COUNCILLOR Mark Coxshall, Thurrock Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, has welcomed news that Ocado Retail will establish a new 300,000 sq ft Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Purfleet creating up to 1,500 local jobs.
A WILDLIFE area created six years ago to offset losses of habitat from the development of the London Distribution Park (LDP) at Tilbury, has proved so successful it has been ranked by one of Britain’s foremost entomological consultants as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates.
THERE is nothing quite like relaxing after a busy day and enjoying the view over your outdoor space. The latest patio doors can bring your home and garden together as a standout design feature.
ALL 555 Thomas Cook stores are to be bought by rival Hays Travel in a move that could save up to 2,500 jobs reports the BBC.
THE success of the Riverside Business Centre, close to the Port of Tilbury and historic Tilbury Fort, has enabled it to secure nearly £2.4m to help develop 20 self-contained workshops.
PIZZAEXPRESS has reportedly hired financial advisers as it prepares for talks with its creditors over its huge debts.
A floating pontoon used to discharge freight ferry vessels at the new Tilbury2 development at Port of Tilbury has been launched, marking a major milestone in the creation of a new multi-million pound port for London.
TILBURY Community-led Local Development (CLLD) has opened its second round of applications offering funding to organisations that support residents into work.
A LAUNCH event held yesterday, Wednesday 2 October, announced the local business and school partnerships for the 2019/20 Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme.
THE strong and growing demand for industrial space east of London has triggered the speculative development of five new units comprising 108,000 sq ft at SEGRO Park Rainham. Phase 2 will bring together advanced sustainability innovations and on-site amenities to enhance the well-being and productivity of its occupiers and their employees. Building on the success […]
VOLUNTEERS at a local charity received a special delivery this week when the team from Amazon’s delivery station in West Thurrock stopped by with a £2,000 donation.
THE Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme is not making homes more affordable in general or helping address other pressing problems in the housing sector, according to a new report. Overall some 60% of buyers who have used it didn’t need the financial help anyway and 20% were not first time buyers, according to the […]
THOMAS Cook has collapsed after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed.
A PURFLEET-based clothing brand has been facing criticism online for selling “vintage, boho dresses”. The ‘dresses’ by the clothing brand look similar to the traditional Indian-Kurtis or Kameez with their side-slits and traditional motifs.
GRAYS-based IT & Marketing agency TechVertu has just achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 standards, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.
A THURROCK-based millionaire park home boss is once again at war over alleged planning breaches. Self-Styled “Gypsy King” Alfie Best runs Wydlecrest Park from his base on London Road in West Thurrock. Private Eye has reported that at least three families face losing their newly purchased park homes in Wooler, Northumberland because they were built […]
THURROCK householders are being urged to change energy habits with ‘Get Winter Ready’ Campaign
PORT of Tilbury, London’s major port, this month marks the 50th anniversary of its grain terminal, the UK’s largest terminal for the import and export of grain.
CHIQUITO and Frankie and Benny’s restaurants in Thurrock could be shut for good as part of a national restructure.
OCADO Retail, the joint venture between Ocado Group and Marks & Spencer, is to open its fifth Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) – a 304,355 sq ft facility in SEGRO Logistics Park, Purfleet.
UK house prices could drop by 6.2% next year if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October, according to accountants KPMG.
TEAMS from PD Shipping Inspection Services (PDSIS) on the Thames Estuary have shown commitment to the communities they operate in by taking part in PD Ports’ first Green Week as part of a joint venture with customer ADM Pura Foods.
Business support project deliver nearly 1,000 new jobs THE Growth Hub, a business support initiative operating across East Sussex, Kent, Medway, Essex, Southend and Thurrock, has worked with more than 4,400 firms to help create nearly 1,000 new jobs, figures show. A report into the South East Business Hub project which supports companies across the […]
NEXT Thursday (15th August 2019) will see students across the country anxiously open their A-Level results. And whilst many teens will be looking forward to heading off to university, NICEIC, the UK’s leading name for registered electricians, is reminding school and college leavers in the East of England to consider other viable alternatives.