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Billericay, Essex
Saturday, September 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

‘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...

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...

£1 Million handbags fraud

Thurrock Council’s trading standards team has completed a four-year counterfeit investigation involving five local people suspected of importing, manufacturing, distributing and selling counterfeit handbags,...

Runner’s Trek FOR REFUGEES

The Southend half-marathon took place on Sunday and as the crowds gathered and the runners prepared for the starting gun, one competitor was facing...

Operation: Knife crime force

Operation Sceptre, led by the Metropolitan Police and aimed at those who carry and use knives, is in its latest phase this week as...

Relay For Life

To mark this month’s annual Cancer UK’s Southend Relay for Life, one young cancer survivor has shared her story in the hope of raising...

Huge fines imposed on Upminster waste-tippers

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted two men and their company for illegal waste-tipping and storage at two Essex farms. The £175,000 fine imposed is...
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