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Has mystery Malaysian businessman bought The Pegasus Club?

A SPOKESPERSON for The Pegasus said: “The Club is in the process of being bought by a Malaysian businessman. At this moment we have no idea of his intent for the Peg. Our lease expires on May 31st. We are fulfilling our engagements to the end of April. We are holding a farewell weekend over Mayday Bank Holiday.

East Thurrock United set out plan for new stadium

THE RULING Thurrock Council Labour Cabinet will sit on Wednesday night to consider the proposals for a new football stadium on the Billet Field in Stanford-le-Hope. Cabinet first considered the potential relocation of East Thurrock United Football Club (“ETUFC”) to the Billet Field at its meeting in January 2014.

Crockett the Corringham cat makes The Incredible Journey (well to Grays)

THE Lowe family, who live in York Ave Corringham, are dedicated supporters of St. Luke’s Hospice. So when buying a new sofa for their recently decorated lounge without a second thought they donated their unwanted sofa to St. Luke’s Hospice Shops – unbeknown to them they also donated their family cat “Crockett” who was hiding inside the sofa.

Bugler trumpet Ofsted triumph!

ARTHUR BUGLER Junior School were in celebratory mood after receiving a “Good” grading from government watchdog, Ofsted. Their last inspection told them that they “Required Improvement” and that is exactly what they did!

Gable Hall’s Sam takes his invention to the House of Commons

STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, met with Gable Hall student Samuel Partridge at the We Made It! awards ceremony in Parliament to congratulate him on winning the local round of the manufacturing competition. The We Made It! competition encouraged school students up and down the country to submit designs for […]

Environmental Club for Kids

WITH spring upon us, Thurrock Council’s Langdon Hills’ ranger team is gearing up for its regular environmental club meetings for young people. The Junior Nature Club is for young people aged eight to 11 and runs between 10am and noon – £3 a session – one Saturday a month until November.

The potholes of Fairview Chase in Stanford-le-Hope

WE WERE wondering what the collective noun for a series of potholes is? A purgatory of potholes, a pitstop of potholes, a puncturefest of potholes? Whatever the correct alliterative phrase, the potholes of Fairview Chase in Stanford-le-Hope have to be some of the worst in the borough. Unless of course, you know of a worse street?

Corringham women in hospital after dog attack

A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after being attacked by two dogs. The incident occurred at 1140 am on Monday January 21st near to Rookery Close in Corringham. The East of England Ambulance Service attended and transferred the woman to Basildon hospital.

Fobbing couple win Cambridge award

TRACEY Douglas 51 and Chris Salton 51 from Fobbing were recently crowned Cambridge Weight Plan Regional Consultants of the year for East Anglia as well as being one of the companies top 50 sales people, winning a holiday in the process! Tracey started training as a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant in November 2011 after losing weight on the diet herself. The couple met after both their marriages broke down and decided to start a new path together and became full time Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants in 2012 helping many people lose weight. Tracey said: “We now see more than 80 people a week and seeing our clients change their lives for the better is truly inspirational”.

Destiny to headline Whitney tribute at Corringham Village Hall

RENOWNED Whitney Houston tribute act, Destiny Michelle is headlining a great night of entertainment at the Corringham Village Hall. The details are as follows: Saturday 1st February 2014

Fairytale of Stanford-le-Hope

THEY HAVE cars big as bars, they have rivers of gold but when the wind rips right through you, it is no place for the old. Now you thought for years they were talking about Fifth Avenue in New York City but no, oh no. They are talking about Kings Street in Stanford-le-Hope!

Gable Hall student wins local round of gadget competition

SAMUEL Partridge from Gable Hall School has been announced as the winning pupil from South Basildon and East Thurrock in the local round of a national school manufacturing competition. The We Made It! competition invited 11 – 14 year olds throughout the UK to let their imagination run wild and design a brand new product or gadget.

ID now needed to use Linford waste site

THURROCK Council is to clamp down on traders illegally using the Civic Amenity site at Linford. The site only has a household waste licence and should only be used by Thurrock residents to dispose of waste from their homes. However, it has become increasingly obvious that traders are taking advantage of the situation and tipping business waste at the site.

Christmas lights switch on in Corringham

IT ISN’T Christmas until the lights go on in Corringham! And they did on Friday as top athlete and local girl, Hayley McLean joined by Thurrock mayor, Tony Fish switched on the lights. Entertainment was provided throughout the evening by AJ the Entertainer, while the Thurrock Spectrum Band joined local singer Louis Sorrell-Wilde in playing […]

Christmas lights and so much more at Corringham Christmas Festival

There will be Stalls, Amusements Games and Entertainment … Celebrities..Music and FUN!! FUN!! FUN!! The Corringham Events Committe have worked extra hard to bring the Christmas Festival back to life this year and have done a fantastic job. They are also running a Raffle – Pre Tickets are on sale at Cranberries & Little Sproggs in Grover Walk £1 a strip

A13-Manorway closures in December

The closure of the Southbound on slip is to assist in the construction of the extension to the A13/A1014 Basildon facing A13 On-Slip for Thurrock Council. Motorists will be directed to the next junction at the Orsett Cock Roundabout and will return to the A13/ A1014 junction via the Southend-bound carriageway of the A13.

Community safety message spread in Corringham

THE Thurrock Community Safety Partnership has been raising awareness of crime prevention in and around Corringham following an increase in domestic burglaries. The day of action was supported by Essex Police, the council’s community safety, trading standards, and housing teams as well as members of the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Police warn against Stanford-le-Hope vigilantes

POLICE have urged for caution after reports of possible abductions and assaults in Stanford-le-Hope have been the subject of fevered social media speculation. Police state that notices posted on social networking sites about potential white van men following teenagers in the Stanford-le-Hope area should be treated with caution. Officers are investigating a handful of reports during the past few days about historic sightings of a white van but without much detail. At no stage has any teenager the subject of any attempted grab.

Fears over Corringham jobs as Blockbusters goes bust for second time this year

DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster is to go into administration for a second time, says its owner, private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe. Blockbuster has a store in Corringham. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering rentals through the post.

Halloween fun in Corringham this weekend

Maps can be collected from Your DIY Centre Ltd St. Johns Way between 9.30 and 3pm. Children are encouraged to come in fancy dress in order to get extra treats from the shop keepers along the way. We have goodie bags for 200 children on completion of the hunt (All free to enter) and a prize draw for the adults. Free face painting and a children’s entertainer that will visit some shops along the way.

Police warning after asbestos stolen in Corringham

POLICE are warning members of the public to be on the look out for a two foot square black box which contains asbestos that has been stolen from a car.

The box is a Safety Industries Negative Pressure Unit which has been used in the professional removal of asbestos. It was stolen from a vehicle which had been left secure in a car park in Killara Church Road, in Corringham, at sometime between 4pm on Monday October 21 and 6.15am on Tuesday October 22.

Thurrock man wins Countryfile calendar competition

A PHOTOGRAPH taken in Langdon Hills Country Park has won this year’s BBC Countryfile photographic competition. Taken by Bill Robinson, the photo captures a carpet of bluebells, framed by trees, in Coombe Wood. ‘The Dell’ in Langdon Hills beat over 55,000 entries and is one of 12 photos that make up the 2014 Countryfile calendar.

Everybody hurts in Stanford-le-Hope…..sometimes

THE STANFORD-LE-HOPE facebook page has almost 6,500 members. It is always full of interesting debate. Not always accurate but then again you could say the same in the House of Commons. But for all its foibles, you get a feeling that the good people care.

Santa in the Woods is coming to Langdon Hills

SANTA is coming to the woods at Langdon Hills Country Park, Westley Heights again this year. The Thurrock Council-run park will be hosting its annual and popular ticket-only Santa in the Woods event on the weekends of 7 and 8, and 14 and 15 December.

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