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Good progress on M25 junction 28 as the final beam lift for the scheme to take place soon

SINCE the start of 2024 the M25 junction 28 team have had to navigate around the winter weather, but it has not dampened progress...

Independents and Green Party hope to make gains in May’s elections

INDEPENDENT and Green Party candidates are hoping to make their mark at the ballot box in Thurrock Council's elections next month. The South West Essex...

Carer’s leave: Women in 50s are worst-hit by ‘gap’ in new law, expert warns

FROM 6 April 2024, the government brought in a new ‘Carer’s Leave Act’ that offers employees the entitlement to unpaid leave to give or arrange care...

Police appeal following fatal collision near Dartford Crossing

ESSEX Police is appealing for any witnesses to a fatal collision at junction 30 of the M25. A spokesperson said: "We were called at about...

Fire Service issues warning to vape and e-cigarette users

ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service has issued a serious warning to all vape and e-cigarette users after a rise in fires throughout Essex...

OSG make eight arrests across Essex

OFFICERS from our Operational Support Group (OSG) made eight arrests yesterday, locating suspects across the county for high-harm offences like aggravated burglary and rape. The...

It’s pond life for the Great Crested Newt at Hanningfield

FOUR new ponds have been created at Hanningfield Reservoir to help support the local Great Crested Newt population.   Froglife Ecological Services (FES), a charity with...

Essex Police join forces with Environment Agency to tackle dumping eyesore

OFFICERS from Thurrock Community Policing Team have linked up with the Environment Agency to tackle a problem dumping ground and waste burning site in...

Young people’s view on D-Day sought for museum exhibition

YOUNG artists, aged between five and 17 years-old, have been invited to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day by submitting their artwork for an upcoming special exhibition at Thurrock...

Former Ockendon police station set to become gym

A FORMER police station which was put up for sale with a £1million price tag last year could be converted into a gym reports...

Staff move on site to help move Blackshots residents

THURROCK housing staff are set to move onto the Blackshots estate as plans to move residents out ahead of demolition pick up speed. The damp and...

NHS consultation on community-based health services closes 

THE consultation into community hospital services in mid and south Essex has now closed. Over 5,000 local people, staff and stakeholders provided detailed and constructive...

East Thurrock MP hopes Grand National will boost local charity

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe will be keeping a close watch on the Weekend's Grand National in the hope of boosting one of his...

Ensignbus and Aveley Football Club join forces to promote sustainable travel

LOCAL transport provider, Ensignbus, is proud to announce a partnership with local football club, Aveley FC, aimed at promoting sustainable travel to home games. This...

Police call for help in wake of East Tilbury assault

POLICE officers investigating an assault in East Tilbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam or other footage to get in touch. A statement...

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