East London

Unhappy Orchard Village residents demand a fair deal

RESIDENTS of a Rainham housing estate beset by a number of serious problems are demanding that they are fairly compensated following a buy-back offer from the responsible housing association. Issues at Orchard Village have included gas leaks, raw sewage flowing through a living room and a rat infestation, and Clarion Housing have now offered to […]

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Upminster community fume at series of huge fly-tips

A CAMPAIGN has begun to pressurise Havering Council into taking more action to find those responsible for a series of industrial scale fly-tips. Little Gerpins Lane in Upminster has been a fly-tipping hotspot in the past, but last week saw the problem reach new unprecedented levels, with the council clearing up four large illegal rubbish […]

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Puppy fraud gang get suspended jail sentences

FOUR people have been given suspended jail sentences for conspiring to defraud members of the public out of money as part of a major RSPCA investigation into the underground puppy trade. Three women and one man were sentenced at Basildon Crown Court last week for their involvement in a puppy dealing ring operating in the […]

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Burglars caught on dash cam sentenced to more than six years

TWO burglars, who were caught on Dash Cam leaving the scene of their crime, have been jailed for more than six years. Scott Osborne, 24 and 32-year-old Ronnie Tretton were sentenced to 42-months and 32-months respectively at Basildon Crown Court after admitting a charge of burglary. The court heard that between 12.50pm and 1.45pm on […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day is marked across the region

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day has been marked across the region with a week of events. The date is the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The day itself was on Friday, and in Thurrock this date was marked with around 150 people, young and old, braving the weather to spend 90 minutes […]

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