£4.4m funding to tackle Essex potholes

Essex County Council have just been given over £4.4 million extra funding from the Government to tackle potholes on our county's roads. Benfleet Councillor Andrew Sheldon showed me some of the awful potholes along Hall Farm Road today.

Rebecca Harris MP’s ‘money lessons’ plan for local schools

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris is encouraging local schools to put on money lessons this June, to give their pupils a head-start in financial education before it becomes a compulsory part of the new National Curriculum in September.  The move comes in advance of this year’s My Money Week (9 to 15 June), run by the Personal Finance Education Group.