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Puppy farm horror

Neglected dog
Conditions at Aveley site were "disgusting" Two women have been handed suspended sentences for keeping dogs and puppies in dire conditions at a puppy farm in Essex. Teresa Wade, 58 of Ship Lane, Aveley, and Victoria Montgomery, 56, of Melford Avenue, Barking, both pleaded guilty at...

Dovers Farm Estate Green Group

Save our green Campaigners from the Dovers Farm Estate Green Group received the news last week that their application to make the area of green...

More protests over planned NHS cuts and proposed hospital merger

'The NHS is being failed' Demonstrators gathered again over the last week to protest the proposed NHS merger of Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend hospitals and...

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Council announce efforts to tidy up stretch of A13

A13 cleaning update Thurrock Council’s street cleansing and grounds maintenance teams are starting work to tidy up Thurrock’s section of the A13.    This work will be...
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Project to uncover to borough’s hidden gems

Project coming to Thurrock A brand new arts and community project has been launched in Thurrock to find out more about Thurrock’s unspoken hidden projects...
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New luxury brand to open at Lakeside

A shopping centre in Thurrock has announced an exciting new up-market store coming soon for their customers. British beauty brand, Jo Malone London, opens its...
Mayoress and Mayor with Peter Ward

Mayor hears about growth plans at the Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Thurrock Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Tunde Ojetola and Mrs Bunmi Ojetola recently to give details about the port’s significant...
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Construction firm turn action heroes

Saint Francis A hardcore team from a Hornchurch construction firm turned military action heroes for the day to raise more than £2,500 for its local...

Emily on track with new sponsor support

Teen racing star gearing up for new season With the new season fast approaching, rising star and racing driver, Emily Linscott and her team have...
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Jeremy Hunt in Tilbury

Visits sight of Integrated Medical Centres Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt visited Tilbury last week to hear about the partnership between Thurrock Council...
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United with F1 legend for charity cycle

Eddie Jordan also got in the saddle A teen cancer survivor from Hornchurch is sharing his experience after completing an overseas challenge in aid of...
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Getting in the habit

Girls perform Sister Act Grays Convent School put on their all singing, all dancing annual production recently with an ambitious take on a nineties comedy...

Young cancer survivor cuts ribbon on opticians

Eye Cancer Trust ambassador An eight-year-old survivor of an aggressive eye cancer has officially opened the doors last week of two new opticians in Basildon. Eye...

Big tobacco haul seized in Southend

A total of 13,000 illegal cigarettes and 14kg of illegal tobacco have been seized from shops in Southend-on-Sea as part of a joint operation...
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Dagenham woman is Mrs Asia UK

Next stop Jamaica Caroline Rozario has returned to Specsavers Dagenham with two tiaras - and two titles - following the final of Mrs Asia UK. Caroline,...
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A novel commemoration

Remembering WW1 The Essex Book Festival is gearing up for its month long countywide events and activities aimed at all those with a love of...
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Man wanted after boy 14 was asked to get in car

Essex Police officers have released an efit of a man they would like to speak to, following reports by a 14-year-old boy that he...

Charity celebrating their 30th birthday

“We started in Upminster in 1988" First Step, a registered charity based in Hornchurch who help families of children with special needs and disabilities living...
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Candid shot of one of nature’s most ‘outrageous acts’

Essex Wildlife Trust’s Photography Competition Alan Leeks’ image of one of nature’s most outrageous acts - a massive Cuckoo fledgling being fed by a tiny...

Teacher honoured with lifetime achievement award

Essex Teaching Awards A teacher from a school in Wickford has been celebrating after winning a lifetime achievement award at the Essex Teaching Award ceremony...
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Pawesome opening

Latest Dogs Trust branch launched by mayor Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, officially opened the doors of their latest charity shop on Friday (February 16)...
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Councillor unhappy with the work of highways contractor

During the latter part of last week, Highways England - through their contractor ‘Connect Plus’ - has been undertaking some grounds maintenance along the...
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Grooming to glory

First place for Paige and Pip A former dog grooming student at South Essex College is celebrating after winning a national competition. Paige Kelly from Grays...
Little Friends vandalised

Amazing response to playground appeal

Residents dig deep for Little Friends pre-school A Thurrock man has started a donation drive after discovering his niece’s pre-school centre had been vandalised over...
Cllr Maureen Worby

Borough has highest rate of child obesity

'One in four' children affected Barking and Dagenham has topped the childhood obesity list of London’s boroughs with figures showing one in four of every...
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£500m investment to make London’s first ‘healthy new town’

Plans for 11,000 homes London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with developers L&Q, are set to invest £500m in the Barking Riverside regeneration project. Barking Riverside is...
Fraud for flights

Fraud for flights

A fraudster who used a fake credit card in someone else’s name for a holiday to Jamaica had more than 200 blank cards at...
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Party holds their inaugural meeting

Candidates and residents were in attendance The Harold Hill Independent Party held their first meeting last week to meet and greet all their members and...
Action group are tackling speeding

Action group are tackling speeding

Residents in Betterton Road, South Hornchurch fear the ongoing problems with speeding cars and dangerous driving will result in death if action is not...
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Romford MP shares memories of Maggie

To mark 100 years of women's suffrage By June 19 1917, the House of Commons had finally voted in favour of votes for women in...
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BMX riders needed

New bike course proposed for Basildon BMX riders are being asked to help Basildon Council design the borough’s first specialised bike track. A proposal has been...
Naming of the Bin Lorries

Children get inventive naming new lorries

Among the best winning names are ‘The Binions’ Thurrock Council will soon receive 28 new bin lorries to replace its current ageing fleet and Thurrock...
Sparkey

Help for Sparkey

Pony is suffering from various infections A equine sanctuary that is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year are fundraising to help one of their ponies...

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