LAST weekend, homes in Ockendon and Belhus woke up to a leaflet from the new Thurrock Independent party.
IT is my considered opinion that the episode is a desperate attempt by 16 Councillors of a disintegrating UKIP to cling on to their Council seats simply by changing their identity and a new logo.
IS the property market up or is down? This month, more than ever, the answer depends on who you speak to.
MY research shows that certain types of South Ockendon property are a little more affordable today than what the newspapers might make you think.
The Property Report By Paul Tobias-Gibbin M and P Estates, Derwent Parade, South Ockendon http://www.mpestates.co.uk SOUTH Ockendon homeowners will be among those affected by the latest rise in the Bank of England interest rates. The first increase in 10 years; they have just been raised from 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. This uplift comes as […]
LAST year, we interviewed Neil Woodbridge of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions regarding correct terminology regarding health conditions. We decided to make a second film with Anna Smith Higgs, who had a stroke several years ago.
A DUTCH newspaper contacted us and gave us the chance for a good news story. Why it is important to forge links overseas.
KNOW your rights and know the rights of others and your limitations. With that in mind, a plug for McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.
THE TWO buskers in the high street might always just be, two blokes in the high street. Alternatively, they could, just one day, be something big.
BEING a bit of a snowflake or robustly defending your brand?
I ALWAYS think it is important to undertake a statistical return at the end of the year. Whether you publish at all is up to you. We do and here is why.
WE filmed sixty hyperlocal bibles in 2017. Not quite the 365 that I promised. How many will we do in 2018?
AS YourThurrock approaches its tenth birthday, the country that appears to have embraced IT and thus made our life so much easier is India.
YOU have a story regarding a faulty fire alarm. What if the concerns of the residents do not seem (to you) matched by others?
WHAT if someone from the BBC libels your business and claims you made up part of your story? Another day in the world of the hyperlocal!
AS any self-employed person may tell you, most days, the right hand chases the story, the left hand chases the invoice.
WE have been covering the Dolly’s Christmas Puds story since 2006. Not only that we gave her a lift into town whilst we interviewed dear Dolly Turner.
DO we put a little shift in on Christmas Day or do we keep to the 365 “We never close” pledge?
EVEN after nine years on-line, the question of going into print still occupies our mind.
The Gift of Christmas Is About Giving By Dr Emil Shehadeh CAROL and I have just come back from Rothenberg on the Tauber in Germany, a walled medieval town famous for selling Christmas gifts and decorations throughout the year. The Germans do many things better than we. Of course, it was they who introduced the […]
I read with interest that the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has admitted he cannot cope with the budget which has been afforded to him by his own Tory government.
WHEN you go from job to job to job and for now (and I stress..for now) you don’t have a story or stories.
WHEN you have been running on-line newspapers for a couple of years, you are constantly impressed by technological progress.
I HAVE been confined to the office since October 16th. Corrective toe surgery if you must know.