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NEWS: Is Southend a "holiday friendly" location?

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Do you think Southend is one of the best places to take a vacation? Is it a friendly place to be? Would you consider our resort to be welcoming to visitors - whether they be day trippers or short stay holidaymakers?

Well a survey out today suggests Southend is the 8th most "holiday friendly" destination in the UK.

CONGRATS: Winners of dinner competition announced

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Longpier.com and the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend are delighted to announce the winners of our recent competition to win dinner for two at the fine establishment's RBG restaurant.

Readers of this site were asked the question - When did the hotel re-open its doors to the public? The answer was 1st March 2010.

WIN: Last chance to enter Longpier's dinner competition

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It's your last chance to enter Longpier.com's competition to win a fantastic meal for two at Southend's Park Inn Palace Hotel.

We've teamed up with the hotel's RBG restaurant, to offer readers the chance to win dinner for two.

There are two prizes up for grabs - each will win a three course meal for two and a bottle of wine to the value of £20.

NEWS: Can you make Southend better?

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Do you have strong opinions about how the heart of Southend should develop, grow and prosper - but wondered what part you could play in making your ideas a reality?

It's time to make your voice heard. The Southend-on-Sea Town Centre Partnership is meeting at the Park Inn Palace Hotel, at the top of Pier Hill, on Thursday 22 April (3pm), and members want all town centre and seafront traders to come along and give their views on the future of the town centre.

WIN: Meal & wine at Southend's Park Inn Palace

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Longpier.com has teamed up with the newly opened Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend, to offer readers the chance to win dinner for two at their excellent RBG restaurant.

There's two prizes up for grabs - each will win a three course meal for two and a bottle of wine to the value of £20.

NEWS: Southend to outline summer plans

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Did you know the tourist industry contributes £300m to the Southend economy? To mark British Tourist Week, the borough's council will be outlining its plans for a fun-filled summer of sand, sea and exciting events on Thursday (Mar 18).

Around 18% of the town's workforce is directly involved in tourism or tourism-related
industries, making it one of the borough's key business sectors.

FEATURE: First look inside Southend's Palace Hotel

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The new Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend re-opened its doors to the public this week. The hotel has just sent Longpier.com these pictures from inside the venue. Find out more about the establishment here.





FEATURE: Laurel & Hardy's days in Southend

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Did you know that arguably the greatest comedy duo of all time performed a series of shows during a week-long residency in Southend?
Laurel and Hardy travelled from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central in August 1952 to entertain crowds at the Odeon cinema in the High Street.
The pair stayed, for seven nights, at the Palace Hotel (which is now being renovated and renamed Park Inn Southend) and travelled around the area during the daytime.

BREAKING NEWS - Southend's Palace Hotel to reopen in Summer 2009

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One of Southend's most remarkable and imposing buildings - the Palace Hotel - is set to reopen in 2009 after it was taken over by the The Rezidor Hotel group.
It will be branded under the middle-market Park Inn hotel set. Yiannis Group is currently redeveloping and refurbishing the massive structure at a cost of £8m.

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BREAKING: Martin says Brush was "bad for morale"

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The Chairman of Southend United has told a group of supporters that former assistant boss of the Shrimpers, Paul Brush, was sacked because he was "bad for morale" and that he and Steve Tilson "agreed on everything and it was time for a change".

During a 100 minute Q&A session, Ron Martin also said that former top scorer Lee Barnard was prepared to "down tools and refuse to play for the club again" if he wasn't sold to one of the interested clubs.

SPORT: Blues fans to quiz Ron Martin

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Southend United fans will get their chance to quiz under-fire chairman Ron Martin at a meeting on Monday evening (22nd March).

Mr Martin will be holding the supporters forum at the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend between 7pm and 8pm.

Due to the expected demand attendance will be strictly by ticket only; which are available from the Blues Box Office now.

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Emperors Palace and Kia have the biggest soccer ball of them all

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According to the verdict of Guinness World Record officials, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort and Kia Motors have the biggest soccer ball of them all. Standing at 15-metres high, the ball was presented to the public amidst entertainment and exciting acts.

FEATURE: Southend's Palace Hotel re-opens after 50 years

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Monday 1st March 2010 will go down in local history as a very important date. 50 years after closing its doors to tourists, Southend's Palace Hotel has reopened after a multi-million pound redevelopment. The iconic building, overlooking the world's longest pleasure pier, represents a major boost for the regeneration of the area.

Pro Vercelli: Stalking Catastrophe with Hardcover Nonfiction, Part I

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Note: After last week's unplanned hiatus, it's time to get this story moving. That's right: we're covering the entire 2020-2021 season in one day, in an epic, two-part update.

The following is an excerpt from the bestselling Pro: How a Small-Town Team Defied the Odds and Conquered the World of Soccer, by an unnamed reporter from worldsoccer.