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Essex Police welcomes Home Secretary as figures show it is top force for tackling online child abuse

“ESSEX is no place to hide for sexual offenders and those who abuse children” – that’s from one of their top officers as figures...

Plans to revamp road near community hospital in Grays

PLANS to revamp the road layout at a Thurrock diagnostics centre have been approved. Thurrock Council has given the go ahead to improve roads around...

Plans for new homes on Thurrock’s green belt

PLANS have been submitted to build seven new homes on Thurrock green belt reports the Local Democracy Reporter. Thurrock Council has previously given planning permission...

Bakery in Grays set to become restaurant

A BAKERY in Grays is set to become a restaurant after planning officers gave the go ahead reports the Local Democracy Reporter. Hannah’s Bakery in...

Unpaid carers being forced to repay £250m to DWP in allowance overpayments

UNPAID carers must repay more than £250 million after many were unknowingly overpaid their allowance, new figures show reports the BBC. The government is seeking...

Schools in England send police to homes of absent pupils with threats to jail their parents

SOME schools in England are sending police to the homes of children who are persistently absent, or warning them their parents may go to...

MP Stephen Metcalfe takes up wildlife crime issues with borough’s top police officer

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe recently met with borough police commander CI Tony Atkin to discuss crime and issues in the borough. In particular the...

Council calls for review of pylon scheme and asks that more consideration be given to residents whose lives are impacted

A REGIONAL council is set to launch an official objection and call for a halt to plans to build a new electricity pylon link...

Labour’s Keir Starmer makes keynote “six pledges” speech in Thurrock

KEIR Starmer, Leader of the Labour today (THURSDAY) launched Labour's first steps for change – Labour's doorstep offer to the British people. At a major event in...

New laws to be introduced to prosecute dangerous cyclists

THE government has today (15 May 2024) agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill...

Thurrock Tory resigns as leader of the council

COUNCILLOR Andrew Jefferies, the leader of Thurrock Council's Conservative group, has resigned as Leader of the Council.  The resignation will take effect from 22 May,...

Mayor of Thurrock meets with Corringham Primary school pupils

ON Monday 13th May , Corringham Primary School and Nurseries' Pupil Council were asked to meet with the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Little,...

MP Stephen Metcalfe tells Minister that planned Lower Thames Crossing remains a flawed project

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe has reiterated his concerns about the proposed Lower Thames Crossing project. Mr Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock...

Councillor Shaun Slator readmitted to the Conservative Party after being expelled

A BROMLEY councillor has being readmitted to the Conservative Party following his expulsion last year after he appeared to suggest a rape victim was...

Labour’s priority is to win back trust says leader after its remarkable return to power after Tory vote collapsed

THURROCK Labour Group is set to begin the momentous task of rebuilding "shattered" trust with residents after their overwhelming victory at last week's local...

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