Chafford Hundred magazine's latest One in a Hundred profile features dance teacher Alison Anderson, of Alison Anderson School of Dance
Local residents are "fighting for Chafford" after signing a petition to oppose plans to build a seven-storey development of flats in Howard Road.
Chafford Hundred magazine's latest One in a Hundred profile features mum-of-two Asha Bhurje, 33, from Douglas Close, Chafford Hundred who runs her own business, ABling Couture UK
Chafford Hundred's very own superstar Louisa Johnson surprised local residents when she arrived home for a visit with her mentor, Rita Ora, after making it into the X Factor finals.
From making Christmas crafts to visiting Santa in his grotto, there are plenty of events to choose from in Chafford Hundred to help you get into the festive spirit.
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 experienced a fascinating and informative three-day trip to Poland, where they visited Krakow and Auschwitz.
Vanessa Papworth writes about a special Remembrance Sunday 10 mile run
Steve Bateman from Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club writes about their success
Offensive graffiti scrawled over slides and swings at a toddlers' play park in Rainbow Road has been removed by residents.
Heidi Windham Edwards is a 41-year-old mother of three who works as a counsellor
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.
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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.
Health enthusiast Trevor Rawson is helping local people get fit and leading by example by running 100 miles in 10 days.
Steve Bateman writes about the Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club's recent accolade
Patricia Henry from Chafford Hundred WI writes about a recent flower arrangement demonstration.
Vanessa Papworth of Chafford Hundred Running Group encourages residents to join, if they are interested in getting fit and need motivation from other runners.
More than 500 people have signed a petition calling on the council to do more to keep the area looking clean and tidy.
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.
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.
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.
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 got the chance to meet professional footballer Carlton Cole on a visit to Upton Park.
We've all been there, calling our local surgery in the morning, hoping we might be able to secure a same day doctor's appointment.
Instagrammers and baby-boomers are setting a trend for the "Hollywood smile" as a pain-free dental procedure attracts people to south Essex from all over the UK and beyond.
The Christmas holidays are nearly here but don't fret the Mercury has got you covered with over 50 events taking place between now and Christmas that are sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.
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