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Post 1

Loup Dargent

Only a suggestion of course... But, it would be great if we used this thread to mention some of the local news which might be of interest for some of us [even if it's just for the poster...smiley - whistle]...smiley - disco

I was thinking more along the line of cheerful news... or funny... or whatever news really, as long as they can bring some kind of smile on our faces...smiley - bubbly

Of course, it will be a good idea to mention where we got these infos [eg name of local newspaper etc] so that we don't break any [written or unwritten] rules...smiley - biggrin

As mentioned in the celebs thread, i will try to be online for a bit this afternoon... Hopefully, i will have something to post in this thread as well...smiley - cool

Talk soon..smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Hello Loup I hope you are keeping well.smiley - smiley

I read in the Thurrock Gazette Friday August 29 2003 that there is a befriending scheme for isolated older people organised by the group Age of Concern. It is asking for volunteers.smiley - smiley


Kat


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Last week to celebrate National Astronomy week, Thurrock Astronomy Society had an open night for people to come for an observation evening at Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury last Saturday. It was from 7.45pm to 10.15pm. Members of the society will be focusing on the planet Mars which is at its closet to Earth for 60,000 years.smiley - smiley


Kat


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Post 4

Loup Dargent

Hi kat...smiley - smiley

Yep, i'm smiley - ok...smiley - cheers Spent my free time yesterday getting rid of some nasty adwares/spywares from my computer... Not only they give infos about my surfing etc to some commercial companies [and slow down the PC as well, which i certainly don't need], but one of these things could have hi-jacked my modem and accessed premium [expensive] sites without my knowledge... I do feel better since i've managed to get rid of them...smiley - biggrin


The Mars info... smiley - cool Heard about it on Radio Essex... Some great news on there as well...smiley - disco

Talk soon...smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 5

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Loup I hope I will be able to get more intresting news. On teletext on 3 at the weekends there is page about weird stories that happened during the week. I will look there to see if there are any Essex related stories.smiley - smiley

smiley - hugTake care Loupsmiley - hug


Kat


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Post 6

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - hugLoup I am smiley - smiley that you have sorted out your pc problems.smiley - hug When I am at the library now and again I get pop up adverts when opening my yahoo emails.smiley - smiley

Kat


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Loup this story is about a Thurrock man but it is set in Newquay in Cornwall and I wonder if it counts.smiley - smiley

Bridegroom John Nash from Thurrock, came up the idea of a stag party pub-crawl through the Cornish seaside resort of Newquay with everyoned dressed as the 118 118 characters from the tv advert.

Sporting the sole 192 shirt and dressed as an ageing runner with a Zimmer frame, he was joined by 15 friends from Fen FC, a Thurrock Sunday league team.

smiley - smiley


Kat


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Post 8

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I forgot to add that the news item came from the Friday September 5 Thurrock Gazette edition.smiley - smiley

Kat


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Post 9

h2g2 Friends Of LeisureDistrict [LD] (Digibox And PC Users)

Hi Kat...smiley - smiley

Yep... this news item qualifies ok..smiley - cool Anything qualifies as long as it made at least the poster smile...smiley - disco

I have to keep an eye on the free local paper and try to post something when i see something which could be of interest for this thread... There are usually a few items that make me smile when i read it...smiley - cool

Anyway talk soon...smiley - surfer

Got a few things to do later on so i better do as much as i can while online...smiley - biggrin

loupsmiley - fullmoon




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Post 10

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - hugsmiley - hugTake care Loupsmiley - hugsmiley - hug


Kat


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Post 11

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Basildon Evening Echo, Friday October 10

Apple pies putto the test

The Bramley Apple campaign has joined with Woman's Weekly magazine in the search for UK's best apple pie maker. The regional roadshow of the apple pie competition will be at West Thurrock Lakeside shopping cente on Friday October 24.


Kat


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Post 12

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Basildon Evening Echo Friday October 10

Restuarant in Blenfleet Road Hadleigh where you can eat and say I do. La Quinta restuarant in Hadleigh has received its official licence last week and is now able to take bookings for civil wedding ceremonies.


Kat


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Basildon Evening Echo, Friday 10 October

Tony Winn is a Soap Star where he does his act of Singing in the Bath, The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey October 17, 8pm.


Kat


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Post 14

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Thurrock Gazette Friday October 10, 2003

Stolen property seeks a gnome

Police discovered 117 garden ornaments including gnomes on a Standford-le-hope driveway. They are now being cared for by the kind officers of Corringham police.

It was an idea of a practical joke as they must have lifted the ornaments from neighbours gardens to put on this poor man's front garden after a Friday night out.

Owners can come to the station and claim their garden ornaments.


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Thurrock Gazette Friday October 17, 2003

Crowds have gathered to watch students from Thurrock performed a special show for David Blaine on London's South Bank last Tuesday as he approached the last few days of his publicity stunt where he was suspended in a box and only lived on water for the last 5 weeks.

During the past couple of weeks the team of eight pupils from Thurrock council's pupil support service has been working hard on a performance, based on the hit show Stomp. Using dustbin, lids, pipes and household equipment as instruments, the pupils entertained David Blaine over the last 5 weeks.

Pupil support service deputy teacher in charge, Tony Cole, said "Many of these children have a lack of confidence, so it was fantastic to see them performing in front of a crowd and really enjoying themselves.

Those have have taken part will be given merits for their Passports Adventure - an award scheme which encourages pupils to take part in a slection of activities and personal challenges.


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Thurrock Gazette Friday October 24, 2000

The Thurrock Council for Voluntary Services is persuading local personalities to take part in a 'challenge' to promote its work and the work of the borough's many voluntary groups.

East Thurrock MP Angela Smith agreed to clean our the hedgehogs at the South East Essex Wildlife hospital based at Orsett Fruit Farm in Orsett Road in Orsett.

Kat


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Post 17

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

The One-Off Edition - The Magazine for Essex the October edition.

I know this a month late but it reviews the Leigh on Sea cultural scene:

The Leigh Art Trial began 7 years ago. It attracts about 40 artists every year that spreads across 29 venues in the Town. Visitors have access to each display being free of charge which includes paintings, illustrations and sculputures that are scattered in shops and other locations throughout Leigh on Sea.

The Leigh Folk Festival which thisthis summer celebrated 10 succesful yeayears. The festival is held in June and attracts hords of musical artists to the Town. You can can enjoy almost every kind of music and dad dance under the sun to Jive to Line-dancing, To Morris dancing and Egyptian Rhythms to Appaliachian clog dances. There are also comedians. There is also also the Sailing Club Regatta as well as the First ever Leigh Seafood festival September 27 and 28. This festival encourages people to visit Leigh on Sea and tad taste fresh locally caught seafood either in restaurants or taken home to use in their cookioking.

Local restaurants, cafes and pubs have taken part in the Fish festival by serving local seafood and by increasing the number of fish dishes available on their menus.



kat


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Thurrock Gazette Friday November 14 2003

Thurrock Football Association Cup's dreams remain alive after Colin McBride's men gave Second Division Luton Town a bloody nose last Friday. Thurrock 1 Luton Town.

They now have reached the 2nd round with Rochddale.

kat


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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Thurrock Gazette Friday November 28 2003

Pippy comes to the aid of Pudsey

Tilbury warehouse worker John Wa Walker volunteered to be a star for the day in aid of Childildren in Need at DHL Fashion in Thurrockr Parkway.

His colleagues slected him to be Scandinavian fictional hereoine Poppy Longstocking who is best known for her stripey leggings, short skirt and mad-cap hairdo. They had cut about seven inches of his hair too. But they raised over £500 for the Children in Need Charity.smiley - smiley


kat


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Post 20

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Peter James a sixty three year old man stockbroker from Aveley has appeared in Stars in their Eyes as Tony Bennet.smiley - smiley

Information from Thurrock Gazette, Friday January 9th.smiley - smiley


Kat


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