St Luke’s Hospice employee loses privacy complaint against Thurrock Independent newspaper

St Luke’s Hospice employee loses privacy complaint against Thurrock Independent newspaper

A THURROCK newspaper was justified in breaching a woman’s privacy after revealing she was off work for “stress related issues”, the press watchdog has ruled. The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) said there was a “significant public interest” in the Thurrock Independent revealing the reason behind the woman’s absence from her job as head of […]

UKIP candidate for Aveley slams rival Tim Aker

UKIP candidate for Aveley slams rival Tim Aker

THE UKIP candidate for Aveley has slammed the incumbent councillor for the ward, Tim Aker, for his lack of commitment to council business. Former Aveley resident, Peter Curtis, is hoping to become a councillor for the ward in the election on May 3rd. YT spoke to Mr Curtis and discussed why he was standing, what […]

Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

Basildon Hospital nurse beats the heat to complete London Marathon

HAVING battled with freezing temperatures and torrential rain during months of training, Simon Hicks, a nurse at Basildon University Hospital, heroically completed the hottest- on-record London marathon on 22 April. Simon was running his first 26.2 mile event to raise money to enhance care for older patients on Lionel Cosin ward. He set a fundraising […]

Police at incident on QE2 Bridge

Police at incident on QE2 Bridge

0915 hrs Statement from Essex Police “We’re at an incident on the Dartford River Crossing after receiving a call with concerns for a man’s welfare at 7am. “The bridge remains open but is operating on two lanes. “Motorists are advised to avoid the area. We’ll update you when we have more info. Thank you for […]

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford: Hail Qaisar

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford: Hail Qaisar

FOUR years ago, the late Andy Smith successfully defended this ward. When he died, many a story was told about Andy’s canny and dogged campaigning strategies. We certainly know cllr Oliver Gerrish learned much. In the Labour candidate for 2018, Qaisar Abbas, it is clear that they have a candidate who has inherited that energetic […]

New Lipodema group set to meet

New Lipodema group set to meet

A NEW group for women who have Lipoedema is having its inaugural meeting at St. Luke’s Hospice Nethermayne, Basildon, on Friday 20th April between 2 – 4pm. Paula Henderson, who will be heading up the group with her team, explains: “Lipoedema is an underdiagnosed, inherited disease, only found in women, that results in fat being […]

United Living invite suppliers and contractors to event in Aveley

United Living invite suppliers and contractors  to event in Aveley

UNITED Living is looking to sign up new suppliers and subcontractors for a three year programme of refurbishment work. The contractor will be hosting a trade networking event with Constructionline to outline opportunities on its recent refurbishment programme win in Thurrock. Attendees will be given the opportunity to join United Living’s approved supplier list to […]

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