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Thursday, November 23, 2017
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AR and students

Film foundation needs designers

Romford has a film foundation set up following the success of the first ever film festival in October. A film foundation has been set up in Romford following the success of the first ever film...

Thurrock community group bringing the lonely together this Christmas

Friends of Hardie Park holding another community Christmas for residents on their own Following on from the success of last year, a community group in Stanford-le-Hope is again planning a Christmas day dinner for residents...

Academy is sailing thanks to Billericay Round Table

Group makes first donation since fundraising on bonfire night Community group the Billericay Round Table made their first post-firework display donation of £300 to a school in north London recently following the success of their...
Hospital visit

Thurrock MP drops by Chelmsford hospital to see care facilities for mums

Government minister in Chelmsford to visit hospital Thurrock MP and Minister for Care and Mental Health, Jackie Doyle-Price, paid a visit to the Rainbow Mother & Baby Unit in Chelmsford on Friday (November 10) to...
The Gore Surgery

Basildon GP surgery saved after NHS U-turn

Residents are celebrating the decision After months of campaigning, Basildon residents were celebrating this week after it was announced the Gore GP Surgery is staying open, the decision has been welcomed by the council. NHS England...
Prosecco Festival

Billericay fizz fiasco

Prosecco Festival accused of being a rip-off A festival in Billericay has been accused of false advertising, exploiting customers and ignoring complaints. Revellers paid nearly £20 per ticket for entry to the Prosecco Festival at Barleylands...
20170919 Dandy Ugbelase

Drug operation arrests over 100

MORE than 100 suspected drug dealers Arrested in the last ten months thanks to the work of the Basildon and Castle Point South Operation Raptor team. Since January 2017 the team of four officers have made...
Sleeping rough

Sleeping rough was ‘humbling experience’ for Chelmsford mum

Woman fundraises for homeless by spending the night sleeping rough A mum from Chelmsford has raised over £400 for rough sleepers after participating in Centrepoint’s Sleep Out London at the Greenwich Peninsula. The sleep out was...
culture bid

Barking and Dagenham launch their London culture bid

The Mayor of London has challenged all London boroughs Barking and Dagenham launched their bid to be London’s borough of culture with a bang on Friday in Barking Town Square. The event saw lots of sparkle,...
Remembrance Day service, Little Thurrock

Condition of memorials queried

Remembrance Day service, Little Thurrock The Leader of Thurrock Council has announced a full review of the war memorials, monuments and graves in the borough ahead of next year’s centenary marking the end of the...
witness appeal

Road traffic collision, Noak Hill Road, 16/11/2017

We are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Billericay. A silver Vauxhall Combo was in collision with a grey Ford Fiesta travelling the opposite way on Noak Hill Road at 4.45pm on...
witness appeal

Aggravated burglary – GRAYS

Police are appealing for information An aggravated burglary in Grays yesterday (Monday, November 20). Two men have smashed a back door window and gained entry to a property off Heath Road at around 8pm. They have threatened...
Rochford District Council

Motorists will be able to park free all day

Free parking all day on four Saturdays Rochford District Council has agreed to free parking in its car parks all day on the four Saturdays before Christmas. On December 2, 9, 16 and 23 motorists will...
Education Awards

Recognising Thurrock’s Educators

The fourth annual Thurrock Education Awards were held in Grays last Friday and the event saw some of the brightest lights in the world of teaching dressed up in their finery alongside some of...
High School Musical

Auditions open for upcoming Thurrock production

High School Musical Thurrock’s RARE Productions have announced their next show will be teen classic, High School Musical, and auditions are coming up soon. RARE, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre company will be holding open...
Charlie Passingham, Delta Air Lines Rising Star Award winner and Nat Pieper, Senior Vice President Delta Air Lines

Romford man battles anxiety to win ‘rising star’ award

The award was given by The Prince's Trust A Romford man has been awarded a prestigious recognition from youth charity The Prince’s Trust at a glitzy ceremony at Milton Court in London’s Barbican last night. Charlie...
Cards Direct, Mercury Mall, Romford

A Festive deck of cards

Cards Direct at Mercury Mall With the festive season fast approaching, now is the time to buy Christmas cards, gift wrap and novelties and Cards Direct at Mercury Mall is your one-stop shop. Situated on Level...
n The Village Indiya team receiving their award last week, presented by Michael Buerk (L)

A Gray’s Indian restaurant scoops top award

Team presented with award by broadcasting legend Michael Buerk A Thurrock Indian restaurant has been celebrating recently after winning an award, presented to them by former news reader Michael Buerk at a glamorous gala dinner...
Martin Golding

Driving safety campaign launched in Havering with emotive speech

‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ launched at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch Havering Borough launched their annual ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ campaign at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch last Thursday, November 9, with the aim to keep...
East Tilbury medical centre

East Tilbury medical centre saved after council intervention

Councillor James Halden intervened on behalf of Thurrock Council The previously at-risk medical centre in East Tilbury has been saved following swift intervention from Thurrock Council. Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Health and Education said:...
BasildonSwimClub

Swimmers from Basildon club selected for regional camps

Eight members of Basildon and Phonix Swimming Club going to winter camps Eight Essex swimmers have been selected for the Essex and Regional talent camps, taking place this December. The swimmers from Basildon & Phoenix Swimming...
Santa and the elves

Santa’s coming to town

Adventure park gives disadvantaged families sneak preview of Christmas spectacular Families facing difficult times were invited to attend Marsh Farm Adventure Park last Sunday to be the first through the door at their Father Christmas...
Panathlon

Thurrock team crowned champions

A team made up students from across Thurrock won a sports charity title this week Children with disabilities and special needs from Thurrock were crowned sports charity Panathlon, South of England multi-sport champions by the...
Lizzy has already made up 30 shoeboxes

Billericay mum donates gifts to women’s refuge through Project Shoebox

Gifts for victims of domestic violence in Essex A mum from Billericay is collecting toiletries to put in shoeboxes to give to victims of domestic violence for presents this Christmas. Lizzy Crewdson, a Maths Tutor, is collecting...
Tilbury Pioneer Academy's new fuse ball table

Tesco is bags of help

Voters in supermarket help raise funds for Tilbury academy Tilbury Pioneer Academy recently took part in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to raise funds for play equipment. The scheme saw Tesco customers casting their vote...
Lucy Wells

Hair-raising donation

Grays schoolgirl donates nearly two feet of her hair A pupil from a Thurrock school bravely agreed to have a significant amount of her hair cut off to raise money for cancer sufferers. Lucy Wells, in...
Pradip (in green) in Nepal with fellow trekkers

A Himalayan trekker from Thurrock hopes to inspire more fundraisers

Man raises over £3,000 for Age UK Essex A Thurrock man is urging others to support charity, Age UK Essex, by sharing details of an epic Himalayan trek he undertook to raise money for the...
(L-R) Rabbi Sunderland, Mr Masters and Mr Rosindell

A true hero and gentlemen

Romford war hero celebrated in special service A very special service was held at Romford Synagogue on Remembrance Sunday to honour the Jewish service men who have fought past and present. Romford MP Andrew Rosindell was...
Bedfords Park (credit Essex Wildlife Trust)

Locals fighting off application to build adventure site in Havering park

Friends of Bedfords Park are challenging the plans Havering community group 'Friends of Bedfords Park’ have launched a petition urging the council to reject an application by adventure company 'Go Ape’ to be allowed to...
Tony Cottee

Hammers legend Tony’s good turn in Southend

Ex-West Ham player patron of Southend charity West Ham legend Tony Cottee, patron of charity Clowns in the Sky, dedicated to the welfare of children with brain tumours, made an appearance at Southend Hospital’s Neptune...