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Courts: 19 south Essex people at magistrates’ court

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A SPEEDING driver caught nine miles per hour over the limit in a main road has been slapped with a fine.
Sy Menh Ly, of Woodfield Road, Hadleigh, was behind the wheel of a Volkswagen on …

Five Watford motorists fined for speeding over 100mph

Speeding at more than 100mph on the motorway sees a worrying number of people in court considering the dangers of such recklessness.
See the list of drivers who were caught below, as well as the fines breaching the 70mph speed limit landed them with.
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Ford Focus thief jailed and 15 more south Essex people at courts

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A thief who stole a car and drove it down the A127 has been jailed.
Vilmantas Pilibatis, of Cattawade Link, Basildon, stole a Ford Focus worth £800 in Gillingham, Kent, on January 7 last…

Main Road, Biggin Hill, TN16

Property Reference: 1877598.This amazing 1 bedroom flat is enviably located in a quiet private area just off Biggin Hill High Street, with its array of restaurants, shops and Waitrose supermarket.Also within easy walking distance are the local park, sw…

The little-known literary pilgrimage around London’s suburbs

Only a handful of authors have earned the distinction of an entry in the Collins English Dictionary[1]. “Ballardian”, we are told, means “resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in the works of J. G. Ballard, esp dystopian modernity, bleak…

Woman jailed for causing couple’s deaths after A66 crash …

A woman has been jailed for killing a couple in a crash after apparently falling asleep at the wheel.
Front seat Volkswagen Golf passenger Christine Goodings, 61, died at the scene and her husband Steve, the driver, died in hospital 24 days later — t…

Do not travel, rail passengers warned as Storm Henk hits

Commuters have been told not to travel as another storm causes chaos on Britain’s railways[1].People trying to go south of London were issued with a “do not travel” notice by operators Southern, South Western Railway, Gatwick Express and Thameslin…

Remembering the North Staffordshire icons we lost in 2023

Historian and Sentinel columnist Mervyn Edwards looks back on those we have lost during 2023
As we begin to pack away the tinsel and the Christmas decorations and reflect on the last 12 months, it’s as well to remember just some of those who passed on …

The funniest and most surprising headlines of 2023

From placing rubber ducks in potholes to polite parking notes, here’s a roundup of the funniest and most surprising headlines that defined the year:
Man uses rubber ducks, UFOs and Crocs to ‘highlight Bromley’s pothole problem’[1]

A man took to the st…

Kent Champions who had a memorable year in 2023

Top Dog
We’ve all heard of Crufts, but Scruffts is a branch of the prestigious dog-show competition specifically for cross breeds, and this year’s Family Crossbreed of the Year title went to Delila, a two-year-old Spaniel mix owned by Francesca Cairns …