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Part of Southend beach cordoned off after unexploded device discovery

Southend beach. Credit: PA

Part of Southend's beach has been sealed off after an unexploded device was found there.

A 100m cordon has been put in place near the Breakwater cafe.

Bomb disposal technicians are currently dealing with the ordnance.

Southend's plans for new stadium to go on show

Roots Hall, Southend United's current stadium. Credit: Phil Cole/PA Archive

Plans for a new 21,000-seater stadium for Southend United go on show tonight.

The club is proposing a move from its current site at Roots Hall to Fossetts Farm on Eastern Avenue in the town.

The new stadium would include shops and restaurants plus a hotel and cinema.

Southend United would also like to build two "soccer domes" - one for use by the community and one for its own training. The club says it would be a boost to their hopes of creating an academy to develop young talent for the future.

Couple robbed of Chinese takeaway in Southend

A couple have been robbed of their Chinese takeaway as they walked home in Southend in Essex.

The robbery happened between Guildford Road and Prittlewell Street on Monday 19 October 19.

DC Richard Siggers, from Essex Police, said: "The couple had just bought a takeaway of four dishes and costing £13.90.

"The thieves initially demanded cash but when the husband resisted he was assaulted. The thieves then grabbed the bag of food and fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rayleigh CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Pedestrian dies after collision with car

A pedestrian who was injured in a collision with a car in Southend has died.

The man is believed to be in his early 20s, collided with a car in Victoria Avenue on October 15th.

He was taken to Southend Hospital before being transferred to the Royal London Hospital where he died last night.

The driver of a blue Seat Leon, a 24-year-old man from Southend, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving and has been bailed to January 17.


Crash leaves pedestrian with serious injuries

The crash happened on Lifstan Way Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving a car and a pedestrian.

A Volkswagen Polo and a 32-year-old man were involved in the collision in Lifstan Way, Southend, near the Walnut Tree pub, shortly before 9.20pm on Friday, August 14.

The pedestrian suffered leg and head injuries and is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

A 25-year-old man from Southend was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs, traffic offences and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

He was released on bail until October 13.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash, particularly the occupants of a black Range Rover.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Lucy Watson at Laindon road policing unit on 101.

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