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Politics

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 / 1 Comment / 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 / 5 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 »

Le-Surf adopts bunker mentality »

LABOUR'S Parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Mike Le-Surf will be running in the NUCLEAR RACES at Kelvedon Hatch’s Secret Nuclear Bunker on Sunday 11th May to support…

14-04-2014 - 9:39 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Councillor Kiely loses national student leadership bid »

CONTROVERSIAL Thurrock Labour councillor Aaron Kiely has failed in his bid to become the president of the National Union of Students. The Ockendon councillor has provoked an outcry both locally…

14-04-2014 - 9:33 am / 5 Comments / Read More »

Over 500 sign Aveley homes petition »

OVER 500 people have signed a petition against the plans to build over 500 homes on green belt land in Aveley. Aveley and Uplands councillor. Maureen Pearce and Thurrock MP,…

12-04-2014 - 8:14 am / 15 Comments / Read More »

Labour full of praise for East Thurrock United’s new stadium »

LABOUR'S ruling cabinet was full of praise for the proposal to move East Thurrock United football club from their present site on Rookery Hill to a new stadium on the…

11-04-2014 - 7:22 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Communication breakdown over housing repairs in Ockendon claims councillor »

IN our opinion, the problems with bad work, untreated damp and mould and poor communication is that severe that the administration should consider stopping the plan and use the money…

10-04-2014 - 7:00 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

What will happen to health care in Thurrock after May? »

THE scary reality is that Thurrock is the third lowest in the country in terms of spend per head in adult social care - which is not something to celebrate.…

09-04-2014 - 1:11 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Doyle Price speaks to Newsnight over Maria Miller case »

THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle Price has told Newsnight what she would do if she was in the same position of (now former) Culture Secretary, Maria Miller's position. Speaking to the…

09-04-2014 - 10:01 am / 13 Comments / Read More »

MEP Vicky Ford explains changes to Common Agricultural Policy »

ON the day the National Farmers Union launch their European elections manifesto, East Anglian MEP Vicky Ford has launched a plain English guide to summarise the reform negotiations. The Common…

09-04-2014 - 8:44 am / No Comment / Read More »

Police bosses curry favour in Tilbury meeting »

A LIVELY public meeting in Tilbury meant that the residents from across the Thurrock area could speak directly with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex about the subjects that…

09-04-2014 - 8:16 am / No Comment / Read More »
Headlines

Healthwatch: Concerns over care funding in Thurrock »

ALL plans for changes to services have to be agreed at Thurrock’s Health and Well-Being Overview and Scrutiny Committee, on…

17-04-2014 - 9:30 am / No Comment / Read More »

Easter treats at Basildon hospital »

JO Fear, Volunteer Coordinator at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, said: “We appreciate the support that ASDA give us throughout…

17-04-2014 - 7:47 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…

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…

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

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…

16-04-2014 - 12:56 pm / No Comment / 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…

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

Apostleship caring for seafarers in Tilbury this easter »

WOJCIECH Holub, Apostleship of the Sea’s port chaplain for Tilbury and Thames is aware that for seafarers any festive period…

16-04-2014 - 7:40 am / No Comment / Read More »

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…

16-04-2014 - 7:02 am / No Comment / Read More »

Funky Voice are coming to Purfleet! »

WITH over 800 singers, Funky Voices is Essex and Suffolk’s largest modern community choir singing modern music that can be…

16-04-2014 - 6:56 am / No Comment / Read More »

More volunteers needed for Thurrock Foodbank »

FEEDING of the 5,000. THURROCK foodbank is growing fast and in the last twelve months has provided food for over…

16-04-2014 - 6:41 am / 6 Comments / 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…

16-04-2014 - 6:08 am / 3 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…

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…

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

Has mystery Malaysian businessman bought The Pegasus Club? »

A SPOKESPERSON for The Pegasus said: "The Club is in the process of being bought by a Malaysian businessman. At…

15-04-2014 - 7:45 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

A touch of the Andrews sisters at the Bulphan WI »

BULPHAN WI went back 60 years in time at their 85th birthday celebration which had a wartime theme. In…

15-04-2014 - 7:18 am / No Comment / Read More »

E-fit released after cop assaulted following burglary »

A MAN was seen at 4.55pm to climb over a fence and force open conservatory doors. Police were contacted and…

14-04-2014 - 7:41 am / No Comment / Read More »
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Sport

Speedway: Hammers ready to swoop on Eagles »

THE Vortex Lakeside Hammers face rivals, the Eastbourne Eagles, this Good Friday, in traditional afternoon action at the Arena Essex Raceway with the start time at 1pm. …

17-04-2014 - 9:37 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Rocks out of the drop zone with vital away win. »

BY the break the home side ought to have been level at least, and possibly in front, but they failed to take their opportunities, abetted by a couple of good saves from Hughes, and a revitalised Rocks came out in more commanding form at…

16-04-2014 - 6:49 am / No Comment / Read More »

Tuesday night football results »

MASSIVE win for The Rocks as they climb out of the drop zone. An 85th minute Sam Higgins goal clinched it for Covo's men. Drop rivals, Wingate play on Wednesday night and then it is Met Police on Saturday for East Thurrock.…

15-04-2014 - 8:50 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Speedway: Lakeside to file complaint »

FOLLOWING last night’s 48-41 point defeat at Leicester Lions, The Vortex Lakeside Hammers will make an official complaint to the SCB (Speedway Control Bureau) against both referee Peter Clarke and the Leicester Speedway medical officer following the exclusion of Adam Ellis from the meeting against…

15-04-2014 - 6:14 am / No Comment / Read More »

Aveley Cyclones say thank you to their sponsors »

THE Aveley Youth Cyclones under-sevens were formed at the end of 2013 and have been playing in the Thundermite League since January 2014. They are a fantastic group of boys who love their football and who have gelled really well in a short time.…

15-04-2014 - 6:02 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Grays spoil the party for champions elect »

LEAGUE leaders Wealdstone held a lively Grays side to a draw in an exciting game at Mill Field this afternoon in front of nearly 500 spectators. The match kicked off at 3.07pm after a minute's silence to remember and pay tribute to the 96 supporters…

13-04-2014 - 11:20 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Rock’s belief crumbles with sucker punches in Suffolk »

A SECOND half revival from Leiston ensured what proved, in the end, a comfortable victory for the home side but they owed much in the first half to a fine display from keeper Alexis Rossis and profligacy from East Thurrock. The only thing going for…

13-04-2014 - 10:41 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Aveley fall to Sudbury »

JUSTIN Gardner was yet again made to rue a referring decision against his side as the Millers lost 2-0 away at AFC Sudbury. With the score at 1-0 following Ollie Hughes' goal six minutes into the second half, Aveley thought they had equalised through Nathan…

13-04-2014 - 10:10 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Dockers outplayed by ten man Needham »

TILBURY went down to 10 men Needham Market on Saturday, as their recent poor home run continues. The game saw the return of influential midfielder Joe Christou after injury and suspension. Both sides had early chances, Crisp for the visitors when he hit over on…

13-04-2014 - 9:31 am / No Comment / Read More »

Speedway: Brummies burnt off by Hammers »

The Hammers started in a devastating fashion, notching up maximum 5-1s in the opening three heats and following a further heat advantage by Mikkel Bech and Morley in the 4th, led to the Brummies nominating their first Tactical Ride in heat 5, but Danny King…

12-04-2014 - 9:17 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

Yewande is the pride of Tilbury after completing the London Marathon »

TILBURY resident Yewande Kannike has done the town proud by completing the 26.2 mile London Marathon last Sunday. The 46 year old, dubbed ‘Superwoman’ by…

15-04-2014 - 7:13 am / No Comment / Read More »

“Unsung” services at Basildon hospital praised »

STAFF who work behind the scenes to ensure that hospital services can run effectively and efficiently have been recognised in the latest Trust staff awards. Mark…

15-04-2014 - 5:37 am / No Comment / Read More »

Crime writer set to come to Blackshots »

BLACKSHOTS Library’s reading group has been reading some of crime writer Ian McFadyen’s books - Little White Lies, Frozen to Death, Deadly Secrets and…

15-04-2014 - 5:29 am / No Comment / Read More »

Update: Romanians remanded as Lakeside jewellery theft rises to £2 million »

DETECTIVES are also appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Lakeside at around 3am on Saturday to contact them, including any drivers who…

14-04-2014 - 3:10 pm / 4 Comments / Read More »

Free Easter concert with the Grays Town Band »

GRAYS Town Band will be holding an Easter Concert on Saturday 19th April 2014 at 7pm, at the Scout Hut, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary.…

14-04-2014 - 9:10 am / No Comment / Read More »

Thurrock heroes complete the London Marathon »

FIRST mention must go to the daughter of John Scowen, Sarah Baxter who completed the course in 6 hrs and 45 mins. Sarah ran…

14-04-2014 - 8:53 am / No Comment / Read More »

Palmer’s College celebrate league triumph »

PALMER'S College and the Essex County FA are reflecting on the success of the latest completed ‘Team Nineteen’ League during the 2013/14 academic year, a…

10-04-2014 - 12:13 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »

Ockendon mother-of-three jailed over children’s truancy »

A 40-year-old South Ockendon mother appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court on Tuesday (8 April) admitting the poor school attendance of her three children. The mother,…

09-04-2014 - 8:29 am / No Comment / Read More »

Chadwell Community Forum set to hold AGM »

VOLUNTEER-opportunities are available for anyone interested in joining the Forum's Committee; please call 07926-361002 or email info@chadwellcf.org.uk if you are interested in joining the local…

09-04-2014 - 7:46 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

Yewande is the pride of Tilbury after completing the London Marathon

TILBURY resident Yewande Kannike has done the town proud by completing the 26.2 mile London Marathon last Sunday. The 46 year old, dubbed ‘Superwoman’ by friends, took 7 hrs and 1 min to complete the race,…

15-04-2014 - 7:13 am / Read More »
Lifestyle

Review: Tunnels lead to light and the sight of delight!

NOW and again, a theatrical performance comes along that leaves you so impressed with the quality of the performance, with the delivery, with the stunning use of every sense, so as to leave the audience stunned,…

28-03-2014 - 9:25 am / Read More »
History

Thurrock News: March 1914: Five men drown off Purfleet

THE tug “Coburn” had been engaged in towing lighters up the river. All went well until the tug passed Purfleet, where the tide sweeps down from Long Reach at a terrible speed. Just as…

31-03-2014 - 12:45 pm / Read More »
Football

Football: Rocks out of the drop zone with vital away win.

BY the break the home side ought to have been level at least, and possibly in front, but they failed to take their opportunities, abetted by a couple of good saves from Hughes, and a…

16-04-2014 - 6:49 am / Read More »
Business

Apostleship caring for seafarers in Tilbury this easter

WOJCIECH Holub, Apostleship of the Sea’s port chaplain for Tilbury and Thames is aware that for seafarers any festive period is much like any other working day – the only difference being that their separation from…

16-04-2014 - 7:40 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

Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Thameside

TOPS at the Thameside Theatre have put on another great show. Set in the 1920’s era, when it was a daring thing for any young girl to set out on her own for New York as…

23-03-2014 - 1:05 pm / Read More »

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