Thursday, September 28, 2023


WaterSafe warning to find your stop tap in case of emergency this winter

WITH winter weather sweeping across Essex, it's essential to know where your stop tap is if you need to turn the water off in...

Unions call for proper Christmas break for shopworkers

YOUGOV poll finds 79% support their local supermarket closing on Boxing Day – Usdaw calls for a proper Christmas break for shopworkers.

Price rises slowed but cost of living remains close to highest level for 40 years

UK inflation, the rate at which prices rise, fell to 10.7% in the year to November from 11.1% in October.

‘Unacceptably’ long waits for blood tests in Thurrock

CHILDREN in Thurrock are waiting months for blood tests as NHS services struggle to cope, it has been revealed.

Latest drink driving figures as part of Christmas campaign

LAST week, in an effort to keep roads in Essex safe, our Roads Policing Unit made sixty arrests for drink and drug driving.

Grays Gym boss sets sights on charity fundraising efforts

SEAN Laidlaw, 34, founder of Beyond Limits is back at his successful fundraising efforts and has set him and his team the momentous challenge of travelling more than 192,000m in just 90 minutes on Saturday (17 December 2022).

Let’s light up the country this Christmas to remember those who gave with Operation Candlelight

LET'S light up the country this Christmas in remembrance of those who gave so much with Operation Candlelight

Rotarians are set to sleigh ride through Tilbury, Grays and Chadwell

GRAYS Thurrock Rotary Club, weather permitting, will be out on their Santa's Sleigh throughout the coming week.

No Lower Thames Crossing unless carbon issues are resolved

A TOP National Highways boss has revealed that unless the carbon issues can be resolved there will be no Lower Thames Crossing. 

‘Unacceptably’ long waits for blood tests in Thurrock

CHILDREN in Thurrock are waiting months for blood tests as NHS services struggle to cope, it has been revealed.

Opinion: Thurrock Council: How on earth did it get to this?

WHEN the Tories took over from Labour in 2016, there was a distinct contempt for the previous Labour administration. Labour under John Kent always had the borough's finances at the heart of the concerns.

Thurrock Council set to declare itself bankrupt

THURROCK Council which has a £469 million deficit, will declare itself effectively bankrupt before Christmas, it has been confirmed.

Affordable warmth on the agenda as Lord Callanan visits residents in Thurrock

LORD Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited residents from Chadwell St Mary in...

Thurrock Council thank everyone who helped with Give A Gift

CLLR Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education said: "It is due to the public's generosity that this project is a great success and we ensure that Thurrock children in need have a present to open on Christmas morning.

Thurrock Council agrees to £200k to kickstart Blackshots redevelopment

THURROCK council has agreed to set aside £200,000 to kickstart the redevelopment of the “monstrous” Blackshots tower blocks.

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