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Dads plan on taking on 100-mile epic cycle to raise money for Harrison’s Fund

Getting on their bikes for George Eleven dads from Essex will be saddling up this July to ride the 100-mile course from London to Surrey and back again for the charity Harrison's Fund. The dads are...

Gang terrorises neighbourhood with flagrant drink and drug use on Barking estate

Residents on the Faircross Estate in Barking have called for vigilantes to be bought in following an increase in anti-social behaviour. Locals have complained about a group of men who hang around outside the betting...

Thurrock council celebrates Essex Pride

Thurrock Council is flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Offices to celebrate Essex Pride The flag raising ceremony, which took place on Friday, June 15, brought together Councillor Barbara Rice, Mayor of Thurrock, residents...
Let them fly flag

Let them fly flag

The Romford MP has hit out at a school’s refusal to allow children to fly the St George’s flag during the World Cup saying ‘enough is enough’. Mr Rosindell, who has campaigned tirelessly since his...

FA chief honours former Thurrock councillor for long service to Tilbury Town FC

Ex-Thurrock Independent, Chris Baker, was presented with an award on Wednesday, June 6, at the Thurrock Association Sunday Leagues AGM at Tilbury Town Football Club. The award was in honour of Chris’ fifty years of...

Mindless arson at club

Club falls victim to vandals Over £7500 worth of damage has been caused by arson at a much loved community football club run entirely by volunteers. On Sunday, June 10, at around 8pm, committee members of...

Billericay mum holding wellbeing day for parents

Help for Essex mums and dads A mum from Billericay is organising a wellness and education day for parents and their children who suffer from ADHD and anxiety among other disorders. The event will be held...

Emotions run high at historic ceremony in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham The Dagenham women who made history 50 years ago by striking in order to get equal pay were reunited at an emotional and poignant ceremony. The brave former machinists at the Ford Dagenham...

Another massive turnout at borough carnival

Around 5,000 people attended Brentwood’s Strawberry Fair on Saturday, June 16 The event, on Shenfield Common, was helped by good weather and a packed line-up of entertainment hosted by Brentwood Baptist Church under the Big...

Resident artist documents V Festival heroes in new Chelmsford exhibition

Painting with stars Can you imagine sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran or Tom Jones? Artist James Wilkinson knows exactly what it’s like, he’s painted many top stars whilst they performed some of their biggest...

Evicted: zero tolerance for council tenant growing drugs

A resident from Dagenham has been evicted from his council property after police discovered a large quantity of cannabis growing in his garden, bedroom and loft. Officers from Becontree Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team first became...
Credit: CSE Interceptors

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...

Her Majesty herself bestows great honour on Romford nurse

Queen's star nurse Queen’s Hospital proud Chief Nurse whose 37-year career has included treating victims of the London bombings and meeting royalty has received an OBE in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list. Kathryn Halford, Chief...

Leading Billericay community group showcases opportunities to get involved

Volunteer network A volunteer group in Billericay held a successful network day on Saturday, June 16 providing information about all the good work they do. Volunteer Billericay 2018 celebrated the work of our town’s volunteers. The...

MALDON: CCTV appeal; Silver Street

The Police would like to talk to this man in connection with an assault in the grounds of Blue Boar pub, in Silver Street, Maldon. Two men, aged in their 30s, were punched by a group of...

Abuser jailed for multiple offences

A man from Basildon has been jailed for 18 months for domestic related offences including controlling his former partner’s access to her phone, clothes, family and privacy. Russell Tibbs, 29, of Charleston Avenue, appeared at...

Business networking express

A World Cup winning rugby player was part of the latest Essex Chambers of Commerce Discovering Business in Essex Exhibition held at Chelmsford City Race Course last week. The exhibition finished with a business reception...

Schoolboy performers wow industry experts

Two schoolboys from Essex have a lot to celebrate after securing places at a full-time drama school in London. Josh Warden, 15 (above) from Wickford who attends Beauchamps High School, and Josh Hassall, 16 (left),...

Strictly ballroom Essex

US television's 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Gary Edwards is back in Essex campaigning to get Britain dancing. Dubbed the 'Ballroom Giant' because of his Six feet four inches frame, Gary, who was tipped to...

Barking folkies make festival the best ever

Record crowds made it to the Barking Folk Festival making it one of the best ever attended events in the borough. The weather gods were certainly onside as warm conditions made it a weekend to...

From Russia with love

Forget Harry Kane, Lionel Messi and Neymar; now is your chance to become the leading marksman ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Barking and Dagenham are getting well in to the spirit of things...

Hospice offers carer support

During Carer's Week one devoted wife is keen to let other carers, who may be struggling to cope, know about how one local hospice has helped her in her caring role. Jo Drury has been...

Keeping it local

Essex residents are being encouraged to shop locally during a supermarkets annual Sourced Locally Fortnight. The award-winning initiative, which showcases produce from local suppliers, takes place between 2nd - 15th June. Deals on local produce...

Lastest supercar showroom

Lamborghini has recently opened a new dealership in Chelmsford. The additional location marks the ninth dealership to join the growing number of UK outlets. The opening event was also the occasion for the new dealer’s official...

Show me the honey

Hundreds of children buzzed around Chelmsford Museum inspired by its latest event, ‘Show Me The Honey’, which celebrated the return of the much-loved bees to the museum’s collection. ‘Show Me The Honey’ not only welcomed...

Violent duo are jailed following vicious attack

Anthony Hamilton           Raphael Duke-Okeze Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 13 years in connection with the stabbing of a man in Ongar. The victim, a man in...

Students of the year celebrate on success

South Essex College celebrated student success at last week’s annual awards ceremony. The event, held at the College’s Thurrock Campus, saw more than 20 students receive Student of the Year awards from the College’s different...

Sweet creations

Amazing sugar-work as student patisseres excel Patisserie students from South Essex College created amazing assignment work using sugar craft and chocolate. The Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery students, who all study at the College’s Thurrock Campus,...

Man charged with affray

A man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Chelmsford High Street. It happened at around 10.40am on Monday, June 4. An 18 year-old man suffered injuries to his hip and hands and was...

Befriender

The RAF Association is looking to recruit volunteers across Southend on Sea for its befriending service, which pairs volunteers with members of the RAF community who are struggling with feeling lonely or isolated. With 170,000...