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Talented 13-year-old wins top chef

A 13-year-old school girl has won a prestigious cooking competition in Thurrock. In November last year the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock held its ‘Young Chef’ competition at the South Essex College (SEC). The competition...
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Hare Lodge demolished

The decade-long battle to save Hare Lodge was in vain As historic Hare Lodge was reduced to a pile of rubble, The Enquirer spoke with three local residents who had actively fought to stop its...
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High Commissioner bowled over by ‘down to earth people’ of Romford

VIP visit A market in Romford had a very distinguished visitor last Friday when Australian High Commissioner, the Honorable Alexander Downer A.C. visited Havering. Tour Welcomed by the Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, the High Commissioner began his...
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A free Big Weekend

Excitement is building for Essex’s second Big Weekend, when hundreds of residents will be able to visit some of the county’s finest tourist attractions for free. Organised by Visit Essex, the Essex Big Weekend is...
Southend Hospital

NHS leaders fail to give credible answers

NHS plans condemned Local health service campaigners attended a consultation event about the future of regional NHS services and have condemned NHS leaders for failing to give credible answers over their plans. The event was organised...
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Year of the dog Reception children at Crownfield Infant School in Collier Row celebrated Chinese New Year last week by putting on a special performance to mark the year of the dog. The four and five...
Darren Rodwell

“We must do more to tackle anti-social behaviour”

Council leader meets murder victim's family “I’m not ashamed to say that it made me cry,” were Barking and Dagenham’s Leader Councillor Darren Rodwell’s moving words, after meeting with the family of Hasan Ozcan, the...
Housing estate’s safety flaws

Housing estate’s safety flaws

"Disaster waiting to happen" Residents have called a housing estate dangerous and a disaster waiting to happen, following a fire two weeks ago. The fire, happened on January 30 at the Orchard Village housing estate in...
Keeley Barnard

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...
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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...
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Chelmsford High Street Robbery

CCTV APPEAL We are releasing a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Chelmsford. A group of men went into Fish Brothers in the...
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House of Colour

Empowerment through style A woman from Rochford has taken it upon herself to empower others across Essex through colour and style. Claire Mathews, who works as a style and colour consultant, set up her business in...
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An innovative way to train footballers

Taking a different view Barking & Dagenham College’s Football Academy is an early adopter of a trend to utilise drones to help train football players. The initiative has been spearheaded by Football Academy Coach and lecturer...

St Bees to Robin Hood Bay in support of charity

192 miles in 12 days A team of four intrepid Essex-based Stansted Airport employees are setting off on a long-distance coast to coast walk to raise vital funds for children and young people’s cancer support...
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Birthday girl turns 104

Kitty celebrating her birthday at Abbeyfields. A resident of Abbeyfields in Basildon, which provides sheltered housing for the over 65s was treated to a pub lunch last week after turning a remarkable 104 years...
Successful first year in tackling anti-social issues

Clients sought for cut price barber services at college

Shoutout for clients South Essex College is calling out for barbering clients. Appointments are available at its Thurrock Campus salon. Students need real-life clients to perfect their skills on. The college is encouraging those in need...
Sophie Butler

Road to recovery after freak accident in gym

Sophie is determined to walk again A 21-year-old who suffered a devastating slip in the gym which has left her with a damaged spinal cord is raising money for pioneering treatment abroad to help her...
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Dementia awareness workshop

Hospice offers specialist care Staff at St. Luke’s Hospice are celebrating the success of their recent ‘Dementia Awareness drop in Workshop’ which took place in Basildon. Eileen Craig, Head of In-patient Services and one of the...
Royal Opera House Design Challenge

Getting a taste for creative industry

Students spent a creative and interactive day at South Essex College as part of the Royal Opera House's Design Challenge. The College's Thurrock Campus in Grays town centre hosted the prestigious workshop day for local...
The ministerial delegation

Australian delegation

Barking & Dagenham College was visited last week by 10 special guests from the Victorian Government of Australia to learn about UK colleges. The visitors included the Minister for Training & Skills, Hon Gayle Tierney...
Wild warrior week fun for children

Wild warrior week fun for children

Families at Hadleigh Park learning new skills. Families will be able to unleash their wild side this half-term at Hadleigh Park during an action packed 'Warrior Week'. There are two family activity days to challenge...
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Working with a royal tailor

Thurrock's Ella Vine collaborates Thurrock’s lingerie entrepreneur Ella Vine has teamed up with a royal tailor Marek Markowski to design a range of exclusive smoking jackets for men and women in the style worn by...
Sapphire launch

Sapphire launch

The mayor’s special guests with dignitaries cutting the ribbon. Fans eagerly queued outside in the cold to await a glimpse of their ‘Dancing on Ice’ hero Ray Quinn, at the opening of Sapphire Ice and...
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Inspirational conference

Thurrock aims to develop small business The Thurrock Business Conference took place recently, providing support and inspiration for Thurrock businesses. Over 100 local businesses attended the event held at the Civic Hall, Grays. The BEST Growth Hub...
Career insight for underprivileged

Career insight for underprivileged

Essex school students interested in careers in energy are being offered the chance to take part in a scheme to raise awareness of the range of jobs available in the industry. National education charity Future...
Flying the flag with pride

Flying the flag with pride

The council bowed to public pressure The LGBT flag was flown over Havering Town Hall yesterday in a ceremony including a speech by Havering’s Mayor, Councillor Linda Van den Hende. The council had come under fire...
The community centre with green credentials

The community centre with green credentials

The Mayor and dignitaries at the ribbon cutting Havering dignitaries were out in full force on Friday (February 2) to officially open the new Sapphire Jubilee Community Centre in Hill Rise, Collier Row. Members of the...
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Concert spectacular aims to raise funds for local good causes

Brentwood School big band The Havering branch of Diabetes UK is holding its annual big band concert next month, featuring a performance by musicians from The Brentwood School. The Havering Group has been established and active...
Tackling food poverty

Tackling food poverty

Members of the local churches that are providing a free meal. The local community has come together in Rochford to seek to help those living in food poverty in the area. With food poverty being on...