Countywide News

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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Holocaust Memorial Day is marked across the region

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day has been marked across the region with a week of events. The date is the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The day itself was on Friday, and in Thurrock this date was marked with around 150 people, young and old, braving the weather to spend 90 minutes […]

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No trains for ten weekends as Crossrail work takes place

PASSENGERS using Greater Anglia and Transport for London Rail services are being reminded to check before they travel as ten weekends of railway improvement begins on Saturday. Network Rail are aiming to deliver a £250m programme to upgrade overhead wires, and Crossrail construction work takes place to prepare Shenfield station for the arrival of the […]

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