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THE SAVIOUR of Queen’s Theatre - artistic director Bob Carlton will step down from his post this year.

Bob, who has been at the Queen’s helm for 17 years, will leave the theatre in November after directing his final production.

Shortly before Bob's appointment, the theatre faced closure.

But through his creative and business like mind, the theatre has not only remained open, but thrived and flourished under his leadership becoming a treasured cultural hub at the heart of Havering.

Dennis Roycroft, chair of the Havering Theatre Trust, said Bob Carlton and his team had worked tirelessly with the Arts Council and Havering Council to get the theatre back on its ... read on

WALKING downstairs from the headteacher's office at Thorpe Hall School, Southend, was unsettling. read on...
WALKING downstairs from the headteacher's office at Thorpe Hall School, Southend, was unsettling. read on...
THE YA has been given a sneak preview of Lest We Forget, the Basildon Players' new production to mark the centenary of World War One. read on...
A MAN has confessed to raping a woman in a Basildon underpass. read on...

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THE 'curse' of the manager of the month award struck as Phil Brown's Shrimpers suffered defeat at the newly-promoted Hatters on Saturday.

Having lost to Morecambe the previous weekend, and with Brown having collected his award, he was let down by sloppiness at the back, as the Hatters bagged maximum points, from Alex Lawless and Mark Cullen first-half strikes.

Despite a bright start with Shaquile Coulthirst and Kevan Hurst causing the improving Luton problems down the flanks, it was poor defending that allowed Scott Griffiths a clear path to find the unmarked Lawless, who netted with a fine chip on 17 minutes.

Southend went totally 'flat' thereafter, but it took... read on

THE 'curse' of the manager of the month award struck as Phil Brown's Shrimpers suffered defeat at the newly-promoted Hatters on Saturday. read on...
Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Southern Area, 2nd Round

Leyton Orient earned east London bragging rights after a Jay Simpson double put them into the quarter-finals on Tuesday night. read on...


WEST Ham United comfortably brushed aside former manager Harry Redknapp’s hapless Queen’s Park Rangers at Upton Park on Sunday to move into the top half of the Barclays Premier League. read on...
Leyton Orient are still without a home win after Swindon taught the struggling, managerless east Londoners a footballing lesson on Saturday. read on...

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