THURROCK Council is set to crackdown against popular ride-hailing service Uber over accusations their drivers are not obtaining licences from the authority. The company uses a virtual boundary known as a “geofence” within their app that designates Thurrock as part of Greater London, effectively allowing their drivers and their vehicles to operate without having to […]
THE number of children being adopted in Thurrock has doubled in the past 12 months but the borough continues to have one of the lowest adoption rates in the east of England.
SWIMMERS from Thurrock Swimming Club were awarded Jack Petchey awards last week.
NATIONAL housebuilder Bellway will stage the country’s biggest developer-run new homes sales event in London on Friday and Saturday (May 17th and 18th).
FIRE Crews were called to a property in London Road, Grays, after a neighbour heard the smoke alarm going off.
A GRAYS man has been jailed after a series of thefts and failure to register as a sex offender after leaving prison.
THE annual women’s South Essex indoor cricket sixes, again sponsored by Thurrock Sports Council, has been completed with Belhus Ladies (pictured) emerging as champions for the first time.
Family and first time buyer homes launch at Redrow’s new development REDROW is launching a collection of three and four bedroom homes at The Shires, the housebuilders brand new development in Bulphan, to the west of Basildon. The new homes from the award-winning Heritage Collection will launch on Saturday 30th March. Redrow’s Heritage Collection homes […]
Lee Hurst Comedy Club That bald bloke from “They think it’s all over” is back with a brand new comedy night out. The Local Comedy Club comes to Grays. Lee Hurst brings his Comedy Club to Grays again, along with 3 other comedians. See Lee’s website for more information and to book: www.leehurst.com. The sooner […]
THURROCK Council is facing an “unprecedented” demand for school places and will have to spend more than £3million to ensure there are enough for 2019.
Appeal after dog goes missing in Purfleet. Full details on poster.
SENIOR decision makers at businesses in the East of England are some of the least likely in the country to lose important documents, like receipts (55%), according to new figures released today. The poll, run by YouGov for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), also found some of the highest levels of support for having all […]
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw BASILDON Council has dismissed the possibility of its Thurrock counterpart building homes within its boundaries as “not a realistic option”. Thurrock Council is currently undertaking a consultation into how the borough will accommodate more than 30,000 new homes included within its Local Plan. This week Basildon Council’s Strategic Planning […]
ESSEX Police is appealing for witnesses after three men stole cash from a Grays estate agent.
THIS Valentine’s Day, Morrisons Grays is celebrating all love by launching one of the UK’s most colourful flowers – the Rainbow Rose.
GRAYS Ath went down to a single goal defeat against league leaders Bowers on Tuesday night.
MORE than 200 pupils from schools across Tilbury experienced the new-look, behind the scenes tour at the Amazon fulfilment centre in the town this week.
POLICE numbers are being boosted in Thurrock following another year of growing crime figures.
A GREAT away win for East Thurrock United but three very disappointing defeats for the Bostik boys.
THE Port of Tilbury was proud to host the Essex Royal British Legion Conference on Saturday (12 January) at the London Cruise Terminal. Over a 100 people from Royal British Legions across Essex came to a very informative conference that had a focus on diversity, inclusion and collaboration.
OFFICERS in Thurrock are appealing for witnesses following motorbike-related disturbance on a Saturday in December.
AMBULANCE bosses have thanked staff, volunteers and patients alike for the hard work of frontline teams and using NHS services wisely over the Christmas period.
Bostik Div North Tilbury 3 v 0 Witham Town TILBURY grabbed three important points against Witham Town on Tuesday night at Chadfields. Goals by Lewis Smith (39′ pen), George Sykes (72′) and Oliver Spooner (78′) secured all three points for the Dockers. The result leaves them third from bottom but moving in the right direction. […]
A Stanford-le-Hope primary school has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes towards new screens for its school halls. Arthur Bugler Primary School has been looking to raise £6,000 for new screens to replace old projectors and is still trying to meet its target. The school was given the donation after applying for Persimmon Homes’ Community […]