Essex Police probe death of man in Grays

Essex Police probe death of man in Grays

ESSEX Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Grays. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called to concerns for a man at an address in Seabrooke Rise, Grays shortly after 12.35pm today (Thursday 13 August). “We attended and, sadly, a man was pronounced dead. “His death is being treated […]

Athletics: Tributes paid to Thurrock Harrier legend David Staines

Athletics: Tributes paid to Thurrock Harrier legend David Staines

DAVID Staines, Coach and founder member of Thurrock Harriers, died on Tuesday. David’s health was declining over recent months and he died at home with his partner Ann and daughter Naomi by his side.  A primary school teacher of many years in Thurrock, and later headteacher, David influenced many young teachers’ and pupils’ lives. David was […]

Lower Thames Crossing design refinement consultation closes

Lower Thames Crossing design refinement consultation closes

HIGHWAYS England’s latest consultation seeking views on refinements to the design of the Lower Thames Crossing ended last night.  The four-week consultation was seeking feedback on the latest refinements to the design including more detailed landscaping proposals; updated paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders; and further developed environmental mitigation plans.  The refinements were based on feedback […]

USP College celebrate student’s A-Level success

USP College celebrate student’s A-Level success

MORE students celebrating higher grades at USP College today despite Covid-19 challenges Students at USP College have plenty of reason to celebrate this morning after the College saw a 7% increase in students receiving higher grades in their A-Levels. Months of worry about how Covid-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 summer exam series would […]

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

THE UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession reports the BBC. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell. […]

Grays man pleads to stealing from Pre-school

Grays man pleads to stealing from Pre-school

A GRAYS man has pleaded guilty to stealing from a pre-school. Danny Wilson, aged 32, of Heathview Gardens, Grays pleaded guilty to the following at Basildon magistrates court. Between 01/01/2019 and 02/03/2020 at Basildon stole cash, to the value of £440, belonging to Munchkins Pre School Nursery Wilson was fined £650.00 and required to do […]

Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Volunteers from the Orchards Forum were out on Saturday clearing rubbish from the alleyways around Benson Road, Salisbury Road, Richmond Road and Kent Road. Tina Holland, Chair of the Orchards Forum, and was one of the volunteers said; “When we started clearing local alleyways, last year, we would need six council trucks an alley to […]

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

BASILDON & Thurrock University Hospital and a local charity that supports victims of domestic abuse have received donations totalling £4,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Changing Pathways supports those affected by domestic abuse using an empowering approach, assisting the survivor to address their immediate safety needs and setting them on a pathway to […]

Air ambulance called to Grays after infant hurt in fall

Air ambulance called to Grays after infant hurt in fall

TWO ambulances, an ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to an address in Bradleigh Avenue, Grays this morning (Aug 11) following reports of an infant injured in a fall. One patient was transported by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital for further assessment and care.

Wilson James expands its construction logistics operation into the Port of Tilbury

Wilson James expands its construction logistics operation into the Port of Tilbury

Wilson James expands its construction logistics operation into the Port of Tilbury Wilson James, the leading provider of specialist construction logistics services, has announced that it has expanded its warehousing and consolidation capacity into the Port of Tilbury, London’s major port. The new facility augments the company’s existing London Construction Consolidation Centre (LCCC) and helps it […]

c2c launches face covering exemption badge

c2c launches face covering exemption badge

EAST London and South Essex train operator c2c has launched a new exemption badge for customers who are unable to wear face coverings. People with conditions such as severe asthma and those with visible and non-visible disabilities that rule out the wearing of face coverings will be given badges, similar to c2c’s popular Baby on-Board […]

Older people’s security under threat from new Thurrock Tory proposals

Older people’s security under threat from new Thurrock Tory proposals

LOCAL Councillors have been told that the electronic gates protecting sheltered housing complexes in their wards are under threat of removal.    The gates, currently protecting elderly residents, need to be updated or replaced but due to the cost, Conservative led Thurrock Council have told ward Councillors they want them removed instead.    In recent […]

Government extends coronavirus support for buses and trams, as total funding tops £700 million

Government extends coronavirus support for buses and trams, as total funding tops £700 million

Government extends coronavirus support for bus and tram operators across England as part of wider efforts to safely get people back to education and work spaces New model will provide rolling support for bus operators with up to £218.4 million guaranteed over the next eight weeks Five tram systems in the North and Midlands also […]

Teenager Chelsea missing from Purfleet

Teenager Chelsea missing from Purfleet

Update: Chelsea has been found HAVE you seen 15-year-old Chelsea Slade from Purfleet, who has been reported missing? Chelsea is around 4ft 2ins tall, has shoulder length brown hair and wears glasses. She was last seen around 2.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 9 August, and was said to be wearing black leggings, a grey crop top, […]

Forth Ports and DP World announce joint bid for a freeport on the Thames with the appointment of Vivid Economics

Forth Ports and DP World announce joint bid for a freeport on the Thames with the appointment of Vivid Economics

TWO of the UK’s largest port businesses – Forth Ports Group and DP World – today announce a partnership which will submit a joint freeport bid incorporating the Port of Tilbury and DP World London Gateway. As part of the commitment to this joint bid, the partnership announces the appointment of Vivid Economics who will […]

St. Luke’s Hospice launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge

St. Luke’s Hospice launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge

St. Luke’s Hospice launches Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon is calling supporters to complete 5 or 10 miles this October and raise vital funds to support the essential care provided by the charity. Participants of the Virtual Luke’s to Luke’s Challenge can walk, jog, cycle, skate or even swim their […]

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