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 […]

Funding boost for 1,000 new homes in Grays town centre

Funding boost for 1,000 new homes in Grays town centre

PLANS to redevelop Grays have been given a major funding boost from the Government to help build up to 1,000 new homes in the town centre. The infrastructure funding had come after redevelopment plans were nominated for financial backing by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The cash will is part of the Government’s […]

Tilbury: Dispersal order in place for 48 hours

Tilbury: Dispersal order in place for 48 hours

Statement from Essex Police WE have put a dispersal order in place for 48 hours following concerns about an unauthorised event in Tilbury. The dispersal order will run from noon today, Friday 7 August, until noon Sunday 9 August and it will cover two areas. The first area includes Tilbury train station and this includes […]

From Purfleet to China: Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight, Direct Services to UK

From Purfleet to China: Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight, Direct Services to UK

BOOKINGS on its weekly fixed-day rail consol service from China to the UK continue to increase, so Davies Turner is adding UK destinations that will be served directly from China reports SeaNews. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at one of the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics company says: “Having reviewed the pattern […]

Green Homes Grant plans welcomed by landlords

Green Homes Grant plans welcomed by landlords

UK landlords have welcomed the news that the Government has accepted many of their recommendations about how the new Green Homes Grant scheme should work reports property reporter.co.uk Announced in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement, the scheme will see the Government provide at least two-thirds of the cost of improvement work for homeowners and landlords to […]

Man attacked with cricket bat in Grays

Man attacked with cricket bat in Grays

ESSEX Police are appealing for information after a man reported being struck by a cricket bat during an assault in Grays. They are investigating reports the victim, a man in his 20s, was attacked in an address in Windsor Avenue at around 8.30pm on Tuesday 28 July. He reported being hit on the head and […]

Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas: 4,000 jobs saved at restaurant chains

Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas: 4,000 jobs saved at restaurant chains

A NEW deal has safeguarded more than 4,000 jobs at three prominent restaurant chains. Private equity firm Epiris has acquired control of the Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and Cafe Rouge businesses, preserving more than 150 restaurants. The business formerly known as Casual Dining Group was acquired from administration in a process handled by AlixPartners. The […]

Concerns that England’s planning reforms will create ‘generation of slums’

Concerns that England’s planning reforms will create ‘generation of slums’

THE biggest shake-up of planning for decades has caused fury that moves to fast-track the construction of “beautiful” homes across England will “dilute” democratic oversight, choke off affordable housing and lead to the creation of “slum” dwellings reports The Guardian. Under the proposals, unveiled on Thursday, planning applications based on pre-approved “design codes” would get […]

Appeal for Grays man, missing since March

Appeal for Grays man, missing since March

Update: Dean Hudson has been found Have you seen Dean Hudson who’s missing from Grays? Dean, who’s 44, was reported missing on 19 July but hasn’t been seen since March. Since he was reported missing, Essex Police has carried out a thorough investigation but have now exhausted all lines of enquiry which is why they […]

Tilbury: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr

Tilbury: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr

TILBURY: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr Can you help Essex Police find Ahmed Bakr who want to speak to him for failing to correctly notify them of his address. The 25 year-old, who also goes by the name Hani Sayed, is described as 5ft 10ins tall, of large build, with short dark hair and a dark […]

East Tilbury man fined for possession of martial arts weapon

East Tilbury man fined for possession of martial arts weapon

AN EAST Tilbury man has been fined for possession of martial arts weapons and drink-driving. Paul Roff, aged 53, of Queen Mary Avenue, East Tilbury pleaded guilty to the following. On 29/02/2020 at Tilbury without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, had with you in a public place, namely Coronation Avenue, an offensive weapon, namely a […]

Councils urged to back creative industries

Councils urged to back creative industries

COUNCILS across the country are backing the creative industries to help drive economic recovery in local areas, the Local Government Association and Creative Industries Federation set out today.  The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, has today published a guide to help councils to support their local creative industries recover from the coronavirus […]

Thurrock Council slam “inaccurate reporting” over death rates in borough

Thurrock Council slam “inaccurate reporting” over death rates in borough

A LOOK at excess death rates has created a false impression that Thurrock has seen an extremely high number of excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that excess deaths in Thurrock peaked in the week ending 17 April with 286% more deaths than usual. However those figures […]

Fire at storage yard in Aveley

Fire at storage yard in Aveley

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire involving a number of Iso containers at a storage yard in Aveley this evening (Tuesday 4 August). Six fire engines and a number of specialist fire engines (including a water bowser, hose layer and high volume pump) were called to assist at the scene of the fire on Romford […]