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New Mayor takes the chains in Thurrock

New Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice
Cllr Barbara Rice the new Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice has been inaugurated as the new Mayor of Thurrock. The ceremony took place at Annual Council on Wednesday 23 May alongside the confirmation of Cllr Terry Piccolo as Thurrock’s Deputy Mayor for the 2018/19 municipal...

Toxic caterpillars in Hornchurch

An infestation of caterpillars has struck a park in Hornchurch causing severe concerns to the many local residents who use this popular green space. St...

Meeting held in wake of Southend murder

Fatal stabbing of Fabian Kacica Residents have been thanked for attending a public meeting that was held to discuss the community‘s concerns following the murder...

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New Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice

New Mayor takes the chains in Thurrock

Cllr Barbara Rice the new Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice has been inaugurated as the new Mayor of Thurrock. The ceremony took place at Annual...

Dagenham veterans ‘lay old ghosts to rest’ in Italy

Battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino Friday May 18 saw the anniversary of the lesser known battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino in World War...

Hockley cake artists cook-up amazing three feet tall rabbit cake

Hockley based cake artists, Kim Wenn, Helen England and Julie White from Three Cakatiers, were ask to make a huge bunny cake for charity...

Chelmsford once again treated to Big Sing annual show

The BIG Sing Gospel Choir held its annual festival at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford for the sixth year running on Saturday, May 12. This...

Horse sanctuary opening its doors to let visitors meet their latest arrival

Rescued foal Jake Remus Horse Sanctuary in Ingatestone is delighted to open its gates and welcome visitors to the Sanctuary for the first time this...

Charity of the Year scheme beats all-time fundraising record

Local independent Co-op society Chelmsford Star has raised their highest amount of fundraising ever for the charity Little Havens Hospice, the only place in...

Barking pupils help map billions of stars

Search for supernovae Pupils at a Barking Secondary school are helping astronomers from across the world to map billions of stars in the night sky. The...

Support and care through new Basildon project

'Supporting me to be active' programme A local project has helped harness the positive influence that carers and other ‘supporters’ e.g. family members, day services,...

Thurrock pupils attend innovative mental health programme

Year 9 in Thurrock students were invited to attend a mental health event recently, delivered by Reprezent, an innovative programme which aims to improve...
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Thurrock council leader: ‘We need a vision’

Thurrock Independents On Wednesday, May 16 Thurrock Independents Councillors elected Councillor Luke Spillman to be the Party Leader and Leader of the Council Group. Cllr Spillman...

Red-carpet rolled out again in Romford

The Romford Film Festival is a five day international event hosted in the heart of Romford for independent film makers to showcase their work...

Urgent meeting to be held in wake of brutal Romford murder

85-year-old murdered last week The Romford MP is seeking an urgent meeting with the Home Secretary following the brutal murder of Rosina Coleman. Andrew Rosindell and...

Campaigning starts to raise remaining cash for Southend hospice

The official fundraising campaign to raise the final monies needed to build a new hospice for Southend is starting. Fair Havens for Life is the...

Jail for criminal found with million pound drugs haul

24 kilos of Class A drugs A drug courier has been jailed for more than nine years after drugs with a street value of more...

Romford Conservatives celebrate a clean-sweep election campaign

'Conservative’s triumphant council win' A special ‘Team 21 and Wedding Celebration’ party was held at Romford's Margaret Thatcher House last Sunday, May 20. Following the Romford...

Pet owners beware: Dog suffers adder bite while walking on Stanford marshes

A Basildon vet is urging pet owners to be on their guard after treating a dog badly hurt following an adder bite. Amy Andrews, vet...

Fly-tipping in Thurrock getting out of control

A community blight The blight of fly-tipping in Thurrock is making the headlines once again this week as Thurrock Independents Councillor Peter Smith located another...

Fatal Barking stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in Barking. A murder investigation has been launched in Crows Road after...

East end schools celebrate royal wedding in style

Harry and Meghan Havering and Barking and Dagenham were both awash with red, white and blue as school children across the borough’s celebrated the wedding...

Chelmsford toy donation drive for young hospital patients

The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Phoenix have donated a fantastic selection of toys to the young patients to Broomfield Hospital. Club members attended the ward...

Billericay school celebrates royal wedding in style

There were many celebratory events around Essex on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the new happy royals. Pre-Reception pupils at St John’s School in Billericay...

Toxic caterpillars in Hornchurch

An infestation of caterpillars has struck a park in Hornchurch causing severe concerns to the many local residents who use this popular green space. St...

Meeting held in wake of Southend murder

Fatal stabbing of Fabian Kacica Residents have been thanked for attending a public meeting that was held to discuss the community‘s concerns following the murder...

Youth gang chaos: Rainham school under lockdown with armed gang outside

'Hammers, knives, baseball bats and bottles of acid' A parent has praised a Rainham school that went into lock down following a gang of youths...

A fundraiser in memory of Dean

Fulfilling a dream A family who lost their 11 year old son to an extremely rare disease are fundraising to support his bucket list that...

Crime course at South Essex College

South Essex College is launching a new course for aspiring police officers, budding crime scene investigators and potential forensic psychologists. The Access to Higher Education...

Local man impresses in the saddle with cycling national record

Previous record beaten by six seconds A managing Director from Ramsden Heath near Billericay has smashed a national 50-mile cycling record.  Paul Hart’s ambitions for success...

Rayleigh resident turns 103

A resident at Sweyne Court Care Home in Rayleigh celebrated her 103rd birthday recently. Gladys Pratt came to Sweyne Court in December 2016 and before...

Celebrities clash on the pitch for worthy cause

Celebrities came together recently to take part in a charity football match to help a four-year-old walk independently. The match was held on Saturday May...
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Appeal for information following a spree of robberies

Police think incidents are linked Police are appealing for information to find suspects in connection with four robberies and attempted robberies. The incidents, which took place...

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