A THURROCK newspaper was justified in breaching a woman’s privacy after revealing she was off work for “stress related issues”, the press watchdog has ruled. The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) said there was a “significant public interest” in the Thurrock Independent revealing the reason behind the woman’s absence from her job as head of […]
THE UKIP candidate for Aveley has slammed the incumbent councillor for the ward, Tim Aker, for his lack of commitment to council business. Former Aveley resident, Peter Curtis, is hoping to become a councillor for the ward in the election on May 3rd. YT spoke to Mr Curtis and discussed why he was standing, what […]
A well-deserving Year 11 student at the Gateway Academy, Jodie, was recently presented with an iPad as a reward for her outstanding attendance and behaviour
HAVING battled with freezing temperatures and torrential rain during months of training, Simon Hicks, a nurse at Basildon University Hospital, heroically completed the hottest- on-record London marathon on 22 April. Simon was running his first 26.2 mile event to raise money to enhance care for older patients on Lionel Cosin ward. He set a fundraising […]
IN case you didn’t know, earlier this year, the seventeen Thurrock UKIP councillors broke away and formed the Thurrock Independent Group.
A high-tech ‘Pothole Spotter’ which is being trialled in Thurrock is in the running for another national innovation award.
CHILDREN and staff at Stanford-le-Hope Primary School have been busy raising a massive £1340 for Allergy Awareness UK.
DETECTIVES investigating a murder in West Thurrock are now in a position to name the woman who died.
0915 hrs Statement from Essex Police “We’re at an incident on the Dartford River Crossing after receiving a call with concerns for a man’s welfare at 7am. “The bridge remains open but is operating on two lanes. “Motorists are advised to avoid the area. We’ll update you when we have more info. Thank you for […]
ESSEX Police has reported that they made “multiple arrests” at an incident in Tilbury on Saturday night.
YT has received a report of large police presence in Clifford Road in Chafford Hundred.
FOUR years ago, the late Andy Smith successfully defended this ward. When he died, many a story was told about Andy’s canny and dogged campaigning strategies. We certainly know cllr Oliver Gerrish learned much. In the Labour candidate for 2018, Qaisar Abbas, it is clear that they have a candidate who has inherited that energetic […]
Two charged with criminal damage and police assault at illegal traveller encampment on Kilverts Field
ESSEX Police have charged two people after responding to reports of criminal damage in Grays yesterday, Friday, April 20. A 13-year-old boy, who cannot be name for legal reasons, was charged with assaulting a police officer and is due to appear at Basildon Youth Court on Tuesday, May 29. Paul Docherty, 36, of Beaconsfield Road, […]
ESSEX Police have charged a man with murder following the death of a woman in West Thurrock yesterday, Friday, April 20.
ESSEX Police have started a murder investigation following the death of a woman in West Thurrock this morning (Friday, April 20).
UPDATE – West Thurrock – A1306 Arterial Road closed in both directions for a short stretch between the roundabout at West Thurrock Way (B186) and the roundabout at Back Lane because of a police incident.
A NEW group for women who have Lipoedema is having its inaugural meeting at St. Luke’s Hospice Nethermayne, Basildon, on Friday 20th April between 2 – 4pm. Paula Henderson, who will be heading up the group with her team, explains: “Lipoedema is an underdiagnosed, inherited disease, only found in women, that results in fat being […]
THE long running dispute at Stanford-le-Hope concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd has been resolved after a deal safeguarding against the creation of a two tier workforce was agreed.
A MAN from Grays faces a trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a child.
A Sport student from South Essex College has been chosen to captain the East region at this weekend’s Association of Colleges Sport National Championships.
Charisma Nuqui, 17, from Chafford Hundred will lead the East team out during the opening ceremony as female captain for the region.
THERE are three care homes within Thurrock so, this is very much a local cause. They provide excellent care for our elderly citizens and rely solely on charitable donations. Please dig deep!
WE HAVE had a report of a road traffic incident at the Treacle Mine roundabout.
SNIFFER dogs helped Trading Standards officers seize 29,000 counterfeit or illegally imported cigarettes in a series of inspections carried out at tobacconists last week.
UNITED Living is looking to sign up new suppliers and subcontractors for a three year programme of refurbishment work. The contractor will be hosting a trade networking event with Constructionline to outline opportunities on its recent refurbishment programme win in Thurrock. Attendees will be given the opportunity to join United Living’s approved supplier list to […]