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Billericay, Essex
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Housing protest

Hundreds of Little Thurrock residents sign petition to halt housing development

Land is on a flood plain Residents in Thurrock, angry at a housing developer submitting a very similar application to develop an area of floodplain, have started a petition which has been signed by more...
Pastor Peter, Gloria Kaiza and Cllr Deon Burton

Rainham Pastor feeding those in need but people using service still increasing

20-25 families a night requiring extra help In the heart of Rainham, near the Orchard Village Estate, a dedicated pastor chose to open a food bank to help feed local residents. Pastor Peter has been feeding...
Truck Park Closed

NO PARKING

Residents decry nuisance heavy goods vehicles who have nowhere to wait since lorry park was sold off Residents in the Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope area have expressed their concerns about the state of The Manorway road,...
noise pollution

Nuisance neighbour

Residents say School’s music is disruptive Havering residents are getting fed-up with what they perceive to be 'nuisance loud music’ emanating from a local primary school. “If my daughter went to that school I would have...
Ramz

Rapper honoured with borough recognition award

Ramz awarded for lavishing attention on Barking It was a day to remember for music rapper Ramz who returned to Barking to pick up the prestigious Barking and Dagenham Borough Recognition Award. Students at Eastbury Community...
Lexie's locks

Dagenham’s Lexie losing her luscious locks in show of support for aunt

“Mummy I want to cut all my hair off for aunty Dot,” were the inspirational words uttered by eight-year-old Lexie Day, who is cutting about 12 inches off her hair for charity. Lexie is a...

Travellers set up camp in Billericay

Travellers have set up camp at the car park at the Hannakins Farm Community Centre in Rosebay Avenue, Billericay, this afternoon. The police are currently onsite talking to the travellers, who have hitched up with...
College art web

Student’s ‘street art’ on display at college

Street art, painted by Barking and Dagenham College students students was on display at the college last week, to highlight an art project that aims to 'connect' people and the world through art. Angus Castle,...
Tim Aker

UKIP MEP quits role

Tim Aker: "I cannot continue to serve under Henry Bolton" UKIP MEP, Tim Aker, has resigned from his role in the party, refusing to serve under its current leadership. The MEP for the East of England,...

Jeremy Hunt’s Chelmsford hospital visit interrupted by protesters

Picket organised to challenge planned merger Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital last week. At a time when the NHS is facing increasing pressures exacerbated by a particularly...
Defend our NHS

Defend our NHS: campaigners say merger announcement was ‘devious’

Protest against proposed trust merger A hastily arranged picket was setup outside Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital last week in protest to last week’s announcement that considerations are underway to merge three local NHS trusts. The NHS trusts...
Darren Rodwell and Mark Noble

Work starts on London’s first Youth Zone project

New £6m facility scheduled for 2019 “Today is supposed to be the saddest day of the year, but for us it’s the most exciting day”, said Barking and Dagenham Council Leader, Councillor Darren Rodwell attending...
The proposed site

Tilbury2 has potential to decimate essential habitat

Development could affect wildlife of "national importance" An environmental charity has raised concerns about the possible impact on rare insect populations with the proposed plan to develop, Tilbury2, a second port site to take the...
Road deaths graphic

Road deaths down across Essex

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Essex’s roads fell last year. 46 people died and 861 were seriously injured following collisions in the county in 2017 – down from 64 deaths and...
Hannah Anderson

Brave Brentwood student is shaving her head in memory of late sister

A student at South Essex College is having her head shaved to raise money for a local charity in memory of her sister. Hannah Anderson, 16, from Brentwood, is losing her locks to raise funds...
Evelyn and Gill Wendelken web

Romford hospice volunteer bids farewell after 30 years of service

She has helped out a Saint Francis's since 1986 A volunteer at a Havering’s Saint Francis Hospice is saying goodbye after more than 30 years of service. While Evelyn Dalton has spent the past three decades...
Farnham Road

Anti-social gangs causing misery in Harold Hill

"The police do nothing" “Police presence hasn’t dropped, its fallen off the cliff”, was the stark message issued by a shopkeeper in Farnham Road, Harold Hill after four weeks of terrifying abuse by a gang...

Macmillian Cancer Support Bus comes to Essex

Macmillan bus “Dougie” has a team of cancer information specialists onboard Free, cancer advice and support is coming to Essex between January 15-18 courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service. The Macmillan bus “Dougie” has a...
AlexBeresford

Call to help in the fight against heart disease

Disease affects 200,000 people in Essex The British Heart Foundation is calling on the people of Essex to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by joining, or starting, a community volunteer group in the...
Queens Hospital

Romford hospital asking people to use A&E ‘wisely’

'Stay away unless absolutely necessary' Queen's Hospital in Romford are asking the public to use their accident and emergency department 'wisely' to help ease the demands on the hospital. The New Year is traditionally a busy...
Silk River

Colourful Indian ceremony ends epic Thurrock art project

Silk River took place throughout 2017 Silk River has been in the making for over two years, involving 20 communities along the banks of the rivers Thames and the India’s Hooghly, engaging thousands of participants...
van

Stanford-le-Hope’s fundraising heroes

Volunteers have spent hundreds of hours collecting and delivering Christmas gifts A team of Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham fundraisers ended a year of charitable acts by delivering over 3,000 Christmas presents, to those unlikely to receive...
Councillor Graham Williamson

‘Mayor’s plan not for us’ says Havering councillor

Over-development a worry for many residents Residents Association Councillor for South Hornchurch, Graham Williamson, ‘fears’ for the future of Havering borough and believes it could soon lose its ‘special’ character due to over-development. Councillor Williamson says...
Michelle-Creed

Romford’s Broadford Primary Masterchef Michelle

Michelle Creed, the kitchen supervisor at Romford’s Broadford Primary School A school chef from a Havering school is only one of two London chefs to have been selected to represent their schools in the regional...
Hare-Lodge

Demolition: Fight to save Hare lodge is defeated

Campaigners say Gidea Park building has special character These were the fighting words delivered by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell this week, after the approved demolishment of Hare Lodge in Gidea Park was confirmed last week. Mr...
Run for mum

Run for mum

Fibromyalgia is misunderstood, sufferers receive little support A man from Grays is taking on the mammoth challenge of running 100km in a 24 hour period next May to highlight and raise money for the invisible...
Amanda Flannery

Basildon woman fighting for support for sufferers of ‘invisible diseases’

A Government petition is underway  A young women from Basildon is campaigning to get more financial help for hundreds of ‘invisible disease’ sufferers. Amanda Flannery, 25, suffers from fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) which...
Beware of new scam

Beware of new scam

On Line shoppers are warned to be vigilant A Corringham woman is warning online shoppers to be extra vigilant this Christmas after she was the victim of a sophisticated scam which ended in her bank...
Boris Johnson

Boris’s backing: Foreign Secretary supports Havering campaign

Boris Johnson visits Romford and Hornchurch to support new campaign ‘Keep Havering Safe’ is the new campaign launched by the Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and backed by the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson last Friday (December...

Billericay community collaborates to create moving tribute

Sales of book are being donated to mental health charity Basildon Mind A community have taken a tragedy and turned it into something positive by creating a collection of pictures and memories to raise awareness...