SEVERAL years ago a home owner decided to pay for professional tree surgeons to come and remove a large tree in his front garden, he was subsequently taken to Court by Thurrock Council and there was much hullabaloo as the Council was not going to tolerate trees.
IN contrast to other Councils, Thurrock Council barely changed, it remains a “hung” Council.
THE way that we manage our time determines our future. If we are spending most of our time indulged with Netflix marathon’s then we are not investing in it correctly. Start your day with a written list of things to do.
MUFFIN tops and love handles are all about excess body fat, not lack of muscle! Therefore crunching your abs into submission… Until you feel your gut has been set alight by the devil himself isn’t going to get you your desired definition.
Dear Editor, I was disappointed to read Jackie Doyle-Price’s last-minute attack on the regeneration of Purfleet last Thursday, just seven days before the plans go to planning committee. The planning application was submitted 16 months ago, so why leave it till the last minute to comment? Our MP’s desire to keep logistics, i.e. HGV’s in […]
IT’S the Local Government (Council) election time, and between now and 2nd May 2019, candidates will be out and about delivering leaflets, knocking on doors trying to convince us why we should vote for them.
AS Women’s History Month draws to a close it’s an important time to recognise how unequal the female sex are still treated. During the month of March, we give a little extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined and inspirational women. Let us not forget to appreciate and honour the magnificent ladies, that grace our planet.
OF course, it’s all hypothetical talk and not literal. But dating, seriously… it sucks! No one wants to admit they have feelings, to many are overly protective of their hearts and the rest fear commitment. Nobody knows how on earth to deal with dating anymore!
IS the Thurrock Labour Party so limited in its choice of candidates it has to “resurrect” Charles Curtis?
IN today’s society it seems to be incredibly difficult to stand up for what you truly believe in, for what you like and enjoy. As an individual, if your beliefs trail too far from ‘the norm’ you’re ridiculed.
Blowing them blues away! By Laura Moxley JANUARY doesn’t start in January. It actually starts in February. How can January possibly start in January when you still have half of Christmas laying around? It is absolutely impossible to initiate the ‘new year, new me’ rule when you’re still surrounded by candy canes, and trays of […]
ARE you scared to learn? Ask yourself this question. I always try to learn because 1400 years ago Prophet Muhammad told me to “Seek knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave”. I am a proud Muslim but have huge respect for other religions.
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.