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South Basildon and East Thurrock MP offers backing for pubs

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe recently met with Vicki Gracie, the new publican of the King's Arms in Orsett to discuss their recent £160,000...

Warning to Self Assessment customers as scam referrals exceed 200,000

FRAUDSTERS could set their sights on Self Assessment customers, with more than 11.5 million submitting a tax return by last month’s deadline. Taxpayers who completed...

Tilbury team celebrates as Amazon recognised as top employer in the UK for 2024

AMAZON, which has a fulfilment centre in Tilbury, has been named as a Top Employer 2024 in the UK by the Top Employer Institute,...

UK’s largest port awards contract for cutting edge Vessel Traffic Services’ system 

THE Port of London Authority (PLA) is pleased to announce that, following a thorough tendering process, it has signed a contract with Kongsberg Norcontrol...

Federation of Small Businesses turns 50 and celebrates the big achievements of small businesses across the East of England

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are not only celebrating their 50-year anniversary, but they are also celebrating the big achievements of small businesses and the self-employed...

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2024

ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is celebrating its firefighting apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week.  All new firefighter apprentices take part in...

Tilbury apprentice helps Amazon celebrate 1,000 new apprenticeship opportunities for 2024

AN apprentice who works at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Tilbury is encouraging others to start an apprenticeship and boost their careers as Amazon announces...

Pharmacists to prescribe drugs for minor illnesses

TREATMENTS for seven conditions such as sore throats and earaches are now available directly from pharmacists, without the need to visit a doctor reports...

UK’s largest port awards pilot vessel contract to family-owned British boat builder

FOLLOWING a competitive, international selection process, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has signed a contract with British family-run company, Goodchild Marine Services Ltd,...

Wingstop confirm new sites including one at Lakeside

US-headquartered chicken wing chain Wingstop is planning its biggest year of expansion in the UK since launching in the country in 2018 reports The...

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...

DAF open up new workshop in Grays

DAF dealer group Harris Daf has opened a new, purpose-built five-bay workshop and ATF service at its principal site in Grays. The workshop will bolster...

Small businesses in East of England report collapse in confidence as economic woes remain

SMALL businesses in the East of England reported a collapse in confidence, according to a report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), during...

Gresham House secures future of Thurrock-shared ownership housing development with Chartway deal

GRESHAM House, the alternative asset manager, has agreed a deal with leading South East housebuilder Chartway Partnerships Group for the completion and delivery of...

Less distraction, more action! 3.8 million Self Assessments still to be filed

WITH only one week to go until the 31 January Self Assessment deadline, the 3.8 million people yet to file their tax return are...

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