great Wakering. Proposals a maximum of 150 words. Nominee must not…
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2 Planning Applications Just In – Caravans + Horses Off Hullbridge Road, Two Houses Off Cheapside East – UPDATED


Here are two of the latest planning applications: The first is in Downhall and Rawreth ward, we think just inside Rayleigh’s parish booundary: Application 15/00448/FUL Location: Land South Of Woodville, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, Essex, Mixed Use of Land For The Stationing of Caravans For Residential Purposes and Keeping of Horses Together With the Formation of Hardstanding and Utility/Dayroom UPDATE: 8th…
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What Happened At THAT Meeting: District Council Voted NOT To Defend The “North Of London Road” Appeal.

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The minutes for the July 23rd meeting are now on the District Council website! The District Council has voted NOT to defend the appeal on the “North of London Road” site, despite the refusal in January being supported by most councillors, the leaders of all the political groups, our local MP and thousands of local residents. This is the decision:…
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