Essential Travel Only: Reduced train service due to industrial action on Saturday 25 June

Essential Travel Only: Reduced train service due to industrial action on Saturday 25 June

AS industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the UK rail network continues, customers are reminded to only travel on Saturday 25 June if their journey is essential. Significant disruption is expected on all lines with services starting later and finishing much earlier than usual.  We are continuing […]

Ortu Corringham Primary celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Ortu Corringham Primary celebrate Platinum Jubilee

TO CELEBRATE the Platinum Jubilee, Ortu Corringham Primary pupils were treated to a very special appearance from Stephen Metcalfe MP and the Queen herself (… well, almost) Corringham Primary’s very own Bev Bennett arrived at the school, with her own royal guardsman, Mr Luke Seely, to surprise the students at their jubilee street party. The […]

Thurrock Council boss expresses “significant concerns” over Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Council boss expresses “significant concerns” over Lower Thames Crossing

THURROCK Council is poised to give its formal response to a consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing and has questioned the scheme’s viability in letter to the treasury. The council has written to Simon Clarke, Chief Secretary to the Treasury saying it has “significant concerns” about the scheme. In the letter Rob Gledhill, leader […]

Ortu Gable Hall celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Ortu Gable Hall celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

STUDENTS at Ortu Gable Hall had a fantastic day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last week, 13th of June, with a party which undoubtedly had a more exclusive invite list than the one at Buckingham Palace and a visit from the newly elected mayor, Cllr James Halden, and Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Barry Johnson. 

No-fault evictions and barring tenants on benefits to be outlawed in England

No-fault evictions and barring tenants on benefits to be outlawed in England

MEASURES to tackle unscrupulous private landlords who evict tenants without giving a reason or who let unsafe homes, will be introduced under government proposals aimed at giving a better deal for millions of renters in England reports The Guardian. The centrepiece of the fairer private rented sector white paper, published by the government on Thursday, […]

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