Dance Crusade 2010

You could see the main tent from twenty miles away on the M25 and the sounds boomed across the borough. The first ever Dance Crusade at Orsett Showground was a resounding success as clubbers from across the South East gathered together to dance to some of the top DJ’s in the country.

Essex Swimmers Are Champions!

THURROCK Swimming Club were recently crowned Essex County Swimming Champions for the fourth year in succession and sixth time in seven years. This latest county success was somewhat sweeter than previous years, as this was the first victory under the exciting new regime and swimming programme of new Head Coach Lisa Bates.

Thurrock Has Real Witches!!!!!!

May 27th was a full moon & if you look closely enough you may have see some of Thurrocks Witches flying passed on their broom sticks. Well actually I’m not really serious about the flying on brooms part, but I am very serious about Thurrock and infact all over England there being real witches & mediums in our midst. Scared!

Grays School: Parents/Students Learning Together

THERE are many signs in Thurrock that education at a senior level has improved by light years over the last few years. There is a plethora of examples as well. Perhaps one of the great examples is the invitation that Grays school’s Maths Department gave to Year 7 parents to come in on a thursday evening and explore the world of maths as well as help their child’s education.

Waiting For Godfrey

THE THURROCK Courts Players have just completed a three night run of the play Waiting For Godfrey. The performance has been a dry run for the group’s appearance at the Thurrock Drama Festival where they hope to win a place in the British Drama Festival.

Boy Knocked Down In Ockendon

The boy ran into the road and was in collision with a silver Toyota 4X4, driven by a local woman. The boy was taken to Basildon hospital by ambulance and following scans he has no serious injuries, but has cuts and bruising and is currently on a ward. The driver was shocked.

Panthers Tamed By Hammers

Lakeside’s two best performers were Adam Shields (paid fourteen points) and Jonas Davidsson (thirteen points) and both featured in some of the best action of the evening, primarily when the lively Rory Schlein was in opposition. The new Peterborough signing was excellent value and passed Davidsson in heat three, inflicting the only defeat of the night on the Swede.

Cheesecake at Shavout

Like all of Rosh Tikvah’s celebrations, Shavuot was a time for the community to come together and enjoy each others’ company. As we are a new community, our traditions are not yet set. However, it is fair to say that one tradition which is already firmly in place, is that of enthusiasm and a sense of pride in what we have achieved so far.

Burglary Roadshow in Corringham

Chief Insp Moor said his team are working hard to combat a crime which has a devastating effect on families across the district. He added: “In my opinion, burglary is one of the most traumatic crimes for someone to go through. To have someone intrude your home and take your possessions can have a lasting impact on the whole family.

Hammers Look To Keep Momentum Going

We need to keep the momentum going on Friday against the new look Peterborough team. They are looking to gain one of the four Play Off places come the end of the season and we are determined to maintain our second place in the table. The Panthers Management appear to have made a good choice for their guest as Scott Nicholls usually goes well around our Raceway.

World Cup Geeza: More Tea Vicar

The Stanford-le-Hope band teamed up with Linford sound engineer Andy Spurrell to record the track, Geeza, which will go on sale on iTunes next month.

All the money raised from sales of the track will be donated to the Meningitis Trust, in honour of Stanford-le-Hope man and More Tea Vicar fan Andrew Burroughs.

Tilbury Firms Given £5m Boost

Such massive amounts of backdated business rates came as a major shock to the firms involved and badly affected their cash flow so Essex FSB is very pleased that the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has acted rapidly to freeze demands for payments and is now looking at ways of axing the backdated rates bills completely.

Book Chat

Do you enjoy reading and want to meet like-minded people? Do you sometimes struggle to decide what to read and want to try something new?

St Luke’s Join Forces With Morrisons

They are coming up to their twentieth year and yet the pace of fundraising continues to gather apace. It is a credit to the team led by Marilyn D’Battista that in these difficult times, they have been able to raise their game while other organisations have struggled to keep pace with the demands.

Forget Me Not Fundraiser

The Fund Raising Evening is taking place on Tuesday 1 June 2010 between 7.00pm and 11.00pm at Partyman World of Play, Repton Close, Burnt Mills, Basildon. There will be a live band, dancers, face painting, craft for children, fun photo shoots, games, cakes to buy, a prize raffle and much, much more. Tickets are £5.00 each for adults and children under 16 years go free! Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.