Where will you bury me? By Cllr Qaisar Abbas THE people of Thurrock have proud history of welcoming people from different backgrounds and religions. They have always opened their arms and hearts for those in need. The world has recently witnessed the generosity and compassion of Thurrock residents when 39 bodies were found in a […]
MOMENTS of genuine, long lasting change happen vary rarely in the life of a nation. The post-war settlement of 1945 heralded a general political consensus, built around the NHS and the welfare state
I write on behalf of my members who were appalled to find out that another part of Thurrock’s Heritage is being allowed to go.
DID you know that by setting a target, such as a marathon or bike ride, has helped a quarter (25%) of people get fitter in the past?
OVER the years I have repeatedly asked the Council to protect grassed areas by means of barriers. I have suggested that drivers who, despite previous warnings, repeatedly offend should have their vehicle removed from the grassed area, “clamped and charged to have the clamp removed.
Mr. Perrin’s blog; A Word in Your Ear. THE duplicity of, past and present, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)/Thurrock Independents Party (TIP) Councillors seems to know no bounds. After originally being elected as UKIP/TIP Councillors they decide to defect to another Party without seeking endorsement from the electorate, especially those UKIP/TIP members/supporters who voted for […]
NSPCC Fundraising Manager for Essex Sarah Laffling discusses the benefits of volunteering for the charity’s Speak Out, Stay Safe service.
AFTER a short, painful period of reflection, the Labour Party has a crucial decision to make over the leadership and direction that we will take now, following the worst defeat since 1931.
THE “back-stabbing Labour Party MPs have finally got what they wished for, and done for Jeremy Corbyn, Et Tu Brute?
WHILST most people’s Christmas wish lists this year will consist of many-a-material good, I assure you that the Christmas wishes of thousands of people in the East of England this year, look quite different.
AS the dust settles post GE 2019 one thing is indisputably clear, Politicians should be careful what they wish for. Ever since the 2016 Referendum most MPs, across the political spectrum, have persistently called for a “second referendum/peoples vote/confirmation vote/whatever.
THANK you for your prompt reply to my letter asking you, as an election candidate, to commit to restore school funding. I am replying to you in an open later because I believe, at a time when so many untruths are being circulated.
IN a few days time, 12 December 2019, people will be voting for a new Government and, rightly or wrongly, the main issue will probably be Brexit.
THE candidates hoping to be elected as Thurrock’s Member of Parliament (MP) attended a “hustings* meeting, held at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Grays on Thursday 28 November 2019, to answer questions from the public. Despite a disappointing turnout, which I believe struggled to reach 100+, the meeting was a civilised affair. The questions asked gave some indication as to what issues were concerning the people of Thurrock and the replies from the Candidates revealed where they stood on those issues.
AS the cold nights of winter draw in it becomes more apparent how important home is to us all. While most of the country will be getting ready to celebrate with loved ones and looking forward to a home cooked Christmas dinner, there will be thousands of people facing the struggle of having nowhere safe to call home.
AS you may know, 72% of those who voted in the 2016 European Union Referendum in Thurrock voted to Leave. That is a whopping 57,765. We have a general election in Thurrock on Thursday December 12th and you get the feeling that people are wintering who exactly is out there representing them on that issue.
WHEN I was growing up, I always saw Oxford and Cambridge as real-life Hogwarts – exclusive universities that only invited those born into excellence. Some people, I feel, still hold this view in a way; that if you are born into the ‘right’ family then you have an easy road to get in,
WAS it debate or rabble? I refer to the scenes in the House of Commons during questions to the Prime Minister. In my opinion it was the day Parliament descended into Bedlam and some Members became “Bedlamites”.
Dear Editor, THE majority of your readers will have had experience of nursing care, either directly through care they’ve received or from witnessing that given to family and friends. However, many may be unaware of the current crisis in nursing which looks set to only get worse unless urgent action is taken now. Across England, […]
I APOLOGISE to Cllr Halden for saying that he just scraped in with a single figure majority in one of his three elections. I should have said that more people voted against him than for him. MPs and Councillors tend to be very “selective” when referring to facts and figures especially when it comes to election results.
IN response to Cllr Martin Kerin’s article in which he makes a case for a confirmatory “final say” referendum with regard to Brexit.
THE Editor of “Your Thurrock” wrote an article asking “Is it time for a gentler, kinder form of politics in Thurrock? He was prompted to do so in response to a “tweet” by Cllr James Halden regarding Cllr John Kent’s opposition to the closure of Orsettt Hospital and the NHS proposed plans for future NHS services in Thurrock.
LAST week, the portfolio holder for health and education, Cllr James Halden used social media to refer the the former leader of Thurrock Council as an “out of work printer”.
The evolution of obesity By Laura Moxley Rationing began in the 1940s. Restrictions on food allowance was initially hard hitting. Food was bland and relatively tasteless, portion sizes were more than controlled and the opportunity to snack on double helpings of cake and custard were totally non-existent. 1940s Daily, the female of the house would […]