MANY years ago, we used the term “Wheelchair-bound” in a story. Our good friend, Neil Woodbridge had a word in our ear. So we returned to see the chief exec of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions and asks dhim for more advice on appropriate terminology.
YOUR THURROCK is among 15 community & hyperlocal news publishers who have successfully partnered with the BBC to receive local news content as part of the Local Democracy Reporter Scheme. The first part of the £8m-per-year scheme, which aims to fund 150 local democracy reporters across the UK, opened in May and publications big and […]
WHILST driving one of our bloggers to a council meeting, we had a chat regarding what motivates on elf our bloggers.
IS THERE any value in hiring out stand for a business exhibition? We think there is. It is all part of the networking that you really need to do.
ON 13 June, I was invited by a friend to a dinner party and came home in the early hours of 14 June. It is my routine to check news before going to bed.
This is the first blog entry by The Secret Teacher. An occasional series, reflecting life in Thurrock. ========== MY memory’s not good, but I can recall my first lesson vividly. In fact, it still gives me nightmares. As I nervously entered my classroom, situated at the outer echelons of the building, far away from the […]
GRENFELL Tower was a terrible tragedy that should never have happened, and it will go down as one of the worst tragedies in British history.
Blogspot: By Aveley UKIP councillor Luke Spillman One thing is for sure…British politics hasn’t been boring over the last 12 months. 2015 delivered a surprise Conservative majority. The referendum saw the people of this country demonstrate the will and courage to vote for their freedom from the evermore corrupt and authoritarian European Union. The 8th […]
OUR Octogenarian blogger, Mr Peter Perrin has a word of advice for th enough people of Thurrock. Mr Perrin’s blog:- “A Word in Your Ear”! Despite the blustery wet conditions, a respectable number of people attended the “hustings” meeting held in the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Grays last night, 5th June […]
I was born a first generation Asian in East-London during the 1970’s, both my parents had immigrated from India to England.
Dear Editor, I’m just writing as a resident of Aveley because I’m concerned about the latest UKIP leaflet that came through our door. In it, the candidate, Tim Aker, implies that the only choice in Thurrock is between himself and Jackie Doyle-Price. I think there is a danger that some residents will see this and […]
HOW dare UKIP claim to be the only party to oppose the Lower Thames Crossing. It’s a lie.
IF YOU are on line, you are on line 24/7 and 365. When you are abroad, you are still working. We were in the USA recently and more specifically in Washington DC, where president. Trump is the talk of the town.
INTO THE car and off on our travels on the campaign trail.
A FEW thoughts on when you turn up to an election photo call.
A quick first piece on covering local election nights.
WE all have enough evidence to state that the universe is vast, eternal and never ending. Within this universe, there is only one you, nowhere else is there another individual like you.
Blogpost: Mr Perrin: “A fairer, more caring society with a Socialist Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn”.
Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear”. I hope the result of the General Election will clearly demonstrate that the majority of the population of the United Kingdom are caring compassionate people who are concerned about the welfare of less fortunate members of society, are not hard-hearted, money grabbing, and selfish. That is to […]
JACKIE Doyle-Price is said to be ‘disappointed’ her preferred option, route four was discredited.
SO, what do you do on a Bank Holiday? Put your feet up or work even harder?
IT’S a marathon and not a sprint when you cover all 26 miles and 385 yards of the London Marathon.
THE South Ockendon Property Market is a very interesting animal and has been particularly fascinating over the last 12 years when we consider what has happened to South Ockendon rents and house prices.
IF you have given it your best and no matter what you do, you keep facing rejections – failures and refusals, let me tell you a simple technique if applied correctly could direct you straight towards success. Whether you want to be a writer, athlete, singer or a leader in any other profession,
AS part of our election coverage and as part of our films that may (or may not) be of help to the 400 plus hyperlocals around the country, we filmed an extended piece as we sought to get an interview with Jeremy Corbyn as he came to Harlow on April 27th, 2017.