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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Speedwatch

SPEEDWATCH

With police cuts and a perceived lack of With police cuts and a perceived lack of police presence on Essex streets being a hotly discussed topic recently - one Stanford-le-Hope man has decided to take...
Ava-the-pat-dog

Ava’s a star

A much loved dog A much loved dog that encourages and helps school children with their reading, is up for a national award. Ava the German shepherd is six years old and lives in Stanford le...
Women Health Evening - Enquirer-Shiralee

Women’s Health Event

WOMEN’S HEALTH EVENT TO PROVIDE THURROCK WOMEN A CHANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY CAN DO TO PROTECT THEIR HEALTH An event has been set up at the Community House in Grays to provide women...
Nathan the Goat

Mindless and Cruel

A popular animal sanctuary has been targeted by thugs who have vandalised, burgled and abused the animals over the last two months. Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood has caught on CCTV, four...

First ever Romford Film Festival is a roaring success

Hollywood glitz came to Romford last weekend when film and music legends attended the first ever Romford Film Festival. Premier Cinema, located in the Mercury Mall, Romford hosted the three day film event that saw...
Kent Corbin

Jez in grays

Fresh from the party conference in Brighton, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was in Thurrock on Saturday, September 30, taking a walk round Grays town centre and meeting residents and supporters alike. The constituency, which was...
Cllr Roger Ramsey

Leader slams pilot

“It’s politcians not the police” Havering Council’s leader, Councillor Roger Ramsey, has been questioning whether the borough should continue with the tri-borough policing pilot. The initiative was launched in January this year and was supposed to...
“Tri-borough is working”

“Tri-borough is working”

Following the widespread criticism Following the widespread criticism of the of the Metropolitan Police’s tri-borough initiative, The Enquirer spoke with the Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons about the issues. Starting in January the Met has...
Silk River

Silk river

Thurrock was last week visited by the Silk River ‘art walk’, celebrating a major bilateral year of cultural exchange between the UK and India As part of this year’s Totally Thames festival Thurrock celebrated the...
Get us out

GET US OUT!

Shouts of ‘Save our Borough’ were heard last week outside Havering Town Hall where many local residents gathered to make their protest known against the Tri-Borough Police initiative. Local Councillors and residents gathered to show...
Ella Vine opening at RawLuxe

Ella’s pop-up shop

Thurrock lingerie entrepreneur Ella Vine opened a pop up shop in luxurious area of Kensington & Chelsea as a part of London Fashion Week this month. Her brand, simply called Ella Vine, has only been...
Screwball Rally

On the road

Five Billericay friends depart on a five day rally adventure today that will take them 1800 miles through nine countries in an effort to raise money and awareness for a misunderstood disease. William Crighton, 35,...
Save Our Station

Police Cuts

Save our station were the chants coming from a crowd outside Dagenham Police Station last Friday, who had gathered together to voice their opposition at the closure of the station. Residents came out in full...
Fairy Garden

Not Fairy Nice

A quaint ‘fairy’ garden and woodland walk in Fobbing used by local children was smashed by vandals last weekend. On Saturday, September 9 the child-friendly garden was demolished sometime during the day. Sonja Stubbs who created...
DONATIONS ADVENTURE

Donations Adventure

After two weeks of bumpy roads, dirty feet and odd food, it is hard to keep the smiles from the faces of Billericay residents Damian Holland and Amie Willenberg. Thanks to donations made after an...
Damp-house

‘House will be the death of me’

A 35-year-old disabled mother of three, has faced endless challenges in her ‘house of horrors’ and is desperately seeking to be re-housed in a fear that her current home will be the ‘death’ of...
Davey Down

ANGER FELT OVER RAVES

Over the last few months, as many as five unlicensed raves have taken place across the South Ockendon area causing anger among residents. However, two men living locally have now been handed Community Protection Warnings...
Keani-HOBBS

Teenager gets 9 years

Two teenagers have been sentenced to nine years and six years in youth detention for the manslaughter of a father-of-three by throwing a flare inside his car while he slept there. Keani Hobbs, 18, a...
Police

Appeal for men after stabbing

Detectives have released the descriptions of two men they want to speak to in connection with a murder investigation in South Ockendon. Officers received reports that a man had suffered serious knife injuries at a...
Basildon Fire

Warehouse up in smoke

Fifteen fire crews and specialist units were in attendance as a large fire swept through a warehouse in Basildon in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire was at a large packaging and distribution...

Councillor Slams Cuts

UKIP Councillor Luke Spillman has this week hit out at police cuts which he blames on the force’s inability to shut down a fourth unlicensed music event held on Davy Down Park last weekend. Cllr...
Cllr David Durant

Havering Wage Cut Probed

A Rainham and Wennington Councillor has called Havering Council’s recent financial terms and conditions review a ‘complete pig’s ear’, after they spent £600,000 in a bid to save half a million through wage cuts. As...
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Poor pupils years behind

THE poorest children in Thurrock schools are nearly two years behind their non-disadvantaged classmates a new report says. The Education Policy Institute study shows that in early years education, disadvantaged pupils are already four months...

Boy in court charged with fatal shooting

A 16-year-old boy from Chelmsford, who was arrested on Sunday has been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon handling stolen goods and perverting the course of justice following the fatal shooting of...

Sword on the street

Essex police have this week released details of their recent operation sceptre campaign aimed at tackling knife crime across the region. Results of operation revealed by police figures Nearly 20 weapons were seized and 40 people arrested...

OUR HEROES REMEMBERED

Dozens of people gathered around the Grays War Memorial on Monday to remember the Battle of Passchendaele which took place a hundred years ago. Officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele became infamous...
The Finish Fraserburgh

Oarsman’s lionheart effort

A local hero from Rayleigh sailed around Scotland recently to highlight his fight and raise awareness for kidney cancer. Graham Biner, 44, who now has only one kidney, succeeded to row the 160 nautical miles...
John McDonnell

Supporters out in force

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell visited Thurrock on Monday afternoon, in the party’s bid to keep the momentum going and build on their ‘near victory’ in the recent election. McDonnell spoke at the Thurrock Civic Centre,...
Lawrence-Webb

‘Hexit’ to be debated at Council meeting

Following last week’s motion put forward by the UKIP Councillor Lawrence Webb to ‘regain control of Havering’s planning system away from the Greater London Authority and its ‘mini EU’, the term ‘Hexit’ has been...
Stephen Timms, Labour MP

Call for harsher ruling

Stephen Timms, Labour MP has called for tighter restrictions on the sales of substances used in acid attacks across the capital’s East End following five attacks in the space of an hour in Hackney...