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Police say a fire in the car park of Southend United's stadium was started deliberately.
Firefighters were called to Roots Hall around 5.55pm on Tuesday 30 April.
A fire had started in a corner of the club's car park at Victoria Avenue, damaging a large amount of artificial turf.
Police say the cost of the damage caused could be a six-figure sum.
Officers want to hear from anyone with information.
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A team from Southend coastguard along with fire crews hiked for two miles to help a sheep struggling in an Essex River, only to see it swim to safety.
Heading to Bridgemarsh Marina in Althorne the coastguard team were there to help with a potential animal rescue with Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.
They joined the firefighters on the two mile walk to help the stranded sheep.
But it turned out the sheep didn't need their help after all.
"We thought the writing was on the wool for the animal, but our reader-sheep will be pleased to know that no team members had to go out on a lamb to effect a rescue, as the sheep - through shear force of will - swam flam-buoy-antly to shore. We think it had come down for the day from Baa-king. All’s wool that ends wool."
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A man has suffered serious injuries after being involved in a hit and run in Southend last night.
He was hit by a blue hatchback car while walking on Pier Hill at around 10:30 last night.
Essex Police say the car mounted the pavement, hit the man and drove off in the direction of the town centre. Anyone with information is asked to contact them.
It comes a day after a pedestrian in her 90's was killed in nearby Leigh-on-Sea, after she was hit by a motorcyclist.
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