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Boy jailed for 8 years

A 16-year-old boy from Wickford has been sentenced to eight years in prison following a stabbing in May this year. Judge Samantha Leigh, at Basildon Crown Court decided to name Maile despite him being under...

6% drop in burglaries

NEW figures released by Essex Police show burglary in the county over the last year has dropped by 6% from previous twelve months, meaning there have been 791 fewer burglaries in the county this...

Help save our club

Members of The Silver Hall Social Club off New Road, South Hornchurch have made an urgent plea to help save their club from the possible threat of closure. The club, that was formed in 1937...

Nightmare neighbours

A 46 year old woman who has been convicted for her involvement in the robbery and stabbing of an 75 year old elderly gentleman ,has been reported as being a nightmare neighbour for many...

Children services praised

Thurrock Council has received positive feedback on its Children’s Social Services following a review by Ofsted. The Focused Visit, which took place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September, inspected the council’s services for children...

Dumped on Dunton Road, Romford

THE so called Dunton Road ‘dump’ will finally be cleared on Wednesday 3rd of October thanks to the intervention of Havering Council. The dump, next to the garages of Dunton Road, Romford, five minutes away...

‘Happy hub’ opens

Motivated Minds, an organisation that helps people with their mental health have opened their brand new Happy Hub in the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon. The new Happy Hub has been set up to provide...

Tougher stance on gang culture

‘I’m going to be tough on crime and tough on anti-social behaviour’, were the words of Councillor Joy Morrissey as she spoke about her bid to become the next London Mayor. The Ealing Councillor was...

Schools to show film

A major new project aimed at helping to protect boys from online grooming has been launched in Essex. Breck’s Last Game is a film based on the real-life murder of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in...

Schools warn kids

A major new project aimed at helping to protect boys from online grooming has been launched in Essex. Breck’s Last Game is a film based on the real-life murder of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in...

Fly tipping policy gets tougher

Thurrock Council have hit back at fly tippers declaring a ‘zero tolerance’ policy throughout the area. In an interview with the Thurrock Enquirer, Councillor Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment spoke about the hard-line tactics...

Rise in knife crime

“ I blame cuts” says Labour Cllr Matt Dent Labour councillors in Southend have blasted the lack of ideas on crime from the Southend Conservative Party , in the wake of several recent incidences of...

OUTRAGE – Town park stinks of cannabis

A local resident has hit out at the amount of youths openly smoking cannabis in Grays Town Park and the smell that wafts through the park. “It’s awful, you see gangs of teenagers visibly smoking...

Maternity wards in crisis

Rochford and Southend East Labour candidate Ashley Dalton has called for better local maternity facilities after shocking figures on temporary ward closures emerged. Labour research found that almost half of England’s maternity units were forced...

‘CON-VICTED’

Fraudsters from Thurrock who funded lavish lifestyles by cold calling elderly victims and demanding extortionate amounts of money for unnecessary work to their homes have been convicted. A jury found Damien Salter, 29, and Samantha...

Towers rejected

Tension between the GLA and Havering grew stronger following the objection to the Beam Park developer’s latest proposals last week. At a meeting on Thursday August 16 at the town hall in Romford, the committee...

Monster jailed – 200 sexual assults over 25 years

Purfleet man jailed for more than 200 sexual assults over 25 years. A Purfleet monster who carried out more than 200 sexual assaults on two victims over a 25-year period has been jailed for 20...

NHS CHOP

Expert suggests cut middle management ‘Over-worked, under-paid and asked to complete jobs they are not trained for... something has to change if the problems in healthcare recruitment are to get better.’ A healthcare recruitment expert has...

Havering veto ACM cladding

The Enquirer can this week exclusively report that Havering Council have revealed that they would 'vigorously oppose' any use of ACM cladding on new builds or developments. Havering council currently have no council building that...

Thousands raised after tragic fire

Thousands of pounds has been raised by the local community after staff lost everything in a pub fire. Over £2,000 has been raised on a gofundme page for staff at The Bull Inn in Hockley...

‘We are in a housing crisis’ says council leader

“I believe the country has a housing crisis, it's lead by a system that is never going to work, that is over forty years old, a business model that is just not sustainable,” were...

Not enough compassion

A Labour councillor has hit out at a housing company in Southend for the lack of compassion in their treatment of a grieving tenant in his ward. Laurie Burton, who is the labour councillor for...

Support our plan

New health services will be best yet Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has hit back at the opposition parties in Thurrock about the closure of Orsett Hospital. MP Jackie said "This year we celebrate seventy years of...

Port Party

Over 1000 guests turned out to attend the much highly anticipated Port of Tibury Open Day last weekend. Held every two years, the free event ran throughout the day and begin with the Tilbury Docker...

Romford glamour ‘Fame’ – ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE

Romford is on route to having its very own ‘Walk of Fame’. Just like the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’ with all the stars on the ground with celebrity names, Essex could soon be the first...

Mercury Retailer Awards 2018

Retailer Awards 2018 We invite you to enter The Mercury retailer awards 2018 to showcase your business and progression over the past year. Awards This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the beautiful barn and grounds...

What a Difference a year makes

At the end of June 2017 the local End of Life Care and Community MacMillan services transferred from North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) to St. Luke’s Hospice, and became known as ‘The Community...

A small good thing

A woman from Chelmsford has given up her free time to once again collect and donate self-care items for the homeless people of Chelmsford. Samia Uddin from Chelmsford organises ‘A Small Good Thing’ project every...

Absolute disgrace

Businesses get no help from council Two company directors have spoken out against the atrocious fly tipping being dumped on a regular basis on the Stanhope Industrial Estate, in Thurrock, saying they are totally 'fed up'. Jeff...

Historic War Memorial restored for the centenary of the end of WWI  

Brentwood Borough’s War Memorial has undergone a thorough transformation to mark the 100 years since the end of World War I. Brentwood Borough Council enlisted the help of Bakers of Danbury, a specialist company that...