Cranham grandmother is awarded British Empire Medal
  • Shirley's Tours

    Cranham grandmother is awarded British Empire Medal

    June 30, 2015

    A grandmother who has been organising fun trips and outings to raise funds for schools, groups and clubs for 32 years has been awarded the British Empire Medal. Trips abroad, tickets to West End shows and fun days out are just some of the fundraisers Christine Ward – better known as Shirley – has organised. […]

  • Lorry M25 Crash Upminster

    Survivor tells of his near miss in cheese lorry crash

    June 29, 2015

    A driver has spoken of the terrifying moment a lorry careered off an M25 bridge and smashed into his car on the road below. Nick Searle, 37, was driving his blue Ford Escort along St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, just after 11pm on Sunday when the articulated lorry, filled with cheese, crashed through a motorway barrier […]

  • Lorry M25 Crash Upminster

    Smoked cheese in Upminster lorry crash

    June 23, 2015

    A 45ft long lorry filled with cheese has caught alight just 12 hours after it crashed into a bridge barrier, careering off the M25 and spilling around 1,000 litres of diesel onto St Mary’s Lane, Upminster. Fire crews have returned to the scene and are battling the blaze which is spouting thick black smoke over […]

  • We are FSTVL

    People stranded after chaos at We Are FSTVL

    June 1, 2015

    Festival-goers were stranded at We Are FSTVL in what has been described as “something from a horror film” after transport systems failed on Saturday night. The festival has apologised to those caught up in the chaotic scenes, which it said were caused by a lack of taxis and safety fears after revellers decided to walk […]