500,000th passenger for Trans-Vol

12:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2008

THURROCK volunteer driver organisation Trans-Vol is celebrating it 500,000th passenger trip.

Gateway’s vision for a network of piers to serve Thames towns

Echo: taxi boats already run on the Thames in London

6:40am Friday 5th December 2008

WATER taxis would ferry passengers up and down the Thames if an ambitious plan becomes reality.

Green light for £53m new hospital in Grays

10:18am Thursday 4th December 2008

A NEW community hospital in Thurrock costing £53 million has been given the go-ahead.

£1million pound reuse facility to open next summer

4:14pm Tuesday 2nd December 2008

THURROCK Council has begun the tendering process for a reuse and recycling project in West Thurrock, after securing land and planning permission.

Government’s £7million boost to help cut traffic congestion

1:00am Saturday 29th November 2008

MULTIMILLION-POUND bids to ease traffic congestion across south Essex have been boosted by extra cash.

Could Southend Pier get a boutique hotel?

Echo: Council leader Nigel Holdcroft and chief executive Rob Tinlin at the pier

7:20am Thursday 27th November 2008

A BOUTIQUE hotel could be built to replace the old AMF bowling alley on Southend Pier.

Thames Gateway "will go ahead as planned"

11:16am Wednesday 26th November 2008

The Government will not water down its £9.6 billion project to regenerate the Thames Gateway region because of the economic crisis, the minister responsible for the scheme said today.

Bids are in to produce town centre masterplan

3:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2008

BIDS are in for a £100,000 contract to produce a masterplan for the regeneration of Canvey Town Centre.

Thames Estuary airport would lift local economy, says MP

Echo: North Essex MP  Bernard Jenkin will lobby the Government over the plans

7:10pm Thursday 20th November 2008

AN airport in the Thames Estuary would help re-energise the economy of south Essex, a Tory MP has insisted.

Donation will build Harriers a home

Echo: Gerry Heapy, Charles Curtis, Lois Bowser, Dave Stains, Graham Spring and Simon Black

5:00pm Thursday 20th November 2008

THURROCK Harriers are set to get a new clubhouse after a £120,000 donation from Veolia.

Restoration plan approved at former landfill site

5:00pm Monday 17th November 2008

PLANS to restore a former landfill site and create a country park have been backed by the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

Groundbreaking Waste Recycling and Re-use Centre for Thurrock

Echo: DC Chairman Will McKee shakes hand with Thurrock Council Leader Terry Hipsey.

9:30am Thursday 13th November 2008

THE way Thurrock’s domestic waste is dealt with is soon to be transformed by a new £2 million waste recycling and re-use centre.

New interest in Southend Pier

9:07am Saturday 1st December 2007

A LEADING development company is believed to be interested in refurbishing Southend's world-famous pier.

College to get new £30m building

8:06am Saturday 1st December 2007

BOOMING South East Essex College will be handed £30million to spend on a new building to cope with a massive rise in demand, it has been revealed.

M25 blackspot to get upgrade

4:00pm Friday 30th November 2007

ONE of south Essex's most notorious bottleneck junctions will be upgraded - but not for at least another six years.

Green guinea pig role for Basildon

3:03pm Friday 30th November 2007

BASILDON could become a centre for research into eco-homes and zero carbon towns, the Government has revealed.

£15m for rundown housing estates

Echo: Kids at Ryedene Primary School help to celebrate

8:48am Thursday 29th November 2007

RUNDOWN housing estates in Basildon are set to be rejuvenated and made eco-friendly as part of a £30million Thames Gateway cash injection.

£30m for transport

Echo: The A127 Progress Road junction

8:45am Thursday 29th November 2007

AS much as £30million of Thames Gateway cash is to be pumped into south Essex for a series of road improvements, the Government has revealed.

New museum for Saxon king relics

8:45am Thursday 29th November 2007

A NEW museum to house the treasures of the Saxon king could finally become reality, following a £2.8million Thames Gateway grant for culture in Southend.

Boost for Southend town centre

Echo: An image of what Victoria Circus could look like

8:43am Thursday 29th November 2007

SOUTHEND town centre will benefit from £12million of Thames Gateway cash to make the area more attractive for new businesses and developers.

New shopping centre for Southend

Echo: An artist's impression of the scheme

8:41am Thursday 29th November 2007

BOUTIQUE shopping plan as part of big university development.

Airport needs £36m

8:40am Thursday 29th November 2007

SOUTHEND Airport will need a cash injection of £36million to complete all its planned improvements in time for the 2012 Olympics.

13,000 new jobs for Basildon

8:35am Thursday 29th November 2007

NEARLY 13,000 new jobs will be created in Basildon over the next 15 years - thanks to almost £6million of Thames Gateway cash earmarked for businesses and employment.

Thurrock gets £90million

8:35am Thursday 29th November 2007

THURROCK is to benefit from a whopping £90million funding package to spearhead its regeneration.

Danny kicks off sports village plan

Echo: Danny Crates

8:33am Thursday 29th November 2007

PARALYMPIC gold medallist Danny Crates launched the search for a developer to construct a sports village in Basildon.



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