URBAN Catalyst appoints planning expert to board of new sister company
AN innovative community-led local development (CLLD) programme in Tilbury has opened its fourth round of applications to offer funding to organisations supporting residents into work.
NEWRIVER has put Grays shopping centre, which is lined up for redevelopment into 1,000 homes, on the market, React Newscan reveal. Grays Shopping Centre is made up of 55 units including Iceland, Wilkos and Poundland. The 4.8-acre site includes a 700-space multi-storey car park. NewRiver bought the site from Lone Star in 2018 for £20m, […]
TODAY (Thursday 22nd October), HS2 Ltd has released a new video highlighting how the additional capacity HS2 will create on Britain’s existing rail network will benefit UK ports and distribution centres that use rail freight for the movement of goods. Filmed at the Port of Tilbury in Essex, the video shows how additional network capacity for […]
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received more than 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal which allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home.
WITH just 10 weeks left until Christmas, guests can kick off their festive preparations this October Half Term as Bluewater welcomes a number of new pop-up stores to the centre. New stores include; Anno Gin Distillers, Christmas Magic, The Gin Warehouse, Cherry Red Vintage, Custom & Co, Calendar Club, and Hamley’s, perfect for stocking up […]
Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier and ripener of bananas to the British marketplace, has taken occupation of a 69,718 sq ft ripening facility on practical completion of the building at DP World London Gateway. The new ripening centre will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford and will help to reinforce the company’s approach […]
THURROCK Council has opened applications for a range of apprenticeships across its services.
LAKESIDE shopping centre has been taken over by a major global firm.
Court hears Thurrock Council paid £5 million commission to flamboyant entrepreneur to set up solar farm deals
A COURT has heard that Thurrrock Council paid a flamboyant financial entrepreneur £5 million in commission for setting up its deals to buy bonds in solar energy farms. Liam Kavanagh, 43, who owns a fleet of supercars and travels by private jet, sold the ‘green bonds’ to the council – who failed to pick up […]
ESSEX not-for-profit organisations and community groups are being invited to apply for funding to help local communities combat the growing threat of fuel poverty and emerging vulnerabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Growing numbers of families are struggling to pay their energy bills and UK Power Networks, who distribute electricity across the East of England, has opened […]
MORRISONS is to extend the 10% discount that NHS heroes receive on their grocery shop. The discount was first introduced in April and aims to support the 1.5 million NHS staff through the winter. It is a thank you from Morrisons. With hospitals again dealing with an increased number of coronavirus cases, NHS staff are […]
DIVERSITY, inclusivity and equality in economic recovery take centre stage at SELEP AGM 2020 The value of diversity for businesses – particularly in a post-COVID world – was the focus of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Annual General Meeting for 2020, which took place on Friday 2nd October 2020 with two renowned speakers joining […]
AMAZON in Tilbury has teamed up with the Campaign for Learning’s Learning at Work Week to encourage associates to get involved by taking part in development opportunities to help enhance their careers and pursue their dream job.
LIDL GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Lakeside Retail Park, in Grays West Thurrock, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 8th October at 8am.
LESS than a year since taking over as owner of the Just Cuts kiosk in Intu Lakeside, Holly Feltham has swapped it for a shiny new salon space in the shopping centre.
MORRISONS is today announcing new measures to its online food box service that will help customers to get a delivery of groceries to their doorstep.
RESPONDING to the letter sent to trade bodies by the chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove which highlights potential issues for freight traffic after the Brexit transition period,
EXPORTERS to the EU face 7,000-truck-long queues in Kent and two-day delays to trade after the Brexit transition period ends, the government has warned reports the BBC.
CONSTRUCTION is progressing well at a new housing development in Thurrock, where there has been a rise in demand from first-time buyers following lockdown.
PREMIER Inn owner Whitbread has said that it could axe up to 6,000 jobs because of reduced demand resulting from the coronavirus pandemic reports The Independent. The group said the proposal would affect 18 per cent of its workforce in its hotel and restaurant brands, adding that it hoped that voluntary redundancy and lower contracted […]
MORRISONS is investing even more to increase its hygiene standards – as part of a new programme that will see every one of its 494 stores receive a three-week deep-clean, brand new equipment, and additional cleaning staff. The latest investment is to make customers feel even safer in store. It follows the supermarket already spending […]
AS part of the creation of the new Tilbury2 port, Thames Barges have begun transporting thousands of tons of waste ash from the construction site in Tilbury,
ACROSS the UK, more than 47,000 account holders received an average first payment of £375, two years after opening an account, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveals.