Saturday, September 30, 2023


Jill Scott and Daley Thompson join Government push to get millions more people active

LIONESS legend Jill Scott MBE, Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson CBE, and former No10 Delivery Unit chief Sir Michael Barber are joining the Government’s National Physical Activity Taskforce to help get millions more people involved in sport and physical activity by 2030.

People with learning disabilities in Essex dying ‘shockingly’ young

THE average age of death for people with learning disabilities in Essex has fallen to a figure described as “shockingly low” by the director of public health for Essex.

Party shop’s over for Maxine as her life takes one more twist

JUST 18 months from opening, Party Crown in Stanford-le-Hope is set to close its doors for its final time.  In August last year Thurrock Nub...

Mum unable to save daughter, but organ donation promise meant they both saved other people

A MUM from Thurrock made a special promise to her dying daughter after she was unable to donate her kidney to save her child, because she wasn’t a match.  

Living with and raising awareness of Alzheimers

A GRANDFATHER who was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's disease is looking to raise as much awareness of it as possible.

Health care assistant recognised for enhancing patient safety

A HEALTHCARE assistant has been recognised for her work to enhance patient and staff safety. Azer Pogmore has been leading work to introduce the Safewards model into...

The Whitecroft care home introduces a charming mini shop for residents with grand launch

THE Whitecroft care home in Orsett was proud to announce the unveiling of their new mini shop on Friday the 15th of September at 11am.

Spotting the signs of hypoglycaemia

ONE in 15 people in the UK have diabetes, so it’s important to know how to spot when someone is suffering hypoglycaemia (also known as hypo) and what to do.

Help is there if you are struggling with mental health

IF you are struggling with your mental health and experiencing suicidal thoughts, please tell someone. Whatever you are going through, there is always help available. We...

Five million vapes thrown away every week in the UK

FIVE million disposable vapes are thrown away each week in the UK, a fourfold increase over the past year, according to research from recycling campaign group Material Focus reports the BBC.

Cancer patients in Thurrock face “agonising waits”

CANCER patients in Essex are still facing agonising waits for referrals, diagnosis and treatment, it has been revealed.

Support 4 Sight back National Eye Health Week

THE third week of September is National Eye Health Week. In this annual event opticians, charities, and health providers work together to promote the importance of regular sight tests and the ways in which you can keep your eyes healthy. 

Heat health alert given as temperatures set to soar

A HEAT-health alert has been issued for most parts of England as temperatures could reach 32C (89.6F) midweek reports the BBC.

Over the border: Call to stop Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone

A CALL to “stop” the Mayor of London’s Ultra Loaw Emissions Zone (ULEZ) expansion and “oppose” future road charging plans received cross-party support at Havering town hall yesterday (30th August).

Whitecroft care home rolls out new resident of the day initiative 

The Whitecroft care home rolls out new resident of the day initiative 

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