Former Essex Fire Boss given secret payout

Former Essex Fire Boss given secret payout

AN ESSEX chief fire officer mysteriously sacked has been given an undisclosed financial settlement reports the BBC. David Johnson was suspended as Essex’s chief fire officer in April 2015 and sacked in April 2017. No reason has been given for his dismissal. The dispute has cost the fire service more than £500,000, but detailed figures […]

Labour announce candidate for Ockendon By-election

Labour announce candidate for Ockendon By-election

NOW the Tories are trying to push Thurrock’s NHS over the brink by closing Orsett Hospital. As a local resident I know how vital Orsett Hospital is to the people of Ockendon and I am standing in this by-election to send the Tories a clear message – keep your hands off our hospital!”

Former Ukippers, Thurrock Independents, express concerns over council contracts

Former Ukippers, Thurrock Independents, express concerns over council contracts

THURROCK Independents (formerly UKIP) believe that the Council needs to look very closely at its policy of outsourcing the provision of council services to private companies. The borough’s long-standing issues with repairs and social care are well documented. Recently the collapse of Carillion highlighted the dangers of over-reliance on outsourcing claims the group. Thurrock Council […]

Are mid-earners locked out of buying a house in Thurrock?

Are mid-earners locked out of buying a house in Thurrock?

THE extent to which young people are locked out of the British housing market has been revealed in new figures from economists reports the BBC> The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said. Can you afford to live in […]

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