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Politics

Stanford Tory praises ‘gracious’ police boss »

CLLR Shane Hebb said: “MP Stephen Metcalfe and myself contacted Nick Alston about a run of burglaries at the back end of last year in Stanford-le-Hope, and eventually this led…

23-04-2014 - 8:53 am / No Comment / Read More »

Vulnerable pupil unit to move to Tilbury (and may be re-named after late councillor) »

THE PUPIL REFERRAL Unit (PRU) in Thurrock is set to move from South Ockendon to Tilbury. The ruling Labour cabinet has recommended that a £2.8 million school will be operating…

20-04-2014 - 11:33 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Is there a postcode lottery for Thurrock GCSE students? »

A FASCINATING report into the social landscape in Thurrock was out before the Thurrock ruling Labour cabinet last week. The Fairness in Thurrock review was published earlier this month and…

18-04-2014 - 9:42 am / 6 Comments / Read More »

Plans for new hospice and luxury homes to go on display »

LEADING Developer Countryside and locally based charity, St. Luke’s Hospice are bringing forward plans for a new state-of-the-art hospice and 50 high-quality family-sized homes at Malgraves Farm, Lower Dunton Road,…

18-04-2014 - 8:32 am / 3 Comments / Read More »

Burglaries in Thurrock: Feb 2014: 156 committed and only three solved….. »

THE number of burglaries committed in Thurrock continues to rise, according to the government website, www.police.uk. In February, 2014 there were 156 burglaries. Of those burglaries, 153 remain unsolved. Of…

17-04-2014 - 2:59 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

MP Metcalfe delighted at British Airways investment »

SOUTH Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed yet more investment in Thurrock following news that the Solena Fuels in partnership with British Airways has committed to building…

16-04-2014 - 1:16 pm / 2 Comments / Read More »

Politicians invited to debate the future of adult social care in Thurrock »

THE THURROCK Coalition is hosting an upcoming public “hustings” event, entitled the “Commitment to Care in Thurrock” on Thursday 24th April 2014 from 6:30pm for a 7pm start to 8:30pm…

16-04-2014 - 12:22 pm / No Comment / Read More »

BA landing: Thurrock Council bosses praise over 1000 jobs coming to Thurrock »

A YEAR ago that same government failed to help another important component of our industry, Tilbury power station which ironically was using re-useable energy fuel. "We have continued to work…

16-04-2014 - 6:08 am / 4 Comments / Read More »

British Airways announce green fuel plant on former Petroplus site in Corringham »

WILLIE Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’ parent company IAG, said: “We are always striving to reduce our impact on climate change and thisfirst-of-its-kind project marks a significant step for the…

16-04-2014 - 6:03 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Development Corp duo agree to pay back £66,000 »

THURROCK Council has come to an agreement with two former Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (DC) employees about the return of outstanding money. Niall Lindsay – the former chief executive…

15-04-2014 - 3:18 pm / 6 Comments / Read More »

Councillor welcomes key changes for apprenticeships »

A CONSERVATIVE Thurrock councillor has welcomed the proposal to increase the wage rate for Thurrock Council apprentices. South Chafford councillor, Charlie Key spoke at the full council meeting. …

15-04-2014 - 6:10 am / No Comment / Read More »

Stanford Tory claims hundreds against Billet land sale to East Thurrock United »

PLANS to ‘dispose’ of a parcel of land in Stanford-le-Hope neighbouring The Crooked Billet Public House, took a step closer last week following a meeting which saw the incumbent Labour…

15-04-2014 - 6:09 am / 13 Comments / Read More »

Metcalfe praises the appliance of science »

THE event was organised by Newton’s Apple, a charitable non-partisan science policy foundation which aims to act as a neutral bridge between the science and policy communities. It saw Mr…

15-04-2014 - 5:56 am / No Comment / Read More »
Headlines

Tory Euro candidates launch their campaign »

VICKY Ford MEP said: "Our manifesto sets out a clear plan for change and offering a choice in a referendum.…

23-04-2014 - 2:58 pm / 2 Comments / Read More »

Pop-Up Festival coming to High House »

IN preparation for the festival, Pop Up has been holding weekly workshops with members of the Thurrock community and the…

23-04-2014 - 1:44 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Thurrock Writers Circle: April report »

THIS month Chairman Joy Ridgewell welcomed a visitor Gary Wade. At the TWC meeting our very entertaining speaker was…

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Elephants are heading for Lakeside! »

THURROCK has had some interesting visitors over the last few weeks in the form of decorative elephant statues on their…

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Thurrock Yacht Club boats go back in the Thames »

IT is always one of the signs of spring, just like the cricket pitches across the borough being laid out.…

23-04-2014 - 9:28 am / No Comment / Read More »

Drop in session for prospective adopters »

PEOPLE thinking about adoption can get essential information by calling in to the Culver Centre in Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon…

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Why is Thurrock Council sitting on £250K set aside to support destitute local people? »

LOCAL welfare assistance  (LWS) is the social safety net for Britain’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens, intended to provide them…

23-04-2014 - 7:30 am / 3 Comments / Read More »

Sign up for ACE courses »

THE new April to July 2014 ACE training programme is taking enrolments and offers FREE bitesize courses on a number…

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Mayor greets gathering of the WI »

The meeting was convened by West Tilbury W.I., President Joanne Phillips. The County Organiser Mrs Liz Buxton from Shenfield chaired…

23-04-2014 - 6:31 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Over 3,000 calls to ambulance service over Easter »

WHILE people across the country were enjoying an extended break from work this weekend, staff at the region’s ambulance service…

23-04-2014 - 6:24 am / No Comment / Read More »

Power cut hits Thurrock »

THERE are reports of widespread power cuts and outages in the Thurrock area. YT has had reports from Grays, Chafford…

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Egg rolling success at Langdon Hills »

Despite Easter Sunday’s poor weather, 41 brave souls made their way to Langdon Hills to take part – and another…

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Purfleet/West Thurrock ranked in top ten in UK for unsecured loan debt »

WEST THURROCK, South Stifford and Purfleet are in the top ten postcodes in the UK for unsecured loan debt. According…

22-04-2014 - 1:17 pm / 3 Comments / Read More »

Veoila send East Tilbury scouts up the wall! »

GROUP Scout leader, Richard Scruby, said, “With the Trust’s help we have managed to complete our climbing wall and use…

22-04-2014 - 12:47 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Labour’s Le-Surf slams police boss Alston »

TWENTY three police stations have already closed across Essex and Mr. Altson is clear that in his opinion more police…

22-04-2014 - 8:51 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Tilbury’s new 70-acre London Distribution Park completes infrastructure work »

LDP is the largest industrial development site closest to the M25 and the completion of the infrastructure works, which includes…

22-04-2014 - 7:20 am / No Comment / Read More »
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Sport

Speedway: Hammers aim to keep riding high »

THE Vortex Lakeside Hammers are back in track action at the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday night as they aim to keep their excellent start to the season on track. Visitors Swindon have the best record of any side in Essex in recent years…

23-04-2014 - 8:38 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Dockers dig deep against Cheshunt »

THE DOCKERS produced an impressive performance to beat Cheshunt 2-1 at Chadfields on Bank Holiday Monday. It has been a long and disappointing season for the Dockers who would have hoped to have been fighting for a play off place and not a lower third…

22-04-2014 - 8:35 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Tired Grays fall to doomed Thamesmead »

THE tired souls of Grays Athletic limp into the final week of the season as they were beaten 4-1 at Mill Field on Bank Holiday Monday. Grays now have just one game left against Maidstone away. They will look back on a season where they…

22-04-2014 - 8:25 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Thurrock edge close to play offs »

THURROCK FC are just one win away from securing a play off place after a hard-earned win against Ware on Easter Monday. The club now face Ware at Ship Lane on Thursday evening, followed by the final game of the season against local rivals Tilbury. …

22-04-2014 - 8:12 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Aveley finishing the season in style »

AVELEY boss Justin Gardner hailed his side after their 4-1 victory over Burnham Ramblers which he described as the “proudest moment of my career.” With centre half Glen Golby in goal and striker Aaron Gayle once against playing at centre back, Gardner said prior to…

22-04-2014 - 7:52 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Fantastic five keep East Thurrock alive »

EAST THURROCK go into the final game of the season still with hopes of not being relegated after a great 5-3 away win against Enfield Town at the QE2 stadium. Enfield earned the first corner in under a minute. The corner was fired over and an…

21-04-2014 - 3:56 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Speedway: Mixed results for Hammers in Eastbourne »

THE VORTEX Lakeside Hammers maintained their title challenge, taking four points from two Good Friday meetings against the Eastbourne Eagles. The Hammers controlled the first meeting at the Raceway winning 55-41, with Peter Karlsson top scoring with 13 and the impressive Mikkel Bech, delivering a…

21-04-2014 - 10:44 am / No Comment / Read More »

Bank Holiday Football Results »

IT all comes down to the final day of the season. Impressive victory for East Thurrock, winning away at Enfield 5-3. Good win for Aveley away from home and Grays looked a little weary as they lost 4-1 at home to Thamesmead. Vital three points…

20-04-2014 - 10:58 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: All square as Docker’s season draws to close »

ON the half hour Christou hit over from six yards before Cook again went close with a header after good play by Babalola. Just before the break Piers Wixon headed towards goal before the rebound to Cook whose strong effort was blocked. The home sides…

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Football: Fleet still in the promotion hunt »

THURROCK go into the final week of the season, still out of the play-offs but still very much in the hunt for promotion. Goals by Ross Wall and Kurt Smith secured the three points against a durable Redbridge side. …

20-04-2014 - 10:23 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

Beware the bogus workmen »

THURROCK Council’s Trading Standards team is warning people to beware of cold-calling odd-job merchants this spring. People are being reminded to always be wary when…

22-04-2014 - 7:11 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

North to cycle south for charity »

A FORMER Thurrock resident is cycling from Hartlepool to Thurrock in order to raise funds and awareness for HIV. Karen North is now a Sunderland…

22-04-2014 - 7:05 am / No Comment / Read More »

Don’t say neigh to horse passport checks in Tilbury »

TRADING Standards in Thurrock have been busy checking every horse in the borough has the correct paperwork – a horse passport – and is in…

21-04-2014 - 10:45 am / No Comment / Read More »

Beard for Blu…comes off! »

SEVERAL months ago, Gary Borley, the owner of Headroom hair salon in Lodge Lane, Grays, decided to grow a beard. It was a combination between…

19-04-2014 - 8:19 am / No Comment / Read More »

Fire in scrapyard in Bulphan »

THE location of the fire was Brentwood Road in Bulphan. The fire has also spread to two out-buildings measuring 20 metres by 30 metres. At…

18-04-2014 - 9:50 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Princes Trust pass with flying colours »

THE 12-week courses see participants carry out voluntary work in the community, raise funds, have a week’s residential course and secure a series of qualifications…

18-04-2014 - 8:22 am / No Comment / Read More »

Bata war memorial set for re-dedication service »

THE Bata War Memorial was restored to its former glory in the latter part of 2013 in time for the Remembrance Day services. This involved…

18-04-2014 - 8:08 am / No Comment / Read More »

Eggs-citing effort for Little Haven’s by council partners »

The staff – who all work at the Civic Offices in Grays for Adecco and Serco – got terribly egg-cited when they were asked to…

17-04-2014 - 7:41 am / No Comment / Read More »

Thoroughly Thurrock a thorough success »

THE audience, many from the car industry, were pleased to hear Nick speak about the Ford strategy for bringing cars to market with a record…

17-04-2014 - 7:32 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

Beware the bogus workmen

THURROCK Council’s Trading Standards team is warning people to beware of cold-calling odd-job merchants this spring. People are being reminded to always be wary when someone they don’t know knocks at the door. …

22-04-2014 - 7:11 am / Read More »
Lifestyle

Pop-Up Festival coming to High House

IN preparation for the festival, Pop Up has been holding weekly workshops with members of the Thurrock community and the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation and Bridge teams. Attendees have been lending their painting, sewing,…

23-04-2014 - 1:44 pm / Read More »
History

Thurrock News: April 1914…Vote for Charles H Seabrooke

TOWN PLANNING- The Town Planning Scheme, of which I was an advocate at the last Election, has matured and is now in its initial stages. I am anxious that the Scheme should progress for the better…

19-04-2014 - 8:50 am / Read More »
Football

Football: Dockers dig deep against Cheshunt

THE DOCKERS produced an impressive performance to beat Cheshunt 2-1 at Chadfields on Bank Holiday Monday. It has been a long and disappointing season for the Dockers who would have hoped to have been fighting for…

22-04-2014 - 8:35 am / Read More »
Business

Elephants are heading for Lakeside!

THURROCK has had some interesting visitors over the last few weeks in the form of decorative elephant statues on their way to intu Lakeside. These beautiful hand painted elephants are part of a 30-strong herd that…

23-04-2014 - 11:54 am / Read More »
Crime

Man cautioned over theft by finding in Aveley

A 42-year-old man has been cautioned for the theft of a wallet left by a passenger on a bus in Aveley. The man, from Aveley, attended Grays police station on Friday, April 11, after police released…

16-04-2014 - 7:02 am / Read More »
Health

Continuing funding healthcare for Thurrock residents

PEOPLE in the Thurrock area who are currently eligible, or are found to be eligible, for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding from the NHS will now have a greater say in how that money is spent. From…

02-04-2014 - 8:37 am / Read More »
Thameside Theatre

Come and see The Show-Offs!

A BRAND new improvised comedy show, performed by a troupe of highly talent professional actors and musicians is coming to the Thameside Theatre in Grays. The Show-Offs is shaped and modelled on "Whose Line Is It Anyway"…

16-04-2014 - 12:56 pm / Read More »

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