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CARDIAC SURVIVORS

A teenage cardiac arrest survivor is joining a Guinness World Record Attempt to bring together over 50 cardiac arrest survivors. Supporting the charity Sudden Adult Death Trust (SADS UK), nineteen year old Billericay resident Ellie...

JEREMY’S SUPPORT

Labour candidates received an added boost as party leader Jeremy Corbyn came to Thurrock this week. The Labour leader came to give his local prospective councillor candidates support, as they battle it out for the...

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 for Grays and how she feels ‘it is not a...

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 hard work of the East Area Command Unit, this has...

School in plea for funds

A Deputy Headteacher and Chairperson of a school in Hornchurch have put out a desperate, heartbreaking plea to help them raise £100,000 to build a playground for their pupils. Harrow Lodge Primary school in Rainsford...
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Commit to safer streets

Following the Enquirer’s two front pages tackling the increase in crime and anti social behaviour in Thurrock and the number of diminishing PCSO’s in the area, the Enquirer heard from Chief Inspector Richard Baxter,...
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Pensioner stuck in flat for 10 days

Let down A disabled pensioner who struggles to breath and has heart problems, was left stranded on the fourth floor of a block of flats as the only lift in the building was out of...
Amanda

Rejected Invisible illnesses still not recognised

A woman who struggles on a daily basis from invisible illnesses has been rejected for the third time for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Amanda Flannery, 25, suffers from fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)...
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Off the Beat

''Reinstate the officers'' “We need to reinstate the officers that we have lost, the Prime Minster has created a situation where the police are no longer able to do their jobs and crime is rising” were...
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Teachers helping kids survive

'Low cost food clubs' With one in five schools now running ‘low cost food clubs’, poverty in east London boroughs has now become part of everyday life. Teachers wash pupil’s clothes, many schools now have washing...
Mark Burrisson

Predatory paedophile posed as celebrities to target girls

"Burrisson manipulated young girls into degrading acts for his own twisted gratification" A predator who posed as celebrities to target girls online and persuade them to send nude pictures of themselves has been jailed. Mark Burrisson,...
Rosindell

'We need more women in politics' says Romford's Andrew Rosindell

MP backing campaigning women Conservative MP for Romford Andrew Rosindell has given his total backing and support to the 'Times Up’ and 'Violence against Women in Politics’ campaigns, in his bid to encourage more women...
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Murder investigation launched after body found in Corringham

Man had multiple stab wounds Police are appealing for information following a man's death in Corringham.  They were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 7.40pm yesterday (March 21) with reports a man had been found...
Trevor Mckeever

No more Grenfell Towers says prospective Havering councillor

Concern over Orchard Village “There could be catastrophic consequences if a fire was to break out in a tower,” were the haunting words of former fire-fighter and prospective Labour councillor Trevor McKeever following several fire...
Dr Petros Andreou

Surgeon warns of ‘crisis’ in glaucoma care in mid-Essex NHS

Broomfield's last specialist due to retire A surgeon from Chelmsford has claimed that a “crisis” may be about to hit the NHS in mid-Essex when Broomfield Hospital’s last remaining glaucoma specialist retires next month. Dr Petros...

Travellers cause more chaos near Wat Tyler Country Park

THIS afternoon traffic was at a standstill around Pitsea train station level crossing due to a convoy of travellers. Police were heavily in attendance as a dozen or more caravans blocked the road. The police...
Nusrat Ghani MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport, visited DP World London Gateway last Thursday (March 8), as it celebrated International Women’s Day. Ms Ghani, the first ever female Muslim Government minister, joined female employees at the UK’s most integrated logistics hub. The Shipping Minister got behind DP World’s women’s empowerment campaign, which will see it work with leading organisations and local communities to support and empower women in their right to education and welfare. The campaign features four pillars which will encourage mentoring, celebrate the success of female staff, aim strategic community investment at supporting empowerment of women and girls and ensure the voices of women in the organisation are heard. DP World in the UK currently employs 130 women across its operations at London Gateway and Southampton, 12 per cent of the total workforce, in an industry traditionally dominated by men. The company presents equal opportunities for training and internal roles to both men and women. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport, said: “Having seen the operation first hand today and spoken with women that work at DP World London Gateway, it is clear that they have an extremely important part to play - not just in ensuring the day-to-day running of this impressive logistics facility, but in the smooth and effective processing of cargo in, out and around the UK. “Last month I attended the inaugural meeting of the Women in Maritime Taskforce which will be vital in helping us get a better understanding of equality and inclusion within the sector. I hope to see many more women taking up the many exciting opportunities in maritime.” Changes The Women in Maritime Taskforce was set up in September 2017 and aims to increase the number of women in maritime and in senior roles across its industries. Chris Lewis, CEO, DP World UK, said: “We’re proud that women make up such a significant proportion of our UK workforce and are thankful for the invaluable contribution they make to running our facilities in the UK. “The ports industry is changing as new technologies are introduced; meaning a sector traditionally dominated by males is becoming more accessible to women. We want to do more to ensure women are even more empowered.”

Minister gets behind empowerment campaign on International Women's Day

First female muslim minister visits DP World Gateway Nusrat Ghani MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport, visited DP World London Gateway last Thursday (March 8), as it celebrated International Women’s Day. Ms Ghani, the first...
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Action needed

“We don’t want them here,” were the emotive words used by one local resident in Romford following the arrival of a group of travellers in Como Street last week. Two groups of travellers have set...
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Video – Man arrested after incident on Billericay High Street

This is the shocking footage taken on Billericay High Street last night, outside of Pizza Express. According to an eyewitness, who filmed the incident, an intoxicated man wandered into the restaurant to use the facilities,...
Thomas Corcoran

Wanted: Grays man fails to appear in court

Essex Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Thomas Corcoran, who is wanted for failing to appear at court after being charged with assault. The 26-year-old uses a number of alias names and...
Craig-Steinberg

Prison term for ‘iCLOUD’ Hacker

Steinberg's crimes "repugnant" A man has been jailed for 34 months after hacking into more than 270 iCloud accounts, stealing sensitive images, and posting them online. The offences came to light after a woman from Grays...
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Going the extra mile

Brentwood Civic Awards Local heroes and devotees to the community were awarded last Friday (March 2) at the Brentwood Borough Council Civic Awards 2017, in Hutton. The awards recognise compassionate individuals who have dedicated their time...
Dean Crooks

Wanted: Grays burglary

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with burglary. Detectives want to question Dean Crooks about a break-in Grays in which jewellery and cash were stolen. A property was...

Havering getting the ‘raw end of the deal’ says Romford MP

Tri-borough merger to go ahead The Romford MP has launched a scathing attack against the Mayor of London and the tri -borough police merger now being rolled out across all 32 London boroughs, seeing them...

And the winner is…

Borough’s champions honoured at prestigious award ceremony The winners of the 2018 Thurrock Civic Awards were announced on Friday evening (23 February) at a black-tie event held at the Civic Hall, Grays. During the ceremony stories...
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PURFLEET Witness appeal

Ongoing attempted murder investigation We are continuing our investigation into the attempted murder of a 64-year-old man in Purfleet and would like to trace a man who may be able to help us. Shortly before 8.30pm...
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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 bordered by New Zealand Way in Rainham into a village...
'Chicken' protestors

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 further planned government cuts to the health service. Nearly two-hundred campaigners...
Scott-Bishop

Jail for burglar who targeted businesses

A prolific burglar has been jailed for a year and three months after admitting to breaking into businesses in Stapleford Abbotts. Scott Bishop, 44, of Railway Square, Brentwood, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary...
Paul Feeney

Jail for man who stabbed friend while intoxicated

Stabbing was unprovoked court heard A man has been jailed for six years and three months after stabbing a former friend in an unprovoked attack in Basildon. Paul Feeney, 44, of Collingwood Terrace, Basildon, was sentenced...