POLICE officers are questioning two people who have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Thurrock.
UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex will honour a bestselling author, influential parent podcaster and Queen of the Jungle at their graduation ceremony in October.
THE Thames Estuary Growth Board, supported by Ikigai Capital, have formed a partnership with Cadent, SGN and National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT) to investigate the development of hydrogen infrastructure in South East England.
ESSEX Firefighters have issued safety advice following a kitchen fire in Little Thurrock, Grays, last night. Crews were called at 9.53pm to a kitchen fire after a smoke alarm alerted the occupants and they were able to get out of the property and dial 999. Watch Manager Gary Banninster from Grays said: “The fire started […]
“LAKESIDE is safe and the public shouldn’t be afraid of going there” – that’s the message from Thurrock’s District Commander as detectives continue to investigate the murder of man there yesterday.
AT 5am on Monday 2 May, the A13 Road Widening Project will reach a major milestone, as the newly created third lane will open to traffic in both directions between the Stanford-le-Hope and Orsett junctions.
SIGHT loss charity Guide Dogs has launched an appeal in Essex for volunteers who could provide a loving home to a guide dog puppy for the first year of their life. ‘Puppy Raisers’ play a vital role in the early socialisation and education of guide dogs, teaching basic commands and helping them get used to […]
ESSEX Firefighters are highlighting the importance of having working smoke alarms after we were called to a kitchen fire by neighbours who heard smoke alarms going off.
A MURDER investigation has been launched after a young man, possibly in his teens, was stabbed to death in the food court at Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock this afternoon (28 April).
ESSEX saw the third-highest increase in drug arrests in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has revealed. The number of drug-related arrests made by Essex Police officers jumped from 4,111 pre-pandemic to 7,261 in 2020/21, according to government statistics. In percentage terms, the drug arrests in Essex rose by 76.6% during the coronavirus […]
THE average food bill could increase by £271 this year as prices continue to rise, research suggests. Grocery prices were 5.9% higher in April than a year ago, the biggest increase since December 2011, according to research company Kantar. It said shoppers were turning to discount retailers Aldi and Lidl as pressures on budgets grows. […]
THE Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest growing port has four exciting graduate roles available now and the business is looking for talented, ambitious and hardworking people to fill them.Logistics is key to every aspect of life and a port business is where it all happens. From unitised cargoes (containers) to renewables and everything in between, […]
A WOMAN has appeared in court in connection with bail breaches related to our investigation into disruption caused at fuel sites in Thurrock.
ALL Stories, the mentorship for under-represented writers will be working with Essex & Thurrock Libraries and Essex Book Festival to deliver creative writing workshops to aspiring authors who are interested in writing for children and young adults, during May 2022. Catherine Coe of All Stories will be partnering with award winning authors, Patrice Lawrence (who is also […]
A SECONDARY school in Grays which opened its doors in 2020 has been given the go-ahead to build two temporary classrooms to accommodate an extra 120 students.
THURROCK Council has taken significant steps to prevent further disruption in the borough by securing a ground-breaking injunction which prevents protestors blocking roads or impeding vehicles at key fuel terminals in the borough, giving police the powers to quickly and effectively move on anyone attempting to block these sites which are key to national supply. […]
SERIOUS sexual offences are taking the longest time on record to go through Crown Courts in England and Wales.
A NEW report released by the Jack Petchey Foundation asked almost 4,000 young people, including over 700 from Essex, their thoughts on the environment. 2 in 3 young people want to see environmental education prioritised in the curriculum, 1 in 5 is interested in pursuing an environmental career and 70% actively encourage friends/family to take care of the environment.
IN order to address the issues in the waste service caused by recent oil protests as well as operational factors, 14 vehicles and crew were out in many parts of the borough today (Saturday, 23 April).
CONSERVATIVE MPs have condemned their own party’s new online adverts attacking Labour MPs over immigration, warning they will stoke hatred and put all politicians at greater risk.
‘This sports bra saved my life!’ Grays runner encourages everyone to Race for Life after surviving breast cancer
A GRAYS runner who credits her survival of breast cancer to a sports bra and research into the disease is calling on women, men and children across the region to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
THE Port of Tilbury have received an award from the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) for the collaborative role the port team played in supporting the Fire teams during a large and challenging fire at the grain terminal in July 2020.
NEW Vice-Principal of Quality and Curriculum Jon Briggs’ story of growth and development within USP College.
MAY’S local elections are the chance for voters to send the Tories a message that they cannot ignore on the cost of living crisis – Thurrock deserves better. Under the conservatives families are £2,620 worse off and we have the biggest drop in living standards since the 50s and taxes the highest in 70 years. […]