Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Grays man jailed for cannabis production

A MAN has been jailed for cannabis production after dedicated Town Centre Team officers executed a warrant in Grays.

Aveley: E-scooter driver left with life-threatening injuries following collision

TWO people have been arrested following a collision in Aveley which left a man seriously injured.

Amazon launch new term time contract

AMAZON has today launched an innovative new contract that offers parents, grandparents and guardians of school-age children the choice to work term-time only.

The T100 Festival of Walking is set to return to Thurrock

THE T100 Festival of Walking, Talking & Making is back for 2023 with this year’s programme revolving around sound.

New specialist heart lab means over 200 extra patients will be seen a year

THE opening of a new cardiac catheter (cath) lab used to treat and diagnose patients with heart diseases means that over 200 extra patients will be seen a year at the world-renowned Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) at Basildon Hospital.

More than 65,400 families in the East of England cut their childcare costs thanks to Tax-Free Childcare 

TAX-Free Childcare has saved 65,470 families in the East of England on their childcare costs during the 2022 to 2023 tax year, an increase of more than 14,000 from the previous year according to the latest statistics released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

FSB launches ‘Sunshine List’ of ideas to empower hospitality firms as tourism season kicks off

POLICYMAKERS have a golden opportunity to help small firms make the most of tourism season this summer as the holiday season kicks off, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB.)

Thurrock Labour candidate slams MP Jackie Doyle Price over school repairs vote

THE Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Thurrock today lambasted local Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price for “voting to keep parents in the dark” about the extent of disrepair in local schools after a debate in the House of Commons.

Thurrock families going out less due to cost of living crisis

A STUDY, conducted by Censuswide for IKEA UK, found that over three-quarters (77%) of parents and grandparents worried about the cost of a family day out during the school holidays leading to the retail giant deciding to turn its iconic stores into the ultimate day out for the holidays.

Essex Police make third appeal over misuse of 999 system

ESSEX Police are appealing for your help in ensuring 999 calls are only made in an emergency as demand on our control room continues...

Small firms welcome drop in inflation as energy prices plateau, but food inflation still takes a bite out of margins

RESPONDING to the news that the consumer prices index rose by 8.7% in the year to April 2023, down from 10.1% in March, Ann Scott, Development Manager, (Essex), at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said:

Head of mental health and wellbeing service for military veterans takes on gruelling charity challenge

THE head of Op COURAGE Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service hopes to march 54 miles in less than 24 hours along the Cairngorm...

Man with links to South Ockendon wanted by Essex Police

ESSEX Police would like to speak to Russell Stanley who we want to speak to in connection with a number of investigations and failing to appear at court. 

Armed robbery takes place at convenience store in Stanford-le-Hope

ESSEX Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a convenience store in Corringham Road, Stanford-le-Hope. 

International company Logoplaste donates £22K to Essex’s children’s hospice

AN international company that develops and manufactures plastic packaging for big FMCG companies has donated £22,000 to Essex's only children's hospice.

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