LEIA Edwards, 15, from Grays, is the first person in the UK to be accepted into Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, California, while still at school due to her talents in basketball and her academic ability.
KNIGHT Frank Capital Advisory has been instructed by Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL) — a consortium of partners comprising Urban Catalyst, Swan Housing Association and Keltbray — to find a funding partner to deliver a major mixed-use development in Purfleet-on-Thames.
SOUTH Essex College main enrolment for new students starts soon on Thursday 12 August 2021.
ON World Ranger Day (Saturday 31 July) a restored carving of the Woodsman was unveiled at a special event at Langdon Hills Country Park, Westley Heights, in honour of the sculptor Dave Chapple.
A CHAFFORD Hundred man has been charged with passing counterfeit currency.
MP Jackie Doyle Price vows to stop using Dove soap after brand celebrates Laurel Hubbard and trans athletes
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has vowed to never buy from Dove again the beauty brand came out swinging for trans Olympic trailblazer Laurel Hubbard.
SPECIAL nature themed events are being held in Thurrock libraries this summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.
A MUM is taking on the epic Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, helping to raise money for the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at Basildon Hospital.
MORRISONS is giving customers the opportunity to support children and their families who may struggle with the cost of going back to school by creating stationery Pick Up Packs in store which can be bought and donated in time for the new school year.
ALL 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK will start being offered a first dose of the Covid jab within weeks, after a recommendation from vaccine experts.
THE Beach of Dreams event at Grays beach riverside park on Saturday 31st July (run alongside a leg of Kinetika’s massive 500 mile walk) was a mixture of sun, fun and exhibition. Imagine the scene; an array of stalls showcasing many of the good works being undertaken in Thurrock, a gentle breeze carrying the superb music of Grays Town Band, people milling around and a whale.
SOUTH Essex train operator Trenitalia c2c has launched a new money-saving Mini Break ticket for customers planning a long weekend in the capital or a seaside break in Southend, and is also running extra trains over the summer period to help boost local tourism.
PLENTY of walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations at Towngate Theatre, Basildon from Thursday to Sunday this week
ALDI has increased its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers across the industry reports the BBC. The supermarket chain confirmed the rise following similar incentives by grocers to attract HGV drivers. The lack of drivers has caused disruption and delays in various supply chains, which has led to product shortages in some […]
FEARS have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases outreports The Evening Standard. From Sunday, employers will have to contribute 20 per cent towards the wages of furloughed staff which rises from 10 per cent. However, a survey suggests one in five companies still using the furlough scheme are […]
THE Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury has donated three food pallets to a foodbank that supports the community in Tower Hamlets.
NEW research from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and University College London (UCL) reveals that 80% of shops and other commercial premises on highstreets across England could be lost because of further changes to planning rules.
THURROCK Adult Community College is delighted to report that eight adults from Thurrock Adult Community College’s part-time Counselling Level 3 Diploma course have now accepted places to continue their studies at University in September.
ESSEX Police have welcomed a further 58 new officers into the force taking the total number who have passed out since the first lockdown in March 2020 to 451 – that equates to just under one new officer per day.
THE council-backed Thames Freeport is one of the first to submit its outline business case to government.
AS a part of the T100 Dreaming event, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions (TLS) have teamed up with wearecreativesthurrock.uk to erect a sculpture of a whale that has been devastated by plastic pollution.
THEY were called by ambulance colleagues around 10pm yesterday, Friday 30 July, with reports that a man and a woman were being treated for stab wounds.
AN infant marmoset found living in terrible conditions in a private home in Grays, Essex has been rescued by the RSPCA and taken in by Monkey World to live a much better life.
THIS week, Essex and Thurrock Libraries officially join The Library Consortium (TLC), a network of 18 library authorities across London and the South East.