COVID-19 statistics for Thurrock. Breakdown by areas of 7,500 each.
THE driver of a lorry in which 39 people died called 999 and described finding “loads” of migrants “jammed” into his trailer, a court heard.
Detentions under the Mental Health Act in England for black people four times higher than for white people
THE rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act in England for black or black British people was more than four times higher than for white people in 2019-20, a new report shows.
THURROCK has the highest rate of infection for Covid-19 in the whole county. More than half of districts have recorded Covid-19 infection rates of over 100, according to the latest data. Thurrock has 154.9 per 100,000 people for the week up to October 22. The borough is still under Tier One restrictions while the vast […]
FIREFIGHTERS are currently at the scene of a lorry fire on Sandy Lane, Aveley at the junction of the A1306 at Wennington.
HOLLYWOOD Bowl Basildon, Dagenham and Lakeside are launching a fangtastic Monster Bowl ten pin bowling game for Halloween, giving families something to get their teeth into this October Half Term.
THURROCK residents are encouraged to privately mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this November with commemorations at home.
A MAN has pleaded guilty to possessing a pick axe in Tilbury. Matthew MacCallum, aged 50, of St Chads Road Tilbury pleaded guilty to the following at Basildon magistrates court. On 22/08/2020 at Tilbury without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, had with you in a public place, namely Civic Square, an offensive weapon, namely PickaxeContrary […]
Isthmian Premier East Thurrock United 0 v 3 Worthing Rocks remain in relegation zone after another home defeat. Isthmian North Aveley 4 v 2 Witham Town The Millers leap back into the play off places Soham Town Rangers 1 v 0 Grays Athletic Grays go away pointless from Soham
A MEMORIAL event paying tribute to the 39 people who died in a container lorry is being held on the first anniversary of the tragedy reports the BBC.
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, […]
IN 2010, the sale of the Recreation Ground at Bridge Road, Grays, the former home of Grays Athletic Football Club, by the Billings family to Weston Homes, was shrouded in mystery regarding any money that may have been made available to assist in reproviding a community football facility for the homeless club.
A CAUTIONARY note, when you introduce rotten apples into your barrel you are at risk of adversely affecting all the other apples.
SOUTH Essex College is supporting Colleges Week this week. Today’s theme is supporting people and communities. The college has created a 2020 mental health strategy to support students and staff mental health by ensuring there is advice and guidance available to all who need it. The impact of Covid-19 has had a profound effect on […]
DIRTY footprints in a shipment of macaroons raised suspicions of “human activity” days before the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry container, a court has heard reports the BBC.
BOTH Thurrock MPs voted against a motion to extend free school meals for children into 2021.
THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to question the Health Minister on Covid-19.
A TEENAGER has been charged following reports of a disturbance at Lakeside last night, Monday 19 October.
Isthmian North Aveley 0 v 3 Tilbury TILBURY laid down a major marker that they are a promotion contender with an away victory against local rivals Aveley Tilbury’s scorers were Tony Stokes (21′), Brian Moses (82′ pen) and Cameron Brodie (86′). The result leaves Tilbury in first place, on thirteen points, five points ahead of […]
PURFLEET Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL) has officially unveiled new hoarding that has been erected on London Road beside the railway station in Purfleet-on-Thames showcasing the vision for its £1bn regeneration of the town centre that will soon see work start on Phase 1A of the scheme, which will create 61 new homes.
THE Waste Strategy item on last week’s Cabinet agenda has been deferred to allow councillors more time to research and gain a greater understanding of the highly complex information which has led to the recommendations.
A STUDENT at Gable Hall school has contracted coronavirus.
A healthcare drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested
A HEALTHCARE drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested at Broomfield Hospital. The three-metre wingspan drone is set to begin test flights later this month, in a six-month trial backed by the UK Space Agency. If phase one of the test flights are successful over the next few […]
THURROCK Council has issued a defence of its financial investment strategy as a Times report details payments made to a financial company. It relates back to earlier criticism of the authority for building up more than one billion pounds worth of debt by borrowing money at low rates, which it has then reinvested. They worked in […]