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Footasylum heads for intu Lakeside

AS the £9 million Food Court refurbishment at intu Lakeside nears completion, designer footwear and clothing store Footasylum has joined the centre, with L’Occitane and Hugo Boss relocating and signing new leases. Footasylum has opened next to lolaandgrace on level two, L’Occitane has moved to a new location opposite the Champagne bar and Hugo Boss will re-open in its new level two location later this month.

Grays Street Festival set for this weekend

THE SECOND Grays Street Festival is set for this weekend. It is on this Saturday from 12-4pm in Grays High Street and it is all free of charge.

DP World break ground for new cargo facility

THE multipurpose specialist cargo handling centre will enable occupiers to share warehousing and transportation, materials handling equipment and labour. Designed to operate 24/7, it will include cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ value added logistics services.

Chafford Hundred’s Inchcape Shipping Services team conquer Britain’s highest peaks

ISS has long been an ambassador for the Sailors’ Society, whose mission it is to enrich and enhance the well-being of seafarers by visiting ships in port and providing Seafarers’ Clubs and Welfare Centres, and offering merchant seafarers practical help and welfare, pastoral and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison.

Author praises work of Seafarers ahead of Sea Sunday

BRITISH author and maritime industry commentator Rose George has lauded the role of seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and praised seafarers for the work they do ahead of the annual Sea Sunday celebrations on July 13. George who wrote the book “Deepsea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything” says Sea Sunday is a great opportunity to publicly appreciate the work of seafarers and the vital work they do.

Port of Tilbury welcome new Black Sea route

PORT of Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) welcomes the CMA CGM Group’s FEMEX service this month. Starting the weekly call on the 9th July with the arrival of the Santa Bettina, the service will call at the London port as part of the North Europe, Mediterranean trade route.

DP World to connect to Africa

DP WORLD London Gateway is connecting the UK with West Africa as a new service operated by Hapag-Lloyd (WAX) and MOL (ARN) starts with the Frisia Luebeck, due to call at the port on the 22nd of July. The West Africa service supports the import of goods like canned fish, timber, bananas, vegetables and other foodstuffs and the export of chemicals, white goods, malt, fish and meat from the UK.

intu Lakeside and Ikea launch competition to bring children’s dreams to life

TO mark Children’s Book Week (30th June – 4th July), intu Lakeside and IKEA are asking children to put pencil to paper and design the best bedroom to read books in – and they could win the chance to see their fantasy become a reality. Whether they’re inspired by JK Rowling’s magical Harry Potter stories or the topsy-turvy Wonderland from Lewis Carroll’s Alice, their imaginations can truly soar as they design the bedroom of their dreams.

DP World is “Ace” says Wimbledon MP

The UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Wimbledon MP, Rt. Hon. Stephen Hammond MP has paid a visit to DP World London Gateway to congratulate the team on their success. During Mr Hammond’s last visit in January 2013, the port had only just started to install the first of its yard cranes. Since […]

Logistics Park work recognised as Thurrock Council scoop prize

THE work put in to creating the London Gateway Logistics Park Local Development Order was recognised on Monday (23 June) evening. Thurrock Council won the Outstanding Planning to Deliver Growth and Employment at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Planning Excellence, held at the Shaw Theatre in the Pullman, London, on Monday.

Emergency fund launched for seafarers

SEAFARERS’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a maritime emergency fund which aims to provide fast and modest cash grants to seafarers in difficulties. The dedicated fund is designed to respond to emergency financial or welfare requests from seafarers or their families in less than 24 hours, taking the immediate pressure off a stressful situation.

Hundreds enjoy family weekend at Tilbury cruise terminal

THE weekend opened with a rousing performance from Tilbury Brass Band on Saturday morning, followed by performances from the Jacqui Couves School of Dance and a local gospel choir. On Sunday morning, the Tilbury Majorettes performed whilst welcoming visitors to the Cruise Terminal and Thurrock Golden Voices sang a medley of war-themed songs. Visitors got involved with flag-waving and singing along, making it a real highlight of the weekend.

Elephants for sale as part of intu Lakeside auction

THE tour, presented at intu venues around the UK – including intu Lakeside from 5th May to 1st June 2014 – has been a first in so many ways, with a mission to raise lasting awareness through art of the future of the Asian elephant. More than 8,000 people have submitted design ideas, 75 schools have created half sized elephants that have joined the tour, a digital show reel has taken the art online and many people have taken part in live painting workshops with UK tour artists. The exposition has justifiably been referred to many times as ‘the people’s parade,’ having connected directly with many millions of people.

intu Lakeside highlighted as one of region’s top employers

AMID positive news today from the Office of National Statistics showing that unemployment has fallen across the UK, intu has released a report which show its centres’ employment figures and economic contribution. intu’s Economic Contribution Report, conducted by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, reveals that intu Lakeside is one of the region’s biggest employers, delivering 6,249 jobs, accounting for 9% of the region’s total employment.

Celebrate summer at intu Lakeside

TO celebrate the start of summer, intu Lakeside is throwing a party on 7th and 8th June – and everyone’s invited. Whether you’re into live music, tasty treats, family fun or interactive experiences, the FREE intu Lakeside Summer Party has something for everyone.

Marks and Spencers re-launches at intu Lakeside

THE store at intu Lakeside Shopping Centre re-launched this morning (Thursday, May 29) and now offers customers in Thurrock and the wider Essex area even more shopping options across fashion, beauty, homeware and food, with the addition of a new Beauty department, increased fashion ranges, and a brand new café.

Thurrock businesses to benefit from changes in the way Thurrock Council pays its invoices.

KATHRYN Adedeji, Thurrock Council’s head of commercial services, said: “The council processed nearly 70,000 invoices in 2012/13 and nearly two-thirds of them were for under £500. All those relatively small payments required as much processing time as one for a million pound project.

Rhythm set to be no chicken at intu Lakeside

“NO Ordinary Chicken!” is Delroy Dixon’s tag line for the launch of his Caribbean Soul Food concept Rhythm Kitchen at intu Lakeside. And ordinary is by far the last word you would associate with the tasty and deliciously marinated Jerk Chicken, BBQ ribs and Braised Oxtail he has on offer. Inspired by his Jamaican mother’s recipes Dixon serves authentic yet modern Caribbean food that ‘fills ya belly’. A first in Essex, according to the passionate chef.

Blow as Marks and Spencer pull out of DP World London Gateway

MARKS and Spencer has backed out of plans for a 900,000 sq ft port-centric warehouse at DP World’s London Gateway. The decision to ditch the plan will be a bitter blow to the 9.25m sq ft London Gateway logistics site next to the new deep water port reports SHD Logistics.

Port of Tilbury to host Open Day

THE Port of Tilbury, supported by the PLA, is hosting an Open Weekend at the London Cruise Terminal on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 2014. This is an opportunity for the general public to view the PLA Memorial tablets in the centenary year of the Great War and other memorabilia on display, together with an exhibition of archive maps of the area loaned to us by Essex Record Office.

Rylan unveils his intu Lakeside Elephant and calls it..Sparky!

THURROCK’S very own, Celebrity Big Brother winner, Rylan Clark came to intu Lakeside on Monday afternoon to unveil ‘Sparky the Elephant. As you can see from our film, Rylan was overcome with joy at seeing for the first time, the completed version of Sparky.

Safety award for Port of Tilbury employees

A HEALTH and safety working group was set up at the Port of Tilbury in 2011 with the aim to invigorate the ports’ ‘Safety First’ campaign. Both Kevin and Ian embraced the project with real passion and commitment and worked to engage those on the frontline of the operational environment, by giving the workforce greater ownership over health and safety initiatives.

London Gateway announce second major client for logistics park

SIMON Moore, Chief Executive at London Gateway, said: “I’m delighted to be able welcome a leading developer of industrial real estate to DP World London Gateway. I’m confident that this partnership will deliver a great development and I’m looking forward to seeing the building work start very soon.”

Park Inn Thurrock lauded for green credentials

THE PARK Inn Thurrock have been awarded a Silver Award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme for the vast number of eco-friendly and green-aware initiatives they have implemented.

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