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.
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).
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.
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.
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: