AS the new year gets under way, ex-Forces men and women who are out of work in the East of England will be looking ahead to what 2019 might have in store for them.
THERE is a crisis regarding mental health in this country. It is wide spread and wide ranging in the various elements of the subject. It is also getting worse rather than better.
Mr. Perrin’s blog; (1) “A Word in Your Ear”. Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019. What’s in store for us in 2019? 1. Thames Crossing. Will the Thames Crossing saga come to conclusion, and will the decision have the approval of the majority of the residents of Thurrock? Despite the cross party opposition, enthusiastically and often, proclaimed, […]
Blogpost By Gavin Callaghan Leader of Basildon Labour Group JUST when you think it’s going to be a quiet January, you learn that Returning Officers at local authorities have been told to prepare for a snap General Election. I know, you thought you’d drank a lot in the last seven days, but it’s time to […]
READ the National newspapers, and they talk of doom and gloom in the current British housing market. Such things as strained buyer affordability (as property prices have increased over the past six years
Depression at Christmas By Myles Cook THERE is a fallacy that the suicide rate spikes at Christmastime but the truth is that a rise in suicides is a springtime phenomenon. The reason for the Christmas fallacy is due to the fact that suicides around the Christmas and New Year period have always been deemed more […]
By Myles Cook WE stand at the precipice of political change here in the UK. Brexit has proven itself to be the most divisive political issue of British history and has brought the country to the point of a potentially huge constitutional crisis. Families and friendships have been torn apart by the 2016 EU Referendum […]
MOVING home is undoubtedly one of the most stressful things you can do; It’s like someone (and that someone is usually you, and you are the cause of this devastation) has collected all your worldly goods,
THIS week’s events have been a true low point in the history of Thurrock Council. We are at a point where we need to question whether it is tenable for the Conservatives to continue running the Thurrock Council?
OUR editor was in the Republic of Ireland last week. On a brighter autumnal day, he decided to pop across the border (between Cavan and Clones) and post a little v-log.
Blogpost: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Thurrock’s Suicide Prevention Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price
WHERE does Ms Jackie Doyle-Price stand on this issue? Is she on the side of the Bookmakers or is she on the side of the exploited vulnerable gamblers? As a Minister with the specific responsibility for the protection of the potentially suicidal I consider her silence a dereliction of her duty.
THIS autumn, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the nation to take on its Makeover Challenge by giving their homes a fresh new look using items bought at BHF stores.
Why South Ockendon Landlords Shouldn’t be Criticised by Paul Tobias-Gibbins https://www.mpestates.co.uk There is no escaping the fact that over the last couple of decades, the rise in the number buy-to-let properties in South Ockendon has been nothing short of extraordinary. Many in the “left leaning” press have spoken of a broken nation; The fact many […]
A particular low point came in the form of an email between the new Head and another executive Head from the same academy, I obtained it via a freedom of information request. It detailed how my son had been questioned about whether he really needed his prescribed ADHD medication (their view was he didn’t) and it went on to mock his future ambition to be a pilot. I didn’t have the words to describe this email then and I still don’t now.
How to Deal With Mental Health Discrimination at Work The 10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day which is designed to educate, raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. Mental health issues affect millions of people across the country and impact businesses and employees alike. Five million working days were lost due to work-related […]
THE recent defection of ex-Cllrs Snell and Jones to the Tories is a clear indication of the true philosophy of the Thurrock Independents. If you allow us the appearance of power and influence, by appointing us as Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Council Committees, along with the financial benefit such appointments engender, we will support you and willingly do your bidding.
ONE of the most important tasks for the Labour Party today is winning back those workers who supported Brexit in the referendum and since then have not changed their minds.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled “Should Councillors be on Zero Hours Contracts?” I wrote the article because I noted that it was a rare occurrence, if ever, that all 49 Councillors were present at “Full Council” meetings,.
Letter to Editor: Orsett councillor: What is the real reason Highways England are ignoring the people of Thurrock?
I would like to express my thanks as ward councillor to the resident groups that put so much effort into ensuring the visit of Highways England to Orsett Village hall on Wednesday 19th September was so well attended.
TROUBLES and congestion on our highways whether it be the A13 or M25 is often a subject that gets the local forums buzzing
TRUST me when I say… that this is just the start of a long journey on the house selling process. I always urge people moving home to allocate a realistic overall time frame;
Dear Sir, I was sad to see such prominence given to a one-man campaign to keep the name of Purfleet in the media last week. In his campaign Mr Simon Braybrooke-Gibbens writes in the plural – our and we, when it should have read in the singular I and we. Reference to some villagers have […]
EACH time you make an excuse and talk yourself out of taking those steps towards achieving success you are pushing yourself back, virtually stopping yourself from living your dreams and goals.
WHEN you invite an agent into your home to carry out a market appraisal on your property one of the key questions you should be asking them is what is their marketing plan for your home? And how will it benefit you, the homeowner?