Start Up Loan Scheme passes 75,000 mark

The UK Government-owned British Business Bank has issued its 75,000th loan through its Start Up Loans programme, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses across the UK since its launch in 2012.

Essex pupils receive GCSE results

Pupils across Essex will receive their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August), following a period of unusual circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and weeks of uncertainty around how GCSE grades would be determined this year.

Tie up your shoelaces and discover the treasures on your doorstep!

Staying active is more important than ever for mental and physical wellbeing as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, so Rochford District Council encourage families to get outside and discover some of the beautiful walking trails that are right on their doorstep.

Bin Man is a hero in Rochford District

Dust cart driver Lewis Eldridge has been recognized as a ‘local hero’ after he gave first-aid care to a cyclist who had been knocked off his bike by a passing vehicle.