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THE Olympic Torch will tour Essex during the build-up to London 2012.
The flame will start its journey through the county by taking in Colchester, Heybridge and Maldon on July 6 next year.
On the same day it will also pass through Rayleigh, Southend, Hadleigh, Basildon and Grays.
Links to news sites updating live from Dale Farm:
Echo (Local newspaper) @ echo-news.co.uk/news/9312646.Dale_Farm_eviction__Live_updates/
The Guardian @ guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/20/dale-farm-evictions-live
Sky News @ indepth.news.sky.com/InDepth/topic/Dale_Farm
BBC News @ bbc.co.uk/search/news/dale_farm
Kunt and the Gang will be playing at the Jolly Friar this Saturday night, 22nd October 2011 on their “Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous Tour.”
After seven years, and mainly by old-fashioned word of mouth with only the occasional crumb of media coverage, Kunt and the Gang is an uncompromising
minor underground success story in true Punk tradition.
Kunt himself is proud to have become Basildon’s most famous export – apart from Depeche Mode, Vince, Alison Moyet, Denise Van Outen, Terry Marsh and Big Brother housemate Brian (black, not gay).
AMBITIOUS plans to transform the former Ford headquarters in Basildon into 359 flats appear to have fallen through after the site was put up for sale.
Developer Colonnade secured planning permission in January to revamp Trafford House, in Cherrydown East, into modern flats surrounded by tree-lined paths, gardens and a new terrace of shops and restaurants.
It was hoped the scheme would provide a springboard for the wider redevelopment of the town centre.
Related: Plan to turn Trafford house into 359 flats - 29 Sep 2010
THIS is the scene at the Royal Court tower blocks in Laindon as cranes carefully demolish the towers floor by floor.
Residents have been gazing through the dirt and dust as the work takes place in King Edward Road to bring down the blocks.
Once they are demolished, a mix of 76 affordable and private homes will be built on the site by housing association Family Mosaic.
Residents were moved out of the rundown blocks in October last year.
It is expected to be about two months before both towers are demolished.
THREE friends are transforming an empty shop into a new gaming centre.
They have turned the former discount gold store in Southernhay, Basildon, into XLounge Gaming, which opens tomorrow.
Visitors will be able choose from a catalogue of more than 200 xBox games and enter tournaments and leagues.
THE opening of a new Army-themed laser quest centre in Basildon will open in October, three months behind schedule.
The £750,000 centre, influenced by popular computer game Call of Duty, will offer sessions to children aged six and over.
A MASSIVE new Poundworld store is set to open in Basildon town centre in October.
The store will open on the site of the old Top Shop, Burger King and Game Station, in East Walk.
Nearby traders agreed it was positive the empty shops would be filled, but are disappointed it is to become another discount store.
Harry Shah, 53, who has run Gallery Gifts for 25 years, said: “It is nice the shop will be filled. It is a big space, so it’s good news it won’t be empty for much longer. But I don’t know why another pound shop is opening – we already have enough in the town.”
A NEW butchers is getting ready to open in Basildon town centre.
Crazy Dan’s House of Meat, which is being run by experienced butcher Dan George, will be opening in East Walk next Tuesday.
The shop will be using social networking site Twitter to advertise deals of the day and will also have screens in the shop where customers can send in their pictures of barbecues.
Crazy Dan’s House of Meat is set to open on Tuesday, August 23, from 8am.
UPDATE 15 Sep 11:
PLANS to build four restaurants in Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park have been approved by councillors.
The new crescent-shape of cafes will be in front of the main entrance and aims to create a “piazza” area between the new and existing buildings with widened pavements as well as two new taxi ranks, lighting and planters.
It is hoped 85 jobs will be created by the new development.
Tony Ball, leader of Basildon Council, said he was pleased the new development was going ahead.