MAGISTRATES in England and Wales will be able to jail criminals for twice as long as they currently can, under plans to clear court backlogs reports the BBC.
THURROCK has higher rates of Covid than its neighbours, but 60 per cent of hospital cases were admitted with other conditions, the borough’s director of public health has revealed.
AVERAGE pay rises are failing to keep up with the rise in the cost of living, the latest official statistics show reports the BBC.
A SPECIAL celebratory event will take place on Saturday 22 January to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Thameside Complex.
THAMES Crossing Action Group (TCAG) have today written to Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, welcoming ’his announcement to pause the rollout of new Smart Motorways and have called on him to extend this pause to the Lower Thames Crossing.
A MEDICAL director said the NHS was “under extreme pressure” due to Omicron reports the BBC. Dr Sean O’Kelly, regional medical director for the East of England, said “a significant number of staff” were either isolating or had contracted Covid and were unable to work. He said the NHS was “working very hard to deal […]
USP College has been awarded an overall grading of Good from Ofsted following the inspection carried out between 9 and 12 November 2021.
ON February 4, schools across the UK will come together for a day filled with fun educational maths activities, as part of the NSPCC’s Number Day.
FOLLOWING a community campaign to repair scores of street lights at Seabrooke Rise in Grays, local councillors and residents have welcomed the improvements so far and called on Thurrock Council to never let it get into that state of disrepair ever again.
A PROGRAMME of events has been drawn up stretching from Rainham to Tilbury as members of the local communities along the Thames are invited to help clean up their areas.
FIRE Crews were called to Courtney Road, Chadwell St Mary at 3:25am after reports of bushes on fire.
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THURROCK Labour Leader, John Kent, calls on Cllr Gledhill to condemn Prime Minister’s actions
THIS week, Lakeside Shopping Centre has launched an exciting new initiative to support small local businesses and ‘start-ups’, called Think Big, Shop Small.
NEW Vaccine Champions will help to make sure more of the borough’s residents get the protection the COVID-19 vaccines offer thanks to £485,000 of government funding awarded to the borough.
POLICE are urgently appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man.
THE self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said. reports the BBC.
DETAILS about Thurrock Council’s successful investment scheme, which since 2016 has raised more than £115 million to fund council services above statutory levels, have been made available on the council’s website.
THURROCK Council is still looking at budget deficit of more than 14 million over the next three years despite a belt tightening exercise and sale of council assets.
THE best future for the Thameside Theatre will be in the hands of the community, councillors believe.
NEXT has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who must self-isolate because of Covid exposure and in some cases for workers who test positive, the BBC has learned.
THE RAC Foundation has estimated that almost 8m parking charges may be issued on private land. This reflects the year-on-year increase in car ownership with millions more cars parking every day and a shift away from the use of public transport given the impact of the pandemic.
THE government has joined with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle and rail.
NEW figures released this month by Essex Police show record levels of applications both from women and from people with a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds.