Mike Brace: An Inspiration

Mike, who lives in Hornchurch, Essex, was blinded in a firework accident at the age of 10. But he didn’t let his disability get in the way of his passion for sport and over the last 40 years he has taken part in more than 50 different sports, ranging from surfing to sailing and skiing to cricket.

Partyman World Cup Offer

The voucher is valid every day and entitles up to four children to free admission and a kids meal for £5.00 each. If you do not want to miss the England matches, do not despair as they will be on the television screens within the Playcentre.

Two Serious Assaults in Grays

The second incident was reported to police at 9.30am this morning when a 20 year old man from Grays, attending a health centre, also reported being assaulted. He said that he was in the Crown Road area of Grays when he approached by a group of men around 3.30am who then assaulted him and stole his wallet containing cash and bank cards.

Chafford Hundred Primary Ofsted

Three years ago, the school received a “good’ Ofsted, where it appeared that the school was on the verge of being outstanding. But a number of problems since then which caused eight of the governors to resign has seen the school spiral into decline.

Leader’s Opening Stand Leaves Tories Stumped

IN THE council chamber, John Kent reminds this reporter of a confident opening batsmen. At his first full council meeting on wednesday, John stood confident and imperious, seeing each Tory ball as big as a beach ball as he swatted them away for a four. With Deputy Leader, Val Morris-Cook anchoring the other end, the Tories have their work cut out.

Ben and Becky Milan-Vega

IT HAS been a while since we caught up with dancers par excellence Ben and Becky Milan-Vega. They reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent from which they learnt a great deal of how that part of the industry works.

Council Call Time On Grime

It was clear that a mentor like Lewis was keeping a lot of young men out of trouble. When they were in trouble, he was the one who would accompany them to youth court, plead their case and get them back on the straight and narrow. With him gone, the consequences could be dire.

Hospital Review Called For

I feel the time is now to ensure this happens in the future and it would be of great benefit to give the hospital this opportunity to present this council with a report next month of how we got to where we are and how we are moving forward. In this climate where budgets are tight, scrutiny and open & honest accountability is everything and can only be a good thing.

Fort Focus in Thurrock

Thirty-five members of the Royal Artillery Historical Society and friends of the Firepower Museum in Woolwich visited the borough’s two ancient forts on Wednesday (16 June).

Olympian Inspires William Edwards Students

Sometimes it is the little pieces of advice that makes so much sense: Jamie told the students: “In Britain, we say that we are going to training. In the USA, they are going to “practice”. Think about that word. Practice..to make perfect. To produce the best performance possible on the day.”

Artifact: Art in Thurrock

The work of Lata Upadhyaya as part of Artifact should illuminate the borough. Working from a workshop in Grays, Lata supported by her husband Jonathan and a coterie of artists, they hope to encourage the idea of art inspiring the environment in Thurrock. Her work is wonderful. We spoke to Jonathan about the work and their hopes for the future.

Bike Demo Comes To Thurrock

Motorists who are planning to use the M25 this weekend are warned of possible congestion due to a planned demonstration by motorcyclists.

A ‘Say No To Bike Tax’ protest is due to take place on Saturday, June 19, with several hundred riders expected to travel around the motorway in order to highlight their cause.

Seafarer at Waterstones Tomorrow

Having led such a full and fascinating life, William’s decision to write a book came as no surprise to those who know him. Published in June 2009, “A Sailor’s Tales” is a highly readable account of his time at sea, punctuated with interesting and often amusing anecdotes. It gives everyone a chance to experience William’s half century relationship with his mistress, the sea and gain a real insight into just what makes this charming Master Mariner tick.

Grays Ath Encouraged By Council Message

GOOD NEWS for Grays Athletic must come like buses. After the joy of retaining a place in the Ryman Premier, the club have now received a letter from Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities at Thurrock Council, Bill Newman which augurs well for the future. YourThurrock will be catching up with Andy Swallow to look at […]

Young Reyes: Shake Ya Bumper-Behind The Scenes

FOR a few years now in Thurrock there has been a burgeoning R’n’ B scene. The challenge for many of the artists is to take it to the next level. How to make your product look more professional. Young Reyes is one such artist. Young Reyes hooked up with video renaissance man, Matt Smith aka Smivadee to put a video together.

Game Students Excel at Palmer’s

Second year A-Level Applied ICT students at Palmer’s College attended an awards presentation to celebrate their success. The students completed a games programming unit as part of their course, which involved the students creating a prototype game and front end system in the style of a classic 1980’s coin operated arcade machine.  The games were […]

Traffic Police Operation A Success

A total of 32 vehicles were seized for having no insurance, including a car borrowed by a family heading from the Southend area for a camping holiday in the West Country. The car was taken to a pound until it could be insured.

Fire At East Tilbury Re-Use Plant

On arrival crews found that the machine was completely alight. Initially crews were hampered by poor access to water, but using a water relay in which fire engines took it in turns to leave the site and re-fill their water tanks before returning – crews had the fire surrounded by 17:20hrs.