By Mick Hall “THURROCK once had four hospitals in the borough, Orsett, Tilbury, South Ockendon and Stifford Clays, despite the population having doubled, if not more since the 1950’s we may now end up with none. Back in July Thurrock Councillors unanimously backed a motion that no changes should take place at Orsett Hospital without […]
REPORTERS are always wary of stepping into the story but what about when you have a civic duty…
FROM when you first break a story until the sentencing.
YOU can’t beat a little outside broadcast at a sporting event.
IF there is a perceived gap in the market, then should you take it? Some thoughts on the forward or backward move…
CLLR Gledhill states that “the housing department is responsible for a number of area based facilities – including 14 play parks, 50 hectares of green space,13 hectares of footpaths, a further 30 hectares of hard surfaces and over 2,000 trees.
HOW much do you need to know about information technology?
HOW long do you keep your reporter notebooks for?
OVER the last few weeks, two reporters I have spoken to, have complained that they may have been subtly prejudiced against in the job market.
FIVE years of planning, marking, of encouraging, cajoling, of blood, sweat and tears – all culminate in one day in August when students congregate at school to find out their results.
OUR previous piece was an interview with the editor of The Edinburgh Fringe.
COLLABORATING with other hyperlocals seems to be a natural thing. We were at the Edinburgh Festival and wrote a number of reviews for The Edinburgh Reporter.
JACKIE Doyle-Price has rightfully raised concerns about the so-called Essex cruisers who roar around West Thurrock every Friday and Saturday night.
In this latest video blog, we discuss a creeping trend for people to not send a press release or proactively seek out the press but instead stick stuff out on Facebook.
YOU are sitting at a council meeting, when they inform the press and public that they have to leave. Fair dealing for sensitive issues or a council shrouded in secrecy. You decide.
Sir, I have noted the ongoing saga of these Ockendon “raves”. Whilst I do not deny people have a right to moan if being kept up at night, it is a useless notion to overlook the fact this problem has only come about becuase of our inept council to promote Thurrock as a safe vibrant […]
THE DANGERS of not checking facts on a court list that journalist has been sent.
IF the office is on the house then it is fine to sit in your shorts and t-shirt?
I am now going to tell you a quick and simple method on how to increase your confidence levels and self-esteem –
ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has become a major problem across Thurrock and it is accelerating. Here in Aveley, residents are complaining about unruly youths, vandalism and cruisers roaring around the area with loud exhausts and music bellowing out of cars.
Mr. Perrin’s blog; A Word in Your Ear. Direct Democracy or Despotic Democracy? AT the April, 2017 Thurrock Council Cabinet Meeting the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Legal Services, introduced his report titled “Communication Strategy 2017-20”. Cllr Hebb stated; “The Council wants to be regarded by its residents, peers and partners as ambitious for Thurrock […]
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.