Friday, December 8, 2023


Future of Stanford-le-Hope railway station may be at risk

THE future of the long-awaited new Stanford-le-Hope railway station may be at risk following delays, councillors fear.

Enforcement action to stop lorries damaging Tilbury road surface

IN the first week following the introduction of new restrictions which prevent lorries from parking in the Fort Road and the Tilbury Riverside car park in Tilbury, enforcement officers have issued nine Penalty Charge Notices to drivers ignoring the rules.

Access to GPs is worsening finds report by MPs

PATIENTS in England are being put at risk because of the unacceptably poor service they receive from GPs, MPs say.

Liz Truss resigns as prime minister after Tory revolt

THE PM said her successor will be elected in a Tory leadership contest, to be completed in the next week reports the BBC.

High Sheriff invites grant applications to Thurrock communities

CHARITIES and voluntary groups that are playing a vital role in keeping people safe from harm, helping victims of crime or delivering activities that are making their local communities safer places, are being given the chance to apply for funding to support their work.

Thurrock council ordered to disclose details of ‘dodgy deals’ worth £1 billion

THURROCK council has been ordered to reveal exactly how it borrowed and invested £1bn of taxpayers’ money in a tribunal ruling that could have...

Nitrous oxide breach on Basildon hospital maternity ward

A HOSPITAL has launched an investigation after nitrous oxide levels in its maternity unit were found to breach guidelines.

Conservative councillors remove parking enforcement in Corringham Town bays

CONSERVATIVE Councillors across the Stanford and Corringham communities have successfully pushed Thurrock Council to drop parking enforcement against those who park diagonally in Corringham Town instead of within the recently repainted horizontal bays.

Family jeweller F.Hinds reveals limited edition collection exclusively for BBC Children in Need

FAMILY jeweller F.Hinds, Lakeside has revealed its new Pudsey collection in partnership with BBC Children in Need, this week.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner reappoints Essex Chief Constable for a further three years 

POLICE, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, has reappointed Ben-Julian (“BJ”) Harrington as the Chief Constable of Essex for a further three years to October 2026.

Ortu Sixth Form announces Open Evening date

IF you are looking into your options for post-16 education, there isn’t a better place to be on Wednesday 2nd November than at the...

Dartford River Crossing: Two men arrested after at-height operation

TWO people who had been at height on the Dartford Crossing have now been brought down and arrested. Police have worked hard with partners to...

Dartford Crossing Protest: Special raised platform brought in as police consider “all options” to resolve disruption

A SPECIAL raised platform is being brought in as we consider all options to resolve the situation at the Dartford Crossing and bring it to a safe conclusion.

General Election: Short list drawn up for Labour candidates in Thurrock

THE first name on the list is Jen Craft. She was Margaret Hodge’s campaign manager in 2010, running the campaign to beat the British National Party (BNP) in Barking. She ran for election to Thurrock council in 2019, coming in second behind a candidate from a local party, the Thurrock Independents.

Council offices named Thurrock Town Hall

THURROCK councillors have renamed their new £10million civic building despite a raft of snags, including a smell of sewage.

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