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UPDATE – Council welcomes plans to co-locate health services following Orsett Hospital decision

06 July 2018 Council welcomes plans to co-locate health services following Orsett Hospital decision Following today’s (06/ meeting of the CCG Joint Committee and the decision relating to Orsett Hospital, please see Thurrock Council’s statement below. Cllr...

Campaign for eye checks

A mum from Billericay is campaigning for compulsory eye checks on babies and toddlers after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare eye disease. Stacey Brown’s daughter Grace has Coats disease. Coats is very rare...

‘We fear who is next?’

“This has to stop, how many more children have to die before something is done?” pleaded one mother as she was on her way to collect her seven year old son and witnessed police...

‘We fear who’s next?’

After fatal stabbings over the last couple of weeks in Chelmsford, Romford and another in Westcliff in which the man suffered injuries, Essex locals are getting incresingly worried that we are in a knife...
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Man admits to online grooming

A man from Basildon has pleaded guilty to a series of online child sex offences when approached by Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Interceptors. Paul Bryant of Drewsgreen, Basildon was arrested by officers on Thursday, June...

Beating Hearts, Beating Records

A new Guinness World Record looks a safe bet after 127 cardiac arrest survivors gathered at Basildon University Hospital. Survivors, aged 11 to 80, and their families attended the event on Saturday, June 9, which...

Beer Fest – New Mayor pulled first pint

Thurrock beer festival was opened this week by the new mayor of Thurrock, Barbara Rice who was on hand to pull the traditional first pint at Thurrock Beer Festival at the Civic Hall, Blackshots,...
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NHS findings a ‘farce’

A consultation by the Mid and South Essex Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) into the future of health services locally was condemned as a ‘farce’ by NHS campaigners after its findings were published last...
New Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice

New Mayor takes the chains in Thurrock

Cllr Barbara Rice the new Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Barbara Rice has been inaugurated as the new Mayor of Thurrock. The ceremony took place at Annual Council on Wednesday 23 May alongside the confirmation of Cllr...

A fundraiser in memory of Dean

Fulfilling a dream A family who lost their 11 year old son to an extremely rare disease are fundraising to support his bucket list that tragically he never got to see through to the end. Dean...

Mental health crisis in Essex schools

Referrals up Schools in Essex are referring more and more schoolchildren for mental health treatment. The number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for troubled pupils has shot up by over a third...
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Basildon Council back to High Court in traveller saga

'Another Dale Farm' Basildon Council will return to the High Court to request the removal of an exemption to an injunction order allowing travellers to stay on an unauthorised site. Travellers have been systematically creating ‘another...

War on toxic air

Prospective Labour Councillor Trevor McKeever has slammed Havering Council following a report that showed Havering has breached the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and PM10. Trevor said: “I was stunned to read the report that Havering...

Nurses in NHS exit

Local nurses are getting increasingly concerned as a number of trainees and experienced nurses are leaving NHS hospitals for better pay and job stability abroad. This comes after new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery...

Blundell murder charge

Bradley Blundell has been charged with the murder of John Pordage who died at a petrol station in Baddow Road, Chelmsford in July 2017. The teenager was due in court yesterday Wednesday, April 18,...
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Concern for our streets

A Tilbury resident who did not wish to be named has spoken to the Thurrock Enquirer, about his growing concerns of anti-social behaviour in the area. “It is getting worse and worse here now, we...

BLUNDELL ARRESTED

The most wanted man in Essex has finally handed himself into the police in the Netherlands. Police have confirmed that they are no longer looking for a man wanted for questioning in connection with the...
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Basildon Local Plan sparks angry reaction from residents

House-building programme roundly criticised Local residents are getting ready for the ‘fight of their lives’ as Basildon Council gets ready to submit a local plan that would see up to 3000 new houses in Billericay. Basildon...
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Report shows how home-owning dream unattainable for many Thurrock residents

Average Thurrock house price ten times a typical salary A worker on average earnings in Thurrock now needs a 119 per cent pay rise to afford a mortgage, reveals a new report from the National...
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Cool to be kind

A Chelmsford homelessness support group was boosted recently with a high-profile celebrity endorsement Top comedian Tom Walker - better known as angry TV reporter Jonathan Pie - has given his official support to the work...
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Orchard Village left with no heating after big freeze

"Wholly unacceptable" "We aren’t listened to, we aren’t cared for, we are seen as the riff raff of the area, no one cares," were the sad words of Rainham’s Orchard Village resident Sam speaking Thursday...
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Police appeal after Aveley stabbing

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Aveley on the night of Saturday, March 3, leaving him with serious and potentially life changing injuries in hospital. The assault happened just...

This is snow joke

The 'beast from the east' The snow arrived properly yesterday with many across the county drawing their curtains to find several inches of overnight snowfall which has been causing chaos to roads and public services. With...
Christie Brown

UPDATE: Essex Police have said Christie Brown has now been found

Essex Police have said Christie Brown has now been found. Police are growing increasingly concerned for Christie Brown, 33, who is missing from #Grays. Christie was last seen at around 1pm yesterday (Sunday, February 25) and her...
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Puppy farm horror

Conditions at Aveley site were "disgusting" Two women have been handed suspended sentences for keeping dogs and puppies in dire conditions at a puppy farm in Essex. Teresa Wade, 58 of Ship Lane, Aveley, and Victoria...
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Appeal for teenager missing since Friday

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl who is missing from Havering. Tiana Lyn, 14, was last seen at 11:30hrs on Friday, 16 February. Tiana is described as black and of slim build....
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Two arrested over fatal stabbing in Barking

Both suspects teenagers Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Barking have today arrested two teenagers in connection with his murder. Police were called at approximately 10.11pm on Saturday, February 3, to reports of...
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Guilty of murdering own mum

A woman from Chelmsford has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her own mother in Stanford-le-Hope. Keeley Barnard, 52, of Hopkins Mead appeared at Chelmsford Crown court Tuesday, February 13 and was found...
Bradley BLUNDELL

Hunt for Blundell

Wanted for murder A reward has been offered to find a teenager on the run after a 16-year-old teenager was cleared of the murder of an electrician outside a petrol station in Great Baddow. John Pordage...
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Unexploded World War II bomb was discovered in Thurrock

World War II bomb Updates Below Essex Police were called to a scene at an industrial site in Oliver Close, Grays Essex after an unexploded World War II bomb was discovered. Essex Police were called at...