Bluebird Care: Looking After Thurrock

Bluebird Care: Looking After Thurrock

NEVER has the wellbeing of our loved ones been more important. There comes a time when many of us need to seek assistance when looking after the people who matter most. For family members who need regular or constant care and are highly dependent, you are faced with two options. Do I put them in […]

Debenhams’ owners draw up plan for department store chain’s liquidation

Debenhams’ owners draw up plan for department store chain’s liquidation

DEBENHAMS’ owners have begun drawing up plans for the liquidation of the 242-year-old department store chain in a move that could trigger the single-biggest jobs cull of the coronavirus pandemic. Sky News has learnt that Debenhams has appointed Hilco Capital, which specialises in helping to wind down distressed retail businesses, to work with it in […]

Massive increase in the price of much sought after dogs

Massive increase in the price of much sought after dogs

DOGS Trust’s research has revealed that the asking price for five of the UK’s most sought after breeds and the five breeds most often smuggled into the country – Dachshunds, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs and Chow Chows – shot up between March, when lockdown was announced, and the end of June this year, when […]

Local radio station wins prestigious award

Local radio station wins prestigious award

GATEWAY 97.8 is the latest proud recipient of the prestigious Princess Royal Training Awards. The radio station, which celebrates its 10th birthday next month, triumphed following a rigorous assessment process. The award, which has been personally confirmed by HRH The Princess Royal, is given to those who are an exemplar of the best employee learning […]

Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Volunteers from the Orchards Forum were out on Saturday clearing rubbish from the alleyways around Benson Road, Salisbury Road, Richmond Road and Kent Road. Tina Holland, Chair of the Orchards Forum, and was one of the volunteers said; “When we started clearing local alleyways, last year, we would need six council trucks an alley to […]

Wing It: Bluewater celebrates as Wingstop opens!

Wing It: Bluewater celebrates as Wingstop opens!

BLUEWATER is pleased to announce that Wingstop, the American chain known for its Wings and sides, is now open at Bluewater. The centre’s latest offering has opened in perfect time for the Eat Out To Help Out scheme running throughout August, which means that dine-in guests will be able to pick up 8 classic or […]

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

BASILDON & Thurrock University Hospital and a local charity that supports victims of domestic abuse have received donations totalling £4,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Changing Pathways supports those affected by domestic abuse using an empowering approach, assisting the survivor to address their immediate safety needs and setting them on a pathway to […]

Land of the Fanns extends training offer

Land of the Fanns extends training offer

Community heritage and environment groups offered advice and expertise  The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has rescheduled its training programme which had to be postponed due to lockdown and now has even more to offer community groups who look after local heritage or environmental projects.  The training is focussed on small charities and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nickelodeon Adventure Lakeside re-opens

Nickelodeon Adventure Lakeside re-opens

NICKLEODEON Adventure Lakeside, has finally been able to re-open on Thursday 30th July after 19 weeks of closure. During this time, staff has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the premises is safe to welcome back visitors without compromising the experience. A few changes have been made to the offer to allow social […]

Vue Thurrock: Andre Rieu and Magical Maastricht

Vue Thurrock: Andre Rieu and Magical Maastricht

EVERY summer André Rieu, the King of Waltz, presents a series of open-air concerts in his beautiful hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands. With over 150,000 fans flocking from all corners of the world to watch him perform, it really is a highlight of the summer music calendar, filled with emotion, joy, and of course […]

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 […]

Grays benches thank the NHS heroes

Grays benches thank the NHS heroes

THE Riverside Community Big Local has commissioned a number of benches to thank our NHS workers – and other volunteers – for all they have done to keep our communities as safe and well as possible during the Coronavirus crisis. Chair of the Riverside Community Big Local, Andy Blakey, said; “We have all been humbled […]

Sixty-seven Pizza Express restaurants to close across Britain with up to 1,100 jobs at risk

Sixty-seven Pizza Express restaurants to close across Britain with up to 1,100 jobs at risk

PIZZA Express today revealed it could shut 67 of its UK restaurants with up to 1,100 jobs at risk as it becomes the latest business devastated by coronavirus. The 55-year-old company, owned by Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, has debts of £735million and has put itself up for sale after bringing in experts. Bosses […]

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