DID you hear that our amazing school choirs raised a total of £4,291.43 by singing at local shopping centres?! How amazing is that!
WITH homes in the East of England crammed with unwanted Christmas gifts today, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering a solution to help cut the clutter and raise funds for life-saving research.
TRENTALIA-owned train operator c2c is advising customers who use the Rainham branch of the line to plan ahead and be flexible with their travel plans over Christmas and New Year.
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.
Festive opening hours at intu Lakeside. For more details go to debate at www.intu.co.uk/lakeside
ON Wednesday, we had our last litter-pick of the year. But we did not slow the momentum as 12 volunteer’s collected 38 sacks of rubbish which included 332 bottles from the foreshore at Tilbury.
VOLUNTEERS of Thurrock CVS projects and Thurrock Community hubs were gathered together for a festive lunch organised by TCVS staff. The afternoon celebration was filled with festive treats to thank volunteers for their hard efforts and donated time throughout the year
THURROCK Adult Community College, in Grays, has launched an exciting new range of daytime and evening classes for adults to do something different and learn a new skill.
BOYS and girls from Tilbury and across Essex had a special Christmas surprise this week when they made a visit to Amazon in Tilbury to take part in a Christmas-themed day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) fun with Barnardo’s.
A NEW £25,000 grant programme aimed at supporting projects that use arts and culture to help build strong and well-connected communities has opened for expressions of interest.
THURROCK-based John F Hunt Group has just donated over 800 items of food, toiletries and other household essentials to the Thurrock FoodBank. Fifteen massive boxes of several different products were collected this morning by FoodBank volunteers.
THE Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the new Archbishop of York in succession to the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu.
THE menu is quintessentially English with a choice of seven starters and thirteen mains and thats just about right. Some restaurants offer pages of trips around the world and don’t do anything particularly well but the Garden Restaurant has set it’s policy as simple and strong.
MANY years ago, we interviewed a young filmmaker who was a pupil at Treetops School.
HEALTH and social care students raise money for multiple charities Students studying health and social care at South Essex College were given the opportunity to host a multiple charity fundraiser as part of their assessed assignment.
ARE you one of the 1.3 million listed building owners in England & Wales? If you are maintaining, renovating or conserving your listed home – or even looking to buy one –
The Listed Property Show is not to be missed!
ONE of the last of the TV series Flog IT! that was filmed in Tilbury has been aired.
AT the start of the year, intu Lakeside partnered with Little Havens Hospice, a charity that provides respite and end of life care for children and young people across Essex that are aged between 0-19 years and have life-limiting conditions.
CHRISTMAS is coming early to a Corringham school thanks to a Dickens inspired market.
FROM the moment, Fairy Bowbells and King Rat came out onto the stage at the Thameside Theatre, you know this was going to be a good one.
CHRISTMAS is a wonderful time of year where we get together to celebrate, appreciate our loved ones and take time to reflect on the year just gone. Christmas doesn’t have to be a mad dash, costly or negatively impact the planet; get in the festive spirit whilst doing your bit for the environment. Essex Wildlife Trust gives some creative tips for a greener Christmas:
THE Aveley Christmas market was a success with approximately 2,000 people attending through the four hrs it was open.
STUDENTS from University Centre South Essex took an interesting trip to the Old Bailey, London’s central criminal court.
SIX generous Thurrock businesses have got together to make Christmas special for three deserving borough families.