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Politics

An open letter from a fire officer over the cuts »

AS a Fire Fighter within Thurrock this concerns me greatly. Grays is home to over 1/3 of the county’s highest level industrial risks (COMAH sites) and within the whole of…

28-07-2014 - 3:02 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Tories want to see more help for Thurrock Citizens Advice Bureau »

FOLLOWING recent news that the Citizens Advice Bureau may see funding withdrawn, Thurrock Conservatives are asking the question why the CAB doesn’t sit in the same funding pool as other…

28-07-2014 - 12:33 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Le-Surf calls for ban on wild animals in circuses »

LABOUR parliamentary candidate, Mike Le-Surf, calls for residents of South Basildon and East Thurrock to write to their MP asking them to support a ban on wild animals in circuses. …

27-07-2014 - 9:14 am / No Comment / Read More »

UKIP councillor Robert Ray stands down as leader of Thurrock group »

THE LEADER of Thurrock Ukip, cllr Robert Ray has announced he is standing down as the leader of Thurrock Ukip. The Aveley councillor has made the announcement as he is…

26-07-2014 - 7:33 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Funding for anti-racism organisation: “Nothing to do with us” says councillor »

CLLR Speight said: "Cllr Maney needs to get his facts straight. Funding levels to both TRUST or NGage are determined by the CVS - a decision that allows voluntary grants…

25-07-2014 - 10:28 am / 4 Comments / Read More »

Tory anger at delay in Frost Estate bid to become parish council »

SENIOR Conservative councillors vented their anger at Thurrock Council at delays in processing a petition that would see more independence for a Corringham housing estate. In February, local residents (joined by…

25-07-2014 - 8:43 am / 8 Comments / Read More »

Illegal traveller site in Chadwell St Mary defy police »

AN illegal encampment of gypsy-travellers in Chadwell St Mary have defied an order from the police to move on. The group have been in Claudian Way, Chadwell for several days…

25-07-2014 - 7:34 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Ockendon residents continue to criticise Thurrock Council over mould problems »

TWO OF Thurrock's high-profile campaigners have continued to campaign for better housing conditions in both South Ockendon and the rest of the borough. …

24-07-2014 - 10:45 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Thurrock primary schools: Improvement, improvement, improvement »

CONGRATULATING the head teachers, staff and children, Cllr Kent added: “Non-stop good news is an impossibility, but over the past month or so we’ve had some great stories about our…

24-07-2014 - 9:12 am / No Comment / Read More »

UKIP support Labour over workfare ban (and two Conservative motions as well) »

THURROCK UKIP are slowly finding their feet in Thurrock. After being elected, they have all been busy setting up their surgeries (cllr Roy Jones in Corringham library, cllrs Jan and…

24-07-2014 - 8:42 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Man fined for selling counterfeit goods at Grays market »

MAGISTRATES have convicted a man of knowingly selling counterfeit CDs at Grays market following a court case brought by Thurrock Council’s trading standards team. …

24-07-2014 - 7:35 am / No Comment / Read More »

Does this explain why the “waste disguised as bales of hay” in Purfleet are still there? »

OVER the last fifteen months, a number of residents have contacted us to ask why they were still here. We did ask the Environment Agency (EA) in Oct, 2013 and…

23-07-2014 - 3:53 pm / No Comment / Read More »

MP Stephen Metcalfe gets Westminster promotion to become Chris Grayling’s crime advisor »

STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has secured a promotion in the latest Government reshuffle. As well as continuing his normal duties for the local area…

23-07-2014 - 3:17 pm / 1 Comment / Read More »
Headlines

Councillors unite on Grays fire station threat »

THURROCK councillors united as one to support a motion against a reduction to facilities to Grays fire station. The motion…

28-07-2014 - 2:52 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Athletics: Amir is hammer of the Scots! »

Linford hammer-thrower Amir WIlliamson is through to final of the Commonwealth Games. Williamson sealed his spot for Tuesday nights final…

28-07-2014 - 12:49 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Mobile phone app boosts new path from Tilbury to Hadleigh »

A MOBILE phone app which explains the history and wildlife of a new 29-mile footpath along the Thames Estuary linking…

28-07-2014 - 9:32 am / No Comment / Read More »

Well homes project going well »

DOZEN of people have been put in touch with expert advice and support just seven weeks into Thurrock Council’s well…

28-07-2014 - 9:15 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Thurrock News: July 1914-Trouble in the Balkans….. »

LET us hope that Sir Edward Grey will be able to provide a way out of the possible complications. Austria…

28-07-2014 - 8:55 am / No Comment / Read More »

Thurrock Writer’s Circle: July report »

THIS months’ speaker at the Thurrock Writer’s Circle was a children’s author, Julie Earl. This lady has a great personality…

28-07-2014 - 8:33 am / No Comment / Read More »

Coffee morning at St Mary’s church hall »

COME to a coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Hall, Dock Road, Little Thurrock, on Saturday 9th August from 10-12…

28-07-2014 - 8:25 am / No Comment / Read More »

Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt lights up T Fest! »

IF IT is to be the final T Fest then it certainly went out with a bang as a host…

28-07-2014 - 7:40 am / No Comment / Read More »

Investigation after fire in flats in Chadwell St Mary »

FIRE CREWS were called to a fire on the 13th floor at flats on Godman Road in Chadwell St Mary.…

27-07-2014 - 11:22 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Labour leader highlights Thurrock Conservatives funding »

THURROCK Council leader John Kent is very adept at, in political terms, finding the gap and hitting the ball for…

27-07-2014 - 11:10 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Councillor defends record on fly-tipping (but doesn’t mention proposal to part-close Linford tip) »

A SENIOR Thurrock councillor has defended the council's record on fly-tipping. Portfolio holder, cllr Phil Smith was responding to a…

27-07-2014 - 10:28 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Woman wanted after wedding ring stolen at Primark »

THE theft happened at the tills in Primark, Lakeside, at around 8.40pm on July 11. The female suspect picked up…

27-07-2014 - 8:44 am / No Comment / Read More »

Inn on the Green in Stanford-le-Hope have licence extension bid refused »

MEMBERS of Thurrock Council’s licensing sub-committee turned down a bid to extend opening hours at a Stanford-le-Hope pub on three…

26-07-2014 - 10:51 am / No Comment / Read More »

Outbreak of WW1 to be remembered at Tilbury Fort »

ONE of the most momentous days in British history will be commemorated at Tilbury Fort on Monday (4 August) -…

26-07-2014 - 10:17 am / No Comment / Read More »

Thurrock Council pass motion against “exploitative” Workfare »

A FULL AND frank debate took place at Thurrock Council on Wednesday night (July 23rd) as Labour successfully passed a…

26-07-2014 - 8:39 am / No Comment / Read More »

Chemical spillage in car park at Sainsburys in Chafford Hundred »

A MAN in his 30s needed oxygen therapy after breathing in fumes from his vehicle. He was left in the…

24-07-2014 - 12:41 pm / No Comment / Read More »
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Sport

Football: Aveley win four team tournament »

HOSTS Aveley became the winners of the Inaugural Millers Challenge Trophy, beating East Thurrock on Saturday 4-1 & on Sunday beating Grays Athletic 2-1. …

28-07-2014 - 9:10 am / No Comment / Read More »

Swimming: Ross shows he is an Ironman »

ROSS Wisby from Thurrock Swimming Club represented the RAF at the Inter Service Swimming Championships. His first race was 5km swim. Ross came in 1st in a time of 1hour 6mins. Not happy with just swimming the 5km, Ross competed in the 1.5km…

28-07-2014 - 8:59 am / No Comment / Read More »

Swimming: West impresses in Open Water champs »

SEVEN swimmers from Thurrock competed at this year’s East Region Open Water Championships. The day was really nice up to the last event (5km) when the lightning struck and heavens opened. Tilly Geggus swam in a tough race and finished 2nd in Essex…

23-07-2014 - 3:39 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Cricket: Thurrock outclass Little Baddow »

THURROCK won a thrilling match at home to Little Baddow by 11 runs. The hosts batted first on a humid day at Blackshots and gained two batting points in their total of 178. Number nine Clarke Wren came to the crease and smashed his way…

23-07-2014 - 12:52 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Westcarr the star as Fleet sunk by Pompey »

THE highly anticipated friendly encounter between Thurrock and Portsmouth produced a memorable night at Ship Lane. A double from Pompey's new striker, Craig Westcarr, gave the visitors the win but it was the valiant Thurrock defending that shone throughout the game. …

23-07-2014 - 12:45 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Clear out continues at Grays Athletic »

IT looks like there is no room for sentiment in Grays Athletic's new boss, Jody Brown's regime as a number of players, old and new have been shown the door. The former captain and assistant manager, Lee Flynn, is one of several players released by…

23-07-2014 - 12:19 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Speedway: Kent Kings are coming to Lakeside »

IT IS true local derby action this Friday, 25th July, at the Arena Essex Raceway as the Vortex Hammers take on the Kent Kings in National League action. …

23-07-2014 - 12:10 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Cricket: Belhus buckle in the heat »

BELHUS won the toss and elected to bat first on a sweltering afternoon in North Stifford. The wicket offered significant assistance to the fives bowlers during the first hour of play and the home side made a steady but sedate start to their innings. However…

21-07-2014 - 6:58 am / No Comment / Read More »

Speedway: Lightning strikes for the Hammers »

AGAINST a back drop of lightning strikes around the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday evening the Vortex Hammer dug deep to snatch a 47-43 point victory with a dramatic comeback over an Eastbourne team who were six points in the lead after ten heats. …

21-07-2014 - 6:54 am / No Comment / Read More »

Football: Dockers start off their pre-season »

ON a warm afternoon at Lodge Avenue, Tilbury started there pre season with a 1-1 draw against an experienced Barking side. Two first half goals saw the sides share the Peter Webster Trophy for the second successive year. …

21-07-2014 - 6:48 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

South Essex College celebrate new campus »

GRAYS town centre came alive this weekend with South Essex College’s Celebration Day event, to mark the opening of the new Thurrock Campus.…

27-07-2014 - 11:37 am / No Comment / Read More »

Towie stars Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment come to Grays salon »

TOWIE stars Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment took time off from their busy filming schedules to pop into The Salon in Southend Road, Grays. The…

25-07-2014 - 1:02 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Residents lose as Friends of Hardie Park get licence for booze »

Sub-committee chair, Cllr Mike Stone, appealed to the Friends of Hadie Park – who were at the meeting – to engage with local people after…

25-07-2014 - 10:32 am / No Comment / Read More »

Dance fitness classes in Brandon Groves »

THERE are dance fitness classes at Brandon Groves in South Ockendon. Fitness instructor, Vicky Carr is holding classes every Wednesday at 7pm at the Brandon…

25-07-2014 - 9:13 am / No Comment / Read More »

Primary schools learn road safety skills with Kerbcraft »

ON Friday 18 July, the volunteers, who help training the children, were invited to a Thank You presentation and coffee morning at the council’s Civic…

25-07-2014 - 9:00 am / No Comment / Read More »

St Clere’s student pleads guilty to threats to kill at school »

A ST CLERE'S school pupil pleaded guilty to making threats to kill at the Stanford-le-Hope school. The 12-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal…

25-07-2014 - 7:13 am / 1 Comment / Read More »

Fields of fire near former South Essex College site in Grays »

FIRE CREWS tackled a large fire involving six acres of grassland alight near the South Essex College campus in Grays. Crews used four hose…

25-07-2014 - 6:56 am / No Comment / Read More »

Man wounded by air weapon in Grays »

DETECTIVES in Grays are investigating after a man was wounded with a pellet from an air weapon as he walked along Seabrook Rise towards Grays…

24-07-2014 - 3:06 pm / No Comment / Read More »

Police probe after arson attack on car in Chafford Hundred »

POLICE officers in Grays are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set alight in Hawkins Drive, Chafford Hundred on July 17 around 1.25am.…

24-07-2014 - 11:36 am / No Comment / Read More »
Communities

South Essex College celebrate new campus

GRAYS town centre came alive this weekend with South Essex College’s Celebration Day event, to mark the opening of the new Thurrock Campus.…

27-07-2014 - 11:37 am / Read More »
Lifestyle

Classic cars coming to Corringham Village Hall

DOZENS of classic cars are coming to Corringham Village Hall (CVH) on Saturday (July 19th). It will be more Corringham Graffiti than American Graffiti as every make and model of car you can think of will…

18-07-2014 - 7:34 am / Read More »
History

Stanford-le-Hope community keep the home fires burning

THE STANFORD-LE-HOPE community have once again turned to the medium of film to entertain, educate and inform the local community. This time they have recognised the sacrifices made by the men who went off to fight…

23-06-2014 - 9:35 am / Read More »
Football

Football: Aveley win four team tournament

HOSTS Aveley became the winners of the Inaugural Millers Challenge Trophy, beating East Thurrock on Saturday 4-1 & on Sunday beating Grays Athletic 2-1. …

28-07-2014 - 9:10 am / Read More »
Business

Footasylum heads for intu Lakeside

AS the £9 million Food Court refurbishment at intu Lakeside nears completion, designer footwear and clothing store Footasylum has joined the centre, with L’Occitane and Hugo Boss relocating and signing new leases. Footasylum has opened next…

16-07-2014 - 10:18 am / Read More »
Crime

Man wounded by air weapon in Grays

DETECTIVES in Grays are investigating after a man was wounded with a pellet from an air weapon as he walked along Seabrook Rise towards Grays town centre on July 22, around 8.45pm. …

24-07-2014 - 3:06 pm / Read More »
Health

Cardiac patients donate vital equipment to Basildon hospital

CARDIAC patients have donated a piece of vital equipment to the hospital which saved their lives. Representatives from the Hearts and Minds charity returned to Basildon Hospital‟s Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) with the £7,000 automated chest compression…

21-07-2014 - 8:34 am / Read More »
Thameside Theatre

Thameside panto auditions this Saturday…oh no it’s not..etc etc

POLKA Dot Pantomimes and Thurrock Council are presenting the fairest Panto of them all for 2014/2015 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – a spectacular pantomime for all the family whether you are 3 or…

02-07-2014 - 6:15 am / Read More »

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