THE driving forces behind a vast £4.5billion Thames Freeport say it could rival Dubai, triggering a decade of regeneration and investment in south Essex.
BOOTS UK are now offering Essex parents a brand new nursery advice service at the Lakeside Boots Store, which is one of the first stores to roll out the service. After a year of staying indoors, new and expectant parents in Essex can get back to the excitement of planning and shopping instore for a new baby by booking into the free service.
HIGH Street lenders are now starting to offer mortgages to borrowers offering a deposit of just 5% under a new government guarantee scheme reports the BBC.
THERE are fresh questions over a businessman who raised hundreds of millions of pounds from local authorities after a high court judge raised doubts over his integrity and ruled that a prospectus issued to raise some of that money contained “clear untruths.”
Tarmac and Forth Ports sign long-term agreement to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at Tilbury2
TARMAC, the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business, has committed to a 25-year partnership with the Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest-growing port, to build the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal.
DP WORLD today unveils a new film to introduce its operations to customers who want to benefit from market leading port-centric logistics in the UK.
HARTFORD Holdings, the parent company of Trojan Baths, Mantaleda Bathrooms and Thomas Crapper & Co, has acquired a specialist shower tray manufacturer based in Purfleet reports Insider Media.
The habitat site, which in 2019 was recognised as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates, was created seven years ago by spreading chalk slurry over an area equivalent to six football pitches on the bare surface of a former landfill,
THE two ports which make up Thames Freeport received more new enquiries from businesses looking to relocate to the site this month than at any point in the last decade, following the shortlisting of the bid by the Government on 3 March.
CARING mother and daughter duo, Gladys Ofori and Dorcas Afful, have recently launched their new home care business, Home Instead Thurrock, bringing high-quality companionship-led home care services to South Essex.
MAJOR building work is underway at the UK’s largest grain terminal at the Port of Tilbury following a fire* in 2020 which damaged its grain silos.
SANTANDER has today announced plans to close 111 branches in the UK, citing changes in customer behaviour since the start of the Covid crisis for its decision. The lender said all outlets will close by the end of August 2021 – but said the majority of those affected are less than three miles from another […]
CALA Homes has once again launched its Community Bursary initiative, with £20,000 available to help support community groups in Essex.
Highways England’s latest Lower Thames Crossing Community Update video shows Dartford Crossing over capacity claims campaigners
HIGHWAYS England published their latest Lower Thames Crossing Community Update on the 17th March 2021.
THE competition watchdog has ordered the housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties to remove terms in contracts that have made it impossible for some homeowners to get a mortgage or sell their properties reports The Guardian. The Competition and Markets Authority has told the two firms to remove certain contract terms that mean leaseholders have […]
New logistics training programme launches at The Port of Tilbury for unemployed local residents
THE decision by leading names to take up or renew space over the past few weeks is indicative of a continued confidence in physical retail, combined with a compelling leisure and F&B offering, and its long-term value to brands’ multichannel strategies
EAST of England families using their Tax-Free Childcare accounts to pay for their childcare costs are benefitting from a government top-up worth up to £500 every three months, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
DESIGNATED as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England, West Thurrock lagoon and marshes, near Stoneness, is being affected by coastal erosion, which is slowly reducing its value as a habitat, particularly for overwintering birds. Now, the PLA has awarded contractors Salix a project to tackle tidal erosion of the wildlife-rich 3.6-hectare site.
MORRISONS has today announced it will be donating over half a million meals to local pet rescue centres to help feed the nation’s cats and dogs – after demand for pet food has surged during lockdown.
THE Shortlyst has launched in Essex today (Monday 1 March) – ready to champion small beauty businesses all over the county by transforming the way treatments are booked.
BELLWAY has finished construction work on the first phase of homes at Renovo in Thurrock.
DARREN Bennett owns one of Essex’ top restaurants The Magic Mushroom in Billericay, Essex. After what has been one of the toughest years in history for all hospitality and indeed other sectors, Darren welcomed today’s Budget announcements. Darren has been the owner and executive chef of The Magic Mushroom since 1996. Today’s budget announcements extending […]
THE sites for the eight freeports in England have been revealed as part of the Chancellor’s Budget.