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It’s pond life for the Great Crested Newt at Hanningfield

FOUR new ponds have been created at Hanningfield Reservoir to help support the local Great Crested Newt population.   Froglife Ecological Services (FES), a charity with...

East Thurrock MP hopes Grand National will boost local charity

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe will be keeping a close watch on the Weekend's Grand National in the hope of boosting one of his...

New president for Orsett Show has deep-seated connections with popular family event

PLANS are well underway for the 116th Orsett Show which will take place on Saturday, 7 September 2024. The Port of Tilbury will, once again, be the...

Local community gardens gearing up for food growing action

FROM 22nd to the 29th of April, over 100 community growing spaces will open their gates to welcome volunteers, both new and old, to explore ways...

Thurrock winners after playing People’s Postcode Lottery

A STUNNED Thurrock mum got a 'strong feeling' that she should join People's Postcode Lottery – and won more than £411,000 two months later.  Leyla Eaton, 33,...

Tomie Show set for tenth anniversary at Orsett

PLANNING is well underway for an event at Orsett Showground next month.  VW-TOMIE will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary.   Over the last few years,...

Launch date confirmed for Ballerz dome at Bluewater

FAMOUS names from the world of football, music and entertainment will be among the first to showcase the multimillion-pound Ballerz dome on Thursday 16...

Lakeside puts on Essex’s first ever recycled maze and sustainable Spring experience

PREPARE to be a-mazed this Spring as Lakeside Shopping Centre reveals its sustainable maze project, launching on Monday 1 April. Located in the central atrium,...

Thurrock History Society discuss the history of the garden gnome

AT our March meeting we welcomed back Dr Twigs Way, this time illustrating the history of the garden gnome.  When asked to write a...

Dogs Trust gives eggs-pert advice on how to have a dog-friendly Easter

WITH the bank holiday Easter weekend fast approaching, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is reminding dog owners to keep chocolate out...

Easter: Hollywood Bowl Group set to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer

AS part of a new fundraising initiative, ten-pin bowling fans can make a difference for those living with cancer this Easter by visiting one...

Strictly-inspired event raises more than £53,000 for St. Luke’s Hospice 

A Strictly-inspired fundraising event, hosted by TV personality and Strictly winner Chris Hollins, has raised more than £53,000 for charity St. Luke's Hospice.    The popular...

Tilbury Brass Band success at regional competition – they’ve won promotion and made the final

TILBURY Band have qualified for the finals of the National Brass Band Championship contest and have also won 'promotion'. On Saturday (16 March) the band...

Organisers reminded to prioritise participant safety at Essex community events in 2024

Hosting community events, like the duck at Colchester Caster, the Maldon Mud Race or the Harwich Guy Carnival, can be fantastic ways for charities,...

Support St. Luke’s Hospice this Spring

DONATE to St. Luke's Hospice this spring to help the charity continue providing vital care for people with a palliative, or life-limiting, condition.   St. Luke's...

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