Warning to Thurrock residents over heart condition

Warning to Thurrock residents over heart condition

Approximately one in every 250 people in the East of England has familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a potentially deadly inherited condition which, if undiagnosed, can cause people to die from a heart attack at an early age. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) figures suggest that FH affects around 24,500 people in the East of England and […]

Sky’s the limit for Stanford-Le-Hope fundraising team

Sky’s the limit for Stanford-Le-Hope fundraising team

A BIG-hearted Stanford resident is undertaking a number of acts of charitable kindness across the area. Paul Luke has started the “Stanford Le Hope and Surrounding Area Fundraising Team”. Paul said: “I started my fundraising team just under two years ago and have since raised nearly £25,000 for a number of local groups and charities. […]

Come and have a Cockney Knees-Up for the Dream Factory

Come and have a Cockney Knees-Up for the Dream Factory

THE hard-working people at The Dream Factory are busy organising a Sing Along Knees Up Event on Sunday 5 March 2017 at the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel between 6.00pm and 10.30pm. The event which is back by popular demand, will feature fabulous Pearlie Kings and Queens, as well as The Souled Out Brothers, who will […]

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Orsett Hall

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Orsett Hall

ORSETT Hall is renowned as being one of the top destinations for Afternoon Tea in Essex! Our award-winning Head Chef, Robert Pearce regularly changes the menu to suit the seasons and both our Traditional Afternoon Tea and Champagne Afternoon Teas are as popular as ever.

South Ockendon nursery praised by Ofsted

South Ockendon nursery praised by Ofsted

A SOUTH OCKENDON nursery that was told it needed to improve has been praised by education watchdog Ofsted. Headstart Nursery in Darenth Lane, South Ockendon was inspected in January, 2017. The report stated: The management team has made significant improvements since the last inspection. The managers are constantly evaluating the provision to make further improvements. […]

Friends raise money for St Luke’s for much loved Linda

Friends raise money for St Luke’s for much loved Linda

MEMBERS of a social care team have marked the death of a much-loved colleague by raising almost £1,000 in her memory. Linda Chandler died last October and to mark her passing colleagues in Thurrock Council’s Adult Social Care team organised a variety of activities over the Christmas period and they have donated the proceeds to […]

Half Term: Where The River Runs: Through Grays and Purfleet

Half Term: Where The River Runs: Through Grays and Purfleet

Full House Theatre will stage dance theatre performance Where The River Runs this February for Thurrock school children and families – for free. Where The River Runs is a captivating piece of dance for children aged 4+. It’s the simple story of a stranger trying to cross a river and what happens when water comes […]

NSPCC make plea on Safer Internet Day

NSPCC make plea on Safer Internet Day

Dear Editor, Safer Internet Day 2017 is marked on Tuesday 7th February and the NSPCC welcomes the campaign. We are working extremely hard in partnership with O2 to give children the best chance to stay safe online. To children, online friends are real friends and online life is real life. There’s no difference and there […]

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