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Seventeen-year-old Louisa Johnson continues to wow the judges on X-factor and the people of Chafford Hundred couldn’t be prouder.

Year 13 pupils from Harris Academy at Auschwitz

Year 13 pupils from Harris Academy experienced a fascinating and informative three-day trip to Poland, where they visited Krakow and Auschwitz.

The Chafford Hundred Running Group members at the Lt Kershaw memorial, the last stop on their Remembrance Sunday route

Vanessa Papworth writes about a special Remembrance Sunday 10 mile run

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club

Steve Bateman from Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club writes about their success

Chafford Hundred resident Carmel Vellas son, aged 12,  cleaning the graffiti

Offensive graffiti scrawled over slides and swings at a toddlers’ play park in Rainbow Road has been removed by residents.

One girl was so touched by the care for children at an Essex hospital that she is raising money for an appeal by holding a birthday ball.

Chafford Gorges Winter Wonderland

From making snow globes to raising funds for a good cause and visiting Santa in his grotto, there are plenty of events to choose from in Chafford Hundred to help you get into the festive spirit.

Dinosaur making session at Chafford Gorges. Ronnie Street and Jake Norrington both 5 pretending to be scared upon seeing a dinosaur

Dino pics on system

A group of parents are trying to save the Community Mums and Dads service which offers support to parents before and after birth. At the moment it looks set to close but their petition has 4,000 signatures so far.

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition to help save a popular service supporting parents before and after the birth of their children.

Trevor runs 100 miles in 10 days

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Trevor Rawson at the Thurrock 100 flag parade

Health enthusiast Trevor Rawson is helping local people get fit and leading by example by running 100 miles in 10 days.

The Chafford Hundred Youth Football Team

Steve Bateman writes about the Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club’s recent accolade

Cherry Davison demonstrates flower arranging at Chafford Hundred WI

Patricia Henry from Chafford Hundred WI writes about a recent flower arrangement demonstration.

Chafford Hundred Running Group

Vanessa Papworth of Chafford Hundred Running Group encourages residents to join, if they are interested in getting fit and need motivation from other runners.

Chafford Hundred residents are calling on the council to keep their area tidy

More than 500 people have signed a petition calling on the council to do more to keep the area looking clean and tidy.

A community walk sets off from Chafford Gorges Nature Centre.

Scores of Chafford Hundred residents set off on a 10-mile walk around Chafford Hundred and South Stifford as part of Thurrock 100, the new community walking festival which built on the success of last year’s Beat the Street.

John Rushton

Chafford Hundred Community Church’s Knit ‘n’ Natter group have organised a fundraising family day for a father-of-one who lost the majority of his limbs after contracting a common cold.

Fishing is one of the activities at The Gorges this summer

There’s no need for the children to be bored this summer as Chafford Gorges Nature Park has scores of events to keep little ones engaged during the holidays.

Child holds a drawn house with family adoption generic

A new three-year partnership agreement between Thurrock council’s adoption service and a child and family charity will bring significant benefits for children and parents involved in adoption.

Warren Primary School pupils enjoy a selfie with West Ham footballer Carlton Cole

Warren Primary School pupils got the chance to meet professional footballer Carlton Cole on a visit to Upton Park.

Anna-Marie Childs

A popular choir’s youngest member is becoming a local star.

Chafford Hundred residents are being urged to step forward to combat dangerous parking near schools

Chafford Hundred residents are being urged to step forward and volunteer to be traffic wardens in a bid to combat dangerous parking near schools.

Albert Gustis

Albert Gustis, 3rd Dan, is the founder and senior instructor of the Alfa Karate Shotokan club based in Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred.

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club

The football season enters the last third of matches to be played. The weather has been causing mayhem with games called off at the last minute. Luckily, our boys have trained every Saturday morning and all our home matches have been playable. Not sure all the parents have been happy with that as they stand outside shivering in the freezing cold.

Tracy English with her son, Rian (aged three months) and Adele Richards at the Beacon Children's Centre in Drake Road, Chafford Hundred. Tracey English and Adele Richards are two mums who have setup the area's first special needs support group

Two Chafford Hundred mums have set up a support group for families and carers in the area who look after children or adults with special needs.

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