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New Thurrock Campus of South Essex College announces course details for students

NEW courses are being announced at the new Thurrock Campus of South Essex College in Grays town centre, which opens to students in September...

Motorist smashes car window with metal pole in Grays

POLICE  in Grays are appealing for information after an angry motorist threw a metal bar and smashed the window of a car.   A 33-year-old...

Thurrock MP calls for GP change

THURROCK’S MP Jackie Doyle-Price has congratulated Basildon hospital for improved performance but has called  for improvements in local GP services. She says it is the...

Former South Essex College student is a wheel success

Talented filmmaker and former South Essex College student, Alex Thraves, from Hockley, gave organisers an easy ride when he played a leading role in...

Son pays tribute to father who passed away aged 101

THE SON of a Vange stalwart has paid tribute to his father, who passed away recently aged 101.  John Edgar Thomas, known as Jack, died...
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Couple are first to tie the knot at Southend restaurant

A LOCAL couple became the first to tie the knot at a Southend restaurant. On 27 December, Anne McDonald, 53, and Dave Sowerbutts, 61, from...

County’s finest are recognised in the New Year’s Honours list

ESSEX residents figure among those recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, including a 76-year-old Basildon woman who has been rewarded for her efforts...

Controversial homes plan in South Ockendon is given approval

CAMPAIGNING residents have expressed their disappointment after a controversial housing development was given the green light despite their objections - and those of council...

Residents’ demand answers after roof was blown off by pre-Christmas storms

RESIDENTS of Bridgeland Road in Purfleet are demanding answers after a roof was blown off by the pre-Christmas storms. A number were left homeless and...

Fare changes to bus services

FROM Sunday, 5 January, First Essex is making a number of fare changes to its bus services. The bus company said in a statement: “Many...

New Essex County Fire and Rescue Service trucks will keep things moving

THREE new trucks will go on the road in January as Essex County Fire and Rescue Service prepares to keep communities on the move. The...

Investigation launched after passenger is glassed on train

POLICE are investigating after a passenger was glassed on a train. Investigators from British Transport Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, which took...

Trust welcomes ‘special measures’ to Queen’s Hospital

THE Trust that manages Queen's Hospital has become the 14th this year to be placed in special measures, after a CQC report uncovered failings...

Race for Life thanks 22,000 women

MORE than 22,000 women walked, jogged, ran and danced their way through this year’s Essex Race for Life, raising more than £1million between them....

“Justice is done” over work related cancer

A former Government apprentice electrician diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer after being exposed to the deadly dust during his work at the Shoeburyness munitions...

Thurrock MP says it’s time to put Boris scheme to bed

ONE of the region’s MPs has called for an end to speculation about a new airports in the Thames estuary. Following the interim report of...

Thurrock Council leader welcomes cash opportunity

Thurrock Council Leader Cllr John Kent has welcomed the news that the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has submitted its plans for £1.2...

Council calls for views on future of Barking and Dagenham’s parks

Users of Barking and Dagenham’s three biggest parks are being invited to give their views on how they’re run, and what improvements they would...

Minister confirms bail hostel in Basildon could be moved

THE Ministry of Justice says it will look into relocating a controversial bail hostel if an alternative site can be found.  Stephen Metcalfe, MP for...

New Year’s Day derbies are off

THE weather has taken toll on New Year's Day football matches, with the Thurrock derby between Grays Athletic and East Thurrock United an early...

Swifts give Jody first win

Heybridge Swifts 3, Ware 1 SWIFTS came from a goal down to give new manager Jody Brown his first Ryman One North victory. Anton Costaas gave...

Stalemate at Sudbury

AFC Sudbury 1, Maldon & Tiptree 1 THIS Ryman One North clash between sides with promotion aspirations ended in stalemate. The visitors took the lead in...

Ramblers gain revenge victory

Burnham Ramblers 3 Tilbury 1  After a two week break following the recent bad weather, Tilbury's rustiness proved costs at Burnham Ramblers who avenged their...

Points shared at Harlow as Thurrock turn the year in contention

Harlow Town 1, Thurrock 1 THURROCK ended a difficult year for the club with a hard fought point at fellow Ryman One North promotion chasers...

Rocks and Rooks in a thriller

Lewes 2, East Thurrock United 2 BEFORE this Ryman Premier League game Rocks would have probably accepted a point against play-off chasing Lewes but in...

Seaside Gulls feel aggrieved

Lowestoft Town 2, Canvey Island 1 GULLS left the Suffolk coast with a sense of injustice and what might have been. Canvey missed a host...

Town hold on for hard-fought victory

Brentwood Town 2, Barkingside 1 IMPROVING Brentwood moved four places clear of the Ryman One North drop zone with Saturday's hard fought win over fellow...

Ship Lane derby is off – full programme in Ryman Premier

TODAY'S Ryman One North derby at Ship Lane between Thurrock and their tenants Romford has been called off because of a waterlogged pitch. It joins...

Concord flying high

Boreham Wood 0, Concord Rangers 2 CONCORD will head into Saturday's mouth-watering derby with Chelmsford in festive mood after cruising to a fine win at...

Fierce derby riddled with cautions as Maldon take bragging rights

Maldon & Tiptree 2, Heybridge Swifts 1 TWO second half strikes from ten man Maldon and Tiptree sealed victory in this fiercely contested Boxing Day...
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