Countywide News

UKIP wiped out in Essex County Council elections

LAST Thursday’s Essex County Council local elections saw the UKIP Party completely wiped out, as the Conservatives increased their overall majority. The Tories now have 56 seats out of the 75 available, adding 14 seats to their 2013 showing. They now have an increased majority of 37. Their success came at the expense of UKIP, […]

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St George’s Day marked with events across the region

THE region marked St George’s Day on Sunday with a range of celebrations, from flag ceremonies to dramatic performances. In Brentwood the council held a short ceremony, as they have every year since 2010. On Friday morning the Mayor, Cllr Noelle Hones raised the flag at the Town Hall, in a ceremony which also saw […]

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Career opportunities beckon in Essex this Summer

AS summer approaches it brings with it a range of new employment opportunities from companies looking to satisfy an upturn in demand. According to Dave Cope, operations manager at Essex Jobcentre Plus, summer recruitment has already started in much of the leisure and hospitality industries. Dave said: “Things have been tight economically for a lot […]

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Essex apprentices get to meet Prince Harry

AHEAD of National Apprenticeship Week from this Monday three lucky apprentices from Coach Core’s Team Essex have had the opportunity to meet Prince Harry and go behind the scenes at Twickenham Stadium to observe an England rugby training session. Coach Core, part of the Royal Foundation run by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess […]

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Italian firm Trenitalia complete £73m c2c deal

ITALIAN rail firm Trenitalia have completed the purchase of c2c from National Express Group for £72.6m. The deal, formally approved by the Department for Transport, will see c2c’s franchise continue to run until November 2029. In a statement Trenitalia said they intended to build on “c2c’s existing strengths as one of the UK’s most punctual […]

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