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May 25, 2018
A popular open-top bus service will return to Southend’s seafront from this weekend.
Go-Ahead London have announced that the red and white Route 68 bus service will once again be navigating its way along the Southend-on-Sea seafront between the Kursaal and Leigh-on-Sea from this weekend.
May 23, 2018
More restaurants and bars are on the way to Southend Airport after a £5m partnership was announced this week.
Award-winning TRG Concessions will take over the existing airport-operated outlets and their teams in June 2018. These will then be transformed into a bespoke pub and dining concept named The Navigator, along with Giraffe Stop and Costa outlets, during the summer. They have further plans to introduce more nationally recognised food and drink brands over the coming years.
May 9, 2018
Southend University Hospital has expanded its critical care facility to provide a £1 million high-dependency unit (HDU) for patients, increasing its ability to help more patients who need extra care.
Known as the Kitty Hubbard HDU, it will strengthen the service the hospital provides for patients who have had major surgery or who no longer need intensive care but still require specialist monitoring and require a higher level of organ support.
April 16, 2018
Nearly nine in ten Southend-on-Sea children will start primary school in September 2018 at their first choice primary school, and almost all at one of their top three preferences.
Out of 2147 applications, 1914 (89%) received an offer for their first preference, 141 (7%) their second preference, and 26 (1%) an offer for their third choice. Sixty-four (3%) received an alternative offer.
March 9, 2018
Stobart is set to invest up to £40m in Southend Airport between 2018 and 2021 after its aviation division benefited from a 25 per cent increase in passengers.
In a trading update, Stobart said it would continue to invest in route development, branding, marketing and airline incentive deals at the airport, plugging in £10m for this year alone.
February 20, 2018
There’s even more Mediterranean sunshine available from Southend Airport this summer as Air Malta takes off from London’s Best Airport for the very first time.
The flag carrying airline of Malta will be operating three times weekly to the island from May 4th, 2018. It will also fly to two Italian islands; there will be weekly flights to both Catania (the second largest city of Malta’s neighbour, Sicily) and Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
February 2, 2018
Southend Council has successfully bid for £15m of Government funding to help make the Better Queensway project a reality.
The award from the Housing Infrastructure Fund is the third largest single allocation of 134 awards made across the country, and is one of thirteen across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) area that will receive a share of more than £82m.
January 25, 2018
Southend Council is looking for residents and visitors, including young people, to take part in an online consultation for a possible new sports facility in the town centre for wheeled sports enthusiasts.
The online consultation looks to identify which of three possible locations local people and visitors would prefer to see the potential new facility built.