Southend Christmas Lights Switch-on – 14 November 2015

A day of entertainment throughout the High Street culminated in a Heart Essex organised concert building up to the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. Stars included X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas, Hollie Barrie from The Voice, David Robbins and Martin Ramsdin (The Ugly Sisters from the local Cinderella production), local artist Jessica Alice, and Heart’s ‘Martin & Su’. ‘Elsa’ from Frozen had the crowd singing everyone’s ‘favourite’ winter song! Southend’s Mayor Andrew Moring joined in for the official switch-on, following which a snow storm covered the crowd – already wet from the rain!

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With thanks to Heart Essex radio.

Duxford Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Airshow – 20 September 2015

There have been a number of outstanding moments commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of ‘The Few’, and one of those was the Spitfire formation and tail-chase at IWM Duxford’s September show. The following hopefully illustrates that, plus a number of the other display acts.

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Flying Legends – IWM Duxford – 12 July 2015

The world renowned warbird-only airshow took place over the weekend of 11 and 12 July. Whilst the Saturday enjoyed good weather (as did Headcorn for its Battle of Britain show) the Sunday turned out very grim with frequent rain showers, making photography testing. The following is a selection of salvaged images from that day:

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Pride in London Parade – 27 June 2015

The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through the streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK, and travels form Oxford Street to Whitehall. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas. Over 30,000 people took part in the 2015 parade – a record for this event.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Oxford Street, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Trafalgar Square, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Whitehall, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

Whitehall, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

Whitehall, London, UK - 27 June 2015. The Parade is a procession of walking groups and floats which together march through streets in the heart of London to celebrate the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It is one of the largest LGBT+ Parades in the UK. The aim of the Parade is to have fun, campaign and ultimately showcase the LGBT+ community in London, the UK and overseas.

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Southend Utd celebrate Wembley win with victory parade – 25 May 2015

Southend United celebrated promotion to League One with an open top bus parade through the town and along the seafront today. The team beat Wycombe Wanderers after a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 23 May to secure promotion. The players displayed the winning trophy, whilst fans lined the route.

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