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A ‘Stink Lily’ In Rayleigh

Saturday, June 26, 2010 admin 0

From the Daily Mail: The hot weather has brought out a plant that smells like rotting flesh in a garden in Rayleigh, Essex. Neighbours are not the only ones kicking up a stink about the unwelcome visitor, which gardeners Janice and Terry Wallace say just sprouted without warning. It is […]

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The Most Notable Person Ever Born In Rochford?

Saturday, June 5, 2010 admin 0

The man in the picture above is possibly the most notable person ever born in our district. But few people here would recognise him. To explain who he is, and his importance, we need to provide some background….. The two nations of India and Pakistan have had a very difficult […]

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On The Campaign Trail … 2…. Vince Cable’s Way

Sunday, April 11, 2010 admin 1

In our campaigning so far only two national political figures are being mentioned by residents. Although this is a traditional Conservative area, David Cameron’s name just isn’t being mentioned. Gordon Brown does get mentioned , and he’s not popular. Vince Cable is the other fellow who gets mentioned, and people […]

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This Sunday Night – Some Chamber Music In Rayleigh

Thursday, February 11, 2010 admin 0

As the District Council website says , Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh will be hosting a chamber music concert. The concert will feature music from Vilvaldi: Spring from Four Seasons, R.Strauss: Till Eulunspiegel, Nielsen: Serenata, Wilson: Octet and Ferguson: Octet. The performance starts at 7.30pm Tickets are available from The Arts […]

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Vince Cable Sets Out Lib Dem Ideas

Friday, January 29, 2010 admin 1

Although we are obviously getting close to a general election, we’re still not going to post much about national politics here – this is a local site. However we’ve posted this video for two reasons – Vince summarises the Lib Dem attitude to the economy very well (without being boring!) […]

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A Privileged Marriage

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 admin 0

Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked tomorrow at 2:30 tomorrow Wednesday at the memorial outside the Mill Arts and Events Centre. In recognition of the day, here’s the story of Elizabeth Pschorr, who has survived to reach the age of 98, and is apparently still going strong….

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Unfinished London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 admin 0

This video isn’t about our area – but it’s still very worth watching. Entertaining, quirky and educational about the Green Belt.