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Tory ministers ‘kicking can down the road’ on ‘appalling’ rape convictions record

THE government has been accused of “kicking the can down the road” over its appalling rape conviction record reports The Mirror.

Work to improve The Manorway in Stanford-le-Hope completed

WORKS to improve The Manorway in Stanford-le-Hope have now been completed, two days ahead of schedule.

South Ockendon: Firefighters rescue women after being trapped in car

ESSEX Firefighters rescued a woman following a road traffic collision in South Ockendon on Sunday morning. On arrival, crews reported that two vehicles had collided...

Grays lorry deaths: Man arrested at petrol station in probe

A MAN wanted in connection with the smuggling of 39 migrants who were found dead in a lorry in Essex has been arrested at a petrol station.

Fast and Furious 9: The Fast Saga arrives at Vue Thurrock – and tickets are on sale now

FASTEN your seatbelts, as the hottest blockbuster of the year so far arrives at the home of Big Screen Entertainment – and tickets are on sale now.

South Essex College: Film students bring home gold in horror challenge

A GROUP of South Essex College Media students won an international horror film competition by submitting an entry with gory twist.

Children absconding from care in Thurrock despite wide-ranging improvement programme

CHILDREN are still absconding from care in Thurrock – despite a wide-ranging improvement programme.

Women being arrested and criminalised after reporting violence and abuse, say MPs

THE All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in the Penal System has examined anonymised arrest data from five police forces in England and Wales as part of a major inquiry investigating what can be done to prevent women being swept into the criminal justice system.

Work on Manorway improvements set to start soon

WORK to improve The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, to help make the road quieter for use by heavy goods vehicles is set to get underway soon.

Labour’s crime candidate reflects on result

IN increasing Labour’s vote by more than 30,000 county wide, and taking Labour into a clear second place, Chris Vince has declared that ‘Labour are clearly the only viable opposition to the Tories across Essex, and this result gives us a strong base to go forward and to articulate a clear vision for the future.’

Newly elected Cllr Kairen Raper thanks her residents in Tilbury St. Chads

NEWLY elected Cllr Kairen Raper thanks her residents in Tilbury St. Chads  Speaking after the count, Cllr Raper said: "I would like to thank all those...

Man suffers burns after blaze in outbuildings in Grays

FIRE Crews stopped a fire affecting four outbuildings from spreading to bungalows.

USP College shortlisted at the TES FE Awards 2021

THE most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2021 Tes FE Awards.

MP Stephen Metcalfe asks question on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

SOUTH Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question regarding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price concerned for David Cameron’s reputation

I DO not know about anyone else, but when I stood for election to this House and was fortunate enough to be elected, I took very seriously the Oath that I made when I entered here. I stood for Parliament because I wanted to serve the public and do my bit. I did so because I believed in the integrity of this placeand I believed in the integrity of hon. Members. I believe that everybody in this place actually wants to do their best for this country and for the British public.

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