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NSPCC: April is Stress Awareness Month

Dear Editor, APRIL is Stress Awareness Month, and a perfect opportunity to remind any young person experiencing stress or anxiety that Childline is here for...

Sainsbury’s Birmingham and Essex lorry drivers strike threat over outsourcing

AROUND 500 Sainsbury’s lorry drivers based in Essex and Birmingham are being balloted for strike action over attempts to outsource their jobs. The workers, members...

Blogpost: Thurrock councillor has a bee in his bonnet

By Luke Spillman I'VE definitely got a bee 🐝 in my bonnet over biodiversity. The variety of living animals, insects and plants in Thurrock should...

Schroders Greencoat to acquire c.£700m Toucan Energy portfolio – the largest operational solar portfolio traded in the UK

TOUCAN Energy’s solar portfolio, consisting of 53 operating solar farms in the UK, will be majority acquired by private markets funds managed by Schroders...

Thurrock’s Labour candidate energised by recent successes

WE have asked Thurrock Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate to reflect on what was a very busy month for both herself and her party. Jennifer Craft...

Letter to Editor: One year on from Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Dear Editor, LAST week marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of the final report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The conclusions,...

Government takes action to back small businesses and tackle late payments

THE government has today announced tougher measures to tackle the issue of late payments to small businesses. These new measures will be included in the upcoming Prompt Payment & Cash Flow Review, due to be published shortly and will improve delivery and enforcement of policies, enabling more small businesses to get paid on time.

Letter to Editor: Volunteers needed to support people with hearing loss

RNID, the charity supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus is looking for volunteers to support our vital work across the UK.

Letter to Editor: Be Deaf Aware as part of Deaf Awareness Week

Dear Sir/Madam,  It is Deaf Awareness Week (1-7 May 2023) and RNID, the charity supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus are...

Save Our Thameside: Thurrock Labour candidate writes to Michael Gove

THE LABOUR candidate for Thurrock has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Communities, Michael Gove.

Letter to Editor: NSPCC look for child protection ambassadors

THE NSPCC is searching across Essex for volunteers who are passionate about child protection to join us in our fight for every childhood.

Mr Perrin’s Blog: Thurrock, the rotten borough

IN light of the “shenanigans” of the Conservative Administration over the last 10 years or so has Thurrock Borough Council given a new meaning to the phrase “A Rotten Borough”?

Blogpost: Mr Perrin calls for all Thurrock Conservative councillors to resign

WHEN will they ever learn that if they seek to conceal their actions the public will justifiably assume the worst.

Letter: The Government needs to ‘level up’ the system for children in care  

THE care system exists to support children who cannot live with their birth parents or do not have a stable and supportive home life.

Letter to the editor: Ending veterans’ homelessness for good

WHEN someone has served their country in the Armed Forces, the least we can do is support them when they make the move back to civilian life.

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