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Council leader: We take child abuse very seriously

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council leader John Kent wants parents to apply in good time.

2:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE work put in by Thurrock Council to prevent a child sex scandal like Rotherham was set out by council leader John Kent last night.

Investigation into animals recovered from travellers site in Aveley continues

Thurrock Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

11:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE RSPCA is continuing to investigate after it recovered more than 80 animals from a travellers site in Aveley.

Fans young and old queue to meet West Ham legend Sir Trevor

Thurrock Gazette:

11:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sir Trevor Brooking speaks to us about his new book, West Ham, England and young footballers during a trip to Lakeside

Thurrock full council meeting

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

7:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Live blog of tonight's full meeting of Thurrock Council

Stolen luxury cars and parts intercepted at Port of Tilbury and London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette:

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIX stolen cars and £280,000 worth of stolen BMW parts were intercepted by specialist police forces at the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway.

Breast cancer group's Tina single for charity

Thurrock Gazette:

7:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GROUP of ten Thurrock women passionate about raising funds to fight breast cancer are proving to be simply the best!

Largest ship to sail on the Thames docks at London Gateway

Thurrock Gazette: Edith Maersk

7:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ONE of the biggest ships in the world - and largest to ever sail on the River Thames - docked at London Gateway.

Man dies after car crashes into a wall

Thurrock Gazette:

6:26pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN died after his car crashed into the wall of a house in Stanford-le-Hope.

BY-ELECTION: Labour "standing still" despite election victory, claim opponents

Thurrock Gazette:

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Tories and UKIP claimed Labour have little to cheer...despite triumphing in the West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election.

Labour triumph in West Thurrock and South Stifford by-election

Thurrock Gazette:

12:16am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR held onto the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward seat with a 300-vote win in a by-election.

Pensioner in lucky escape as gas blast rips through home - 12 others evacuated

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

10:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN 82 year-old woman had a lucky escape after a gas explosion in her kitchen blew out a wall and destroyed a conservatory.

We talk to the candidates as West Thurrock & South Stifford gears up for vote

Thurrock Gazette: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

VOTERS in the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward are heading to the polls tomorrow.

New pictures reveal how free flow tolling will transform Dartford Crossing

Thurrock Gazette: How the Dartford Crossing looks now

12:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE Highways Agency has released images showing how the introduction of free-flow tolling at the Dartford Crossing will completely transform the road layout.

Thousands of students flock to Lakeside for special event

Thurrock Gazette:

11:08am Monday 13th October 2014

THOUSANDS of students were at Intu Lakeside on Wednesday for a night of discounts and entertainment.

Do you recognise these two? Police want to speak to them about bike thefts

Thurrock Gazette: BTP bike thefts

9:56am Friday 10th October 2014

POLICE are looking for two people in connection with a string of bike thefts over the summer.

Grays businessman jailed for £2.5million tax fraud

Thurrock Gazette: The gang was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court

3:04pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN from Grays who worked with his pal to evade paying £2.5million in corporation tax and VAT has been jailed for five years.

Iconic cranes moved to Port of Tilbury ahead of restoration

Thurrock Gazette:

7:11pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE iconic cranes at Battersea Power Station have been moved downstream to the Port of Tilbury ahead of their restoration.

Residents in Chafford Hundred consulted on new free school

Thurrock Gazette: Harris Academy in Chafford Hundred

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

RESIDENTS in Chafford Hundred are being invited to give their views on the name and curriculum for a new secondary school in the area...but a site for it is yet to be chosen.

Entertainer AJ is Essex's best

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AJ the Entertainer, who gave up his job as a joiner to become a fulltime party man, has been named the county’s best entertainer by, an online network of mothers in Essex.

New bus lane, cycle way and footpath set to be installed at Lakeside

Thurrock Gazette: Baby Deborah was born around 5pm

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WORK has started to significantly improve the roads and pathways around Lakeside shopping centre.

27 tonnes of copper stolen from Purfleet Port

Thurrock Gazette: The tractor unit of copper theft from a dock

5:45pm Friday 26th September 2014

27 TONNES of copper were stolen following a security breach at a Purfleet dock.

Tickets on sale for night of entertainment in Stanford-le-Hope

Thurrock Gazette: Louis Sorrell-Wilde at last week's Christmas lights switch on

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

POPULAR singer Louis Sorrell-Wilde and mums' favourite AJ the Entertainer are among those on the bill for a night of entertainment at the Welcome Club on Sunday.

Ukip councillor Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray dies

Thurrock Gazette:

10:02am Thursday 25th September 2014

UKIP councillor and lifelong Thurrock resident Maggie O'Keeffe-Ray has died.

Find the yob who punched our Connie

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE family of a girl who was viciously attacked by a yob as she walked home from school are appealing for help in catching the culprit.

Family of three rescued from flat fire in Purfleet

Thurrock Gazette: ESSEX: Four year fire dispute ends

11:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FAMILY were made homeless after fire tore through their flat in Purfleet.

Port of Tilbury to serve Baltics and North Sea after new deal struck

Thurrock Gazette:

6:56pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Port of Tilbury has struck a deal with Finnlines which will see a new roll-on/roll-off service dock at the port once a week.

Anger at Dart Charge introduction delay

Thurrock Gazette: Dartford Crossing free-flow system contract awarded

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MOTORISTS, business leaders and politicians are not happy after it was revealed the long-awaited introduction of free-flow tolling at the Dartford Crossing has been delayed.

Thurrock's Julie scoops top rail award

Thurrock Gazette:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ONE of the best known faces on Thurrock's railway line has bagged a top prize at the most prestigious rail industry event.

Free-flow tolling at Thurrock-Dartford crossing delayed until late November

Thurrock Gazette: Dartford Crossing

1:26pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE introduction of free-flow tolling at the Thurrock-Dartford river crossing has been delayed.

Plans to replace one bungalow with 19 homes rejected

Thurrock Gazette: 20 homes could be built in place of one bungalow

7:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to build 19 homes on a site occupied by one derelict bungalow in Stanford-le-Hope have been deferred.

Fed up resident SUPER GLUES his hand to council desk

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council

11:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FED up resident super glued his hand to a Thurrock Council desk during a visit to Civic Offices.

Owner delighted as brewery bags itself a spot in Good Beer Guide 2015

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN who gave up his job to set up a brewery from his kitchen has seen his ales recognised in the Good Beer Guide.

c2c apologises to passengers with cash back offer

Thurrock Gazette: Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOUTH Essex train operator c2c is offering cash back to passengers as an apology for delays caused on the line last week.

Coryton's iconic towers to be demolished

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE south Essex skyline is set to change forever after a deal to demolish Coryton’s iconic towers and chimneys was struck.

VIDEO: Government consultant "told council" new crossing Option D is as valid as other options

Thurrock Gazette:

11:46pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A GOVERNMENT consultant, who carried out a consultation on five new river crossing options in 2009, told Thurrock Council that Option D is just as valid an option as Option C.

Latest developments on a new Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Gazette: The Dartford Crossing

6:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Live updates from a public meeting discussing the very latest developments on proposals for a new Lower Thames river crossing

Border Force sniffs out four million illegal cigarettes at port

Thurrock Gazette:

3:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MORE than four million illegal cigarettes have been seized at the Port of Purfleet.

Man foiled in bid to burgle two Stanford homes in 20 minutes

Thurrock Gazette: Silvertown Avenue

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN was foiled in his attempt to burgle two houses in Stanford-le-Hope within the space of 20 minutes.

We’re taking the Roman road to school success!

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MUCH-IMPROVED school which was once condemned as failing is bringing Latin lessons to its classrooms in an effort to push up standards.

Barking and Dagenham part ways with Thurrock chief executive Graham Farrant

Thurrock Gazette: Graham Farrant

2:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEAL which saw Thurrock Council and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham share a chief executive is over.

PICTURES: Residents line the banks of the Thames for end of Tall Ship parade

Thurrock Gazette:

6:59pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people lined the banks of the River Thames in Thurrock to catch a glimpse of the tall ships sailing downstream after the Royal Greenwich Regatta.

Tall ship flotilla to pass along Thames near Thurrock tomorrow

Thurrock Gazette:

2:31pm Monday 8th September 2014

DOZENS of tall ships leaving the regatta in Royal Greenwich will pass along Thurrock's bank of the River Thames tomorrow evening.

Are the Government set to explore whether a new river crossing should land on Canvey?

Thurrock Gazette: Map of options for new Lower Thames Crossing

10:55am Monday 8th September 2014

THE Government could look at whether a new River Thames crossing should land on Canvey option originally discarded five years ago.

Seal numbers in the River Thames on the rise

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

SEALS are on the increase in the Thames Estuary.

Police Complaints Commission launch investigation into death of man in South Ockendon

Thurrock Gazette: Broxbourne Parade South Ockendon

4:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission is probing events that led to the death of a man in South Ockendon after he came into contact with Essex Police.

Police investigate sudden death on Grays estate

Thurrock Gazette: Seabrooke Rise, Grays

1:01pm Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a woman was found dead at a property in Grays.

Stanford's Scroobius Pip wins video award

Thurrock Gazette:

12:31pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Stanford-le-Hope star Scroobius Pip wins video award at Association of Independent Music awards

Our theatre's worth fighting for

Thurrock Gazette: Thameside Theatre [Google Maps]

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE Thameside Theatre is worth fighting for, according to members of the borough’s arts community.

Opposition hit out at Labour "campaigning" in West Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette:

1:25pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE Conservatives and UKIP have hit out at Labour for "campaigning" in West Thurrock before the funeral of late councillor Andy Smith.

UKIP? I would rather jump off Beachy Head!

Thurrock Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price gives her no-nonsense response after fellow Tory MP defects to UKIP


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