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.
ONE of the benefits of running two on-line newspapers is that there is the odd occasion that I can use one to explain something to the readers of the other.
Opinion Piece A COUPLE of weeks ago, an Essex Police officer and prolific tweeter, began his evening shift in Harlow, telling his 3,000 plus followers that he was the “only deployable police officer in Harlow” for that shift. That will be one police officer for 80,000 people. We will say that again: one police officers […]
THE arguments against Universal Credit seem to be legion. However, we thought we would take this opportunity to show what the creators of the scheme think.
Mr. Perrin’s blog: A Word in Your Ear. WERE the powers that be within the Conservative Government, e.g. the Prime Minister and Jeremy Hunt, being deliberately perverse when they elevated Ms Jackie Doyle-Price to the post of a Junior Minister within the Department of Health, even more so by appointing her as the spokesperson on […]
ANOTHER week, another flurry of unauthorised encampments around Thurrock.
JUNE 2017 was, for the Labour Party, so near and yet so far. Nationally, we were just 7 Conservative seats away from being able to begin the formation of a government with other parties – yet we were also 64 seats away from being able to form a majority government on our own
HOW should UKIP solve the problem of a “free-Wheeler” called Kevin? For a start they need to stop just “talking about Kevin”.
Sir, A few weeks ago I pointed out that Theresa May’s Florence Speech meant we would be leaving the EU in name only. This week on LBC she was asked three times if she would vote to Leave the EU if there was a referendum now. Three times she didn’t answer. Thurrock voted 73% to […]
Blogpost By Gavin Callaghan Leader of Basildon Labour Group THIS week parliament returns for what is supposed to be the most important period of the year. Free from elections around the corner, a recess or a party conference on the horizon, October, November and December is the time when Governments tend to pass legislation and […]
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.