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Former wheelchair user Mark now fitness trainer

Mark Davey was left in a wheelchair after he slipped and fell at work and was told that he only had a 50 per cent chance of ever walking again. But the 32 year old never lost hope and now has fought the odds and is just about to launch his own personal training service.

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Street Smart scheme raises £5,000 homeless charity

South Essex diners have dug deep to raise £5,000 for a local homeless charity. Hundreds of people helped the StreetSmart campaign which aimed to help people living on the streets in the area.

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Queen’s diamond jubilee offers chance to try tall ship trips from Southend Pier

Tall ship trips will set sail from the Southend Pier as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The tall ship Atlantis will be at the pier from 1st June until the 5th June. There will be two trips a day on the 2nd and 3rd of June at 9am and 5pm and one at the 4th at 9am. The journeys will last for three hours and ship lovers will have the chance to go on the water and explore …

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Junior bikeathon for leukaemia and lymphoma research

The Southend Junior Bikeathon will be taking place on Sunday 13th May and kids still have the chance to sign up and raise some money while having fun exercising. The event will take place at Priory Park and participants are encouraged to complete as many half mile laps as they can in two hours. All of the money raised for the event will be donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

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Apple for the council

A national environmental award has been given to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for its work on reducing carbon emissions.

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Buy a brick for a present

Members of the public are being encouraged to buy a brick for their loved ones in an aim to help restore a precious building in Southend.

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Tom Daley causes a splash at diving centre

Young diver Grace Funston has her head in the clouds after meeting diving champion Tom Daley.

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School gets green makeover

The refurbishment of an Edwardian school building is set to make it one of the most eco-friendly in the country.

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Star cake maker inspires the town’s teenagers

Cake maker to the stars Juliet Sear is so popular in Southend, she is inundated with teenagers wanting work experience. The talented mum-of-three, who runs cake boutique Fancy Nancy, is happy to pass on her skills and has welcomed more than 20 school pupils through her doors for work experience.

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Foster carers retire after 81 children

Devoted foster carers Barbara and Maurice Hobbs-Hurrell are retiring from full-time fostering after looking after 81 babies during 36 years. The Southend couple, now in their 60s, were awarded MBEs earlier this year and have now decided to step down from fostering.

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