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Billericay, Essex
Saturday, April 21, 2018

70th anniversary for tireless campaigner

70th anniversary This year not only sees the 70th anniversary of the NHS, but also the 70th birthday of Meningitis Now founder Steve Dayman. This joint celebration seems fitting, as just like the NHS, Steve has...

Acts of kindness

A new charitable organisation launched in Billericay this January held its first successful Afternoon Tea and get together for the elderly and isolated in the community. Local resident Abby Knight organised the Afternoon Tea on...

School in plea for funds

A Deputy Headteacher and Chairperson of a school in Hornchurch have put out a desperate, heartbreaking plea to help them raise £100,000 to build a playground for their pupils. Harrow Lodge Primary school in Rainsford...
Essex-police

Commit to safer streets

Following the Enquirer’s two front pages tackling the increase in crime and anti social behaviour in Thurrock and the number of diminishing PCSO’s in the area, the Enquirer heard from Chief Inspector Richard Baxter,...

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,...

Courses to help get adults into work

South Essex College is offering a creative course for adults who want to develop their art and media skills and get back into education. The Pre-Access to Higher Education, Creative Industries Level 2 Certificate is...

The debate goes on – is Havering in Essex?

Havering, Essex or London? The debate carries on with valid points bought forward by both sides. Havering became a London Borough in 1965, being the former combined area of the Municipal Borough of Romford and...

‘Defence’ exhibition

In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, a pop-up art exhibition at the Coalhouse Fort near Thurrock takes a fresh look at the theme of ‘defence’. Nine...

Fundraising team’s successful Easter

The Stanford Le Hope & Surrounding Area Fundraising team are celebrating a successful Easter after they delivered Easter Eggs to 1200 people in the local community across care homes, hospitals and refuges. The team have...

Southend Film Festival in town

This year’s Southend Film Festival will be celebrating one of the most powerful and daringly inventive British films ever made, 50 years on There is much for film lovers to celebrate at the annual Southend...

Man is jailed after cannabis found in loft

A man has been jailed after cannabis with a street value of up to £189,000 was found growing in a loft. The 226 plants were found when officers executed a search warrant at a top...

Up and coming band are Essex students

A Music student from South Essex College is hoping to hit the big time with his band, BILK. Luke Hare, 18, studies Level 3 Music Performance at the College’s Southend Campus. He is the bass...

Man is jailed for several burglaries

A prolific burglar who used victim’s pillowcases to take prized possessions out of their homes has been jailed. Donny Archer, 19, of Chelmsford Avenue, Romford, was sentenced to four years and six months for six...

Pool table donated by couple

Thanks to the generosity of a Benfleet resident, the Mardyke community centre in Rainham will now have a full size pool table for its local residents to use. Sixty one year old Mike, who lives...

Football match in aid of 4 year old Ronnie

Celebrities are getting football fit to take part in a charity match to help a 4 year old walk independently. Ronnie Leys from Saffron Waldon in Essex suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Ronnie’s dad,...

Spring dangers to dogs

A leading Essex vets is warning of the dangers that spring can bring for pets when they’re out in gardens and parks. It’s the time of year when people like to banish the winter blues...

MP inspired by junior schools new scheme

A school in Wickford has been congratulated on its new innovative parking scheme that helps parking problems and encourages children and parents to walk to school. The Headteacher at the Junior School, Mr Terry Flitman...

DJ to star on TV this Sunday

A former Network producer for Essex FM and SGR FM Matt Vaughan will be the star of the ITV show Change Your Tune starting this Sunday April 22. The show sees tone deaf contestants transformed...

Champion fundraiser wins more awards

A schoolboy from Wickford has won an exciting award for his fundraising efforts over the last year. The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College are celebrating the success of 15 year old Rylee Doe. Rylee was...

Brave runners are looking forward to London marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place this Sunday 22 April 2018 and many brave fundraisers from Essex will be taking part. Starting in historical Greenwich and finishing in The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace,...

Have your say on water supply plan

Customers are being invited to have their say on how Essex & Suffolk Water plans to provide a reliable and sustainable supply of water to them over the next 40 years. Essex & Suffolk Water...

An amazing thrill for all the senses!

Award-winning Paradise Wildlife Park (the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire / ZSH) is proud to announce the opening of its amazing new exhibit - World of Dinosaurs an amazing new exhibit featuring life sized fully...

Pop up clothes show

AN animal sanctuary held their first and very successful ladies fashion show and pop up shop last Saturday (April 7) in Stock Remus Horse Sanctuary which is based in Ingatestone, held the show at Stock...
sean wilson

Police continue to combat violent attack

Following the recent increase in violent crime and a shooting in Collier Row, The Enquirer spoke with Superintendent Sean Wilson from the East Area Command Unit about the hard work going on in the...

Election ward teams tackle towns issues

With the election countdown on its way, The Enquirer met two local ward teams at opposite ends of the borough The Brooklands Conservative ward team is made up of Councillor Viddy Persaud, Councillor Robert Benham,...
missing

Missing woman

Have you seen Kiran Shan, 18, who has gone missing from her home in Tilbury? She was last seen on Friday, March 30 and we believe she may be in the Ilford area. Kiran is described...
Scouts

Scouts take part in exercise campaign

Local Scouts groups in Thurrock took part in an event last week to encourage people to move and also fundraise as part of an healthy lifestyle. The Impulse Leisure Centre in Corringham, was overrun by...

Get on your bike and Pedal4patients

A bereaved father who has raised thousands of pounds on his bike for King George’s and Queen’s hospital, is encouraging everyone to ‘saddle up’. Keen cyclist Stuart Walks, 42 years old, is asking the public...
Charity row

Fundraisers row to world record

Two keen indoor rowers have set a new world record and raised money for a local charity. On the 24th March 2018, Meurice ‘Mo’ Robinson, 40, and Keith Darby, 41, took on a 100,000m tandem...

Southends newest route’s a sweet treat

A giant Belgian Bun came to Southend recently to celebrate the airports new route to Antwerp in Belgium The Belgian Bun was more than one metre wide and weighing in at 17.1kg, the monster Belgian...