Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott LATEST

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 Island...an 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

Do you want to see a 50mph speed limit on the A13?

Thurrock Gazette: proposals for junction work

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Highways Agency is asking for motorists’ views on its plans to introduce a 50mph limit on the A13 either side of the M25.

Is Thurrock set for a return to one bin per household?

Thurrock Gazette: Amersham waste transfer station plans on display tomorrow

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A NEW deal could see Thurrock households return to having one bin, rather than three.

Football to return to Orsett Heath as council relays pitches

Thurrock Gazette: Heath Road Orsett Heath

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FOOTBALL pitches are being re-laid on land in Osett Heath.

Council pleased as "Boris Island" airport proposal binned

Thurrock Gazette: An artist's impression of the Isle of Grain scheme

1:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JOHN Kent, the leader of Thurrock Council, has welcomed the Airport Commission's decision to rule out Mayor of London Boris Johnson's Thames Estuary airport hub plan.

Concern over missing siblings

Thurrock Gazette: Inderjit

9:32am Monday 1st September 2014

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of two sisters missing from their home in Grays.

PICTURES: Crowds come out for the Stanford and Corringham carnival

Thurrock Gazette:

6:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CROWDS lined the streets of Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham for the annual carnival.

Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to stay, says Thurrock's UKIP candidate

Thurrock Gazette: Tim Aker

12:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TIM Aker, UKIP's Thurrock MP candidate for the next general election, believes illegal immigrants should not be given asylum as this sends out a "soft touch message".

Dominant Thurrock back on track after blip

Thurrock Gazette:

1:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO weeks ago, Thurrock coach Tony Gay tweeted to say that he was constantly being asked how Fleet will replace David Knight, last season’s goal scoring supremo.

Baker caps fine week for motoring Millers as Dockers struggle for consistency

Thurrock Gazette:

1:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SUBLIME win over the league favourites, a gritty Saturday afternoon comeback and a derby day triumph...it’s been a good few days for Justin Gardner’s Aveley.

A128 blocked following three vehicle smash

Thurrock Gazette:

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE A128 is blocked following an accident involving three vehicles.

Aveley vs Chatham Town

Thurrock Gazette:

2:59pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Live text commentary as Aveley host Chatham Town in the Ryman Division One North

2,000 homes renovated in first year of improvement scheme

Thurrock Gazette: Image for GENERAL BUILDERS

3:48pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MORE than 2,000 council homes have been renovated in the first year of the local authority's most ambitious house improvement scheme ever.

Concern grows as search for missing man continues

Thurrock Gazette:

2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONCERN over the whereabouts of a man who went missing from his Linford home is growing as the police search for him enters its fourth day.

Do either of these stolen bikes belong to you?

Thurrock Gazette:

11:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have recovered two bikes from the back of a transit van.

Essex Police sack Grays-based officer for gross misconduct

Thurrock Gazette: Police officers rescue baby locked in car in the searing afternoon sun

5:26pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A POLICE sergeant, based at Grays, has been sacked by Essex Police for gross misconduct.

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Second man arrested after he hands himself into police

Thurrock Gazette:

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SECOND man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom.

Parents in Thurrock back free lunches

Thurrock Gazette: A school dinner selection

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

PARENTS in Thurrock are backing a Government scheme of free school meals for infant school children, in which they stand to save £2.3million a year.

PICTURES: Aveley's season kickstarted with double triumph

Thurrock Gazette:

5:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AFTER a stuttering start, Aveley’s season has been well and truly kick-started.

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Man from Northern Ireland arrested

Thurrock Gazette: Tilbury pic

2:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE in Northern Ireland have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom after 35 immigrants were found in a container that arrived at the Port of Tilbury.

Tragic councillor at centre of Ebola scare

Thurrock Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FORMER council leader, who died last week, had recently returned from Nigeria sparking concerns he had died from Ebola, it has emerged.

VIDEO: Vaughan excited by his attack-minded Tilbury

Thurrock Gazette:

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IT MIGHT have seemed strange that Tilbury chief Paul Vaughan was so upbeat after watching his side draw 2-2 to Harlow Town in an ill-tempered and dramatic affair.

Evening QEII queues made worse by broken-down lorry

Thurrock Gazette: Traffic at M25

6:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE daily QEII congestion, which flares during rush hour, is being made worse tonight by a broken down lorry.

Take away owner threatened at gun point

Thurrock Gazette: Favorite Chicken and Ribs Tilbury

8:26pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A TILBURY take away owner was forced to flee from his own shop after a man threatened him with a gun.

Police hunt man in knife attack probe

Thurrock Gazette: Man police want to speak to in connection with knife attack in Grays

8:10pm Sunday 17th August 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knife attack in Grays.

PICTURES: Tilbury boss optimistic after bad-tempered draw

Thurrock Gazette:

6:51pm Saturday 16th August 2014

PAUL Vaughan, the Tilbury boss, was optimistic about his side's performance - despite watching them squander a two-goal lead to league favourites Harlow Town.

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