A BELGIAN court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to 15 years in prison after ruling that he was the ringleader of a gang that trafficked migrants found dead in a lorry in the UK reports the BBC. Vo Van Hong was found guilty of leading a cross-Channel people trafficking operation based in Belgium. Thirty-nine Vietnamese […]
Thurrock 20, Billericay 24 ON Sunday (16 January) at Oakfield, Billericay RFC U16s gave a second half rugby masterclass in ball handling and offloading in the tackle. Trailing by ten points at the interval, the visitors, Billericay upped their game and outscored Thurrock by three tries to one in the second half much to the […]
THE self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said. reports the BBC.
VIRGIN Mobile and O2 phone users will not face roaming charges following announcements by other networks to reintroduce extra fees after Brexit reports the BBC. It means customers travelling to Europe will be able to use their mobile data and make calls and texts on the same deal as they have in the UK. Vodafone, […]
THE UK government is warning that almost all pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid symptoms were unvaccinated in one analysis over several months last year, as it kicks off an advertising campaign encouraging expectant mothers to get boosted reports The Guardian. The campaign is calling on pregnant women not to wait to get either […]
APPLICATIONS for the government’s new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant are now open.
THE era of free NHS prescriptions for all over-60s looks set to end this April.
WORLD boxing champ Tyson Fury has joined many members of the local community who have issued ‘get well messages’ to a Tilbury man who was the victim of a savage attack in the town on Sunday, 2 January.
IT was New Year woe for Blues when they succumbed to their heaviest home defeat of the season against a very good Canvey Island who controlled long periods of the encounter. Danny Sambridge produced a man of the match performance making a number of crucial saves to keep
THURROCK Police have reported two successes involving stolen cars, even though one of the vehicles was involved in a crash while being pursued. Its driver was arrested. A statement this morning (Friday, 31 December) from Thurrock police said: “Officers from our Operational Support Group had a suspected stolen Range Rover from Harlow make off from […]
POLICE are probing an incident near Bulphan last week which has been reported as a group of people hare coursing. A Land Rover which was not taxed or MOTed became stuck on land. A police statement says: “We are investigating reports of criminal damage at an address in Harrow Lane, Bulphan. “Early on Wednesday, 22 […]
HELP is on hand for those feeling under the weather this winter.
TWO late goals by David Knight kept Grays Athletic’s promotion challenge on track.
THE number of jobs Thurrock will benefit from during the Lower Thames Crossing construction is unclear a consultant has claimed.
ESSEX Police has pledged to look at introducing a free call back option for its 101 system and admitted 20 per cent of callers giving up before speaking to a call handler is “unacceptable”.
THURROCK Council’s Give a Gift provides everyone the opportunity to donate a present to a local child in need for whom Christmas can be a difficult time of year.
A VERY cold afternoon greeted both sides at Rookery Hill in what was basically a six pointer. Early missed chances certainly cost the home side gaining the three points.
Isthmian North Grays Athletic 2 v 2 Tilbury The two oldest clubs in the borough locked horns once again in front of a large and vociferous crowd both eager to claim the bragging rights. Blues holding a two goal advantage at half time held the upper hand but a spirited Dockers second half fightback ensured […]
A MAN wanted by the Belgian authorities for his role in a people smuggling plot that led to the discovery of the bodies of 39 people in a lorry in West Thurrock has had his extradition ordered.
THOUSANDS of motorists continue to drive on Britain’s roads, despite having racked up enough penalty points to be disqualified, an investigation has found.
ESSEX Firefighters rescued a horse from a river in Grays this morning.
Basildon 49 v 34 Thurrock IN the winter sunshine, on Sunday 21st November, at Basildon’s Gardiner Close grounds, Basildon and Thurrock RFC served up a very entertaining u16 game of rugby. Initial exchanges were ferocious as both teams worked each other out and Thurrock led 7-5 after ten minutes. However, four Basildon tries and two […]
THURROCK Council may look at bringing in a sponsor for a summer playscheme for disabled children reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
LOCAL charity St. Luke’s Hospice has suffered the theft of an essential Transit van and maintenance tools.