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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Jeremy Hunt in Tilbury

Visits sight of Integrated Medical Centres Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt visited Tilbury last week to hear about the partnership between Thurrock Council and the NHS to deliver new health medical centres across...
Tyler with Eddie

United with F1 legend for charity cycle

Eddie Jordan also got in the saddle A teen cancer survivor from Hornchurch is sharing his experience after completing an overseas challenge in aid of Teens Unite; in the hope of encouraging others to do...
Grays-Convent

Getting in the habit

Girls perform Sister Act Grays Convent School put on their all singing, all dancing annual production recently with an ambitious take on a nineties comedy film classic. This year saw the pupils perform Sister Act and...

Young cancer survivor cuts ribbon on opticians

Eye Cancer Trust ambassador An eight-year-old survivor of an aggressive eye cancer has officially opened the doors last week of two new opticians in Basildon. Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) ambassador, Aaron Dennehy, along with mum Pam,...

Big tobacco haul seized in Southend

A total of 13,000 illegal cigarettes and 14kg of illegal tobacco have been seized from shops in Southend-on-Sea as part of a joint operation between the Council’s Trading Standards team and Essex Police. Assisted...
Caroline-Rozario

Dagenham woman is Mrs Asia UK

Next stop Jamaica Caroline Rozario has returned to Specsavers Dagenham with two tiaras - and two titles - following the final of Mrs Asia UK. Caroline, who reached the final of the annual contest in London...
Nuclear-Bunker

A novel commemoration

Remembering WW1 The Essex Book Festival is gearing up for its month long countywide events and activities aimed at all those with a love of books. Three festival peace panels will be held to mark...
Efit-man

Man wanted after boy 14 was asked to get in car

Essex Police officers have released an efit of a man they would like to speak to, following reports by a 14-year-old boy that he was approached by a man in Brentwood. On January 30, we...

Charity celebrating their 30th birthday

“We started in Upminster in 1988" First Step, a registered charity based in Hornchurch who help families of children with special needs and disabilities living in Havering, is celebrating its ‘pearl’ anniversary this year. The charity...
Alan-Leeks---Cuckoo-Chick

Candid shot of one of nature’s most ‘outrageous acts’

Essex Wildlife Trust’s Photography Competition Alan Leeks’ image of one of nature’s most outrageous acts - a massive Cuckoo fledgling being fed by a tiny adult Dunnock - has won Essex Wildlife Trust’s Photography Competition...

Teacher honoured with lifetime achievement award

Essex Teaching Awards A teacher from a school in Wickford has been celebrating after winning a lifetime achievement award at the Essex Teaching Award ceremony recently held in Chelmsford. Brian Pratt who works at Bromfords School...
Mayor-Cllr-Will-Russell-and-Spino

Pawesome opening

Latest Dogs Trust branch launched by mayor Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, officially opened the doors of their latest charity shop on Friday (February 16) with the help of the Mayor of Brentwood; Councillor William...
Cllr Aaron Watkins

Councillor unhappy with the work of highways contractor

During the latter part of last week, Highways England - through their contractor ‘Connect Plus’ - has been undertaking some grounds maintenance along the A1089 in Tilbury. As a result of cutting back the hedgerows...
Paige-wih-Pip

Grooming to glory

First place for Paige and Pip A former dog grooming student at South Essex College is celebrating after winning a national competition. Paige Kelly from Grays entered the Pure Breed Open Class category at The Grooming...
Little Friends vandalised

Amazing response to playground appeal

Residents dig deep for Little Friends pre-school A Thurrock man has started a donation drive after discovering his niece’s pre-school centre had been vandalised over the half-term break. Staff, parents and children from Little Friends in...
Cllr Maureen Worby

Borough has highest rate of child obesity

'One in four' children affected Barking and Dagenham has topped the childhood obesity list of London’s boroughs with figures showing one in four of every year six pupil is classified as obese. Councillor Maureen Worby, Cabinet...
lbbd

£500m investment to make London’s first ‘healthy new town’

Plans for 11,000 homes London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with developers L&Q, are set to invest £500m in the Barking Riverside regeneration project. Barking Riverside is one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects and is set...
Fraud for flights

Fraud for flights

A fraudster who used a fake credit card in someone else’s name for a holiday to Jamaica had more than 200 blank cards at his house. Officers executed a search warrant at Corie Riddles’ home...
Harold-Hill-Independent-Party-meeting

Party holds their inaugural meeting

Candidates and residents were in attendance The Harold Hill Independent Party held their first meeting last week to meet and greet all their members and to introduce themselves, their polices and candidates to local residents. Party...
Action group are tackling speeding

Action group are tackling speeding

Residents in Betterton Road, South Hornchurch fear the ongoing problems with speeding cars and dangerous driving will result in death if action is not taken quickly. Prospective Labour Candidate Trevor McKeever, part of the South...
Thatcher-Rosindell

Romford MP shares memories of Maggie

To mark 100 years of women's suffrage By June 19 1917, the House of Commons had finally voted in favour of votes for women in the Committee Stage of The Representation of People Bill, following...
Grant Taylor

BMX riders needed

New bike course proposed for Basildon BMX riders are being asked to help Basildon Council design the borough’s first specialised bike track. A proposal has been made to create a track in Victoria Park, Laindon, and...
Naming of the Bin Lorries

Children get inventive naming new lorries

Among the best winning names are ‘The Binions’ Thurrock Council will soon receive 28 new bin lorries to replace its current ageing fleet and Thurrock primary school children were invited to enter a competition to...
Sparkey

Help for Sparkey

Pony is suffering from various infections A equine sanctuary that is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year are fundraising to help one of their ponies who is suffering from mouth, teeth and nostril infections. Sparkey who...
Joe's flat before and after

Renovation project for armed forces veteran Joe

Charity help make his flat fit for living in An Armed forces veteran from Southend has been given a new lease on life after taking a tumble at home recently. Royal Artillery veteran Joe Quigley was...
Neglected dog

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...
Dovers Farm Estate Green Group

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...
witness appeal

Billericay Holland & Barrett robbery

Appeal We are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Billericay High Street this morning, February 19. Around 8.25am a man forced entry into the Holland & Barrett store, pushed a member of staff and stole...
Tiana Lyn

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....