A MEMORIAL flame created by an East Tilbury stone masonry company in partnership with Thurrock Council will appear in a national art exhibition to mark 75 years of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
JOHN F Hunt Power has been announced as finalists in the Festival Supplier Awards 2020. The specialist power generation business, part of the Essex-based John F Hunt Group, is, for the second year, shortlisted in the Best Plant & Equipment Hire award category.
A STATEMENT FROM EAST THURROCK UNITED It is with deep sadness that we have to report the passing of Ben Bennett, who slipped away peacefully at his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, having spent the past few months bravely battling against all the odds. At this desperately sad time, our thoughts, prayers […]
Rights groups warns of ‘high risk to privacy’ as new details emerge on how Thurrock Council data is being used to predict behaviour
A RIGHTS group has warned the privacy of Thurrock residents could be at risk due to the council’s use of a computer system that aims to predict who needs social care, who may become a victim of crime and who could end up sleeping on the streets.
A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two men on a late-night service out of London.
PARENTS of children at a Thurrock primary school have praised members of staff who looked after their children caught up in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday, 29 November reports the Thurrock Nub News.
GRAYS-based Bright & Beautiful, an ethical and eco-friendly professional housekeeping franchise business, celebrated Christmas early this year by hosting a party on 29 November to bring its elderly clients together to help reduce their social isolation and loneliness.
ESSEX Police is are appealing for information after a man was robbed while walking close to a cemetery in Grays. The victim, a 32-year-old man, reported that he was walking in High Street near to St Peter and St Paul Church between 10pm and 11pm on Friday 1 November when he was approached by three […]
THIS year, intu Lakeside have launched their brand new, Aurora Explorer Christmas Grotto. Shoppers are invited to come and meet Santa, whilst going on a magical journey guided by his Aurora Elves.
MYSTERY surrounds damage to to a local waterway which may have killed off a much-cared for animal habitat – prompting concern from Wildlife TV presenter and conservationist Chris Packham.
THE demise of a long-running Thurrock charity remains shrouded in mystery – with many of its supporters and former volunteers saying they have been left with a sour taste about the way it was wound up.
PEOPLE across south Essex are being encouraged to try travelling by public transport throughout December as part of a Festive Travel challenge, and be in with the chance of winning £250. Launched today, the Festive Travel challenge gives residents from Thurrock, Basildon or Southend-on-Sea the opportunity to win a £250 prize for completing just one […]
WITH fears that Brexit will bring social unrest, climate change will result in environmental disasters and cyber-attacks capable of crippling entire towns, health authorities in Essex are reviewing their emergency response plans.
A KITCHEN fire in Stanford-Le-Hope was caused this afternoon after a dog inadvertently turned on a microwave.
A LOCAL branch of a popular coffee chain has taken part in a community litter pick in support of Thurrock Council’s initiative to encourage recycling plastic in the borough.
WORKERS at a freight company in Purfleet, Essex, found the snake in the lorry on Tuesday (26 November) and called the RSPCA for help.
PUPILS at Purfleet Primary Academy are collecting food donations to support pupils and families who cannot afford to eat. During the recent Harvest Festival, families at the school raised a huge 143kg of food for local charities but since then, more and more families have been approaching the school requiring help to eat.
TALENTED Costume Construction graduates from University Centre South Essex have been working on the popular Netflix hit show, The Crown.
ESSEX Firefighters were called to a flat fire in Danbury Crescent South Ockendon on Saturday night after a man fell asleep with candles alight.
WOODSIDE Academy in Grays re-accredited with Full International School Award by British Council in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
STAFF and students from Olive AP Academy – Thurrock are inviting the whole community to join in the festive fun at their first Christmas Bazaar being held in Tilbury.
THE countdown to Christmas day has already begun for thousands of shoppers in Essex and this year intu Lakeside continues to deliver positive change and make a meaningful difference to the community this December.
THURROCK Adult Community College in Essex has had a refresh thanks to a volunteering programme between home improvement retailer, Wickes, and social enterprise, VIY (Volunteer It Yourself). Nineteen young people from The Prince’s Trust worked with VIY and Wickes to help redecorate parts of the college and build a new kitchenette for the students and […]
Thurrock Carers Christmas Tea. Full details on poster.