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Thursday, April 26, 2018

LATEST NEWS

Nurses in NHS exit

Basildon Hospital
Local nurses are getting increasingly concerned as a number of trainees and experienced nurses are leaving NHS hospitals for better pay and job stability abroad. This comes after new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show a significant rise in the number of...

Too afraid to go out

Following the Thurrock Enquirer’s front page last week, a local Grays resident who did not wish to be named, has spoken about her concern...

Traveller Disruption

Havering has seen a week of frenetic illegal encampment activity by travellers which also saw a local man threatened with a ‘shotgun’. Thanks to the...

NEWS HEADLINES

Dating the old-fashioned way

Dennie Smith describes herself as ‘not old-fashioned,’ “I just love chivalry,” she says. “And speaking to lots of people they do too. I loved...

Horticultural healing 5 ways gardening can improve your mental wellbeing

It’s estimated in the past week alone at least 1 in 6 people have experienced symptoms linked to a mental health problem, such as...

Launch of showcase

The launch of a local Engineering Showcase in Basildon Town Centre was announced this week which will take place on July 18, 2018. Stephen Metcalfe,...
Millennium--Chairmans-Fund-

Council chief awards grants to 22 charities

A number of Essex-based charities and voluntary organisations received grants from the Essex Millennium Fund and the Essex County Council Chairman’s Fund recently. Grants totalling...

School welcomes Lord-Lieutenant to celebrate pupils

The Chelmsford County High School for Girls community was delighted to welcome Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst DL as guest speaker...
Ben-Hutton-Penman-

World champion sailor from Chelmsford

Ben Hutton-Penman, a Year 10 student at New Hall School, Chelmsford, is celebrating winning the RS Feva World sailing Championships and being crowned World...

Special event coming to Grays

A special antiques and collectables valuation event will be coming to Stanford-le-Hope. The experts of Lockdales Auctioneers will be providing free valuations to the public...
Philip-Miller

Businessman conquers lifelong fear of heights

A dedicated hospital trustee is planning to overcome his fear of heights to raise money for Southend Hospital by going over the edge for...
Marathon

Entries open for Marathon

Organisers have announced that the popular Chelmsford Marathon will take place again this year. Runners from across the country will be heading to Chelmsford on...
Twiddlemuffs

Knits donated

Dementia patients, who are in hospital, will be helped by Twiddlemuffs to alleviate symptoms, which have been donated by kindhearted knitters. Dementia patients at Queen’s...
shoebury-park

Vandals torch playground

Arsonists have torched a local playground ride for youngsters at a popular Green Flag park. The vandals targeted a children’s play area in Shoebury Park,...

Havoc caused within business community

Two prolific burglars have been jailed after admitting to burgling ten businesses in Southend. Connor Diack, 25, of no fixed address, received two years and...
St George celebrations

St George celebrations

He is the dragon-slaying legend whose cross adorns our national flag and residents were invited to come together to celebrate St George’s Day in...
veggi app

App to promote healthy eating

England’s first council-created app to promote healthy eating to primary and junior school children was launched by Havering Council on April 19. The Veggie Run...
Met-Police

Burglary numbers down following the launch of operation

Following the launch of ‘Operation Mexico’ across East Area Command, the number of burglaries and robberies across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have...
RBL

Donation received

A branch of the Royal British Legion recently received a generous donation from local businesses. At the April meeting of the Chadwell St. Mary branch...
new unit

New unit

A new frailty assessment unit has opened its doors to patients at Basildon University Hospital. The unit, based on AMU West, opened on Thursday April...
Battery-Challenge

Students enter recycle competition

The campaign has been part of The Big Battery Hunt, a national competition open to all schools, with the aim to collect 4 million...
Principal-and-CEO-Yvonne-Ke

College crowned

Barking & Dagenham College was named as a champion of skills and training in the creative industries at an awards ceremony last Monday April...
‘I’m in hardship due to no communication’

I’m in hardship due to no communication

On Saturday April 21 a demonstration was held in Dagenham by Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI). The group of women were campaigning to highlight...

Amazing marathon feat

A man from Essex has successfully achieved the amazing feat of completing three marathons in three weeks for charity. Pete Wiseman, finished the London Marathon...
Heather-talking

Hostel opens

A much needed woman’s hostel was opened last week in Southend, by media personality, businesswoman, and activist, Heather Mills. The new women’s hostel called White...

Victim suffered multiple injuries

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his sister’s friend in Rainham in July 2017. On Friday April 20, 48 year old...

Drug dealers jailed thanks to Raptor team

Two Basildon drug dealers have been jailed for a collective total of more than five years thanks to another successful result from the South...
Grays-High Street

Too afraid to go out

Following the Thurrock Enquirer’s front page last week, a local Grays resident who did not wish to be named, has spoken about her concern...
Travellers

Traveller Disruption

Havering has seen a week of frenetic illegal encampment activity by travellers which also saw a local man threatened with a ‘shotgun’. Thanks to the...
Basildon Hospital

Nurses in NHS exit

Local nurses are getting increasingly concerned as a number of trainees and experienced nurses are leaving NHS hospitals for better pay and job stability...
Ejiroghene Oluku

Drug dealer jailed

SOUTHEND: Drug dealer jailed, 13/04/2018 A drug dealer who was caught in the act has been jailed for more than three years. A dog handler on...

Schoolchildren enjoy learning from the elite

Over 100 schoolchildren gathered at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in East London to celebrate 100 days to go until the start of...

Partnership Goes Platinum

Essex & Suffolk Water is now a proud Platinum Plus member of Essex Wildlife Trust, in recognition of the long-standing partnership between the two...

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