Communities across Thurrock can bid for Levelling Up funds to save pubs, clubs and historic buildings

Communities across Thurrock can bid for Levelling Up funds to save pubs, clubs and historic buildings

COMMUNITY groups across the UK can today bid for levelling up funding to take back control of pubs, music venues, sports facilities, and historic buildings for the benefit of the public. Groups will be able to bid for a share of the government’s £150 million Community Ownership Fund to rescue cultural buildings in their area […]

Drug arrests in Essex increased by 76% during coronavirus pandemic

Drug arrests in Essex increased by 76% during coronavirus pandemic

ESSEX saw the third-highest increase in drug arrests in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has revealed. The number of drug-related arrests made by Essex Police officers jumped from 4,111 pre-pandemic to 7,261 in 2020/21, according to government statistics. In percentage terms, the drug arrests in Essex rose by 76.6% during the coronavirus […]

Football: Grays end season with a victory

Football: Grays end season with a victory

BLUES brought the curtain down on their season and manager Paul Joynes’s career in management with a thrilling comeback to defeat Maldon & Tiptree. With just fifteen minutes on the clock and looking to be heading for a third successive defeat a late rally produced two goals, and it could have been more.

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

ALL Stories, the mentorship for under-represented writers will be working with Essex & Thurrock Libraries and Essex Book Festival to deliver creative writing workshops to aspiring authors who are interested in writing for children and young adults, during May 2022.  Catherine Coe of All Stories will be partnering with award winning authors, Patrice Lawrence (who is also […]

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