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Join the march

Next month will see the first protest march against the closure of Essex libraries and will be the first ever march in Galleywood’s history. The community will assemble outside St Micheal’s Junior School in Barnard Road at 10am on Thursday 9th May, the march will...

Knife march

Westminster was taken over yesterday by large groups of bereaved parents from across England, including mothers from Romford who form part of ‘Operation Shutdown’. The...

Locked Up

Three men who attacked an elderly couple in their own home at gunpoint before trying to steal cash and jewellery have been locked up...

NEWS HEADLINES

Two jailed for the murder of Leroy Junior Edwards

A man and a woman have been sentenced for their role in the fatal stabbing of 66-year-old Leroy Junior Edwards. Kerry Donovan, 29 (19.04.89), of...

Thurrock Council welcomes progress at old State Cinema site

Thurrock Council welcomes progress at old State Cinema site Plans to develop the site of the old State Cinema on George Street are taking a...
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TILBURY Man jailed for 10 years for stabbing teenager

A man has been jailed for ten years for stabbing a teenager in Tilbury. The 19-year-old victim was in Handel Crescent with friends on September...

Museum announces tour winners

Iron Age minted coins, a clock and medal, and women’s war uniform have been named Thurrock’s favourite artefacts in a public vote. Earlier this year,...

Essex Police round up

Police are appealing for information after a woman was threatened with a knife at a park in Brentwood. A woman reported that she parked at...

Music in the park returns

Southend’s popular live music series “Music in the Park” returns to Priory Park on Easter Sunday. This much loved event will see live music performed...

Southend film fest has something for everyone

May sees the welcome return of the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 23-27 May, an annual celebration of movie making from across the globe. This year’s jam-packed...

Palm sunday celebrations

The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell joined many worshippers out in Romford High Street on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday. As part of St Edwards Church...

Laura running first marathon for mum

A Havering resident has signed up for the London Marathon in aid of Saint Francis Hospice following the death of her mum. Laura James’ parents...

News in brief – Candidates

Thurrock Independents to stand a record number of candidates in Thurrock local elections The Thurrock Independents are delighted to announce that voters in all Thurrock...

Appeal for missing man

Police are renewing their appeal to find Valentin Kachanov, who has been reported missing from West Thurrock. No-one has heard from the 27-year-old since he...

Hardworking teens clear Grays beach

Clearing plastic pollution was top of the agenda for a willing team of Thurrock teenagers who helped clean up the Thames foreshore at Grays...

Volunteers attend Purfleet spring clean up

Ten volunteers from Purfleet joined in the Borough’s Spring Clean Up campaign to clear a 3-400 yard stretch along London Road east of the...

Bravery and charm at the heart of Calender girls

This week Gary Barlow and Tim Firth talk about collaborating and what gives their Calendar Girls show which is coming to the Cliffs Theatre...

Community film about touching cancer journey

Give-Get-Go, a community outreach programme coming to Havering are embarking in their first documentary film. The programme will present a real time film about a...

Upside down house at Lakeside

Upside Down House premiers in the South at intu Lakeside. The extraordinary two-storey inverted home offers a zero-gravity style experience as it sits on its...

Headteacher retires after forty years

Last Friday was a historic day at Roding Primary School as headteacher Brian Fox left the school to enjoy his retirement after 40 years...

Primary school admissions places see positive results

Figures released this week show that 95% of Thurrock children have been offered their first or second choice of primary school for the new...

Fraudster who prayed on nurses convicted

A fraudster pretended he was a mortgage advisor to con three nurses out of more than £100,000. Johnson Umax was convicted of three counts of...

Man jailed for dangerous offences

A man who forced entry to a Grays home while armed with an imitation firearm has been jailed for five years and two months. Abdi...

Knife march

Westminster was taken over yesterday by large groups of bereaved parents from across England, including mothers from Romford who form part of ‘Operation Shutdown’. The...

Join the march

Next month will see the first protest march against the closure of Essex libraries and will be the first ever march in Galleywood’s history. The...

Tilly has lifelong home

Abandoned pony Tilly could barely walk due to the pain caused by her severely overgrown hooves. Little Tilly, who is believed to be about 19...

Ruti to play at festival

Ruti, winner of The Voice, is coming to Chalkwell Park to play Village Green. 19 year old Ruti from Ockenden was a student at the...

Care home and students ‘Love on the rocks’ project

A ‘love on the rocks’ project held at Cedars care home in Southend saw local teens donate their time to Action Day on Saturday...

Grants for projects

Essex & Suffolk Water’s Branch Out scheme, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to projects which benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local...

Business completes work at village hall

Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have completed the renovation work at Rayne Village Hall in Braintree, the winning community building from their recent...

Football stars teach youngsters new skills

Southend United stars put a group of young footballers through their paces on the front lawn of London Southend Airport on Thursday 11 April...

The Mercury’s Breakfast Club knits hats

Southend United stars put a group of young footballers through their paces on the front lawn of London Southend Airport on Thursday 11 April...

Locked Up

Three men who attacked an elderly couple in their own home at gunpoint before trying to steal cash and jewellery have been locked up...

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