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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Brave police dogs awarded

AT a special ceremony at Essex Police Headquarters 11 retired police dogs have been honoured with medals. On Sunday, October 14, the retired police dogs, their owners and previous dog handlers were invited to headquarters...

Hand knitted teddies

On tuesday October 2nd, Carol Fletcher a Helpdesk Ambassador, along with Natalie Bays, Deputy Centre Manager of Mercury Mall, visited the Queen’s Hospital to deliver some beautifully made, hand knitted teddy bears. The bears, knitted...
Amanda Green and Salli Bennett.

Light up a Life Appeal

The festive season is often a special time when family and friends come together to celebrate and remember the people they have loved and lost. As part of Saint Francis Hospice’s annual Light up a...

Fang-tastic in Basildon

Halloween is coming to Festival Leisure Park Basildon, and it’s going to be fang-tastic! This Halloween is set to be spook-tacular, with Festival Leisure Park’s annual Halloween event returning on Wednesday 31st October. Visitors can...

Young artists show off exceptional art talent

An exhibition of art work from students of eleven local schools attracted two hundred visitors, including Sir David Amess and MP Rebecca Harris to The Old Fire Station in Hadleigh recently. The standard of work...

Sample Saturday at The Mercury

New tastes were the flavour of the day in Romford Town Centre last weekend when visitors to Mercury Mall took part in ‘Sample Saturday’. Between 11am and 4pm, shoppers were invited to sample pasta, pizza,...

Successful members Q and A session held

A special ‘London Question and Answer’ session was held at St Michael’s church hall in Gidea Park, on Friday October 5. The local Conservative Action team were present alongside, Havering’s Leader of the Council, Councillor...

Ball raises over 5k for hereditary helpline

A woman from Leigh on Sea has raised over £5000 after organising an Halloween Masquerade Ball on October 6 for the Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline after discovering that she had a faulty gene. Helen Smith,...

Luxury Lodges

With its open spaces and easy accessibility, Colchester Holiday Park is the perfect place for your choice of Leisure home, tourers and campers, and is equally well suited for couples and families with children...

Lessons in comedy

Students at Ormiston Park Academy got lessons in comedy and characterisation over three days when artists from Thurrock-based theatre troupe The Complete Commedia Company visited the school. Bernadette Wakeling and Alex Mangan from Complete Commedia...

Halloween hunt

Friends of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope will be staging its annual Halloween Hunt on Saturday 27th October for the younger residents of SS17 and beyond. The event starts at 11am until 3pm and will consist...

College supports future investment

This week Chelmsford College is proud to support the Association of Colleges’ “Love Our Colleges” campaign, taking place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018. The campaign aims to celebrate and showcase the...

Veteran tech suite opens

A state of the art technology suite to support the veteran community was opened by Jackie Doyle Price MP on Friday October 12 at the Port of Tilbury. Located within the old railway station...

Help save our club

Members of The Silver Hall Social Club off New Road, South Hornchurch have made an urgent plea to help save their club from the possible threat of closure. The club, that was formed in 1937...

Grays indian is the best

The team at a Indian takeaway in Grays is flying high after this Indian takeaway was crowned as one of the best in the country at the National Curry Life Awards in London. Mr Shuhel...

Premiere of independent film

Building on its continuous success, The Romford Film Foundation held the premiere of 'Winter Ridge' on Friday October 5 at Premiere Cinema in the Mercury Mall. Owner of the Foundation Joe Sultana told The Enquirer:...

Refurb for The Octagon

Abbeyfield Octagon in Basildon is a fantastic supported living house that provides amazing companionship and security with the added bonus of home cooked meals every day. The Octagon house is currently undergoing refurbishment and will...

DO you know where 13-year-old Callum Taylor is?

DO you know where 13-year-old Callum Taylor is? He was reported missing on Sunday, October 14, and his family and officers are concerned for his welfare. Callum is 5ft 5ins and has links to Laindon, Billericay...

Nightmare neighbours

A 46 year old woman who has been convicted for her involvement in the robbery and stabbing of an 75 year old elderly gentleman ,has been reported as being a nightmare neighbour for many...
Think Global students

Students think global

Thurrock schools have recently taken part in Think Global which is a global education programme developed for schools, colleges and universities. The programme brings a global perspective into education, teaching students about sustainability, tackling extremism,...

Team receive donation

Grays Athletic Football Club's under 15's team has received a £1,500 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Based in Grays, Essex, the club is community-owned and run by local supporters. Coached by local...

Drug dealer who swallowed drugs sentenced for 6 years

A DRUG dealer, who tried to swallow 43 wraps of Class A drugs when he was stopped by police, has been jailed for nearly six years. Basildon Crown Court heard how officers were carrying out...

Police identify man after remains found

POLICE are in the position to formally identify a man whose remains were found in Rochford. A human skull was found on land off Shopland Road in September 2017 and a number of bones were...

The power of support for mental health

After communities came together yesterday for World Mental Health Day local vets and charities have reported that pets are playing an increasingly important role in helping our mental health. Vets have been exploring the exact...

Four men jailed for aggravated burglary

Four men have been jailed for a total of 58 years in connection with an aggravated burglary at a laundrette in Grays. Christopher Salvador, 31, of Hemming Way, Watford, Joseph Pearl, 28, of Charter Place,...

Successful student opens first sports clinic

A former student from Barking and Dagenham College is proving an inspiring success story with the opening of his new Sports Injury Clinic. 27 year old Tyrone Cassius studied sport at Barking & Dagenham College...

Charity helps to bin knifes

This week The Enquirer had the opportunity of meeting with Mark Clarkson the Operation’s Manager for a Christian charity called 'Word 4 Weapons’. The East London base charity do a fantastic job in the local...

WI ladies pickle onions to sell for charity

The West Tilbury’s WI are following a tradition their October meeting by cutting and peeling a huge amount of onions reading for the pickling process. Wearing rubber gloves, and with watery eyes from the onions...

Plans ‘state of the art’ technology hub

Plans have been released for a new state of the art, digital technology hub in Basildon. The planned developments include a new site for South Essex College in Basildon Town Centre and its technical facility in...

Sponsors treat footie girls

A girls team from Billericay Town Football Club were treated to hair styling and nail treatments last Friday by their new sponsors. The Billericay Town Football Club girls under 11 team will be sponsored this...