Safety advice issued after kitchen fire in Grays

Safety advice issued after kitchen fire in Grays

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 […]

Drug arrests in Essex increased by 76% during coronavirus pandemic

Drug arrests in Essex increased by 76% during coronavirus pandemic

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 […]

Great opportunities with the Port of Tilbury

Great opportunities with the Port of Tilbury

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, […]

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

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 […]

Innovative injunction to prevent fuel protests in Thurrock

Innovative injunction to prevent fuel protests in Thurrock

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. […]

4,000 young people tell the Jack Petchey Foundation their thoughts on the environment

4,000 young people tell the Jack Petchey Foundation their thoughts on the environment

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.  

Thurrock Labour unveil election manifesto

Thurrock Labour unveil election manifesto

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. […]